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SmokeyVW

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album: Omega
track 1: 1:25 Only The Beginning
track 2: 2:18 Cold Meds
track 3: 3:36 This Economy
track 4: 3:26 Michael's Fault
track 5: 10:48 Bellevue
track 6: 2:53 no on
track 7: 3:05 Get Data, Create
track 8: 4:50 Repeat Yeah Knickknack
track 9: 1:51 OOBE
track 10: 4:32 loosed
track 11: 2:03 dog
track 12: 5:52 Mind The Monks
track 13: 4:34 Tomographic Notions
track 14: 4:38 Omega
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Song Description

strange how the cold steel digital domain can enable warm intuitive creativity

The percussion here is made entirely of snippets of Vicki (the Mac voice) speaking a bit of source code. I also grabbed out a few interesting code words to sprinkle here and there.
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Lyrics
Get Data / Create

create()
max_volume
44100
set channels 2
get_data()

create()
max_volume
44100
set channels 2

create!
create!
create!
. . .

(c) 2007 Bill Grundmann
Song Stats
Hits: 3657
Comments: 23
Fans: 9
Plays: 181
Downloads: 147

Uploaded: Nov 21, 2007 - 07:32:23 PM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2011 - 12:00:23 PM Last Played: Jun 30, 2017 - 04:50:24 PM
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Comments
bud said 3557 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
Sweeeeeet
Very nice Smokey. Clever, tasty, and fun. BTW - I noticed you jacked the code on the background of your home page. Pr did Vicky do that?
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SmokeyVW said 3549 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
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this was a fun tune to put together. Vicky is always inspirational, as i know you know.

thanks
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said 3557 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
Coolness
Hove cool is this:D) you amaze my friend....Hehehe
SmokeyVW said 3549 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
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hello!

thanks for listening!
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DWL said 3557 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
Remarkable stuff
A little unhinged perhaps but very good.

Cheers

Dick
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SmokeyVW said 3549 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
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someone else characterizes my tunes as "unhinged" too - that's good! it is unhinged. i enjoy exploring the edges of the fractal boundaries of music. it's lots of fun.

thanks

hey: did you change your name?
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announcer said 3557 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
Another smokey hit
Interesting concept well produced and executed. The very first song I ever wrote on Garage Band was the theme for our TV show Homework Express and I used the computer's voice as the voice saying Homework Express. www.homeworkexpress.org You of course have taken this concept to an entirely new level.
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SmokeyVW said 3549 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
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if i gave in to my temptations i would write an entire album's worth of computer voice centric tunes.

ah, i'm pausing now just contemplating it...

ahem. anyway, thanks for listening

i did a song years ago for a Community Access cable television program - that was a lot of fun - so i hear you... it's the little things that mean the most
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lengold said 3556 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
You really
are amazingly creative Smokey and as always I am completely in awe of what you can do.
Cheers
Len


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SmokeyVW said 3549 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
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for some reason i feel the need to mention that my wife generally does not understand my music at all, and openly tells me so, nicely, so it's not a problem.

however, it's really great to be able to share my stuff here at MacJams and hear that a few other people on this huge planet seem to grok my insanity.

thank you sir!
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paddler said 3556 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
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firstly i must apologise - I should have fave'd you ages ago but your on the list now man.I love those chords that fade in - really sparkle and shed light.er thats the same thing isnt it.Luminous then.Its great - sounds like somebody creating an inventive structure out of lego.I think I could quite get to fancy vicky if I was marooned on an island with a mac.sad.
- well I'm marooned in cumbria so thats close.
Heard this sci-fi story once about a guy stranded alone on an abandoned version of earth.He felt so lonely he decided to record lots of messages on automated phone services that would phone him up at different times of the day/years.As he got to old age - he'd forgotten what messages he'd recorded over the years,various phones kept ringing and his own voice started trying to lead him to his demise.dead weird - anyway - this song reminded me of that story.Enjoyed it

Cheers - RG
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SmokeyVW said 3549 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
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no apology needed - there is not enough time to catch everything here at MacJams. i have listened to a number of your tunes without commenting... now i feel i need to apologize to you!

this tune is an experiment, as many of my things here are.

any idea what the name of that sci-fi story is? what a cool bizarre concept. it's almost like a time travel story - except it moves in the normal reality direction...

thanks for listening and commenting!!!

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Vic Holman said 3556 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
data recovery system
Imaginative use of making the vicky voice set the beat. a nice slow build. very nicely done!
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SmokeyVW said 3549 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
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thanks Vic

remember that one i did using sounds from hitting things in the kitchen?
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VicDiesel said 3555 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
Create indeed!
A good artist can find his materials anywhere. Vicki is an unlikely sourse, though not entirely without precedent. However, I like how you approach the material. The repetition is positively hypnotising, though still retaining its (artificially?) human qualities.


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SmokeyVW said 3549 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
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exactly.

the wonder of computers is how it frees us humans to create things we never had the ability to do before.

what an amazing time to be alive!

thanks
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peacepiano said 3554 days ago (November 24th, 2007)
Interesting
Very nice sound from some very experimental source material.

Thanks
Bill
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SmokeyVW said 3549 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
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hi Bill thanks for listening

this was a fun experiment indeed
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Electric Lobster said 3552 days ago (November 27th, 2007)
You are really experi-mentally :D
Somkey for MJ's tech award !
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Electric Lobster said 3552 days ago (November 27th, 2007)
Smokey of course :)
Keep on posting songs like this Bill !
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SmokeyVW said 3549 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
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OK - i'll try

thanks
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said 3541 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
The first time I ever heard Vicky...
...she was in the scary song... first impressions - cold; without human warmth and emotion - I kept thinking of HAL (?) the computer in that old movie when the astronaut shut him off - what was that song HAL was singing? (I saw that in the theater when it first came out - what was the name of the movie? 2001 A Space Oddessy [?] )

I'm glad I decided to give Vicky another chance - I like her better this time. And I like the correlation between God creating Adam & Eve - and some computer genius creating Vicky, and my genius Big Brother Bill creating beautiful music. :-) HAL and Vicky would not exist without you. :-)
Luv, CJ (aka Angel)
SmokeyVW said 3533 days ago (December 15th, 2007)
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in 2001, HAL sang "Daisy Daisy" as his mind circuits were being pulled out, one by one.

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from http://www.kottke.org/06/04/hal-daisy-2001

In 1962, Arthur C. Clarke was touring Bell Labs when he heard a demonstration of a song sung by an IBM 704 computer programmed by physicist John L. Kelly. The song, the first ever performed by a computer, was called "Daisy Bell", more commonly known as "Bicycle Built for Two" or "Daisy, Daisy". When Clarke collaborated with Stanley Kubrick on 2001: A Space Odyssey, they had HAL sing it while Dave powered him down.

A clip of a 1963 synthesized computer speech demonstration by Bell Labs featuring "Daisy Bell" was included on an album for the First Philadelphia Computer Music Festival. You can listen to it (it's the last track) and the rest of the album at vintagecomputermusic.com. (via mark)

Update: A reader just reminded me that HAL may have been so named because each letter is off by one from IBM, although Arthur C. Clarke denies this. (thx, justin)
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computer voices are interesting to work with. i've used them a few times now, i think most recently in "Petr Dumfrey".

i'm amused and impressed with Apple Computers' logo - it's a very good logo - this was a direct reference to it at a couple of levels.

thanks
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