Archive for December, 2007

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auld loud syne?

December 31, 2007

a solid article at rollingstone.com, “the death of high fidelity” by robert levine, provides an introduction to deteriorating sound quality in music production. this essay offers insight into current listener habits and attitudes, and strikes me as a not-so-distant relative to r. murray schafer’s comprehensive book soundscape: our sonic environment and the tuning of the world.

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on influence, copyright, plagiarism

December 30, 2007

jonathan lethem’s fine article in harpers (“the ecstacy of influence: a plagiarism,” february 2007) is worth a read. incorporating phrases such as ‘usemonopoly’ and ‘imperial plagiarism,’ lethem careens through theories and practices of appropriation.

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lemon hound on stuart ross

December 29, 2007

how’s this for a lovely, insightful holiday gift? sina queyras interviewed stuart ross!

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Hoflehner’s Iceland photography

December 20, 2007

Recently dubbed the nature photographer of the year, Josef Hoflehner photographs remote locales worldwide. His site includes a series of snaps from Iceland taken between 2005 and 2007 — of black-sand beaches and cliffs of insanity, waterfalls and fjords, ice and grass. This Gullfoss photo is breathtaking (and gasping increases with first-hand memory of the dangerous outcrop on which he must’ve stood to snap the shot).

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sing

December 19, 2007

“singing is just like speaking except louder and longer and you move your voice up and down.”

will ferrell, elf

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Reykjavík! in Tdot

December 18, 2007

ALL SHADES OF YESNESS! Reykjavík! has been booked for Canadian Music Week.

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ice loss

December 12, 2007

wow. huh.

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