"Republicans do not give each other earnest lectures on how better to persuade Democrats to see their point of view. They do not counsel patience and understanding, telling each other not to condescend or treat liberals’ perspective dismissively. They are the minority party, yet they have no interest in winning more adherents. They want only to deride and degrade those who don’t agree with them, then find ways to suppress their votes."

— Paul Waldman 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:

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 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.