The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

November 21, 2005

too much rhythm what's wrong with me

an/other complex perhaps guitarwork / i'm pumped up on caffeine sugar it's
too clumsy maybe at least the speed is there (no!) and the notes yes the
thump thump thump of double hammering or hammering on/off simultaneously /
i heard one error at least / will put up others in the next few days. no
will put them up now. done as usual one after the other.

they're too slow. too much rhythm what's wrong with me.

i think lewis lacook said at one point i'm playing form or something like
that - it's just that, it's form, neural not physical (edit) splicing, i
want to duplicate the universe

i am in the universe but it is a full minute ahead

i am not in the universe but i am a full minute behind.

self-pity leads to run on sentences

maybe listen and don't read yes yes i do think that's the best thing to do
i won't be able to work forever the sound here is beautiful i used a
guitar preamp with antenna and then raised the pitch modified the pitch
played around with coupling today i
gnashed and wept i have no job and no future i am supposed to have
accomplished everything by now i should be retired by now my country is at
war my country is not my country and my family is not my family there are
these twitches inside my brain perhaps i will have a stroke i will not be
awake for the stroke i have insomnia i will be awake and will not know i
am awake perhaps this is the last message ever or the last message that
makes any sort of sense it isn't joblessness isn't helped by depression
isn't helped by joblessness i've saved lot of animals karma never returns
buddha's just another bone i do mean just weeping and wailing and gnashing
is of no use to anyone bye bye hello it's me again i'm feeling much better
thanks now give me some money i am an artist whore don't look at me look
at my pretty pictures i do so pretty pictures yes indeed i do is a pretty picture in sound yes
indeed a pretty picture in sound i'll spare you theory theory my theory
theory too

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 23:39:35 +0100
From: olia lialina <>
Subject: <nettime> Webbys reshape the web

To show the web of the 90s and to illustrate the fast growth of the
medium I often use the Webby Awards as an example. To see what sites
were considered to be important and how categories were developing. It
is very interesting to see for example how the category Art/Design in
1997 became net art in 1998, split into arts, broadband and net art in
2001. Then Net Art disappeared in 2005* and reappeared in the list of
the next year. And other interesting transformations.

The most striking were of course the categories of the first year.
The web was still mostly a hobby place. And 15 categories of 1997 were
named like personal interests: Books, Films, Games, Sport, Sex, Money,
others. Web was made by people not corporations.

The webby awards were growing together with appetite of e-businesses,
parallel to authoring tools and the development of plugins. This year
they announced 72 categories. 3 of them have Blog- as prefix (last year
there was category Blog). Many sound really Oscar** like: Best Use of
Animation or Motion Graphics, Best Navigation/Structure or Best Visual
Design. Personal web is dwelling in a Personal Web Site reservate.

Some weeks ago, to make an argument that once the web belonged to
people, I wanted to show nominees and winners of 1997 to the students.
But, to my huge surprise*** they were not there anymore. Though the
award is going to celebrate its 10 years anniversary next year, they've
shortened its history. Now it starts from 1998. helped to establish historical justice.

What was so wrong with this year to remove it? I assume it is the
category Sex which appeared in the list only once, in 1997. Back then
adult content was in the order of things, part of online culture and the
most developed part of the web. It would have been strange to ignore it
and the web reality was still in a state that there was no pressure to
do so.

In later years sex never appeared again as a category, under this or
other names.

Now it is erased. Nothing will remind academics of International Academy
of Digital Arts and Science, sponsors, business owners, graphic
designers, PR managers and other sensitive souls that their online
offices are built only some IP numbers away from the brothel.

It is an assumption only.


*Last year Net.Art category was on their website during the nomination
period, but disappeared when nominees were announced. I don't know how
many artists submitted their work. A diploma student of my did and paid 95$.

**Webby calls itself Online Oscar, The Oscars of the Internet.

***Today, Snowhite was turning 18. The 7 Dwarfs always where very
educated and polite with Snowhite. When they go out work at mornign,
they promissed a *huge* surprise. Snowhite was anxious. Suddlently, the
door open, and the Seven Dwarfs enter...

damned takes

collect them all while they're free. the mp3 announced again. a cd is in
the works. description:

t-love tail- takemycarshome-suck cutmplum-suck

    "As you wander through this monastery of perfect enlightenment and take
the language of my father ensured the violence of language. i will take
take where you have taken vowels for a cold dark spin where have taken for
vowels a for cold dark where spin you it's like repetitive dreaming, over
and over again, but nothing _takes._ We take care of our girls in very
proper style. Soon we will take care of you. presumably indefinitely. On
the other hand, take sin(tan(x)) as x four takes on chordata.

since, surely, sound is no, never actually, take away the right youll put
your faith in that rag THEY SAID their lies, to say bomb and you take away
the mcluhan bombing, THEY SAID kill me! theyll take THEY SAID what
amerikka, or. &gt;amerikkkans, dont mistaken. Code ruptures, loosens
meaning; it might be language wounded, result of things being... taken as
far as possible, away from everything this stuff is all on the INTERNET -
close your eyes and I'll have taken it t lv ta!l takemykarshome tzu-k
kutmplum tzu-k

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