Tag Archives: prospect park


[img] “The three tree tried to eat me!”

“The three tree tried to eat me!”
“Well, next time don’t give it your number two.”
May 30, 2019 at 11:08AM
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[img] saturday city symmetry

saturday city symmetry
April 06, 2019 at 03:06PM
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[img] “Look at my stump speech!”

“Look at my stump speech!” Luna called out.
“Your grammar feels-“
“School’s a joke!”
“That’s a risky platform,” I admonished.
“Says the one in platform soles!”
“Hey! They’re Italian-,” I started in. “Ah, never mind. Let’s go.”
April 03, 2019 at 12:59PM
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[img] sunday mornin’ comin’ down

sunday mornin’ comin’ down
March 24, 2019 at 10:19AM
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[img] sun + flake

March 20, 2019 at 04:10PM
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[img] “…too much grape juice?”

“C’mon, who tags trees like that?”
“Me…?” Luna said.
“Ha, no. Different.”
“Yeah,” she piped up. “I use disappearing ink!”
I shook my head.
“So, this guy drink too much grape juice or something?”
February 20, 2019 at 02:03PM
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[img] Polar Vextasaur

“Does the sun ever get cold?” Luna asked, in the teeth of a sub-zero wind.
“No,” I smiled. “It’s nuclear.”
“Wait. So how is it at a mere 23.4° axial tilt, 91 million miles away, we get a polar vextasaur? Is Earth that fragile?”
“No, Kid. We are.”
January 30, 2019 at 03:18PM
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[img] paradoxical joy

the paradoxical joy of a city all to yourself
January 11, 2019 at 04:55PM
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[img] mud school

“But I want to go to mud school, too!” Luna insisted. Downhill, a 1st grade class explored a water patch that failed to drain after a rainstorm 3 weeks ago.
“No way,” I said. “Like I need more bacteria in my life.”
“Shut up! You’re the vector!” she cried, and skulked off.
January 10, 2019 at 02:06PM
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[img] looking outward

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. // Antoine de Saint-Exupery
January 09, 2019 at 05:15PM
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[img] shortest days

here, the shortest days cast the longest shadows
January 02, 2019 at 06:24PM
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[img] Lack of Luna? No more.


[img] sweet sax solo stairs

these stairs in prospect park are the sweet sax solo between its Long Meadow and Nethermead fields
November 27, 2018 at 07:04PM
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[img] “Gimme a Gizzard Blizzard”

Luna belting out “Gimme a Gizzard Blizzard” from her upcoming HGTV Thanksgiving special, “Thanks To Me.”
November 21, 2018 at 01:00PM
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[img] biggest head contest 2015.0428c

biggest head contest 2015.0428c
April 28, 2015 at 10:02AM
artwork: “fat boy” (2013) by leonard ursachi
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self awareness


The elusive Brooklyn Cù-Sìth.

According to legend, the creature was capable of hunting silently, but would occasionally let out three terrifying bays, and only three, that could be heard for miles by those listening for it, even far out at sea. Those who hear the baying of the Cù-Sìth must reach safety by the third bark or be overcome with terror to the point of death…


[vine] monday morning zen: sterling waterfall


[vine] c’mon c’mon c’mon c’mon… no? ok, fine.


dronewater falls [disquiet0029-countzero]

Project:

This week’s project is inspired by an aside that occurs at the opening of chapter 17 of William Gibson’s classic cyberpunk novel Count Zero, originally published in 1986.

Process:

I returned to the Prospect Park, Brooklyn, waterfall (pictured, with Sterling) that I used for the prior junto challenge of remixing Lee Rosevere (Thereflectors – Waterfall-love) and made a new recording with the garageband app on my iPhone. That recording was eq’ed and compressed and runs uncut under the track. After Sony’s Acid beatmapped most of the track’s “measures” at ~99bpm with its mysterious one-button algorithmic analysis, I extracted 8 bars with a very subtle knocking sound, the result of a unicyclist (I kid you not) riding over loose slats on a wooden bridge running over the falls. This was looped continuously through the piece as a quiet insistent beat around which the melody was built (mostly evident in headphones, tho). All sounds were extracted from the recording using Paulstretch, Audacity and Acid. My hope is that the track is not “overworked” beyond the constraints of the assignment, and still evokes water over a stone. But if nothing else, it communicates the sense of calm and reflection I find in this somewhat secret place in the heart of the park, off the Nethermead near the Boathouse and Audubon bird sanctuary. There’s no real pathway or signs to the spot from the main route, save for trodden-down underbrush that beckons the more adventurous and hyper-aware about to cross the bridge. A slice of #secretnewyork, I guess.

The instructions were as follows:

Step 1: Locate and make a field recording of source material that involves running water.

Step 2: Extract a segment of the recording. That segment will serve as the basis for your composition, as its foundation. It will provide both rhythmic and melodic material.

Step 3: Add elements and treatments to the foundation recording of running water. Do so with the intention of highlighting the water’s internal sense of rhythm and melody. Do not embellish so much that the foundation recording becomes unrecognizable.

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The inspiration for this track came from the opening of chapter 17 of William Gibson’s 1986 novel Count Zero. The chapter is titled “The Squirrel Wood.” It opens as follows:

“The plane had gone to ground near the sound of running water. Turner could hear it, turning in the g-web in his fever or sleep, water down stone, one of the oldest songs.”

This idea of water running down stone, of a gentle but insistent natural stream, being one of the “oldest songs” is explored further in the chapter in various subtle ways. The Disquiet Junto project this week is to explore that idea: that there is music in the natural environment. We’ll make songs from running water.

More on the 29th Disquiet Junto project at:
disquiet.com/2012/07/19/disquiet0029-countzero/

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:
soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto/info