I'm sitting on the couch holding a tumbler of rye with Bobbi-the-friend's legs in my lap. My sister is sitting on the floor pouring rye from a coffee cup into a shot glass, downing it, and chasing it with Coke. My brothers and their friends aren't drinking but seem chemically augmented. We're a gang of nerds on a Saturday night chatting about nothing.
Sis: If I meet a guy who's last name is Unit then I'm gonna name our kid Gina so everyone'd call her G. Unit.
Jay: Gina is too good a name. Call her Gertrude.
Me: First you have to find a man with the last name Unit. What's his first name, Massive?
Jay: What's Gertrude's middle name gonna be? I'm thinking Metric.
Me: Gertrude Metric Unit.
[thirty seconds of insane laughing follows]
I love my family.
In Other News
Project: Pulse Wave Party is underway. I've got two more proto-songs that are passable and one I'm still restructuring in Live but has some serious potential, though I think it needs another section to fill it out. I would really like some musique concrete submissions. This is your chance to have your ramblings immortalized in song. Don't delay, send them today!
In Other Other News
Picked up Richie Hawtin's DE9|Transitions CD/DVD, which while technically a DJ mix breaks new ground in that it's recorded in 5.1 surround sound and each "song" is made up of at least four songs being played simultaneously and fitted into place using complex EQ filters and timed gates. Hawtin's style is very minimal and subtle, and it can be challenging but fascinating.
The making-of section shows Hawtin building the mix with Ableton Live once again demonstrating that little program's absolutely revolutionary effect on electronic music.
What's funny is that in one section of the mix Hawtin uses some spoken word samples. In particular he's using a voice from what's obviously a porn video. It's heavily vocoded and filtered to sound like a gigantic demonic robot man. And yet... I know exactly whose voice it is and what production house the video came from. I find this rather disturbing, actually.
Friday is the partay at 256's and Saturday night I'm going to a ravey thing at The Guvernment. Beyond that I'm going to be planning the details of the trip tonight. Expect e-mails and phone calls while I piece together "the plan".
Are you coming down for sure, ni?
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