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Carol Kaye (foundational [Wrecking Crew] L.A. bass journeywoman) sound clips {?}



Ned Chand's rock garden


The chips, which are known as light-emitting diodes, or L.E.D.'s, have huge performance advantages in many mundane tasks. In devices like traffic lights, for example, they consume 80 percent less electricity than do the bulbs they replace and last up to 10 times as long. Moreover, they have the safety advantage of gradually fading instead of unpredictably burning out.

Beyond such obvious benefits, though, it is the ease of mating the chips to computers that is driving interest. Programs simple enough to run on a hand-held personal digital assistant can alter the intensity, pattern and colors produced by solid-state lights. Color Kinetics, a five-year-old lighting company based in Boston, calculates that the various chips it packages with computer controls can generate up to 16.7 million colors.


Allison Barrows pushes the pre-pubescent envelope

Ondaatje, De Lillo, Pynchon.
Jim Shephard's Love and Hydrogen:

They lived on mustard sandwiches, boiled kale, and turnip mash. Gnüss's most cherished toy for a year and a half was a clothespin on which his father had painted a face. They're ecstatic to have found positions like this. Their work fills them with elation, and the kind of spuriously proprietary pride that mortal tour guides might feel on Olympus. Meals that seem giddily baronial—plates crowded with sausages, tureens of soup, platters of venison or trout or buttered potatoes—appear daily, once the passengers have been served, courtesy of Luftschiffbau Zeppelin.
in The Best Short American Stories of 2002, also in Shephard's second, soon-to-be-published, short story collection of the same name
why doesn't anybody talk about Paul West?

you could draw three lines, one from the center, and two from the corners of her mouth, to the center of the earth, and those lines would all be exactly the same length

girl freaks and images

loving and articulate Isaak Dinesen/Karen Blixen site

bombing science
from a Miss Van search


The team at Gibson Labs spent the past three years turning the Magic technology behind the digital guitar into reality.
You can send each string on a separate sound channel
The instrument has an Ethernet connection like those found in the back of computers, using a standard network cable connection.

"What we've done is to make it very high quality and very fast," Mr Vallier told BBC News Online, "and we have optimised the Ethernet so that you can use it for music and real studio situations." Mr Vallier recognises that some guitarists will be wary of abandoning their traditional instruments. But he stresses that some musicians would be tempted by the new possibilities on offer.

Gibson puts a stylus in the wood, 2003

Brigid Marlin's clear step-by-step Method and Formulas of the Mische Technique

Brigid Marlin painted the wondrous 'Flight of The Churches'


Frank Grisdale

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