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January 14, 2014 11:18 am
"And now, like a supermodel’s vagina, let’s all give a warm welcome to Leonardo DiCaprio."

Tina Fey, 2014 Golden Globe Awards

(Source: mtv.com)

11:12 am
"'Gravity' is nominated for best film. It's the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age."

Tina Fey, 2014 Golden Globe Awards

(Source: mtv.com)

November 21, 2013 10:46 pm

Family Guy Wisdom

  • Brian: That drink will kill you, Peter.
  • Peter: Whatever kills me will make me stronger.
November 12, 2013 7:15 pm
It is a great time to be a prog rock fan, again. For the past couple of years we have seen the launch of series in re-releasing the best stuff of prog rock bands of the 70s. These are not mere regurgitations of the same stuff on CD again but Definitive or Deluxe editions of classic (prog) rock albums. They are remixed from the original multi-track studio tapes and include outtakes or alternate versions of songs. It all started with the 40th anniversary King Crimson cd/dvd-a sets, which are amazing both in contents and sound. All include high resolution surround mixes of the albums and bonus tracks. Then, there are the ELP remix sets (self titled album and Tarkus so far but Brain Salad Surgery and Trilogy are soon to be out). We have the wonderful Jethro Tull Collector’s Editions of Aqualung, Thick as a Brick and the latest one: Benefit. A Passion’s Play is next. And last but not least the Yes catalog is getting the same treatment: the first remix set is Close to the Edge in both cd/dvd-a and cd/blu-ray versions. The genius behind all of these stereo and surround remixes is Steven Wilson - songwriter, musician, producer and prog rock fan.

It is a great time to be a prog rock fan, again. For the past couple of years we have seen the launch of series in re-releasing the best stuff of prog rock bands of the 70s. These are not mere regurgitations of the same stuff on CD again but Definitive or Deluxe editions of classic (prog) rock albums. They are remixed from the original multi-track studio tapes and include outtakes or alternate versions of songs. It all started with the 40th anniversary King Crimson cd/dvd-a sets, which are amazing both in contents and sound. All include high resolution surround mixes of the albums and bonus tracks. Then, there are the ELP remix sets (self titled album and Tarkus so far but Brain Salad Surgery and Trilogy are soon to be out). We have the wonderful Jethro Tull Collector’s Editions of Aqualung, Thick as a Brick and the latest one: Benefit. A Passion’s Play is next. And last but not least the Yes catalog is getting the same treatment: the first remix set is Close to the Edge in both cd/dvd-a and cd/blu-ray versions. The genius behind all of these stereo and surround remixes is Steven Wilson - songwriter, musician, producer and prog rock fan.

October 18, 2013 10:53 pm

Family Guy at work

  • Boss: Peter, are you sleeping on the job?
  • Peter Griffin: No, sir. There's a bug in my eye and I'm trying to suffocate him.
August 12, 2013 12:58 pm
Electronic music anno 1981. Jarre released ‘Les Champs Chants Magnétiques’ (in the English speaking world it is simply Magnetic Fields, while the original French title of the album is a word play: Magnetic Fields Songs). The album itself was sonically much different/modern sounding than his previous Equinoxe (1978) album, which was a followup of his debut hit album ‘Oxygene’. On his Magnetic Fields album he uses his new Fairlight CMI and polyphonic Oberheim synth extensively. Tangerine Dream on the other hand indulge in the wavetables of the PPG Wave synth and the TR-808 drum machine on ‘Exit’. At the same time Kraftwerk continue to use their trademark string machines, vocoders and bleep machines to evoke the then futuristic world of computer abundance.

Electronic music anno 1981. Jarre released ‘Les Champs Chants Magnétiques’ (in the English speaking world it is simply Magnetic Fields, while the original French title of the album is a word play: Magnetic Fields Songs). The album itself was sonically much different/modern sounding than his previous Equinoxe (1978) album, which was a followup of his debut hit album ‘Oxygene’. On his Magnetic Fields album he uses his new Fairlight CMI and polyphonic Oberheim synth extensively. Tangerine Dream on the other hand indulge in the wavetables of the PPG Wave synth and the TR-808 drum machine on ‘Exit’. At the same time Kraftwerk continue to use their trademark string machines, vocoders and bleep machines to evoke the then futuristic world of computer abundance.

July 4, 2013 4:03 pm
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  • Liftoff
  • By: warp2600
  • Timewhirl
  • 399 Plays

Opening track off my Timewhirl EP I made for my friends. An early version of the EP is streamed here: Oscillator Blog

July 2, 2013 10:26 pm
Modular through a fisheye lens

Modular through a fisheye lens

June 30, 2013 5:04 pm May 18, 2013 9:32 am
"PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH! Settings are critical" - An old ARP2600 synthesizer sound designer Ben Burtt uses on Skywalker Ranch to maintain an authentic sound on Star Trek Into Darkness

"PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH! Settings are critical" - An old ARP2600 synthesizer sound designer Ben Burtt uses on Skywalker Ranch to maintain an authentic sound on Star Trek Into Darkness

(Source: CNET)

April 27, 2013 7:54 pm
Rainbow of Sounds

Rainbow of Sounds

March 20, 2013 10:47 pm

Family Guy pilot episode

  • Mr. Weed: Peter, you're fired!
  • Peter: Aw! Damn it... for how long?
March 16, 2013 4:41 pm
brookhavenlab:

It’s hard not to marvel at the crimson glow of 1966 science. 
Before the digital revolution converted complex workspaces into flat-screen monitors and unobtrusive computers, the control rooms of big experiments were the ultimate in analog awesome. Our Alternating Gradient Synchrotron—still accelerating particles here at Brookhaven after 53 years—featured just such an array of custom-built electronics.
Just look at all those knobs, dials, and oscilloscopes.

brookhavenlab:

It’s hard not to marvel at the crimson glow of 1966 science. 

Before the digital revolution converted complex workspaces into flat-screen monitors and unobtrusive computers, the control rooms of big experiments were the ultimate in analog awesome. Our Alternating Gradient Synchrotronstill accelerating particles here at Brookhaven after 53 yearsfeatured just such an array of custom-built electronics.

Just look at all those knobs, dials, and oscilloscopes.

March 8, 2013 9:27 pm

This rocket is scheduled to launch in Spring 2013. Digital monophonic osc, analog filters. Sounds promising. See Waldorf website

February 22, 2013 10:38 am
Ian Anderson’s sequel to Thick as a Brick is on its way from Down Under to take its place in my collection. An Amazon Marketplace vendor in Australia seemed to provide the most competitive price so however strange it is, it will have been travelling through the whole world to finally reach me. 

Ian Anderson’s sequel to Thick as a Brick is on its way from Down Under to take its place in my collection. An Amazon Marketplace vendor in Australia seemed to provide the most competitive price so however strange it is, it will have been travelling through the whole world to finally reach me.