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(no subject) [Dec. 25th, 2009|09:24 pm]


breaking a long sleep in many regards: even as the ground be icing i will thaw!

mp3death follows the suit: a new ep out by JELLICA (the earless cat) called WALKING ABOUT AT NIGHT has just been released! download the 25meg zip of 192kbps mp3s or stream & gander at the archive.org page. electro // gameboy // techno // micromusic // chip // wobbles // chiptune // JUST PLAIN GOOD.

working back from there, on the way into PHX to visit my folks over funkmas i had a chance to tear it up a bit in the lgpt piggy tracker. i keep working on a track till i can listen through it and not want to tweak anything so that's where CD_BUK (soundcloud) is at. but nothing's ever final in handheld tracker land so stack up the comments good and bad!

on the tracker tip i was just in nyc for blipfestival09! it was a great time playing a gig at public assembly for the post-blip showcase hosted by 8bk-ok and i also got to dj an official blip festival happy hour saturday afternoon before things really kicked off for the night. obligations//honorary appearances aside i had a total blast seeing old friends and making new ones.

and before that i was on the DATABEEZ tour, spreading a fine pollen of chip love up and down the west coast with a dip into the south. each stop was wonderful for different reasons. in la it was awesome to hang with the giant robot bosses and it was interesting to have a bigger crowd for the gameboy music lecture i gave than for the gameboy music show i played.

at the sf DATABEEZ date it was a real treat to play on dna lounge's well-tuned sound system and have jyk fly in from nyc explicitly for my visuals. seattle was more vj excitement, with my demoscene buddies guybrush and blackpawn doing realtime stuff live instead of at demo parties for the first time ever ... something i have been hoping and wishing for since i did that interview with PAiN way back in jan of 07. and austin had the best energy of any stop, tim at the highball knows how to set a space up and the residents of that city know how to party! ~whew~

lately i've been saying "gameboy music" kind of how people say "xerox machine." it gets less blank stares than "handheld tracker music" even tho while i was in nyc i lost all my gb material to cart crashes so i was down to a psp and iphone for playback.

luckily my dingoo a320 just arrived from dx. piggy tracker is running smooth on that linux handheld so i'll be back to rocking nothing but trackers again pretty soon. live tracking is still what i like best, it allows me to tweak patterns right down the minute i'm playing it out loud. but i'm never 100% happy with my live rig, lugging around an alesis mixer and pioneer fx unit for the little handhelds to play through is feeling more and more silly as fun as they are. and pretty much all the time i'm having the thought of fking all that and getting busy on a solid abletop like all the cool kids. 2010 will tell and maybe i'll be updating more frequently as sh9tz g0 d0wN!~

and if you need touchings more frequent than that i've been hitting @cogthrob with banter and @starpause with haiku =)

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SPERM REPORT by STARPAWSE !@# [Mar. 18th, 2008|09:01 am]
IMG_5112.jpg • Starpause & noteNdo

on march 8th, 2008 i played CONFUSE party which was part of the SPERM festival in PRAGUE of the CZECH REPUBLIC. the party was held at PROSTOR ABATON which is a four floor warehouse-gone-partyspace.

i shared the BLIP stage with a bunch of other chip junkies. it was on ground level close to the entrance and sound was provided by VICEAUDIO who did a great job--the bass was huge and tight in the room, the monitors were well placed and matched to the main system, and the crew was super easy to communicate with from the stage. even beyond that, they had no problem with me recording directly off their board so i have clean recordings of every BLIP stage artist from the night, which are being podcast as a series on the twentygoto10 blog.

the other stages were equally well run, right above BLIP was a lounge with couches, projections, merch tables, the bar, and hari krishnas serving up some of the best vegitarian food i ate in prague! the top floor housed the SHOW stage featuring names like MODESELEKTOR, DEADBEAT, and JOAKIM. the WASTED stage took up the venue's basement with JASON FORREST, PURE, SOCIETY SUCKERS, and a few others.

the BLIP floor was packed NONSTOP except for the brief breaks between performers. there was a good mix of people in the space: some stood still while they satisfied their curiosity, some were super eager and had traveled from as far as hungry to meet the 8BITPEOPLES crew, and some were just there to dance their asses off for anyone that took the stage.

my own set went really well with the usual live-mode jockeying between PIGGY TRACKER (on a gp2x f200) and LSDJ (on a gba-sp). i was on top of the queues and mutes, brushing over the janks with quick switches to catchy chains. my off kilter kay-nine-dee beats had people dancing like mutants and humping the speakers, too good!

noteNdo provided circuit bent visuals during my set and he did a nice job mixing in the LGPT logo that noCarrier managed to load up into his NES. the display was a wall of TVs stacked on top of each other behind me, controlled by some incredible home-brewed software with an ANSI interface running on a 286. TVs were falling in and out of the array, adding to noteNdo's bent vibe.

my shirt was off by the end of my first track which properly confused about half the audience and had the other half screaming and jumping. closer to the end of my set i got a lock going on and danced through the crowed, it was cool to take a break and be face to face with the people moving to my music.

about fifty minutes into my set MIKE TANK let me know that i should wrap it up, i was on my fourth sav and wondering what i would play next so the timing felt right. i worked through the last bit of the sav and shouted my thanks to people without using a microphone ... staying raw rather than audible.

the pictures of my set that have been tagged on flickr say more than my words can. big thanks to the SPERM organizers and THE TANK for making it feasible for all the BLIP performers to be in prague. and also thanks and respect to everyone i shared the stage with: herbert weixelbaum, bud melvin, bubblyfish, bit shifter, stu, nullsleep, and 1a2v1.

i'm also am making my set available before it's turn in the podcast series:


so eat it up and fly me out to your next big party!! =)

<3j.ordan aka STARPAUSE teh K9D
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xpeee [Dec. 13th, 2007|10:19 pm]


today i saw windows xp running on an eee. the guy had used xplite to strip windows down to about a gig, which lived fine on the 4gig flash drive. he said he only got about 3 hours battery life out of the thing. at least the phone charger is also small.

i think people are going to be using windows xp for a long time. there might eventually be as many win xp hold outs as their are amiga and atari st hold outs. "it does what i want," they say.

my xp laptop is on it's last legs, it doesn't boot up very easily if i let it turn off. i'm hot for a mac subnote but if one of those doesn't appear in january i'll wind up with linux on an eee or lenovo x61

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