This is the second Fredericks Foundscape. I am hoping to make them a monthly feature. This episode features ambient sounds combined with material provided by The Free Music Archive, the presidential debates, telephone messages and my theremin.

Orwellian universe (Free Matter for the Blind Volume 4).        "Strange" Dave from Knoxville.        Martin O'Malley/Hillary Clinton: Why.

Dryer and theremin symphony.        Airport transportation.           Emergency sirens.          Ted Cruz.        

Sounds of morning birds and traffic.                I'm a maniac/I'm a fly.


Fredericks does Art Humor

Swept up in the nostalgic sentiments of the season, I revisited an old Skype chat and plucked some stuff and ran it through the remix machine.

Sarah, Kormodd, Stan, P.C. Mike, Dougald, Brian,

Happy A.P. Mike's birthday! (How happy is he?)

Wasn't really a joke.


Fear Itself

Fear, terror, phobia however you describe it seems like many people are caught up in its grip. Thanks to Trump's tongue and ISIS' actions, I haven't been able stop thinking about the effects of fear. I almost used parts of a previous podcast, but there was no need. I found fear nearly everywhere I turned.

Should we be afraid of....?     War on terror: they're doing it on purpose.       New America statistics with updates.

"Do You Understand?" featuring Alex Jones.         A new party?        

Misinformation on Parade (includes ISIS, Ebola, Jade Helm, Vaccines,  Artificial intelligence).   

The Trump solution: kill.              Maranatha.

Satan work is slick.       Simplistic  solution: Guns!        Blow up an asteroid.         Edward R. Murrow.           F.D.R.: Fear Itself.


An impressionistic audio piece expressing an individual response to the presidential debates. I almost called this episode Get on the stick and mess around. Because that's what I did.

Doctor Carson: pathological child-molester?     Get on the stick and mess around.      Not supposed to be like this.

Bernie!     Rand Paul and Jeb Bush get fired.        Donald Trump faked the moon landing.     Obama's legacy.

Pot smoking socialist.      Martin O'Malley: truck driving loser.       Trump takes the mic.     The American dream is stupid.

Exercise Hillary.     Comprehensive substitute truth.     Bernie talks.     Hillary on Wall Street.      The Big Lie.    


Inspired by a confluence of news articles and automated phones calls I decided to put technology to the test (Turing to be precise).

Volkswagen robot kills co-worker.           Musk, Hawking & Wozniak warning.        Robotophilia.    

Amanda takes the Turing test.       Jane gets her chance.           I didn't catch the winner's name.   

 Tech troubles and the robotic people who address them.    This is not a sales call.



This episode, number one hundred, examines auditory illusions. First focusing on the affect repetition has on what we perceive.  Shepard's Paradox is one weird phenomena and shows up far more frequently than you might realize.

WillOldman(thanks to Acapela Group) Congratulations and a questions.     Repetition and perception.    

What do you hear? (Featuring Clay Pigeon -Dusty Show WFMU)         

 Neuroscience and Buddhism (Quartz magazine article by Olivia Goldhill)

Shepard's Paradox.     Knowledge is not enough.    You can't (always) believe what you perceive.


Sand Spurs

This episode I discuss sand-spurs a perennial and proverbial thorn is my side. The way they respond to my actions gives the impression that they are intelligent and actively working to subvert my efforts to eradicate them from my yard.



Recorded during the tail end of around three weeks of powerful rainstorms.

Climate change talk over excerpt of Steve Reich's It's Gonna Rain from Reich: Early Works - Come Out / Piano Phase / Clapping Music / It's Gonna Rain.

WMNF'S Rob Lorei Radio Activity and his callers get sliced up, mixed up and minimized.

Dangerous driving conditions.     Changing perspective.           Illegal mailbox check.        Checking things out.         El Nino.


Another last minute gathering. We do welcome newcomer Mackro who shares his plans for a project focusing on the music of 1970. We talk weather, politics and A.P. Mike's creative output along with a bunch of other things.

Mackro and me.        A critical discussion of A.P. Mike's latest creative projects.           Brian has tech issues.      
 Talking weather and daylight.      Seattle.     Pike's Place.       The presidential election featuring Donald Trump.    
 Where is the Rock and Roll?      Dance To This Song 
Macko's plans.      Finding music through comedy vines.       "Robert's gonna have a seizure!"   

Music festivals and arena shows.      Music of 1970.      Mackro's disco confession.      

Robert Christgau hated Black Sabbath.        Climate change.       Farewells.


This is my take on the shooting in Charleston South Carolina and the confederate battle flag. Also discussed are state's rights, idiot logic and the media's role in promoting ignorance. 

Dylann Roof.     Charles Cotton N.R.A. board member, disingenuous or moron?        South Carolina's state's rights flip flop. 
Imaginary Christian prosecution.       There's one sure way to get rich if you are an articulate black man.     Idiot logic.
Confounding Christ's advice.      Music break: Jump to Conclusions by E.W. Jackson and the FOXers.     

Roberto Ferdman and Matthew Guterl discuss the confederate flag and the sorry state of today's media.
Let's drag Texas into the 21st century.

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