Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hello, old friend

Goodness. It's been awhile. I've been _pretty_ good about putting a new song up on my other bloggy thing, Gallopinging, every week - but admittedly, LISSENUP has suffered in the past year or so, as many other distractions have claimed my time, brain, ears. Against all odds though, I've been making radio! Two stories have gotten some decent circulation - in Chicago on Third Coast's Re:sound, on APM's The Story, and on the BBC's Something Understood.

I've been honored for all of it, and hope it's not too long before the next story spills out. In the meantime, have a listen if the spirit moves you:

Dear Z, my audio love letter to a superhorse. Once a horse girl...

Yours Truly - another letter-centric program that muses on letter-writing through the lens of a long correspondence I had with a very special person, and including audio postcards from Rick Moody and Simon Roche (The Radio Post) and an amazing essay on letter-writing by Lewis Carrroll.

That's all for now. Very soon a lot of new sounds will fill the house, and am guessing I'll be musing about them in due time.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


It's not that I suddenly have more time on my hands to keep this blog updated, but over at we've been offering "staff picks" over time, and I may as well post them here too, as they're all about the listening, or the radio, or the audio, or the noise. 


Q: What does the Jurassic Park theme sound like, slowed 1000 times?
A: Unexpectedly and enjoyably, this.


Sound + Postcards = sound postcards!

And before that:
Radio Philately
Two of my favorite things in one place! (Reminds me of early Reese's commercials. "You got your chocolate in my peanut butter...). Be sure to hit the tab that lists the countries, and take some time to open the images. Stunning! And did you even know 'philately' was a word?