Musicians Minds

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | |

“David Byrne: Interview” (12:36) Lynne Neary

Host Lynne Neary’s talk with the head Talking Heads, ends up with her answering his questions. From 1984, the “Stop Making Sense” movie and Speaking in Tongues album had just been released.

“A musicians’ guide to warming up” (3:40) Musicians In Their Own Words

Surveying the sonic spectrum of musicians warming up for a performance. We hear old-time singer Abigail Washburn, concert pianist Lang Lang, Brazilian singer Flora Purim, mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, Tuvan rocker Albert Kuvezin, singer songwriters Gillian Welch and Dar Williams, bel canto tenor Lawrence Brownlee, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Montage by David Schulman

“Cecilia Bartoli: Interview” (4:05) Musicians In Their Own Words

One of the world’s great operatic singers explores what it means to approach the human voice as an instrument — like a trumpet or violin, produced by David Schulman.

“Negativland: Interview” (14:35) John Rieger

The cutup artists, Negativland, chew up and spit out the media, turning their NPR interview into audio art; accompanied with excerpts from their 1987 Escape from Noise.

“Mickey Hart: Interview” (10:16) Barrett Golding

The former Grateful Dead drummer and respected ethnomusicologist takes us on an audio tour of his extensive worldwide percussion collection. He talks about the rhythm “timeline” from his 1987 book and CD Planet Drum: A Celebration of Percussion and Rhythm.

Naughty Otters!

Sunday, May 23, 2010 | |

On Vocoders

Saturday, May 22, 2010 | |

Some Movies Worth Watching

Monday, May 17, 2010 | |

12 Monkeys
3:10 to Yuma
A Beautiful Mind
A Bookshelf on Top of the Sky
A Clockwork Orange
A Prairie Home Companion
A River Runs Through It
A Scanner Darkly
A Simple Curve
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
American Beauty
American History X
American Masters: Andy Warhol
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
An Inconvenient Truth
Art in the 21st Century: Seasons 1 and 2
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part III
Be Here to Love Me
Be Kind Rewind
Being John Malkovich
Being There
Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart
Big Fish
Big Love: Season 1
Billy Madison
Biography: Ben & Jerry
Black Hawk Down
Blood Diamond
Bomb It
Born Into Brothels
Broken Flowers
Burn After Reading
Cast Away
Catch Me If You Can
Charlotte's Web
Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke
Children of Men
Citizen Kane
Coffee and Cigarettes
Coming to America
Conspiracy Theory
Cool Runnings
Copyright Criminals
Cosmos: The Complete Collection
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
Danielson: A Family Movie
Days and Clouds
Days and Clouds
Deliver Us from Evil
Desperate Man Blues
Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko: Director's Cut
Dr. Strangelove
Dumb and Dumber: Unrated
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Eastbound and Down: Season 1
Encyclopedia Asthmatica: Vol. 1
Enemy at the Gates
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Everest: IMAX
Everything Is Illuminated
Factory Girl
Fahrenheit 9/11
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Fight Club
Finding Forrester
First Knight
Flight of the Conchords: Season 1
Flow: For Love of Water
"Food, Inc."
Four Brothers
Friday the 13th
Futurama the Movie: Bender's Big Score
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder
Futurama: Vol. 1
Futurama: Vol. 2
Futurama: Vol. 3
Futurama: Vol. 4
Garden State
Genghis Blues
Ghost World
Ghostbusters 2
Ghosts of Cit_© Soleil
Gladiator: Extended Edition
Glass: Portrait in Twelve Parts
"Good Morning, Vietnam"
"Good Night, and Good Luck"
Good Will Hunting
Half Nelson
Happy Gilmore
Harry and the Hendersons
Hated - G.G. Allin & the Murder Junkies
"Hawaii, Oslo"
"He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not"
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
High Fidelity
Hotel Rwanda
Howl's Moving Castle
I Am Because We Are
I Heart Huckabees
I Know I'm Not Alone
"I, Robot"
I'm Not There
In a Dream
Independent Lens: Between the Folds
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Inside Deep Throat
Into the Wild
Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers
It's All Gone Pete Tong
Jackson Pollock: Love and Death
Jesus Camp
Lemony Snicket: Unfortunate Events
Liar Liar
Little Miss Sunshine
"Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"
Lomax: The Songhunter
Lost in Translation
Man on Wire
Manda Bala
Manufactured Landscapes
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky
March of the Penguins
Maria Full of Grace
Mark Twain
Matchstick Men
Matilda: Special Edition
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Metalocalypse: Season 1
Mr. Holland's Opus
Mrs. Doubtfire
Napoleon Dynamite
National Lampoon's Animal House
Nick Drake: Under Review
No Country for Old Men
Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause
"O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
Office Space
Ohm+: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Outfoxed: Murdoch's War on Journalism
"Paris, Je T'aime"
Patch Adams
Pay It Forward
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
Pirates of Silicon Valley
Princess Mononoke
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Rain Man
Raising Arizona
Ralph Nader: An Unreasonable Man
Remember the Titans
Requiem for a Dream
Rescue Dawn
Revenge of the Nerds
Run Lola Run
Runaway Jury
Saving Private Ryan
Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus
Seven Years in Tibet
Short Circuit
Simon Birch
Slap Shot
Spirited Away
Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode III
Starting Out in the Evening
Stranger than Paradise
Sunshine Cleaning
Super Size Me
Sweet Land
"Synecdoche, New York"
Ten Canoes
Thank You for Smoking
The Believer
The Boondock Saints
The Bothersome Man
The Breakfast Club
The Conscientious Objector
The Corporation
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Cruise
The Darjeeling Limited
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
The Devil Came on Horseback
The Edge
The Endurance
The Fifth Element
The Five Senses
The Fountain
The Game
The Golden Compass
The Good Shepherd
The Green Mile
The Illusionist
The Jacket
The Karate Kid
The Kingdom
The Ladykillers
The Land Before Time
The Last Samurai
The Legend of 1900
The Legend of Zorro
The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Machinist
The Mask
The Mask of Zorro
The Matrix
The Men Who Stare at Goats
The NeverEnding Story
The Reader
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Science of Sleep
The Seventh Seal
The Seventh Seal
The Shawshank Redemption: Special Edition
The Singing Revolution
The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Terminal
The Thin Red Line
The Waterboy
The Weather Underground
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
The Work of Director Chris Cunningham
The Work of Director Michel Gondry
Thelma & Louise: Special Edition
There Will Be Blood
This American Life: Season 1
This American Life: Season 2
This Is Spinal Tap
Three Amigos
To Kill a Mockingbird
Trainspotting: Collector's Edition
Tropic Thunder
Trouble the Water
V for Vendetta
Viva Cuba
Walk the Line
Wallace & Gromit: Three Amazing Adventures
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
Weird Science
Wendy and Lucy
Where the Wild Things Are
Where the Wild Things Are
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
Wild China
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Wristcutters: A Love Story

3D Mandelbrot Sets...

Sunday, May 16, 2010 | |

This is my first post to the Citizen Analog blog. I wanted to post something that was utterly engaging to me, and hopefully to the readers. Behold, chaos and order in practice:

(Source) Mandelbulb: The Unravelling of the Real 3D Mandelbrot Fractal


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Century egg

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Leave it to leavity

Friday, May 14, 2010 | |

[Mix engineer] Anyone who records and mixes professionally has done this at least once in their career—you tweak a snare or vocal track to perfection only to discover later that the EQ was bypassed the whole time. Or you were tweaking a different track. And if you’ve been mixing and playing around with … whether you’re a professional or just a hobbyist, if you’ve been doing this for a few years and you haven’t done that, then you’re lying. Yet you were certain you heard a change! Human auditory memory and perception are extremely fragile, and expectation bias and placebo effect are much stronger than people care to admit.


ducks on Paras

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 | |


The Sale

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | |

Michael Una's rather convincing sell of a optical theremin, quite impressive actually.

A demo video of my new Beep-it, which has a fancy-lookin' laser-cut case, and a 2nd oscillator for LFO action.

These fine devices can be found at a Boutique called Transistor, 5045 N. Clark in Chicago.

Singing in Alabama

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 | |

Noise Fest

Friday, May 7, 2010 | |


Thursday, May 6, 2010 | |