"Trig Functions (Solo)"

"Trig Functions (Solo)" [mp3 removed]

Done with the sounds made with the Elektron Sidstation synthesizer, which incorporates the Commodore 64 computer's original sound chip (from the '80s) and has some added programming such as LFOs and possibly wavetables and envelopes that are not in the chip proper. Am still working on a version with a drumkit made with Sid sounds--this is a cappella. I also added some reverb--this was almost all done in Cubase so it's about the opposite of live playing.

Full House Catchphrases

From Wikipedia's Full House entry:

Jesse Cochran/Katsopolis (played by John Stamos) - An up-and-coming musician. His catchphrase is "Have mercy!"

Daniel "Danny" Tanner (played by Bob Saget) - He is the co-host of the morning talk show Wake Up, San Francisco. His catchphrase was "Cut..It..Out!", accompanied by hand gestures.

Donna Jo "D.J." Margaret Tanner (played by Candace Cameron) - Oldest daughter in the Tanner household, who is a typical teenager, and deals with everyday issues. She has two occasional catchphrases, "Whoa, baby!" and "Oh, Mylanta!"

Stephanie Judith Tanner (played by Jodie Sweetin) - Middle daughter of the Tanner household. She is known to have an energetic and talkative personality. She also has three catchphrases: "How rude!"; "Well, pin a rose on your nose!"; and "Hot Dog!"

Michelle Elizabeth Tanner (played by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) - Youngest of the Tanner daughters. She has a strong bond with Jesse, who refers to her with the nicknames "Shortie," "Munchkin," or "Rugrat." Michelle has her own catchphrases: "You got it, dude!"; "You're in big trouble, Mister!"; and "No way, José!"

The above prose poem found while boning up on the cultural significance of a recent Paul Slocum artwork.

Bobby Fischer in Iceland

Good article about the late chess whiz Bobby Fischer's last years, in Iceland, where he was granted political asylum and some peace.
Some bloggers slagged tributes to Fischer after he died because of his "political views."
As "views" go they are very similar to the views of math whiz John Nash when he was living in Europe, seeing conspiracies everywhere, and trying to renounce his US citizenship to become a "world citizen."
What's crazier than Fischer is that he had to fear extradition to the US, his home country, which benefited greatly from his talent when he was mentally well (and/or politically compliant), turned on him for defying a boycott of a Soviet bloc country (and, er, not paying taxes), and then continued to seek his extradition long after the end of the Cold War. There is no genius or schizophrenia in the eyes of the national security state.
For madness more virulent than Fischer's, because this man (was) a candidate for high office, check out Rudy Giuliani's prescription for continuing US military buildup.