A few weeks ago, or maybe in April, I saw a huge tumbleweed tumbling on the side of the road one morning. I drove across the intersection, turned around and drove back to the tumbleweed, which had come to a rest in the gutter. I opened the hatch of my car, folded the rear seats out of the way and loaded up the weed, not without getting stung a few times. I thought that the tumbleweed looked a bit like a chandelier. This weekend we bought silver spraypaint (((my son’s choice, I would have picked white))) and painted the weed. Monday evening I mounted the silver tumbleweed and here are the first pics. I think silver was a great choice… looks as if the weed had been dunked into a chrome bath.
I am hoping that the silver paint will ensure that none of the tumbeweed’s stickers fall into a guest’s soup…
The Swinger « Music Machinery
The Swinger is a bit of python code that takes any song and makes it swing. It does this be taking each beat and time-stretching the first half of each beat while time-shrinking the second half. It has quite a magical effect.
I don’t know about magical. How about mildly interesting? Nothing swings like real musicians. Only a code-jockey would think that those samples swing.