Red Echo

May 22, 2016

Kinky Salon DJ mix set

Check out the set I recorded last night for Kinky Salon at the Factory Luxe – an hour of dirty, dubby downtempo for a Barbarella-style sexy-sci-fi party. I had fun mixing this up and I hope you’ll enjoy it too.

May 21, 2016

While I can’t say I ever had any particular interest in the idea of an ocean cruise, after reading the David Foster Wallace classic “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again” it seemed completely obvious that cruise ships were not a thing I would ever care to do. But I just read a really funny article on hackernews which describes a transatlantic crossing as the perfect environment for writing code – it sounds totally bonkers, but I can see what he’s getting at. Flipping it all around, he turns the isolation into focus and the scripted monotony into intellectual freedom; all he has to do is think and write, while the ship and its crew take care of everything else.

May 19, 2016

When I grow up, I will drive a tank, and this is why.


May 18, 2016

Bookslut was born in an era of internet freedom. Today’s web has killed it

I miss the internet. I know that, technically, the internet still exists. It’s the Facebook-, Twitter-filtered series of algorithms designed to put cat videos, think pieces, and advertisements in front of you. But I get nostalgic for the days before money invaded the internet – the early 2000s, in particular, when I created the literary blog and webzine

Back then, nothing you did mattered. And that gave you freedom.

May 11, 2016

Never heard of the XDG Base Directory spec before, and I have no idea how widely supported it might be, but it seems like it might be a helpful way to move unix apps more toward a bundle/package architecture than the traditional “splatter everything all over the machine” hopelessness.

May 10, 2016

Saturday night DJ mix set

I posted a two-hour recording and track list from Saturday night over on Mixcrate: May 2016 at the Dungeon. Gritty, dubby, 90-105 bpm downtempo, with an industrial edge and traces of psychedelia.

May 3, 2016

How to Pick Music for People on LSD, From a Scientist Whose Job That Is

I know a fair number of practitioners in this field, but they generally call themselves “DJs” and not “scientists”.