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[#] Tue Mar 29 2005 20:27:25 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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We have one, but it's owned by Clear Channel.

[#] Tue Mar 29 2005 20:36:02 EST from the8088er @ Uncensored

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I can reach a bunch.

[#] Tue Mar 29 2005 21:50:11 EST from Sig @ PixelBBS

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There's NPR around somewhere, though I listen over the web more often than over the radio.

[#] Wed Mar 30 2005 15:40:35 EST from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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Jock: Re: Public radio.

Since you're in NC, you should be able to pick up either WCPE or WUNC.

WCPE rebroadcasts on a number of different frequencies throughout the state.
Check http://www.theclassicalstation.org to find out more info or to listen to 'em on-line.

I know WUNC broadcasts here in Raleigh on 91.5 FM, but I'm not sure if they're carried anywhere else.
Spell

[#] Wed Mar 30 2005 17:54:39 EST from jock @ Uncensored

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The local station here is WNCW. Good mix usually. This is their fundraising time. I just gave them 2 bagpipe band CD's. And will probably donate some prize. :)

[#] Wed Mar 30 2005 17:58:02 EST from jock @ Uncensored

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The site for previously mentioned station is http://www.wncw.org .

[#] Sat Apr 02 2005 02:42:50 EST from Animal @ Uncensored

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[#] Sat Apr 02 2005 09:47:01 EST from Mr.T @ Uncensored

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Wow. All I can say is that I hope the guy only puts AIFFs on his iPod,
otherwise he's wasting a phenominal mount of time and money.

[#] Sat Apr 02 2005 09:48:09 EST from Mr.T @ Uncensored

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Not to mention the relatively shitty converters and preamp in the pod.

[#] Sat Apr 02 2005 09:57:48 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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Haha don't forget some Kimber cables to connect it...

[#] Sat Apr 02 2005 11:02:29 EST from Mr.T @ Uncensored

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I think he was using Kimer internally! Something about teflon-coated silver
cable. Loon!

[#] Mon Apr 04 2005 10:46:34 EDT from Mr.T @ Uncensored

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Hey Ford, you know what would be really sweet? If you added an RSS feed to
hitrecom. It would make it much easier to see if anything has been added and
you'd know to go vote on it and would drive more activity.

[#] Mon Apr 04 2005 13:42:17 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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herm, actually that's a good idea. I don't know how to make rss feeds though.
But I do know how to make klips. Which I now realize are almost the same thing.
klipfolio has a really nasty memory leak though, so I stopped using it.
The questrion then is, how does one make an rss feed.

[#] Mon Apr 04 2005 14:08:45 EDT from Mr.T @ Uncensored

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Specs at http://feedvalidator.org/docs/rss2.html

Example at http://slashdot.org/index.rss

Parsing it sucks, but writing it is really easy.

[#] Mon Apr 04 2005 19:40:41 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Soo...

This Ensemble Modern Plays Frank Zappa album is indeed performed by the same group who performed The Yellow Shark.

The album is, as The Yellow Shark is, amazing.

Gail Zappa wrote some good liner notes for the album, notes that struck me as having a lot of the Zappa spirit in it. She's not much on ceremony, either.
One can see why she married Frank.

She wrote some very odd liner notes. She melds a lot of interesting cultural references in her writing, to include elements of Zappa's own references.
It's like a weirdly encoded message that only someone who knows all the little references could fully appreciate.

Maybe I'll write more about it later.. gotta eat now.

[#] Mon Apr 04 2005 20:25:07 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Back, for a bit.

The thing that really blew me away, that made me drop my jaw and say, "Holy shit," had to do with listening to the extended use of a tuba to perform the melody for Peaches En Regalia.

I used to play tuba as a kid, well enough to find myself performing as 2nd tuba for All State (out of 6 tuba players). I know how difficult it is to play clean, crisp runs on a tuba. I heard a flawless execution of those incredibly difficult runs flow from that tuba with seemingly effortless execution. Repeatedly.

Absolutely stunning. Fucking incredible.

I didn't like the Greggery Peccary performance as well, not because the musicians lacked talent, but because I think I'm perhaps a little too wedded to the vocal work from the Studio Tan album, and found their efforts less than appealing to me. However, there was something after the performance that caught my ear, which had some really good vocal work on it... the sort that made me wonder why the hell they didn't have that kind of powerful performance during the Greggery Peccary bit.

Still, if you like The Yellow Shark, I believe you'll like Ensemble Modern Plays Frank Zappa.


[#] Mon Apr 04 2005 20:29:27 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Oh, but I have to let you read this bit:

"What Will Rubi Do?"

began as what FZ termed an 'object' - a short & oftentimes instantaneously composed piece. (You can check out early rehearsals on E.I.H.N) As Composer/Arranger/Conductor (who has also rigorously trained the band in his hand signals and musical language) he could throw any number of these Objects at will into a composition as it is moving through time. (Food Gathering & Welcome to the United States are fabulous examples and for this and other reasons he did not want these pieces printed as scores or performed by others.) At one point during the Yellow Shark project FZ had assigned certain individual patterns to different players and sections of the Ensemble Modern. Everyone except percussionist Rubi Ogawa was thoroughly engaged in this endeeavor and suddenly (or so it appeared to the outside observer) FZ "assigned" the element of surprise & relativity to her by asking in an announcing sort of way, "What will Rubi do?" And now we know.

[#] Mon Apr 04 2005 20:30:14 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Well, shit, a consistent misspelling.

s/Rubi/Rumi/g

[#] Mon Apr 04 2005 20:37:49 EDT from Mr.T @ Uncensored

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Have you heard the band Drums & Tuba?

[#] Mon Apr 04 2005 21:29:04 EDT from Animal @ Uncensored

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oh hell yes... :-D
I got a few of their CD's.
Also check out "That 1 Guy".

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