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by washline
Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: the ethics of file-sharing in experimental music
Replies: 225
Views: 19967

Re: the ethics of file-sharing in experimental music

The only I problem I have with DLs is the playback mediums available. Common PC soundcards and iPods just don't compare with an amplifier. BUT I did recently try out a DAC with a USB connection. 320KB Spotify streams sounded pretty good through loudpspeakers. The tipping point to DLs inches closer ...
by washline
Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:04 am
Forum: I Hate Promotions
Topic: HONG CHULKI, JIN SANGTAE, AND KEVIN PARKS—音影
Replies: 13
Views: 1952

HONG CHULKI, JIN SANGTAE, AND KEVIN PARKS—音影

HONG CHULKI, JIN SANGTAE, AND KEVIN PARKS—音影 Celadon, a label focused on electroacoustic and improvised music from Korea, is proud to offer its second release, a CD recording from Hong Chulki, Jin Sangtae and Kevin Parks entitled “音影” or “Eum-young” in Korean pronunciation. The title is a kind of ho...
by washline
Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: the ethics of file-sharing in experimental music
Replies: 225
Views: 19967

Re: the ethics of file-sharing in experimental music

Herb Levy and Caleb Deupree. Probably a few more that I'm forgetting. I started following/discussing in '99 on the Zornlist. Jesse K was on there as I recall and I believe he was in university then. He's probably early 30s now. I suspect most of the avid audience is Jesse K's age or younger.
by washline
Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: the ethics of file-sharing in experimental music
Replies: 225
Views: 19967

Re: the ethics of file-sharing in experimental music

Bill, how do you arrive at the age demographic above - on the basis of fora like IHM? Are you guessing somewhat? Not even challenging your take [younger = eai-orientation, older = other musics]; it challenges my not-very-reflected-on assumption that it is nearly the reverse of what you say, or perh...
by washline
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: the ethics of file-sharing in experimental music
Replies: 225
Views: 19967

Re: the ethics of file-sharing in experimental music

I agree with this perspective, and regard unauthorised file-sharing as an activity that is unfair and harmful both to the labels and the musicians whose work is effectively being looted. Though a few individuals might go on from downloading an album to actually buying it, I’m sure that this is a sm...
by washline
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: the ethics of file-sharing in experimental music
Replies: 225
Views: 19967

Re: the ethics of file-sharing in experimental music

i think the new vinyl market is indicative of an audience willing to overlook or even seek out inconvenience in order to demonstrate their support of the music. mississippi records makes a pretty swift business selling cheap (both in price and to some extent quality) records of their favorite music...
by washline
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: the ethics of file-sharing in experimental music
Replies: 225
Views: 19967

Re: the ethics of file-sharing in experimental music

cds are as obsolete as vinyl records or cassettes. they are inefficient, over-priced, and all too often unappealing. as of today the main reasons to buy cds are specifically to support the artist or to collect/obtain the art object. that's probably a harder-line statement than how i really feel, bu...
by washline
Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:10 am
Forum: I Hate Everything
Topic: High fidelity speaker stress tests
Replies: 8
Views: 2517

Re: High fidelity speaker stress tests

If you're looking at monitors for a reasonable price, try out some Pro Ac Tablettes. Very nice for the price.
by washline
Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: I Hate Everything
Topic: High fidelity speaker stress tests
Replies: 8
Views: 2517

Re: High fidelity speaker stress tests

just how much better does the music sound on a system including sonus faber cremona, I feel sad I could never afford such equipment Go to an audio show or a high end shop sometime and check it out. I think you will be really amazed. As far as not being able to afford such equipment, give it time. A...
by washline
Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:21 am
Forum: I Hate Everything
Topic: High fidelity speaker stress tests
Replies: 8
Views: 2517

Re: High fidelity speaker stress tests

If you're going to put your speakers through stress, I'd get some cheap ones.
by washline
Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: e-book readers
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Re: e-book readers

Hey Gerardo. I do have the Kindle as well as the Sony Reader Touch edition. I would recommend the Kindle over the Sony Reader because the Amazon store is a lot more extensive. The Sony does OK with pdfs much of the time, but it too has problems with scans. The Sony Reader also has battery problems a...
by washline
Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: I Hate Everything
Topic: i hate cheap home stereo equipment
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: i hate cheap home stereo equipment

You probably won't find a turntable with a preamp built in. You'll need to get an outboard phono preamp to feed your active speakers. You can find some of those fairly cheaply. Powered speakers aren't used as much because the listener doesn't have the option in that case of choosing the amplificatio...
by washline
Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Modernism/postmodernism
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Re: Modernism/postmodernism

There are once again parallels in all of the arts regarding postmodernism and modernism. In literature, the age of postmodernism is said to have started with two groundbreaking essays by John Barth in 1969, "The Literature of Exhaustion" and "The Literature of Replenishment." In the first case, the ...
by washline
Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Criticism & Sound Art / Experimental Music
Replies: 42
Views: 4819

Re: Criticism & Sound Art / Experimental Music

My point is not really all that controversial. The parallels to abstraction and antirepresentation in the visual arts are in areas like atonal music or free improvisation where the privileged status of melody and harmony was overturned. Music has never really been "representational" except for when ...
by washline
Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Criticism & Sound Art / Experimental Music
Replies: 42
Views: 4819

Re: Criticism & Sound Art / Experimental Music

That's all I've ever been, Jesse. Never an original thought in my brain--only synthesis.
by washline
Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Criticism & Sound Art / Experimental Music
Replies: 42
Views: 4819

Re: Criticism & Sound Art / Experimental Music

In the 20th century, visual art became nonrepresentative, and the body of criticism that emerged from that development reflects it. Fictions were also produced that undermined immersion or that made indeterminate the ontological level of the story, or that had unreliable narrators. There are paralle...
by washline
Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: I heart Vuvuzuelas, the blowing horns from South Africa
Replies: 46
Views: 3912

Re: I heart Vuvuzuelas, the blowing horns from South Africa

Min Boyce wrote:I'm amazed at the negativity and narrow-mindedness on display here. Vuvuzela is the purest form of improvised folk music.
Here here. I love the sound of the vuvuzela.
by washline
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Criticism & Sound Art / Experimental Music
Replies: 42
Views: 4819

Re: Criticism & Sound Art / Experimental Music

That's a very difficult batch of questions, Caleb, and I'm not sure I can begin to answer them. Since I don't really teach music, I'm not in a position to guide any students about it, and given the reactions to the music I've lectured about infrequently, there doesn't seem to be much interest. So I'...
by washline
Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: I Hate Promotions
Topic: Kevin Parks & Joe Foster - Acts Have Consequences
Replies: 44
Views: 3869

Re: Kevin Parks & Joe Foster - Acts Have Consequences

Buy the fuckin' CD already. It's fantastic!