Entries on Tuesdays

Sound · · Tucson

Ways of Hearing

The drive south at Christmas took a few hours longer than usual. There was lots of road work and impatient drivers hitting into each other and blocking the road, which made for more travelers getting impatient and doing things that caused them to hit into others and block more road. The silver lining was discovering the short run podcast, Ways of Hearing:

Ways of Hearing is a six-part series, originally heard on Showcase, hosted by musician Damon Krukowski (Galaxie 500, Damon & Naomi), exploring the nature of listening in our digital world. Each episode looks at a different way that the switch from analog to digital audio is influencing our perceptions, changing our ideas of Time, Space, Love, Money, Power and Noise. This is about sound, and the ways we are using it to share information in the world right now. Our voices carry further than they ever did before, thanks to digital media. But how are they being heard?

Episode one is embedded above as part of KALW's The Spot program and all of the podcast's 6.5 episodes are available at Radiotopia.

Note · · Tucson

November

Now that November is almost over, November is finally here.

Photo · · San Miguel de Allende

Ángel

Portrait of Angel

"My tattoos tell the story of my life. There are a lot more I need to get." — Ángel

Note · · Puerto Peñasco

Taco Tuesday Half Rhyme

We're sixty minutes into Mexico, sitting on the enormous terrace of our itsy bitsy, teeny tiny, rented room. Hiram has asked me to name my five favorite Pet Shop Boys songs. When I try to negotiate counting the entire first album as one song, we have to change the subject. There was an eensie weensie crescent moon when we started this that is nowhere to be found. Now we’re alone here under a black sky observing Taco Tuesday eating takeout empanadas with chimichurri, an Argentinian thing for which I am offering no alliteration.

At La Argentina Empandadas
Enormous terrace

Music · · Tucson

Thank You

If you say you love music but never ripped your shoe and hernia mesh spasming to Voice Farm, I don't believe you.