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another new banner…

this time at Port Hope, Ontario… elongated view of Lake Ontario looking southward to USA. Wonderful trip yesterday… sort of like a winter / summer… warm… but too early for the leaves to have come out.

Image via Tumblr – my shadow

Would you buy a used car from this man? (ha ha… I would… it’s me!) – Image via Tumblr


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Easter’s gone but not the calories…

Yep, that’s right. My new banner was taken on Easter Monday. It’s a wonderful time to go to Mass. Not crowded at all. And a really nice drive downtown without the usual, crazed traffic.

This particular church, St. Michael’s Cathedral, is under renovation, and has been for quite a while.

Anyhow, Easter is gone but not the calories. Am I the only one who picked up an extra inch around the midsection over Easter?

I bet not… :)


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drive

A few tweaks to the version i posted a few hours ago…

thanks to the following for their creative commons content…

– sample – www.freesound.org/people/conleec/sounds/159743

– image – www.flickr.com/photos/kwarz/15121034197


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lapse it app

I had a few minutes on a rainy day today, so grabbed a coffee. There was no wifi but I’d just installed the Lapse It app before leaving the home. So I thought I’d try it out. This was about 1 minute of footage, crunched down to 2 seconds. Sorta cool. Next time I’ll do it longer. :)


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la sœur de Frère Jacques

(English = Frère Jacques’ sister)

This is a simple chant that reminded me a bit of the old French lullaby, Frère Jacques. I thought it would be interesting to experiment with different time frames. So the melody is digitally sped up and slowed down, sometimes dramatically (range = 4x to 0.1x speed). The time changes are instantaneous, not morphed.

What came out of this manipulation would never have occurred had I just played the notes faster or slower. Changing the DAW (digital audio workstation) playback speed made the sounds go pretty weird. But I like it.

It seems like some kind of excavation of the unknown. Not unlike EVP (electronic voice phenomena), I almost felt like I’d uncovered some kind of secret truth…

Image credit – www.flickr.com/photos/darthdonald/2951674491/ (please view this link… it’s unfortunate the way SoundCloud automatically cropped this here).


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return of the mad machines (still)

image via Tumblr – click for fullsize

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