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12/30/2010 Quick Takes

I just combined a Krautrock-inspired drum pattern I wrote in '08 or '09 with a belly-dance pattern from '05, and it all works.

12/20/2010 yoctonaut

"A Robot's Christmas in Wales": It's a yoctonaut Christmas song! Valid for humans and robots, in Wales and elsewhere, for Christmas or anything else you're celebrating. If you'd like to download it to your MP3 player, head over to http://www.yoctonaut.com/ where it's a free download--including a picture of the Robot in the song. How can you lose?

Merry Christmas || Happy Solstice || Happy New Year, Humans || Robots!

12/18/2010 Quick Takes

2011: Year of the Scaffo Aesthetic

12/17/2010 yoctonaut

Working on the yoctonaut Christmas tune.

12/14/2010 Quick Takes

Guitar building update: According to the fretboard radius gauges, the Eastwood Saturn neck is a 12". Radius of pretty much every bridge I've seen, including the roller bridge I'd wanted: 12". Good news, especially since you can't file down a roller bridge.

12/05/2010 yoctonaut

A few people in Beijing *really* dig listening to yoctonaut.

12/03/2010 The Bureau of Nonstandards

I have heard the Furbies singing, each to each.

12/03/2010 Quick Takes

Res-O-Glas guitar body on its way. (Apparently I got the last white Belmont body of this run.)

Design Options - Res-O-Glas Guitar Parts, Custom Guitar Kits, Made in the USA, Fiberglas guitar

12/02/2010 The Bureau of Nonstandards

I already thought the Bureau of Nonstandards set Tuesday night was a good one. Listening back to it, we tapped into something really special with this one. (Warning: blast of noise at 5:30, and occasionally thereafter.)

11/30/2010 The Bureau of Nonstandards: Garfield Artworks

Announcement
The Bureau of Nonstandards will bend, repurpose, and manipulate its way into your organization's todo list on Tuesday, November 30, as we open for the legendary Ben Miller / degeneration (Destroy All Monsters, Sproton Layer), and appear with local ambient/experimental mainstay Requiem.

Garfield Artworks, 4931 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 8PM. $7, all ages.

11/29/2010 The Bureau of Nonstandards

Ben's work is rightfully legendary, and The Bureau of Nonstandards will be there as well, bending, repurposing, and manipulating.

Ben Miller :: music for the head

11/05/2010 Maurice Rickard: Lili Coffee*Shop

Announcement
Inspired by this past summer's Pittsburgh Jandek performance? Sure you are. So why not learn a few Jandek tunes (or spoken word pieces), grab an instrument, and come on down to the Eighth Annual Open Mic Jandek Cover Night? It's an intimate venue, so there'll be only low-powered amplification, and you probably shouldn't bring, say, eight SUNN stacks or a 70s prog-rock drum kit. But your guitar, bass, flugelhorn, accordion, bullroarer, or waterphone ought to be just fine. I dunno, surprise us.

As ever, the only rules are that you have to cover a Jandek song, or come to listen. Lyrics will be available if you need a refresher. And it's all ages, and free. 8:00PM, Friday, November 5, 2010.

(Note: new venue as of 11/1/10!)

3138 Dobson St., Pittsburgh PA 15219 (Polish Hill)

11/01/2010 Quick Takes

New Venue! Thanks to Lili Coffee*Shop in Polish Hill!

The Eighth Annual Open Mic Jandek Cover Night

11/01/2010 Open Mic Jandek Cover Night

Open Mic Jandek Cover Night will proceed as planned at Lili Coffee*Shop in Polish Hill. Thanks, Lili Coffee*Shop! May you Put Your Dream On This Planet.

10/27/2010 The Bureau of Nonstandards: Garfield Artworks

Announcement
The Bureau of Nonstandards reconvenes next week, for a public hearing with Duluth's circuit bending wizard Tim Kaiser, local Gameboy-bender 8cylinder, and Dream Weapon. We'll bring nonstandard blips, bleeps, and bends, along with an appearance by the cheapest-ever Moog product.

Save the date and put it on the agenda; we'll think outside the box, add value, and take it to the next level.

8PM, $6 all ages.

Garfield Artworks, 4931 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA

09/15/2010 Flats at 327: PHP (CodeIgniter, jQuery)

The client brief was to have the Flats at 327 site launched quickly. It required large images, image randomization, Javascript-based slideshows, and a lot of AJAX-revealed (or -hidden) content. And no database or CMS. To ship this site quickly, I leveraged the CodeIgniter framework for serving the pages and routing the URLs, and jQuery on the front end to handle the asynchronous transactions. Admins maintain the site (without a CMS) by editing content in one configuration file.

09/09/2010 Quick Takes

Listening to the PRF Songwriting Challenges. Astonishingly wonderful stuff. These are my people. (NB: my work can be found in weeks 100, 80, 74, and 73, and A Fine Chaos covered one of my pieces in week 93.)

08/02/2010 Open Mic Jandek Cover Night

I'm still astonished at the high level of performances the annual Open Mic Jandek Cover Night has had over the years. (Yep, been listening to the archives.)

07/29/2010 Quick Takes

I'm stretching out the left hand by practicing on the baritone guitar. Ow.

06/26/2010 Quick Takes

I probably won't be joining the EGC club anytime soon, but just might talk himself into one of these projects: http://www.guitarkitsusa.com/

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Interstellar Radio
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Howlers
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Live at Black Forge, January 2, 2016
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Output
snwv: Output
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Live, November 5, 2015
snwv: Live, November 5, 2015
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live at the Garfield Artworks, July 27, 2014
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Troy
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impulse
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Live at the Thunderbird Cafe, November 9, 2011
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Wave Space, Cleveland OH, September 16, 2011 4?:?34 PM?-?5?:?37 PM
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snwv
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Music for Dance
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Tell Ya One Thing And Then Some
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Death Pig (Live, July 2, 2003)
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Circuits of Steel Tour 2003: Chicago, St. Louis, Muncie
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Guitar Clouds
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Lady of Pain: Live, June 2, 2003
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Live at the Quiet Storm, November 2, 2002
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Blast
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Tell Ya One Thing
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