New Release: détournement

Just post­ed a col­lec­tion of old mate­r­i­al on band­camp. Sam­ple-based pro­duc­tions that have been hang­ing around on my com­put­ers for the last 10 years or so. Please enjoy and share.

Hip Hop is Read presents The Beat Tape, Volume #1

The Beat Tape, Volume #1 I am hap­py to announce that two of my beats have been select­ed for inclu­sion on The Beat Tape, Vol­ume #1.

Big thanks to Ivan for putting the effort into solic­it­ing and com­pil­ing the mate­r­i­al from his read­er­ship. And thanks, espe­cial­ly, for pick­ing my stuff for vol­ume one. Con­grat­u­la­tion to all the oth­er pro­duc­ers, too.

More info and down­load:‑1.html

TivoSlimserverClient support forum

Even though it has been a very, very long time since I updat­ed TivoSlim­server­Client it seems that there are peo­ple who are still dis­cov­er­ing it and using it.

Though I am usu­al­ly hap­py to respond to email or blog com­ment ques­tions, I think it may be more ben­e­fi­cial to all users to bring the dis­cus­sion into the open.

I am pleased to announce that I have just opened the TivoSlim­server­Client forums.

So please feel free to ask ques­tions there, and hope­ful­ly I will get to you soon. Or even bet­ter — some help­ful fel­low user might see fit to answer your ques­tion for me.

Go: TivoSlim­server­Client forums

dj mumbler on-the-air

logomain11Start­ing this Sun­day, I will be host­ing a radio show on KANM — “the col­lege sta­tion of Col­lege Sta­tion.” It is an AM sta­tion, as well as cable FM on Sud­den­link Com­mu­ni­ca­tions. There is a stream avail­able at, which seems like the most nor­mal way to access the show (what is cable FM?).

The show will be free-form.

I will be shar­ing music I like, and maybe some stuff the sta­tion makes me include. The major­i­ty of pro­gram­ming on the sta­tion is indie rock-cen­tered, so if I do pull from their library I should be able to find some good music. My focus will be dub­step, roots/dub reg­gae and oth­er musics of the Jamaican dias­po­ra, hip-hop, pos­si­bly grime, Bollywood/filmi songs and maybe even some experimental/modern clas­si­cal music.

Sun­days 12–2pm
KANM, Col­lege Sta­tion
1580 AM
cam­pus cable TV chan­nel 88

New digs

I just fin­ished the most pain­less serv­er tran­si­tion I’ve ever expe­ri­enced.

My host­ing deal with godad­dy was about to renew, so I looked around for anoth­er deal, and I end­ed up going with Here’s the vitals:

  • 300 Giga­byte Host­ing Space
  • Host Unlim­it­ed Domains
  • 2,500 POP/Imap Email Accounts
  • 3,000 GIGS of Trans­fer
  • SSH (Secure Shell), SSL, FTP, Stats
  • CGI, Ruby (RoR), Perl, PHP, MySQL

$7.95/month when you buy a year. $6.95 if you buy two years.

I used Trans­mit ( to syn­chro­nize all files from my old host to a local fold­er, and then just syn­chro­nized from the local fold­er to my new host!

Both hosts offer php­MyAd­min, so it was easy to export my data from one host and import to the oth­er.

Done with­in a few hours.

TivoSlimserverClient 0.2.2a


My attempts to rush out a TivoSlim­server­Client with Slim­Serv­er 6.5 com­pat­i­bil­i­ty did not fly. Some poor users did try to use 0.2.1a, only to be frus­trat­ed by its fail­ure to launch.

Release 0.2.2a is now avail­able from here.

Changes in 0.2.2a:

  • fixed “play­ers count ?” crash
  • fixed dura­tion dis­play to sup­port hours and lead­ing zeroes
  • Tivo Remote Short­cuts help screen now scrol­lable
  • added dura­tion to Song Info screen
  • using gener­ic art on Song Info and Album Info screens

Soundwalk 2006

Downtown Long BeachFor any­one who may be in the Long Beach, CA area next week­end, I will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in Sound­walk 2006 on Octo­ber 6th and 7th.

From the press release:

On Octo­ber 6th and 7th, 2006, the Long Beach artist group, FLOOD, will present SoundWalk2006, the third annu­al Sound­Walk event, that will fea­ture return­ing artists as well as new par­tic­i­pants from the South­land and Inter­na­tion­al sound art and mul­ti media scene. The event kicks off Fri­day evening with per­for­mances by sound artists, pre­sent­ed in a the­atri­cal forum. Saturday’s event oper­ates under the con­cept of a one-night aural/visual expe­ri­ence as pro­vid­ed by a walk­ing-tour of the sound instal­la­tions locat­ed in var­i­ous indoor and out­door spaces sit­u­at­ed through­out the East Vil­lage Arts Dis­trict in Down­town Long Beach. The art­works will com­bine in mul­ti­ple ways a wide range of visu­al and audio com­po­nents. There will be sculp­tures, envi­ron­ments, instal­la­tions, and per­for­mances. It is the vari­ety and inno­va­tion of works that makes the event mem­o­rable for all who vis­it.

I am work­ing with Har­ry Um (rest­lessears). This is our first col­lab­o­ra­tion.

TivoSlimserverClient 0.2a

TivoSlimserverClientTivoSlim­server­Client has been updat­ed.

Changes in this ver­sion:

  • made selec­tion bar wider for Choose Play­er
  • made gener­ic “Art­work Not Avail­able” graph­ic
  • added Max­i­mum Bitrate pref­er­ence
  • added song length to main info screen
  • made serv­er sta­tus queries more effi­cient
  • fixed excep­tion that occured when slim­serv­er cli com­mand was prepend­ing play­er address at launch.

TivoSlim­server­Client is now avail­able in two for­mats: jnlp (Java Web Start) and jar.

I am pro­vid­ing the jar for users who may already be run­ning TivoHME envi­ron­ments, such as Galleon.

Avail­able for down­load at: