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Options November 10, 2019: You Can Sample: Wave Two

Over the past three decades I have been sampling for music projects. From recording to cassettes... to saving on floppy to zips... to organizing on the hard drive. Today we are going to hear those samples back-to-back for 4 hours.

Thousands of files have been sourced for future 'You Can Sample' shows. This is the second installment of 3,200 sounds.

Some quick notes on the process of collecting samples:
- In Windows 10, searched all sample folders for *.wav
- Used a tiny program, 'Bulk Rename Utility' to randomize the order of files and apply a number prefix (00000)
- Selected blocks of files in the folder (in 4 hour sets for future shows)
- Open Appended Files in Adobe Audition (and took a screenshot that appears below)
- Used another tiny program, 'JR Directory Printer' to print the directory contents of the files in the folder to a text file.

I'm listening to this for the first time today, live with you on the show! It's all random and I'm sure we will hear some funny bits colliding with one another.

You Can Sample (previous shows):
- Wave One : August 25, 2019



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Listener comments!

  11/7 1:44pm NowhereBoy91:

So, for reasons that are totally sane and logical, I actually have the file for the last "You Can Sample" on my phone.
  11/7 1:45pm NowhereBoy91:

I played the show on the pop-up player and used Audacity to record the audio from my computer while I was at work. One big 4 hour track.
  11/7 1:47pm NowhereBoy91:

I don't really know how to brag about this to you, Otis, as I haven't been able to easily find you on social media I don't want the clout, I just wanted to let you know that someone's listening, god damn it!

So yeah. Not sure if I'll be able to catch this week's epsiode, as I'll be playing Dungeons and Dragons. Regardless, I hope it goes well and I hope to listen to it in the later times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am ParUbi:

Does anybody remember how to stop the fire that happens two hours after this show? I recall that I wrote it down in my notebook, but I left that in 2028 after the ziggernauts devoured DC.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Otis Fodder:

Unsure ParUbi as I have not made it to 2119 but I have visited 2123 where the fire was documented a mere 4 years earlier. I believe sample 03994 played backwards provide a clear answer and sample 05036 a path to resolution.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Otis Fodder:

Fantastic NowhereBoy91! Hold on, don't start the campaign yet... I'll bring my Monster Manual.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Kat in Chicago:

Hi errybody. Hope you're feeling better, Otis!
Avatar 2:02pm Mr Fab:

i can sample? i can sample? i can sample? i can sample? i can sample? i can sample? i can sample? i can sample? i can sample? i can sample? i can sample?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm Kat in Chicago:

LOL the beer serving sample was the first thing my eye went to on the text file
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm Kat in Chicago:

My dad used to think it was funny to make me take a sip of his Budweiser when I was little. I found it horrifying and couldn't understand why anyone would drink that on purpose.
Avatar 2:07pm Mr Fab:

Hi Kat, I sent a memo to Otis' illness informing it that it was trespassing, and to vacant his body immediately. We'll see if my authority carries any kind of weight around here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm Otis Fodder:

Hi Kat & Fab! Feeling a bit better here, thanks!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm Kat in Chicago:

Nice work looking out for your team members, Mr Fab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm Otis Fodder:

Mr Fab, your wishes are working!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:09pm Otis Fodder:

Gross Kat... the action, the beer, and ewww Bud.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:10pm Kat in Chicago:

I got beer in the fridge right now but it ain't Bud.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:11pm Otis Fodder:

I have raspberry beer in my fridge, long cry from the backyard bbq in my neighborhood growing up (which there was massive bud and coors).
Avatar 2:12pm Martinibomb:

Are you sure you're finally on? I mean this playlist has been here for weeks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:12pm Otis Fodder:

When you hear 'bran flakes' or song titles of bran stuff, I recorded WFMU DJs in the early 2000s searching the archives for shows that played our stuff and have used those FMU soundbytes live in the past.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm Kat in Chicago:

I was wondering about that
Avatar 2:13pm Martinibomb:

I need the folder that contains the WAV files from this show
  2:14pm Dave In St Albans UK:

Hi Otis. A cup of Siku green tea with ginseng is what I prescribe. I have had a headache all week. It has disappeared now that your show is on air.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm Otis Fodder:

There is the first show located here, wfmu.org...

This is the second and there will be a couple more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm Otis Fodder:

Hi Dave!
Avatar 2:15pm Martinibomb:

I get dizzy trying to scroll thru the playlist lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:16pm Otis Fodder:

Is the playlist showing okay for this show for you MB?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:16pm Kat in Chicago:

Oh yeah, I missed the first show because I was at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts seeing the Thierry Mugler exhibition :) I did catch up with it later. Hey! Computers!
Avatar 2:16pm Martinibomb:

Sample vertigo.. when there is an endless supply of samples
Avatar 2:16pm Martinibomb:

yeh its fine the txt file? Yeh totally readable
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:16pm Otis Fodder:

Yay! Computers!
Avatar 2:17pm Mr Fab:

A show of millions of random samples is exactly that kind of thing that would CAUSE headaches in most people, Dave! You are truly a WFMU listener.
  2:18pm Dave In St Albans UK:

Thank you Mr Fab. A wonderful compliment!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:20pm Linda Lee:

hello! marvelous samples, glorious samples. bran flakes! downers! delicious, delicious.
Avatar 2:20pm Martinibomb:

@MrFab you mentioned u had an old hardware sampler. Was curious if you sold it during your garage sale? Also what kind is it if you remember?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:21pm Otis Fodder:

Hi Linda, welcome to the silly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:21pm Otis Fodder:

Ooooh, what kind of sampler did you have Fab?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:21pm Linda Lee:

back where i belong. it's fantastic. hi, Otis! :-)
  2:21pm Dave In St Albans UK:

Tonight's show may cause a shortening of attention span. I may never be able to sit through a 19 hour Lav Diaz movie ever again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:22pm ParUbi:

This also sounds carefully orchestrated to me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:23pm Linda Lee:

love the visuals! imagination by association! :-)
Avatar 2:24pm Mr Fab:

No, my Akai S900 (and all them disks) are not for sale. You convinced me to keep it, MB!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:24pm Otis Fodder:

They go together so well. Flashbacks of muting MTV decades ago and playing records and visuals matching up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:25pm Linda Lee:

absolutely! :-)
Avatar 2:27pm Martinibomb:

Yeah keep that one Mr Fab! I bought one for $150 in the 90s and used the crap out of it.. wish I'd never sold it. Except I got $550 for it.. Always on the fence about getting another one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:27pm Otis Fodder:

Listening to this now, I think... wow, so this is where a significant portion of my life went. Ha!
Avatar 2:28pm Martinibomb:

Processing sound thru old samplers for the sound especially an old s900/950 and then recording that back into the DAW is the way to go. Speed up the pitch when you sample and then slow it down for that extra grit the way they used to do it. Also saves memory cool trick
Avatar 2:29pm Martinibomb:

BTW I figure this is the one show I can nerd out on my love of old samplers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:31pm Kat in Chicago:

That vegetable sample!
Avatar 2:32pm Mr Fab:

that's a heavy thought, Otis, but keep in mind that you've entertained millions. Ot thousands. Or at least, me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm Otis Fodder:

Most samples here are from 1998-on all WAV files (low-bit to hi) but some are from various ways of archiving before. For a while I saved on VHS tapes in the mid-90s and DAT tapes. Cassettes for sure. My samplers from late 80s to mid-90s were a Roland S-10, Ensoniq EPS and upgraded to a EPS-16 after.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm Otis Fodder:

It's also a little inspiring listening to it all now. Haven't made a proper track in over 2 years, been on a nice break. Feeling like doing stuff now though. That's fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:36pm Linda Lee:

bravo!! :-)
Avatar 2:36pm Martinibomb:

I used to drool over the Ensoniq EPS-16 back in the day.. like go in the music store hah and touch it...
Avatar 2:37pm Mr Fab:

I never owned a computer til '99, so I used my Akai up til the new millennium when i switched to digital, starting with AcidPro.
Avatar 2:38pm geezerette:

Ahhhhhhh.... :)
Hi,Otis !
Time surfers !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:39pm Otis Fodder:

I loved ACID. My order of programs were: Fasttracker (DOS) and then with Windows: Making Waves, ACID... and from 2002 on Ableton.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:39pm Otis Fodder:

Oh, I loved ACID too, in 1989 in the clubs. ;)
Avatar 2:39pm Mr Fab:

Yay for Otis getting inspired! The last Bran Flakes album was as good as anything you guys have done.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:39pm Otis Fodder:

Hi geezerette!! Welcome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40pm Otis Fodder:

Aw, thanks Fab. Always fun to make music with Mildred, who inspires me as well.
Avatar 2:41pm Martinibomb:

@Fab hah yeh similar here... except I used an Amiga up until 1999 w/ that S900. I still used the s900 for processing sound even when I moved to Acid around the same time u did. You can run stuff thru it live and use the filter it's a pretty great machine
Avatar 2:51pm Martinibomb:

My order of programs.. heh goes.. Octatrack/Amiga to Bars&Pipes/Amiga to Acid to Protools to Ableton and moving toward Reaper. However, iPad apps are super amazing today. I use Beatmaker 3 & Korg Gadget. I typically have that plugged into my Akai MPC1000 with JJOS, EMU ESI-4000 (it has super rad digital filters) and Roland Sp404-SX.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm Rich in Washington:

My wife and our cats are confused. Mission accomplished, Otis!
Avatar 2:53pm Martinibomb:

AND I cannot say enough nice things about the Roland Sp404-Sx sampler. That line of samplers I used to think was the dumbest thing ever.. boy was I wrong. I probably use it more than anything else I've ever used. YES it sounds terrible! But, it's a good terrible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm Otis Fodder:

Bunjee the cat here is just like, really, you are doing THIS... again? Fast asleep kitty.

Hi Rich, wife and cats!
Avatar 2:55pm Martinibomb:

@Rich I think you should get an SP404-SX sampler for your setup... I think you would love having one. So useful for radio folks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm ParUbi:

This is *exactly* the way aliens would communicate with us
Avatar 2:56pm Martinibomb:

AND DEVO uses the SP for the WHIP sound when they are on tour. What better endorsement do you neeeeed?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm Rich in Washington:

I used an AKAI S20 in the late 90s. What a fun gadget but also an incredible pain in the ass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm Otis Fodder:

Exact ParUbi!
Avatar 2:57pm Martinibomb:

@PerUbi we're chatting *samplers* or I am .. hahah any experience with using old hardware samplers?
Avatar 2:58pm Martinibomb:

@Rich the SP404 is comparable to using Reel to Reel but in a digital form that's easier to carry I suppose RtoR sounds better but sometimes that is no the point it's how does it make you feel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm ParUbi:

I had a primitive beatbox program on my Atari ST, but that's about it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm ParUbi:

but lately it's all been a Zoom H2 and Audition
Avatar 2:59pm Martinibomb:

oooh the Atari St was a formidable computer for music especially!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Otis Fodder:

Okay Friendly Persuaders... 3 hours more!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm ParUbi:

yep, had a built in MIDI port
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm ParUbi:

under-utilized by me
Avatar 3:00pm Martinibomb:

AND the ATARI ST was SOLID I mean rock solid midi timing
Avatar 3:01pm Martinibomb:

twas a thing of beauty. Seriously desert island. Give me an Atari St. with Cubase and an Akai S950.
  3:02pm olivia:

Gotta go now, but so glad I caught the first hour! Long Live the Sample!
Avatar 3:02pm Martinibomb:

... And of course a gigantic pile of records and a turntable and I'd be in heaven
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm ParUbi:

alas, it was mostly used to write shitty English reports for highschool English
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Linda Lee:

"lunge left & hug your leg" indeed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Otis Fodder:

Imagine if you were on a desert island and all you had was a Bee Gees Rhythm Machine and a kazoo.

Hold on now, maybe that's it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm ParUbi:

oh, and to play some pretty cool games
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Otis Fodder:

Hi Olivia, thanks for listening, see ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Linda Lee:

throw in a Zoom recorder & i'll take it! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Otis Fodder:

... and a box of batteries.
Avatar 3:05pm Martinibomb:

@Otis I suspect I'd probably make more songs with just that album and a kazoo than I could with all the records and instruments in the world. Less is more with art/music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Linda Lee:

solar charger maybe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Linda Lee:

it's also about time.
  3:06pm melinda:

Howdy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Otis Fodder:

So true MB. I have created more with less myself too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Otis Fodder:

Howdy Melinda!
Avatar 3:07pm Martinibomb:

I wish I could get a grant where I have to make a record a year from the same album for 50 years. That'd be an interesting art project.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Linda Lee:

hi melinda! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Linda Lee:

what album, MB?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Otis Fodder:

MB - Nice life work there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm Otis Fodder:

MB - Shaggs' Philosophy of the World?
Avatar 3:08pm Martinibomb:

Hah!
Avatar 3:09pm Martinibomb:

@Linda Bee Gees Rhythm Machine... if that was the only album you could sample from ever. Lol for 50 years
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Linda Lee:

ha! i thought that was your equipment!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm Linda Lee:

like, a toy for kids they licensed with their name!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Otis Fodder:

MB - The feasibility of obtaining a grant for a 50-year project/life's work could very well happen. What a project. And taking Mrs Miller's Greatest Hits too, I commend you sir!
Avatar 3:13pm fred:

Hello all
Speaking of reliable vintage hardware, a coworker brought over a "portable" oscilloscope from the sixties at work. It weighs less than 40 pounds! But almost no latency, and allegedly repairable (that should be put to the test soon)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Otis Fodder:

Hi fred, welcome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Otis Fodder:

Oscilloscope, very nice!
Avatar 3:14pm Martinibomb:

@Otis can you get Canadian grants? Have you ever looked into that? They spend way more on artists up there than they do here in the States. I think Coover BC spends like 22mil on Art and Portland only spends like 2mil (similar size cities)
Avatar 3:15pm Martinibomb:

Coover BC is a little bigger than Portland but you know what I mean
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Otis Fodder:

I can as a resident within Canada. Have not had a project in mind to apply for one as of yet, but have thought about it as several friends and an archive I work with here is all about grants. Times have changed from 15+ years ago to now for bands and grants (I have heard) but still there are many opportunities here for artists. It's complicated however as with anywhere.
Avatar 3:18pm Martinibomb:

@Fred Love ocilloscopes - I don't have the room for one right now but it's on the list of things I miss that my Dad had around....
  3:18pm John from Florham park:

Hello fellow sheena room listeners
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm Otis Fodder:

Hi John!
  3:19pm John from Florham park:

@Otis howdy
Avatar 3:20pm Martinibomb:

@Otis exactly what I hear from other canadian artist friends ... everyone's got their troubles heh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm Linda Lee:

now *that* was funny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm Otis Fodder:

So with short attention span relating to consuming media over the past decade, is this show... the music of the future! Oh no! Or, ooohhh yes, I welcome my 10 second song overlords.
  3:21pm John from Florham park:

@Linda lee howdy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Otis Fodder:

Not sure why I sample stuff like "Color Printer". But I do! You can now peer further into my silly soul friends.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm Linda Lee:

this actually takes some focus to follow ! especially if you're looking for a narrative thread!
hi John!
  3:23pm John from Florham park:

@Otis and the group there is a great station I listen too from Alberta called CKUA plays great stuff
  3:24pm John from Florham park:

And CFCR from Toronto
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Otis Fodder:

Thanks John, will check out CKUA.

I know CFCR from Toronto, great station!!

Here in Montreal, my radio dial (an old radio in my front room) is set to CKUT (when not on CBC). CKUT and CIBL are great college stations here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

i like this, hi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Otis Fodder:

Hi GST, so nice to see ya!
Avatar 3:27pm Martinibomb:

How come you're not back-announcing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Otis Fodder:

Haaaaaaaaaa!
Avatar 3:28pm Martinibomb:

;-D hah heh heh
  3:28pm John from Florham park:

@Otis I listen to CKUT fir international radio report 1030 am my time so I know it’s a pretty good station, and I love listening to the CBC great news and they don’t talk about you know who all the time
  3:29pm John from Florham park:

@Granny hello again
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm Otis Fodder:

I love it, it's like taking a week off here MB. Laid back in a chair, playlistin' with coffee.
  3:30pm John from Florham park:

@otis very cool
Avatar 3:39pm fred:

One of these samples was from what Mayuko plays at the end of her show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm Otis Fodder:

Oh wow, that's great Fred. I'll try to pinpoint it post-show and listen/compare.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Linda Lee:

kneel on floor
extra cripy chicken
marijuana
wear dangling earrings and a draped sari if you have it ..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm Otis Fodder:

last one, vincent price doing his cooking records.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm Linda Lee:

auditory poetics!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm Linda Lee:

definitely recognized vincent price!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm ParUbi:

Did I hear a speak-n-spell?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Linda Lee:

so many beautiful samples!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Otis Fodder:

Sometimes it sounds like the stream is cutting out to Sheena's and back and to Iciban and back and Drummer and back and FMU mothership and back.

Yes, speak-n-spell letters, full alphabet and numbers in here.
Avatar 3:45pm Mr Fab:

My sale is going on today, too:
losangeles.craigslist.org...

Had a real crazy party yesterday - Sheena's djs Spacebrother Greg, and DJ ARB, who came with her friend Carlos (who's gonna DJ a show on Dublab), writer Domenic Priore (I ran in the house to pull out one of his books I own that was NOT for sale to show to the others)...hanging out all day, actually. It's slow now, so L.A. listeners should come by, say hi, and listen to Otis with me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm ParUbi:

What's the easiest way to cut up and randomly scramble a longer sample? Like the equivalent of cutting up a tape and randomly taping it back together.
Avatar 3:46pm Mr Fab:

"the stream is cutting out to Sheena's and back and to Iciban and back and Drummer and back and FMU mothership and back" - almost the sort of thing Martinibomb does on his show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm Otis Fodder:

Wow, would have loved to be there. Like I mentioned yesterday, I would have brought a crate of records, a bottle of Cuban Rum and probably would have made a nice salad for everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm Linda Lee:

ParUbi, there are apps that can do this. i've used dice & marbles.
Avatar 3:48pm Mr Fab:

We could have used some food! ARB bought chips n salsa, Greg brought some liquid refreshers.

ParUbi, the EASY easiest would be to put everything in itunes, shuffle play.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm Otis Fodder:

ParUbi, not sure of the exact app for live purposes, but would be interested to know of a program where I could do this (where all files here are just open appended in a wav file)... but to do it live accessing all my WAV files.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm Otis Fodder:

I love a day long sale, sure the stuff is great to look at... but a huge fan of just sitting, kicking back, convo and drinks and food! Good times!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm Linda Lee:

you mean one piece of music, say, right? you'd have to decide where to cut then, before you load into shuffle. then make a file for each..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Otis Fodder:

Oh, I guess I could use Winamp and click random, totally.
Avatar 3:50pm fred:

@Otis: Ask Kenzo?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Otis Fodder:

But then, it's loading up thousands of samples into the Winamp playlist. I bet Kenzo or Martinibomb can help here.
  3:51pm John from Florham park:

@Otis ask webhamster Henry too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm Otis Fodder:

Totally fred. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm Otis Fodder:

Ah, of course Henry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm ParUbi:

I was wondering if there was an app for that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm Linda Lee:

i'm sure there is. me, i would treat the thing visually & have a random combination of dice & marbles tell me where to cut & how, using a binary yes/no system.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm Linda Lee:

that way there's a bit of a human touch still.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54pm Linda Lee:

& it's more like cutting a physical object.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54pm ParUbi:

What I've done is cut them up in audacity, but it's a real pain and arbitrarily stitching them together doesn't really feel random. The bulk random-rename would help a lot though, and that's new to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Linda Lee:

yes! that's what i'm talking about too. audacity. but i'd have a randomizing method tell me what to do.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Otis Fodder:

I needed to rename all files random and this program (windows) helped, www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm Linda Lee:

it's time consuming for sure. just like cutting tape.
  3:57pm John from Florham park:

I am really enjoying this conversation on here, learning a lot too
Avatar 4:01pm Martinibomb:

I have other things going on... still listening as always! Thanks for the music is if I don't make it back to da chat
Avatar 4:01pm Mr Fab:

Oh, cutting up first, didn't read carefully. I don't know of any way to randomly cut up anything. Think you'd have to cut up by "hand," then load 'em all into itunes, hit shuffle play, and record that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm Linda Lee:

i think that's right. so the only issue is, how do you cut them up?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm Linda Lee:

i'd have my oracle tell me how to cut & then what to do with the pieces.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm Otis Fodder:

Randomly cutup, not sure. Always done it the time-consuming, but exact way. Has to be an easy app out there for this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm chresti:

Hello Otis and persuaders! Home from work..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm Linda Lee:

hi chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm Otis Fodder:

Hi chresti, we just hit the 50% mark. Thousands of hits left!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm Rich in Washington:

I'm just bopping around the house doing chores and record re-shelving while listening to this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm ParUbi:

Someone should make one if there isn't!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm Otis Fodder:

Or hundreds left.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm Linda Lee:

nice! touch your toes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm Otis Fodder:

Are you re-ordering your vinyl Rich? Or filing? A-Z?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06pm Otis Fodder:

I was A-Z with Comps and Soundtrack sections. But now, it's all random.
  4:07pm John from Florham park:

@Rich afternoon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm Otis Fodder:

... I'm doing laundry now. Just put towels in the dryer. Even your host is boppin' round with chores!
  4:10pm John from Florham park:

Just sitting here watching the giants the jets wondering if there was a way both teams could lose
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm Kat in Chicago:

I'm doing laundry too, haha. Knitting inbetween trips to the basement. Once that's done, I'm going to try a new lentil soup recipe. After soup I'll put together my show for tomorrow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm Otis Fodder:

Knitting is on my to-learn list. Playing records, cat on the lap, lookin' out my window...nittin'... that's a nice plan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm Kat in Chicago:

Linda Lee, do you mean literally dice & marbles? Or an app that's called that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm Linda Lee:

what's the show, Kat?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm Linda Lee:

yes, literal dice & marbles. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Linda Lee:

i just worked out in advance what each throw meant & then applied it to what i was working with.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Otis Fodder:

Gonna share a link for Kat here, oh yea! www.facebook.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Kat in Chicago:

LL - I do a mostly-electronic-music show called Destination Unknown (legacy name, not mine) on the Loyola University radio station on Monday nights. I took it over from my friend 6 1/2 years ago when she moved to NYC. She's in Berlin now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Kat in Chicago:

aw, thanks Otis :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Otis Fodder:

Cool name though and a killer Missing Persons number.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Linda Lee:

i'd love hearing it! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Linda Lee:

thanks Otis! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm Otis Fodder:

Kat, would love for you to jump on here and maybe do a segment in time, play what'cha want, any styles/sounds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm ParUbi:

My wife made me switch stations because it was "driving her crazy"-- what even is that?!
  4:27pm John from Florham park:

@Kat in Chicago that soup sounds good enjoy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm Kat in Chicago:

LL - It's live 10-midnight Central on Mondays. I record all the shows but am bad about posting them. There are a few (mostly guest sets) at soundcloud.com... Most recent set of me is the Halloween fill-in for Abstract Science (another show). It doesn't have me talking on it though, i pre-recorded that mix and just posted it that way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm ParUbi:

I told her I wrote that-- she has a good sense of humor
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm Linda Lee:

she wants to hear a song & she's not getting one. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Kat in Chicago:

Otis, I'd love to do that! Not sure what I'd do though. I'll think about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm ParUbi:

I explained how the show was put together, and she said "of course *you'd* like it"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Otis Fodder:

ParUbi - The work here has been finally realized! Ah, perfection. Ha ha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Otis Fodder:

@Kat - Anytime.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Otis Fodder:

I love that. "of course you'd like it". Nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Kat in Chicago:

I can see where this would be super annoying to listen to if you weren't primed for weirdness by WFMU or other means. Your brain wants to complete the samples, not jump to the next thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31pm Webhamster Henry:

A show for those with short attention spans.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31pm Linda Lee:

'of course you'd like it' because your sophisticated taste blows her mind?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31pm ParUbi:

Frustrated expectations
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31pm Linda Lee:

we have a link from Otis! i'll go there & hear you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm Webhamster Henry:

I may be feeding this and its previous iteration to some machine learning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm ParUbi:

@Linda-- because that's how conversation works half the time. I often have random non sequiturs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm Otis Fodder:

I would love to hear this while in the grocery shopping for oh, yogurt and peaches.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:33pm Otis Fodder:

This morning I was humming Solid As A Rock... sadly the original, I long to hear muzak hits of the past these days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:33pm Linda Lee:

this is where one's idea of 'music' makes a difference. :-)
  4:33pm Dave In St Albans UK:

Otis. The same as last week. Nothing but wtf facial expressions from my family! Haha ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm Otis Fodder:

Yes, indeedy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm Kat in Chicago:

Henry, I'd certainly like to hear what the machine makes of this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm Linda Lee:

Don-O gave us a sweet taste the other day. now we're hungry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm ParUbi:

I sometimes shop with a live audio processing app on headphones. Usually Filtatron
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm Otis Fodder:

@Dave - I am doing my job. Do you hear that WFMU. Can I come back to Earth now? Lonely up here in the FMU Space Station!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm Otis Fodder:

Don-O's show on Friday was a whole lotta fun! www.wfmu.org...
  4:36pm John from Florham park:

This is why I listen to this station I hear things that no other so called freeform would dare to play or would want too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36pm Linda Lee:

oh my! not disorienting?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36pm Webhamster Henry:

I'm following along with the "playlist"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm ParUbi:

@John-- I agree. It satisfies my craving for novelty / the unexpected.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm Otis Fodder:

@John - Me too, learned about so much from WFMU over the past 20 years of listening. First was able to listen on the west coast via stream in 1999. Before I only had ordered stuff through the Catalog of Curiosities. First hearing Incorrect Music was a revelation for me, akin to picking up the RE/Search ISM books in the mid-90s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Otis Fodder:

@Henry - Of course you are! Ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm Linda Lee:

poncharello?
  4:40pm John from Florham park:

@Otis wish I know about this station years ago
@Parubi this station at times puts dr demonto to shame
  4:44pm John from Florham park:

@Otis and the group don’t know how SM ken does this but I am glad he holds all this together somehow, I have given up on commercial rock radio
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm Webhamster Henry:

Fans of the Optigan samples you occasionally hear here should check out the iOptigan app !
Avatar 4:45pm Mr Fab:

It's not easy John - Ken has had to make some very difficult decisions to keep this madhouse on the air.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm Otis Fodder:

Yes, and these Optigan samples were passed to me by Pea in the early 2000s. Since that time the collection has been taken from masters and is all cleaned up. optigan.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm Otis Fodder:

Big shout-out on that note to SM-K and Staff!
  4:47pm John from Florham park:

@mr fab I know have seen sex and broadcasting and what he does to keep this place alive
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Webhamster Henry:

Yes - you can still donate to WFMU and top off the October Hellraiser.
  4:48pm John from Florham park:

@Henry wish I could but no extra money, I feel really bad about it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm Otis Fodder:

That's right! Some spiffy new shirts this round, pledge.wfmu.org...

I picked up the Constantly Erupting one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Otis Fodder:

@John - The thought alone is wonderful. :)
  4:51pm John from Florham park:

@Otis like I told Henry it is not possible for me right now but I spread the gospel of WFMU far and wide
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Webhamster Henry:

I am also broke, but threw some pennies in the pot.
  4:52pm John from Florham park:

@Henry if I ever get extra money this station would get a good chunk of it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Otis Fodder:

3 hours in and 1 hour left to go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Webhamster Henry:

This of course reminds me of the sound effects mix from the John Lotas demo tape that was exposed on the 365 days project. www.wfmu.org...
  4:59pm John from Florham park:

Very enjoyable 3 hours
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Kat in Chicago:

Laundry should be dry by now, brb
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Otis Fodder:

Yes Henry, last week on the show played the John Lotas Demo in a 365 Days Project radio piece. That's a gem!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02pm Otis Fodder:

You are right Kat! Just peeked round the bend here and now in 20min I can put colors in the dryer. Exciting! The world of washing, here today, on Friendly Persuasion! Ha.
  5:02pm John from Florham park:

@And very enjoyable last hour coming up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:03pm Webhamster Henry:

Oop I missed it and didn't get to talk about myself (heh).
Something I didn't stick in the Project was a two record set of 10 second excerpts from music licensed by Chappell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm Otis Fodder:

That sounds good... but NO run of 365 Days Part III... maybe when mp3 blogs get all retro again in 20 years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:09pm Webhamster Henry:

You put a lot of 356 Days spares on Beware of the Blog, though. WHICH IS ALSO DEAD.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:09pm chresti:

I hear some familiar bits that were on some Bran Flakes tunes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm Otis Fodder:

There are, loads of bits in here chresti.
  5:13pm John from Florham park:

@Itus just texted my sister and the of her I am going to be late from hearing all these samples
  5:13pm John from Florham park:

I mean Otis sorry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:14pm Otis Fodder:

I'm just sitting here staring at the speakers wondering what will come next and when things line up it's so funny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:14pm Otis Fodder:

I like Itus too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:15pm Linda Lee:

i *love* some of these sounds. love!
  5:15pm John from Florham park:

@Otis j hate mangling someone’s name
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:20pm Otis Fodder:

"do not stand up while in a car" ... think that's my fav one of the show. Like, yea, duh!
  5:20pm Dave In St Albans UK:

I feel like my head is being reprogrammed slowly by 3200 files of sound. Might need to reboot myself later to install my "Otis FP" updates!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:21pm Otis Fodder:

Don't upload the beta version! You could end up with 320,000 sounds!
  5:24pm Dave In St Albans UK:

Or a Blue Screen of Deaf ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm Otis Fodder:

Ha, that's the best!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:29pm Kat in Chicago:

Blue Screen of Deaf is a noise band name just waiting to be claimed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm Otis Fodder:

Yes, it is!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm Otis Fodder:

I can just speed up this show from 4 hours to 4 minutes and we have our first band song!
  5:33pm Dave In St Albans UK:

I would buy it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34pm Kat in Chicago:

Good lord, what would that sound like
Avatar 5:35pm Martinibomb:

wish I had the individual files
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm Otis Fodder:

@MB - At some point, I plan to offer the entire collection online for others, folders-categorized with asd files for each as I have loop points set on all samples (or defined as oneshot).
Avatar 5:39pm Martinibomb:

Yes puhlease! he heh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:39pm Otis Fodder:

Maybe I'll do an EP of songs, good idea... on Bandcamp with these shows. Condensed versions.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40pm Linda Lee:

absolutely amazing..
Avatar 5:43pm Oliverrr:

dizzying ! .. ha ! .. hi Otis ! A+
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm Dr. Eloise Yarby:

finally! my professional name.
  5:43pm Dave In St Albans UK:

Keep us posted on those ideas Otis, please.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm Otis Fodder:

Yes! Dr. Eloise Yarby! I have wanted to use just that in a song, over and over on breakdowns.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm Otis Fodder:

Hey Oliver!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm Dr. Eloise Yarby:

please do!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm Otis Fodder:

Go Jack Benny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm Dr. Eloise Yarby:

this is just luscious, Otis! just sorry i didn't plan ahead with a little blotter! :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm Otis Fodder:

@Dr. Eloise Yarby... your name is contained within this sacred tomb of audio delights... www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm Dr. Eloise Yarby:

fabulous! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm Webhamster Henry:

One of the things I want to write would be processing and segmenting stuff like this, finding multiple loop points, using machine learning to cluster similar samples. Kind of like what Lyle McDonald is up to experiments.withgoogle.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm Dr. Eloise Yarby:

just beautiful, Otis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52pm Dr. Eloise Yarby:

wow...
Avatar 5:53pm Oliverrr:

nice bunch !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm Webhamster Henry:

Start back announcing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Kat in Chicago:

The soundcard had a nervous breakdown :-o
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Dr. Eloise Yarby:

it was overcome.
  5:55pm Dave In St Albans UK:

Thank you for a great evening of entertainment Otis. Friendly Pursuasion goes where very few dare to go .... :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Webhamster Henry:

(Kyle McDonald that is)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Dr. Eloise Yarby:

yes!!! glad you're digitizing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm Dr. Eloise Yarby:

thanks so much Otis. lovely.
Avatar 6:00pm Mr Fab:

we made it! Congrats all around! Thanks again Otis.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm chresti:

Thanks Otis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm Dr. Eloise Yarby:

we can sample! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm Kat in Chicago:

Thank you, Otis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm Webhamster Henry:

Hear ya next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Otis Fodder:

Crazy, soundcard gave out. Going to open append the last 8 minutes or so to the next You Can Sample show for some week in the near future. Great chatting with you all today, take care and sending smiles your way!
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