If liberals have a defining flaw, it is our naive belief that other people are essentially reasonable, just as we aspire to be. This flaw is exemplified by recent attempts to explain the 2016 election. Was it the economy? Was our message wrong? Did we forget about our base?

No, it was just racism.

America has always harbored a seething underclass of pinheaded racist imbeciles, but Republicans like John McCain and Mitt Romney were too honorable to play that game. In 2016 the country ran out of honorable Republicans, so now we have Donald Trump.

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:

Double Singularity
Half-Price Raygun
Inspector Q's Theme
Lobster Nebula
Martian Morse Code
Non-Event Horizon
Quantum Quandary
Earth-Normal

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