Link Dump

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | |

raiding the 20th century

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  • Pt 1 - Time Machine
  • 20th Century Fox theme intro
  • Negativland - Downloading (Seeland)
  • MCSleazy / Franzie Boys - Triple Take (Half Inch Recordings 12")
  • DJ BC - Surebladi (mp3)
  • Danger Mouse - Encore (CD)
  • Wayne Butane - Elderly (Sucks Bigtime)
  • Big City Orchestra - Bulldog (The Beatlerape)
  • Jay-Z - Encore (accapella) (Roc A Fella)
  • The Beatles - Glass Onion (2 versions) (Apple LP)
  • Avril Plays The Beatles (mp3)
  • Loo and Placido - Safari Love (mp3)
  • Jrb - Busta vs Steptoe & Son (mp3)
  • Loo & Placido - Kids Will Rock You (mp3)
  • Braces Tower - Special Child (mp3)
  • Exactshit - Crazy (CDR)
  • Cropstar - Crazy Prado (mp3)
  • Tacteel vs Britney - Overprotected (CD-R)
  • Will Smith vs Mr Trick - Nod Ya Head (Boot Camp 7")
  • Osymyso - Intro inspection (Radar 12")
  • fLeXuS - It Ain't Nothin' (CD-R)
  • unknown - Spandau Fillet (mp3)
  • Go Home Productions - Turn Out The Light Slave And Give Me Some Rhythm
  • (mp3)
  • Go Home Productions - Work It Out With A Foxy Lady (mp3)
  • Beyonce - Crazy In Love (poj mix) (mp3)
  • Skkatter - Diddy (mp3)
  • Wobbly - Yo Yo Yo Yoyo, Hey... (Wild Why)
  • Frenchbloke & Son - Sound of da S Club (CD-R)
  • Lemon Jelly - Soft Rock (LJ 7")
  • dsico - Bille Jean Dancehall Edit (mp3)
  • People Like Us - Nobody Does (ubuweb mp3)
  • 2 Many Djs - Smells Like Booty (mp3)
  • fLeXuS - White Love (CD - R)
  • Evil Twin - The Lady & The Lake (CD-R)
  • Justin Timberlake - Like I Love U (Ochre remix) (mp3)
  • Osymyso - Intro Expansion Pt 2 (mp3)
  • Go Home Productions. - Ray Of Gob (Half Inch Recordings 12")
  • Madonna - WTF? (mp3)
  • Player - Angel of Theft (Blood 12")
  • Osymyso - Wegoddim (mp3)
  • Flashbulb - Mama Said Knock You Out (mp3)
  • Pt 2 - The Time Before Time
  • Alvin Lucier - I Am Sitting In A Room (Lovely Music Ltd CD)
  • Pierre Schaeffer - Etude aux Chemins De Fer (EMF Media CD)
  • Pierre Henry - Souffle 1 (Phillips / 21st Century Prospective Siecle LP)
  • PM - 1954 - Varese - Deserts (Columbia LP)
  • John Cage - Imaginary Landscape No.1 (Hungeroton CD)
  • William Burroughs - Origin and Theory of the Tape Cut-Ups (Sub Rosa CD)
  • Coldcut (Let Us Play LP outro) (Ninja Tune LP)
  • James Tenney - Collage no.1 (Blue Suede) (New World Records CD)
  • Marshall McLuhan - The Medium Is The Massage (Columbia LP)
  • Steve Reich - It's Gonna Rain (Odyssey/Music of Our Time LP)
  • The Monkees - Head Opening Ceremony (Rhino LP)
  • Frank Zappa - Lumpy Gravy (Verve LP)
  • John Rydgren - Christmas Montage (Silhouette Segments LP)
  • Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers - Boat - Woman - Song (Spoon LP)
  • Radiophonic Workshop - Major Bloodnock's Stomach (BBC Records LP)
  • The Beatles - Revolution No.9 (Capitol LP)
  • Radiophonic Workshop - Talk Out (BBC Records LP)
  • Kenny Everett Musical Works - (acetate / mp3)
  • Pt 3 - Say Kids, What Time Is it?
  • Grandwizard Theodore & Kevie Kev Rockwell - Military Cut - Scratch Mix
  • (Animal Records LP)
  • Grandwizard Theodore Speaks (Hip Hop Slam CD)
  • Grandmaster Flash in Fab 5 Freddy's kitchen from Wildstyle (DVD rip)
  • Monica Lynch interviews Grandmaster Flash for WFMU (mp3)
  • (Orig.) Big Apple Productions Vol. 2 - Genius At Work (J & T Records
  • 12")
  • The Art of Noise - Close (To The Edit) (ZTT 12")
  • Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five - Adventures On The Wheels of
  • Steel (Sugarhill 12")
  • Cold Crush Brothers vs The Fantastic 5MCs (Music of Life LP)
  • Malcolm McLaren - Buffalo Gals - (Charisma 12")
  • Double D & Steinski - Lesson 2 (The James Brown Mix) (Disconet 12")
  • Double D & Steinski - The Payoff Mix (aka Lesson 1) (Disconet 12")
  • Big Apple Productions - Genius At Work Vol. 2 (J & T Records 12")
  • Mr. K (aka Danny Krivit) - Rock The House (T.D. Records Inc. 12")
  • Double D & Steinski - Lesson 3 (The History of Hip Hop) (Tommy Boy 12")
  • Buchannan & Goodman - Flying Saucer Pt.1 (Cash Records LP)
  • Bomb The Bass - Beat Dis (Mister-Ron/Rhythm King 12")
  • Steinski & Mass Media - The Motorcade Sped On (NME 7")
  • Steinski radio interview with Jon Nelson from Some Assembly Required
  • (mp3)
  • Coldcut - Say Kids, What Time Is It? (White Label 12")
  • Coldcut - Beats & Pieces (Ahead Of Our Time 12")
  • Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full (Coldcut Seven Minutes of Madness mix)
  • (4th & Broadway 12")
  • M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up The Volume (4AD 12")
  • Eric B & Rakim - Micheal Jackson Got Soul (mp3)
  • Think Tank - Hack One (The Internet Worm mix) (Hakattack Records 12")
  • Big Apple Productions - Genius At Work Vol. 2 (J & T Records 12")
  • 3D - Tommy Boy megamix (Tommy Boy LP)
  • Axel F - The Latin Rascals (Streetheat 12")
  • Arthur Baker - Breaker's Revenge (Atlantic 12")
  • Kurtis Blow - America (Dub Mix) (Mercury LP)
  • Cindy Mizelle - This Could Be The Night (Atlantic LP)
  • Rochelle - My Magic Man (Machine Gun Dub) (Warner Bros 12")
  • Word of Mouth & DJ Cheese - King Kut (Bonus Beats) (Beauty & The Beat
  • 12")
  • T La Rock - This Beat Kicks (Fresh Records LP)
  • Tricky Tee - Leave It To The Drums (Dub) (Sleeping Bag 12")
  • Mantronix - Bassline (Stretched) (10 Records 12")
  • Mantronix - Mega-Mix (from The Album) (10 Records LP)
  • Mantronix - Scream (Primal Scream Dub) (10 Records 12")
  • Mantronix - Mega-Mix (from Music Madness) (10 Records LP)
  • T La Rock - Bass Machine (Club Version) (10 Records 12")
  • T La Rock - Breakin Bells (Omar Santana Edit) (10 Records 12")
  • Skyywalker's Bass Waves Mega Mixes - Mega Mix 1 (Luke Skyywalker 12")
  • Matt Black & the Coldcut Crew - The Music Maker (Ahead of Our Time 12")
  • James Brown - The Payback mix (Coldcut meets the Godfather) (Urban 12")
  • Mantronix - King of the Beats (Sleeping Bag 12")
  • Pete Smith & DJ Cesare - Beat Bytes (white label 12")
  • Dr Funnkenstein & DJ Cash Money - Scratchin' to the Funk Pt.1 (Sound
  • Makers Records 12")
  • Grandmixer D.ST - American Mega-Mix (CBS 12")
  • James Brown - Payback (The Final Mixdown) (Norman Cook & DJ Streets
  • Ahead) (Urban 12")
  • Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince - He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper (Jive LP)
  • DJ Shadow - Lesson 4 (Hollywood Basic 12" Promo)
  • Hiroshi & Kudo feat. DJ Milo - Return of The Original Artform (Major
  • Force 12")
  • Derek & Clive - Records (DK re-edit) (Virgin LP/mp3)
  • De La Soul - Cool Breeze on the Rocks (Tommy Boy LP)
  • Zeb Rockski & Steiber Twins - The Revenge (B Boys Revenge '97) (Mzee
  • 12")
  • Bronx Dogs - Tribute To Jazzy Jay (Death Mix) (Kontranand 12")
  • DJ Format - English Lesson (Bomb Hip Hop Records 12")
  • Dynamix 2 - Just Give the DJ A Break (Dynamix 12")
  • Beat Junkies - Scratch Monopoly Pt II (Bomb Hip Hop Records LP)
  • Mr Dibbs - B Boys Revenge (Turntable Scientifics cassette)
  • DJ Craze - 1st ITF chamionship set (cassette)
  • Invisibl Skratch Piklz - Vs Da Klamz Uv Deth (Asphodel 12")
  • The Herbaliser - Wall Crawling Flying Insect Breaks (Ninja Tune 12")
  • Cut Chemist - Lesson 6 (The Lecture) (Pickininny 12" EP)
  • Pt 4 - Pressed For Time
  • Cassetteboy - Fly Me To New York (Barrys Bootlegs CD)
  • Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers - Swing The Mood (Music Factory12")
  • Stars On 45 - Stars On 45 (? 12")
  • The Jams - All You Need Is Love (KLF Communications 12")
  • Age Of Chance - Kisspower (unreleased mix) (FON 12")
  • Negativeland - The Perfect Cut (Good As Gold) (SST LP)
  • Christian Marclay - Pandora's Box (Organik/RecRec LP)
  • Jon Oswald - Way (Plunderphonics CD)
  • Evolution Control Committee - Rebel Without A Pause (The Whipped Cream
  • mix) (Pickled Egg 7")
  • Jon Oswald - Brown (plunderphonics CD)
  • Tape Beatles - Concern About (Staalplaat CD)
  • Jon Oswald - dab (Plunderphonics CD)
  • Tape Beatles - Short History of the Tape Beatles (Staalplaat CD)
  • The KLF - Rock Radio Into The Nineties and Beyond (KLF Communications
  • LP)
  • People Like Us - Sound Escape (Solielmoon Recordings 12")
  • Negativeland - The Letter U & The Numeral 2 (acapella mix) (Seeland 12")
  • Emergency Broadcast Network - Behaviour Modification / We Will Rock You
  • (TVT Records CDS)
  • Black Helicopters - Hammered Gods (Leaf 12")
  • People Like Us - Sound Escape (Solielmoon Recordings 12")
  • Tape Beatles - Thus (Staalplaat CD)
  • Forest J. Ackerman - Music For Robots (Science Fiction Records LP)
  • Pt 5 - Time's Up
  • Osymyso - Intro Inspection (Radar 12")
  • The Freelance Hellraiser - A Stroke of Genius (white label 7")
  • Girls On Top - We Don't Give A Damn About Our Friends (Black Melody 7")
  • Kurtis Rush - George Gets His Freak On (white label 12")
  • Copywrong - Too Much Freakin' (mp3)
  • Girls On Top - Being Scrubbed (Black Melody 7")
  • 2 Many DJs - Dreadlock Woman (white label 12")
  • Osymyso - Pat n Peg (3 Sevens 12")
  • The Freelance Hellraiser - Got My Lovely Money (CD-R)
  • The Freelance Hellraiser - Step On Man (CD-R)
  • Osymyso - Intro Inspection (Radar 12")
  • Osymyso - John's Not Mad (mp3)
  • Picasio - Do You Really Like It? (Barrys Bootlegs 7")
  • The Freelance Hairdresser - Marshall's Been Snookered (mp3)
  • Mky - I've Created A Monster (mp3)
  • B.R.K. - JackoNim (mp3)
  • Mr On - Breathe, Don't Stop (white label 12")
  • The Freelance Hellraiser - Can You Lick Shots? (CD-R)
  • Skkatter - Madonna Is A Filthy Slut (V/Vm Test Records LP)
  • Mcsleazy - Don't Call Me Song 2 (mp3)
  • Wayne Butane - Elderly (Wild Why)
  • Girls On Top - I Wanna Dance With Numbers (Black Melody 7")
  • Kylie - Can't Get You Out Of My Head (Soulwax Electrosoul mix) (PIAS CD)
  • Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of Blue Monday Live @ the Brits 2002
  • (mp3)
  • 20th Century Fox theme outro

Seen in Tallinn

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 | |

Seen in Helsinki

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Seen in Riga

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Seen in Toronto

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Stretta - Grids

Sunday, March 22, 2009 | |

I can eat glass

Friday, March 20, 2009 | |

image from wellcome image trust
I posted my I can eat glass project, for background information on the project read the about page.

Insert content into a file using php

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I wanted to insert a string of new content into an existing text file and I was having a hard time at it, but I figured it out, this is how I did it.

Instead of fooling around moving the pointer around I read the existing file in two parts.

  • First part
  • Second Part
Then I wrote my new information to a string and here is the trick, you write all three strings, the first part, the new information, and then the second part, all at once back into the existing file. The outcome looks like.
  • First Part
  • New Information
  • Second Part
Below is an example, it read in the first 10 characters then inserts the new information, then the rest of the file.

$file1 = "example.txt"; // example.txt = file1
$fh = fopen($file1, "r"); //open file1 using read
$fcontent1 = fread($fh, 10); //read the first 10 lines of file1
$fcontent = fread($fh, filesize($file1)); //read the rest of file1 save as fcontent
$newcontent = " new content "; //write new content
$towrite = "$fcontent1 $newcontent $fcontent"; //now save the first part the first 10 characters in fcontent1, then your new content, then since below our pointer will have moved, you can write what is the rest of the origional file was.

fclose($fh); //close the file
$fh2 = fopen('example.txt', 'w+'); //open it up again using write+
fwrite($fh2, $towrite); //and write the new file

fclose($fh2); //close the file

Truck Erection

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 | |

Will Smith + Rubiks Cube + Guy Who Makes A Video About It

Saturday, March 14, 2009 | |

So Will Smith can solve the Rubik cube, and he has done so both on TV and on the silver screen. Enter flintmi (youtube alias) he is not so impressed.

"We see that concept copied not once but TWICE in not one but TWO Will Smith features, "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," and "The Pursuit of Happyness""

Bonus: Flash Bang Demos

The Best Show

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 | |

The Best Show on WFMU, for those not already a friend of Tom, is nothing less than the best radio show to ever grace the air waves. Tom Scharpling makes my week three hours less intolerable.

Listen live on the internet, Tuesday at 8pm eastern

PS. their fund drive is going on right now.

This link leads to the show archives

Also, follow Tom on twitter as he writes his 'one-sentence-at-a-time' novel, "Fuel Dump"

Exercize Balls

Monday, March 9, 2009 | |

An exercise ball is a ball constructed of elastic soft PVC with a diameter of approximately 35 to 85 centimeters (14 to 34 inches) and filled with air. The air pressure is changed by removing a valve stem and either filling with air or letting the ball deflate. It is most often used in physical therapy, athletic training and exercise.

The ball, while often referred to as a Swiss ball, is also known by a number of different names, including balance ball, birth ball, body ball, ball, fitness ball, gym ball, gymnastic ball, physioball, pilates ball, Pezzi ball, sports ball, stability ball, Swedish ball, therapy ball, or yoga ball. It is larger and much lighter than a medicine ball.

Make TV at CCRMA

Friday, March 6, 2009 | |

Awhile ago I posted about the Chuck music programming language It was developed by Ge Wang who at the time was just starting to teach at Stanford, well it looks like he has been busy.

Name These Instruments

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I saw these guys in Montreal at an event called Mardi Spaghetti, sorry for the bad picture

There are three instruments there, one huge saxophone, another huge horn of some sort and a large bass like instrument.

What are they?

Hopefully the video will aid but there was poor lighting at the venue and the quality is not so good.

Offset Weirdness

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 | |

Photo Cred
Woot! It's early 90's Jazzmaster players' reunion time! Both My Bloody Valentine and Dinosaur Jr. are recording new material.

Pitchfork TV is running some footage of Dinosaur Jr., and this band has a serious weird vibe going on during the interview. Weirdness

New York City Sound

Monday, March 2, 2009 | |

What kinds of sounds can you find in New York City? With sound-seeker, you can zoom, pan and search for sounds with interactive satellite photos or detailed maps. Click on hot spots to listen to the recorded sounds of a location pin-pointed by gps. Sound-seeker was created using GoogleMaps and isn't viewable in all browsers. The soundwalk is a practice of focused listening in which one moves through an environment with complete attention to sound. Any environment, at any time of day or night, can provide space for soundwalking. Sometimes the walks are guided by a written or verbal instruction (a "score") and sometimes not. The participants may walk blindfolded, or stand still, or move in response to the soundfield. Sometimes the walker activates the soundscape - "playing along" with the sounds - using the voice, musical instruments or objects encountered along the way. On occasion the walks are recorded and other times they are simply free form ambles through sound filled places. The walks are usually followed by an informal conversation about the experience. There exists a 30-year plus history of soundwalking, particularly among composers who work, either through electronic or acoustic means, with the sounds of natural and built environments. Under the guidance of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, a small group of musicians and activists set forth on the World Soundscape Project (WSP) in the early 1970s in an attempt to document and raise awareness of the world's acoustic environments. Myriad related projects, recordings and publications arose from this process. Today, the work of the WSP, with it's legacy of soundwalking, critical documentation and awareness raising, continues to inspire and inform composers, researchers, ecologists and activists across the globe.

NYSAE is a membership organization that advocates listening and promotes public dialog about the urban sound environment. NYSAE creates and encourages new ways of encountering sound and provides resources and information on acoustic ecology.

Through projects, lectures, performances, exhibitions, festivals, publications and broadcasts, NYSAE addresses historical and contemporary local, national and international sound issues.

AudioBus B61 is a mapping experiment in the NYSoundmap. It considers the audible landscape of the B 61 bus route through neighborhood sounds in Brooklyn and Queens. We welcome field recordings, readings, conversations, and performances expressive of the many soundscapes along this line of public transportation.

Andrea Callard conceived and initiated AudioBus B61 in collaboration with Fred Krughoff and NYSAE members. Jonny Farrow contributed bus movies.


Paul Sobczak: Balance Artist

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Sunday, March 1, 2009 | |

It's cool when one of your friend goes to Antarctica. Sierra, who I met in Oslo, Norway does a few cameos in this ode to Fritz Koerner, and it's awesome.