Maybe you’ve heard of this thing, ASMR, which is apparently a phenomenon where really close sounds can trigger a pleasant feeling (some would even say Head orgasmsThis is only a few of the first search hits I got. I guess I’m cementing the hegemony of SEO, but whatever.) in some lucky few.

I am not one of those few. I’m pretty sure this is not ASMR, though.

Web art

Today for #AudioMo I’m doing something a little different: I’m announcing my web-art site at! For those of you who don’t know, is a shared computer online. It’s sort of half-social-network, half-maker-space, and half-art-community. It’s got all sorts of old-school stuff, like gopher holes, intra-server email, IRC, BBS, MOTDs, and a ton of other acronyms too. I’d recommend checking out all of the users’ pages, which you can find by going to the home page and clicking around.

Anyway, today’s #AudioMo submission is there. It’s called oregano and it’s a kind of HTML video piece. I’m not sure if it’s good or just weird! If you have an opinion, feel free to email me using the leave a comment link to the right!

If you can’t hear the audio, your browser probably doesn’t allow auto-playing audio. Which is really a good thing! Good job, browser!

(You can listen to the file here instead.)

Songs of birds and people

Today the birds were singing clear. I captured some of their song from my backyard this morning, but they were singing all day wherever I went. I heard them everywhere. We’re going to walk the dogs later tonight; I might hear some then even though it’s dark.

At church we had the annual Pride service. We sang a Unitarian classic, We will walk together, a rousing tune. I think my second favorite UU hymn, behind Blue Boat Home. The service was a celebration of how far we’ve come in equal rights and how far we’ve still got to go.