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2016/04/16

      “Fidgee fidgee fidgee. Boodle boodle boodle.” –Captain Haddock

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-04-15) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep.

Ah, the wonders and conveniences of modern technology. The streaming computer at the station somehow changed settings, which resulted in real-time warbly and clicky autotune-sounding pitch change going out on the air and to web listeners, and the not-clicky not-warbly recording of this 7-hour show showed up as being 8 hours and so of course lower in pitch. The Jews have a word for how I felt when I discovered all this. But I used CoolEdit to simply speed up the recording by a ratio of 48000:44100 and saved that. Result: the recording you click (above) to get for yourself is the proper length and plays at the proper speed and sounds pretty good, which is nice, because Stuart Cohen came and played music for over an hour, starting at –hmm– a little before 11, so if that’s the only part you’re interested in, skip ahead to an hour-fifty into the show.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

He took his skin off for me.*
https://vimeo.com/116498390

Austin Granger, K’nexpert.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc-bgMijF14

That’ll show her.
http://boingboing.net/2016/04/13/the-republican-house-of-horror.html

The space elevator.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPQQwqGWktE

All possible prior art.
http://boingboing.net/2016/04/11/a-project-to-algorithmically-g.html

Like clockwork.
https://vimeo.com/162052542

Cars. I like the red one best. It looks like the model for the original Disneyland Autopia go-carts.
http://www.vintag.es/2016/04/54-beautiful-and-amazing-sports-cars.html

Happy birthday.
http://wondermark.com/c1215/

“Applesause, bitch.” Movie after-kill lines.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MmryrXKUU8

Videos about a waterjet cutting tool smoothly cutting household objects in half.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/78538/watch-water-jet-cut-everyday-objects-half

Spelunking Chernobyl.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-illicit-spelunker-capturing-underground-scenes-at-chernobyl

Vote and vote and vote.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=040112

Fish out of water.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KabDGZMoyY

A pleasant sport.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLYazynm_1M

And a cat twisting in air. Because it can.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sepYP_knGWc

*You’ll recall They’re Made of Meat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tScAyNaRdQ

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