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by BrianSiano
Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2009
Replies: 1336
Views: 311273

Loudness Wars

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20091009.htm My own peeve isn't the loss in MP3s. Granted, that _is_ irritating-- I've noticed a kind of seashell-echo envelope echo thing on spoken word recordings, which tend to be sampled at lower rates. But when I really want to listen to music, and not bother my h...
by BrianSiano
Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2009
Replies: 1336
Views: 311273

Loudness Wars

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20091007.htm My own peeve isn't the loss in MP3s. Granted, that _is_ irritating-- I've noticed a kind of seashell-echo envelope echo thing on spoken word recordings, which tend to be sampled at lower rates. But when I really want to listen to music, and not bother my h...
by BrianSiano
Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2009
Replies: 1336
Views: 311273

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20091009.htm I really ought to add my comments sooner than I'd like. Y'see, I had a look at the blog in question after Harlan posted the name, and found that their discussion of ROF didn't really match what was written here. I didn't care for a lot of _their_ discussio...
by BrianSiano
Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2009
Replies: 1336
Views: 311273

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20091007.htm I really ought to add my comments sooner than I'd like. Y'see, I had a look at the blog in question after Harlan posted the name, and found that their discussion of ROF didn't really match what was written here. I didn't care for a lot of _their_ discussio...
by BrianSiano
Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2009
Replies: 1336
Views: 311273

I agree with Rick.

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20091009.htm I was kind of surprised at Harlan's note about the chief complainer. Suggesting that others go and have at it with her struck me as being sorta out of character for our host. So Rick's right, even before we ask ourselves what kind of grief _he'd_ have to e...
by BrianSiano
Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2009
Replies: 1336
Views: 311273

I agree with Rick.

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20091007.htm I was kind of surprised at Harlan's note about the chief complainer. Suggesting that others go and have at it with her struck me as being sorta out of character for our host. So Rick's right, even before we ask ourselves what kind of grief _he'd_ have to e...
by BrianSiano
Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2009
Replies: 1336
Views: 311273

The Someday Funnies

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20091007.htm You probably know I'm a huge fan of the old _National Lampoon_, which was astoundingly brilliant in the early 1970s. One of the magazine's contributors was an enterprising Canadian named Michel Choquette. He was one of those guys who isn't a core creator, ...
by BrianSiano
Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2009
Replies: 1336
Views: 311273

The Someday Funnies

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20091009.htm You probably know I'm a huge fan of the old _National Lampoon_, which was astoundingly brilliant in the early 1970s. One of the magazine's contributors was an enterprising Canadian named Michel Choquette. He was one of those guys who isn't a core creator, ...
by BrianSiano
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2009
Replies: 1336
Views: 311273

James Moran's blogpost

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20091007.htm He couldn't have more of my sympathy. What is it about science fiction and fantasy that encourages this attitude that the writer has to serve the desires of the audience? Okay, I have ideas about this "what it is," but I think I've written about it before.
by BrianSiano
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2009
Replies: 1336
Views: 311273

James Moran's blogpost

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20091009.htm He couldn't have more of my sympathy. What is it about science fiction and fantasy that encourages this attitude that the writer has to serve the desires of the audience? Okay, I have ideas about this "what it is," but I think I've written about it before.
by BrianSiano
Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2009
Replies: 1336
Views: 311273

Jefftyish reply to Greg Hurd

Name: Brian Siano
Source: unca20091007.htm
Using still-living people is OK for the game. After all, when Harlan wrote the story, John Huston and Donald Westlake were still alive-- as was Orson Welles, the voice of the Shadow.
by BrianSiano
Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2009
Replies: 1336
Views: 311273

Jefftyish reply to Greg Hurd

Name: Brian Siano
Source: unca20091009.htm
Using still-living people is OK for the game. After all, when Harlan wrote the story, John Huston and Donald Westlake were still alive-- as was Orson Welles, the voice of the Shadow.
by BrianSiano
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2009
Replies: 1336
Views: 311273

Gotta great timewaster for everybody!

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20091009.htm KOS asks: "Can Jeffty come out and play?" Good question... but _what would you do_? What would you go see at the movies? Listen to on the radio? What pulp magazine stories would you read, and by whom? Here's food for thought: the original story mentions Jo...
by BrianSiano
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2009
Replies: 1336
Views: 311273

Gotta great timewaster for everybody!

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20091007.htm KOS asks: "Can Jeffty come out and play?" Good question... but _what would you do_? What would you go see at the movies? Listen to on the radio? What pulp magazine stories would you read, and by whom? Here's food for thought: the original story mentions Jo...
by BrianSiano
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2009
Replies: 1336
Views: 311273

Heads Up on Frank Baum Thtuff

Name: Brian Siano
Source: unca20090706.htm
The Smithsonian magazine has a nice piece about L. Frank Baum, creator of Oz, at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-cult ... tain.html#


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