Law and Order

I tried to avoid it, but the Republican National Convention was omnipresent. This is  one of my takes on it.

Get on your knees.       Fighting.     Stop it!     Assured with violence.      LAW.     What difference does it make?

Hillary Clinton must be punished.     America must be punished.      You're the problem.     No Hillary, no problem.

Radical vision.    

(Special thanks to Diamond Reynolds for her recording of the officers who detained her.)

Cast of characters (roughly in order): Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Pam Bondi, Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Laura Ingraham, a little Bernie and Hillary sprinkled in.


Fredericks Foundscape #6 is composed (primarily) of unsolicited messages combined with captured ephemera, a skipping Miles Davis record and some stuff from Negativland via the Free Music Archive.

Hello.    Trump has proven nothing.     County sheriffs are in the area.

Ooww over Let Me Die In Your Footsteps (thanks FMA and Negativland).   

Thank You God.     I have Trouble,        I am a real person.         Siri cheese talk.        Oh.           Invalid entry.

You'll never hear from me again.


Here's part two of our recent virtual gathering.

Does Gary know Tom exists?            Prince/celebrity overdoses.              Keith Richards' secret.              Opioid addiction.

Jazz talk.         Cat penises.         David Tepper exits New Jersey and Mike doesn't care.           What about that Whopper?     

Weather talk.            The long goodbye.


Tech problems.            Old Homes week.         Mike joins the gig economy: Looking for scraps.             Doomed!

Radio Silence A.K.A. P.F.O..     The Dark Web.     Fan malfunction.      Dougald gets a job.         Canadian politics.

Mike on artistic process and product distribution.          Fan mail.         Best Show returns to form.     Half Hour of Power.



Sonic Verses

Foundscape #5  I know it's a day late but what can be done?

Listen to your neighbors.          I know two people.             A.P. Mike re: internet.     Listen!    

Tomorrow's your day.              Rhythmic breathing.


As I hope you are aware, there is a group of computer scammers from India who make calls claiming to be from Windows Computers. They try to give you instructions that will grant them access to your computer. They then lock you out and charge you to regain access.
I've been waiting for awhile to get a chance to interact with them. I kept them on the phone for approximately 14 minutes and 28 seconds.
I figured as long as I kept them on the line they couldn't target anyone else. I recorded the call and gave it my patented Fredericks treatment. At the end I've included a shortened version of the original call.


I’m Lost

Fredericks Foundscape #4.  This time I've combined the sounds of birds, my van, phone messages, air travel (including crying babies) and some IRS on-hold music.


As a fan of the surreal, I must say these are interesting times. I took sounds and voices from my everyday life and mixed them with what the media is feeding me. Combined, the result is rather nightmarish. I hope you enjoy.

The story goes...            Not trying to be a jerk.         Coming undone.      Jesus is the answer.      Will you please hang up.

I'm afraid.      It should frighten us all.     Hurt her/Don't hurt her.          Palin hip-hops.         Not gonna happen.


February caught me up short. So, this episode got a little rushed. I've tried not to pay too much attention to the competitive  interviewing process currently going on. But, I've not been having too much success, as you will hear.

Attention.     An inattentive driver reminds me of Donald Trump.          Marco Rubio removes his gloves.        Drunk Reagan.

Someone attack me please.     Magical thinking.        Competitive interviewing.                      Ted Cruz: Basket Case.      Stupid.

Donald doesn't know.      Marco does stand up.

Thanks go to Rob Lorei host of Radioactivity on WMNF (he's on every weekday at 11 AM EST.) CNN, and Youtube for the clips.


Fredericks Foundscape #3:

About the bag.     Lotta things coming into your mind, right now.        What's that smell?     Miles Davis skipping.

Imaginary Symphony and Choir.      Morning birds.      Bring me my gun.         Hello?      Miles skips out.


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