This may be my first sound collage for 2018, created here in the last half of February. This is the first sound collage I’ve made since migrating content over to the Internet Archive, where this episode will debut. This is a meditation. This is a pause to think, to consider, to rethink, to pontificate. To think in silence and solace.
A thank you to everyone who has been listening since the Great Migration to Internet Archive began.
A list of sources sampled, maybe not in a correct chronological order, follows. It’s an attempt to document what happened tonight.
“The Wider Sun” – Jon Hopkins (“Insides” album)
Jack Kerouac reads from “On the Road”
“From the Beginning” – Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (“Trilogy” album)
“Away” – Gurban Abbasli
Japanese lesson, from Masafumi Takeda, my Japanese professor from Western Carolina University
“Tomorrow” – Chandeen featuring Anji Bee (“Teenage Poetry” album)
“Lena Beamish” – Miranda July (“Binet-Simon Test” album)
“Transcending Duality” – Alan Watts
Unknown file, simply titled “a thing”
“I Know You’re Out There Somewhere” – Moody Blues (“Sur la Mer” album)
“Question” – Moody Blues (“Question of Balance” album)
“Voices in the Sky” = Moody Blues (“In Search of the Lost Chord” album)
“An Attempt to Tip the Scales” – Bright Eyes (“Fevers and Mirrors” album)
“Kaze No Ne (Sound of the Wind)” – Kumi Tanioka (“Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles” (GCN) Soundtrack (Title Theme))
“Please switch off the TV” – old BBC bumper
The sound of two black holes colliding (via NASA)
“Refuge” – David Wax Museum (“Knock Knock Get Up” album)
“The Problem” – Lambchop (“No You C’mon” album)
“Ghost of Future a Future Lost” – Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet (“Requiem for a Dream” album)
“Who Knows Where the Time Goes” – Sylvie Simmons
“Steady Waves” – Cross Record (“Wabi-Sabi” album)
“There are No People in the Future” – Artist Unknown
“Gemini” – Boards of Canada (“Tomorrow’s Harvest” album)
“Earth People” – Dr. Octagon (“Dr. Octagonecologyst” album)
Dedicated to the mad ones.
Similar to how I have a listing of Super Awesome Fun Time With Rand episodes, I’ll post here a link to recovered episodes of Marble Operator. These have been uploaded to the Internet Archive.
Internet Archive Links:
I’ve recently been digging through my own personal podcast archives, after being told that TalkShoe has deleted most of their RSS feeds. That means that older Radio Free Caemlyn episodes and all of Marble Operator are no longer available to download on that site.
So my reaction was to drop my own files to Google or DropBox or Box or something somewhere (probably the Internet Archive) to make them permanently available somewhere. I started digging through my backup drive and notice that I have a lot of episodes missing.
Here’s a rundown of what I do not have:
I have nothing from The RaT Project, but I’m not too upset by that.
From Radio Free Caemlyn, I’m still going through the files, but I only have episodes 1-102 and 112 of Friday Night Trivia. I also have episodes 196 and 197 (the final two episodes). This means that episodes 103 through 111, and 113 through 195 are missing from the archives. I’m missing around 90 episodes of Friday Night Trivia, and they’re all from the back half, meaning all the better episodes are gone.
Marble Operator isn’t so badly hit, because it didn’t have as many episodes, but there are missing episodes there, too. I’m missing episodes 14 through 47, episode 49, episodes 54 through 60, and episodes 68 through 97 of Marble Operator.
All of these episodes are still listed on their respective TalkShoe pages, but TalkShoe has apparently deleted their local files, meaning you can’t actually download them from there. I’m working on making what I have of these podcasts available elsewhere (again, probably over on the Internet Archive). If you have any of these episodes, please let me know; I’d like to have complete archives once more.
Marble Operator is a podcast I began in mid-2011 as a result of wanting to hear discussion of the YouTube series “Marble Hornets” in podcast form, but failing to find anything beyond a few episodes of an already-ended podcast called “Slender Nation”.
The show was hosted on the website TalkShoe, a site that allowed for conference calls that were broadcast live. Of late, the Marble Operator archive there has been killed, but luckily I managed to have not deleted my own personal archives of the show. I’m currently in the process of migrating the archives over to the Internet Archive. Here I’ll collect the links to the episodes.
My own personal archives are incomplete. Missing episodes are either somewhere on my backup drive and I can’t find them or on backup drives I no longer have access to.
The 58th episode of my sound collage series has been made and posted, although it isn’t really the 58th episode, that’s just a lie, as I start and never finish a lot of sound collages all the time; I make short segments, small collections of loops and layers and sounds and thoughts and ideas and everything, creations that never make it out of my computer except in my mind.
Cheap Trick – Say Goodbye
Various Nintendo eShop music
Miranda July and Lena Bearmish – Binet-Simon Test
Cultdom Collective intro
Original CIA Intro
Original Friday Night Trivia Intro
2013 Friday Night Trivia Intro
Random Rab – Apparently [the predominant paint on the canvas this episode]
On this episode, I give my thoughts on the latest Doctor Who episode, “World Enough and Time”. A lot of this is so I won’t go on for too long on the Cultdom Commentary for the episode. Probably the only thing I address there that I don’t address here is Moffat’s jokes in the episode about the Doctor’s name being Doctor Who, how it both is and isn’t his name.
This episode is part of a series where RBCP was calling people from Uncle Runkle’s Adopt-A-Highway spreadsheet, a project I don’t think he’s actually completed but just put on hold to let people there start to forget he was calling them.