In 2013, when Obama proposed a military response to Assad's chemical weapon attacks, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and other Republican hypocrites opposed the move. Suddenly it's 2017, and the same double-dealing scam artists need a distraction from the Russia scandal and their healthcare incompetence, so they're all for it.

"You know things are looking grim for President Trump when he starts tweeting about Hillary Clinton again. Monday evening he sounded trapped and wounded: 'Why isn’t the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech.' Well, perhaps it is because she is not president, did not hold back her tax returns, did not constantly cheer for Vladimir Putin, did not hire a host of pro-Putin flunkies and did not have aides who lied about contact with Russian officials."

— Jennifer Rubin in The Washington Post

Music

Electronic music — DIY music production

These are some of the noises I've assembled recently.

‘Ice-Nine’

I bought an EMX-1 SD some years ago after seeing mryat and denkitribe's incredible work on YouTube. This is my second track. The sound is straight out of the EMX-1:

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 License.

Here you can watch it being 'performed'. YouTube's encoder made the bass drum sound like a Lacrosse ball bouncing inside a dryer, but I guess it still works. The song is about two minutes too long, but that's hindsight for you:

‘Cruzeiro’

This is my first EMX-1 track:

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 License.

This machine has a ribbon controller that gets overlooked by many users. In this track I used it to play a pretty decent 'solo', if I do say:

Notification Sounds

I created these WAV files many years ago for use as nthClock alarm sounds. Most sounds are from the Alesis Micron, though a few bits come from the soft synth that was bundled with Cakewalk's SONAR back then.

These are designed to be played once or in a loop:

These files are part of nthClock, so their use and distribution is covered by the GNU General Public License.