teh s3quence 006

2009-10-10 12-57-42.033so i finally got around to checking again on what was wrong with my media center.  i hooked it up to my other monitor and a spare keyboard and mouse i had lying around and first checked BIOS for any signs of processor issues like overheating, but there were none.  i turned on all the integrated monitoring stuff anyway, just in case.  after booting it up on my newly reinstalled windows os, it was doing the same thing, namely flickering picture and graphic “archives”.  i vaccuumed the thing out last weekend thinking maybe dust was causing the issue, or the processor overheating, but seeing it again today made me go back to my original hunch that it was a graffics card issue.  sure enough, i swapped the card with another one i had lying around (have i mentioned that i have a lot of hardware lying around?) and it worked fine.  so there’s that.  i’m glad i figured it out, and that it’s easy (and not a motherboard or cpu issue), and also that i haven’t lost my touch with diagnosing hardware issues.  i looked again at the card and it’s fairly obvious what happened — the resistors, literally, popped, so that would be the loud, ice-cracking noise i heard several weeks ago.  this time around i’m getting the same card (which doesn’t have an onboard fan, hence the overheating and frying) but i’m getting a fan that fits into an expansion slot specifically designed to cool off your video card.  the case doesn’t get really good ventilation and doesn’t have any extra fans, so this should keep this from happening again (i hope).
night-shots-006

it’s been a long time since i did a mix and i was talking about dj’ing yesterday and it made me want to do a set.  i’ve been running sets in my head for months, so it’s not like i haven’t been thinking about it.  i’ve been wanting to do a set based on the garage punk/psychobilly road trip cds we took with us on our last 2 road trips but that will have to wait for another time.  this set is based entirely around wanting to drop “becoming x” in to something, and also listening to bats for lashes and remembering how good they are.

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1, bat for lashes, moon and moon
2, Sparklehorse & Danger Mouse, dark night of the soul (ft. vic chesnutt & david lynch)
3, can, oh yeah!
4, slow noise, deepness
5, sneaker pimps, becoming x
6, recoil, incubus
7, depeche mode, it’s no good
8, tortoise, spiderwebbed
9, thom yorke, and it rained all night (burial remix)
10, omni trio, diffusion loops
11, radiohead, i might be wrong
12, autechre, eggshell
13, coldcut, walk a mile in my shoes
14, public image, ltd., seattle

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1, bat for lashes, moon and moon
2, Sparklehorse & Danger Mouse, dark night of the soul (ft. vic chesnutt & david lynch)
3, can, oh yeah!
4, slow noise, deepness
5, sneaker pimps, becoming x
6, recoil, incubus
7, depeche mode, it’s no good
8, tortoise, spiderwebbed
9, thom yorke, and it rained all night (burial remix)
10, omni trio, diffusion loops
11, radiohead, i might be wrong
12, autechre, eggshell
13, coldcut, walk a mile in my shoes
14, public image, ltd., seattle

teh (metal) s3quence, version 5

i was listening to a mix cd i made of stuff i listened to in high school and junior high and the beginnings of it is all this old 90’s era metal that i was just discovering through friends and mtv, and it made me nostalgic.  nostalgic and singing along to “hangar 18” at top volume.
this mix is a tribute to all the metal bands i listened to when i was first coming into my own and discovering music outside of what was popular with the kids at school and my parents.

i was listening to a mix cd i made of stuff i listened to in high school and junior high and the beginnings of it is all this old 90’s era metal that i was just discovering through friends and mtv, and it made me nostalgic.  nostalgic and singing along to “hangar 18” at top volume.

this mix is a tribute to all the metal bands i listened to when i was first coming into my own and discovering music outside of what was popular with the kids at school and my parents.

PeskySatan

teh s3quence, version 5

01 pantera, walk (biomechanical mix)
02 faith no more, epic
03 slayer, guilty of being white
04 megadeth, ashes in your mouth
05 motley crue, shout at the devil
06 danzig, mother (live)
07 skid row, slave to the grind
08 kiss, god of thunder
09 iron maiden, the number of the beast
10 ozzy osbourne, crazy train
11 metallica, blackened
12 tool, prison sex

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teh s3quence, version 4

recorded a new s3quence mix.  sort of a mix with some left field stuff in here.  i keep going back to hip hop, i guess it’s just what’s in my head these days.  but i threw in some acid jazz and indie electronic/idm-type stuff, too.  there’s also some scratching, but only some of it is actually me.  anyway, it was fun, so i hope you can listen to it without cringing.

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this time i added album art.  i saw this taking the dog for a walk, looked sort of like the skateboard was embedded in the ground like after a tornado when there are 2x4s shoved through trees.

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teh s3quence, version 4

1 lady sovereign, bang bang
2 cut chemist meets shortkut, who rocks the house
3 dj shadow, high noon
4 krii, dzaes manouverz
5 tricky, black steel
6 bat for lashes, bat’s mouth
7 the for carnation, tales (live from the crypt)
8 thom yorke, and it rained all night
9 carole king, pierre
10 mr. t, don’t talk to strangers
11 spooks, things i’ve seen
12 terror danjah, cock back v1.2
13 bear mccreary, something dark is coming

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lady sovereign, bang bang
cut chemist meets shortkut, who rocks the house
dj shadow, high noon
krii, dzaes manouverz
tricky, black steel
bat for lashes, bat’s mouth
the for carnation, tales (live from the crypt)
thom yorke, and it rained all night
carole king, pierre
mr. t, don’t talk to strangers
spooks, things i’ve seen
terror danjah, cock back v1.2
bear mccreary, something dark is c

teh s3quence version 2

i had the opportunity last night to record another live mix.  i played with the cool effects less this time but that was partially because there was a cat hiding/trapped in the kids’ bedroom while they were a sleep trying to get out.  here it is:

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setlist for teh s3quence 2

1 dead can dance, persian love song
2 gary numan, metal
3 prick, other people
4 air, how does it make you feel?
5 aphex twin, windowlicker
6 basement jaxx, jump n’ shout
7 klute, finger in the hole
8 omni trio, who are you (aquasky remix)
9 talvin singh, vikram the vampire

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