I listed a scary sounds Halloween CD in my Etsy store. I was looking through my CDs, which I hadn't done in awhile since they were at my apartment, not at my mother's, and I saw a CD labeled "Tape Destruction 1-4". It was this thing I'd made before leaving to Portland to do my CubistLiterature (aka NAZIRECTIONS) show.
Basically the "Tape Destruction" is a whole bunch of recordings mixed together to make a sound collage. Then I learned the the tape destruction process, which involves very carefully stretching/fucking up a cassette tape's tape-thing the music's recorded on. Learning that was sort of annoying cuz I'd always break the tape and have to get a new cassette to work with.
It's really insane all the recording I used to do, you know, back before joining Etsy. I remember one weekend night when I recorded the sounds of microphone feedback. I was sitting on the floor, rocking back and forth with the mic in my hands, and then I'd just move the position of my hands over the top of the mic. All of this manipulated the amount of feedback I'd get.
I feel like I was more productive then, when I wasn't on Etsy.
Anyways, I listed that CD for five dollars. It's meant for background music while you're passing out candy or something, but if you're like me, you'd listen to it while chilling out, sewing, and drinking some beer.
My favorite quotes from yesterday:
1. From "The Cosby Show": "I don't have a sister, but if I did, I'm sure she'd be stupid."
2. From a telephone call with my friend Elizabeth, who said: "Oh my god, I'm going to kill our maid."