Sound stories 20120523

May 22, 2012 7:43 pm
Robert Moog's birthday
May 23, 1934-August 21, 2005
From Wikipedia: "Robert Arthur "Bob" Moog (pronounced /ˈmoʊɡ/ MOHG), founder of Moog Music, was an American pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer. Bob Moog's innovative electronic design is employed in numerous synthesizers including the Minimoog Model D, Minimoog Voyager, Little Phatty, Moog Taurus Bass Pedals, Moog Minitaur, the Animoog ios app, and the Moogerfooger line of effects pedals." (Wikipedia)

C-Span Video of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) criticizing the Federal Communications Commission's alleged lack of transparency just before 11 a.m. EDT on the U.S. Senate floor.

• "Grassley slams FCC on Senate floor over LightSquared"
John Eggerton at Broadcasting & Cable took the agency to task, "over the waiver it initially issued to LightSquared, and over the documents it did not initially release about how that waiver was granted." Grassley recently lifted his hold on the nominations of FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Jessica Rosenworce. Watch the 11-minute speech above via C-Span. (Broadcasting & Cable)

• "Free Press criticizes NAB decision to challenge political file Order"
Free Press advocacy group criticizes movie by National Association of Broadcasters on Tue., May 22 to file a petition with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the Federal Communications Commission's April order requiring broadcasters to put their political file information online.
Free Press Senior Policy Counsel Corie Wright made the following statement:
“This is nothing more than an attempt by the NAB to stall an important and overdue transparency initiative. The FCC decision to put the political files online will bring broadcasters into the 21st century, and will make already public information more easily accessible to everyone. The FCC made the right decision and is on firm legal ground.” (Free Press)

• "Channel Sharing Workshop"
The Federal Communications Commission held a workshop for broadcasters considering channel sharing, moving their place in the radio spectrum, to free up spectrum for more users. (FCC)

Watch Cell Tower Deaths on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

• "Cell tower deaths"
Frontline and ProPublica investigate subcontracting that allows for in experienced climbers on towers. (Frontline)

The Whitney Biennial closes May 27; includes transmission art
At Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Includes:
John Kelsey, "Depesrsion, Impoetnce," 2012.
Kelsey repurposed found language from spam emails for these “poems,” which he presents on paper featuring the old Whitney Museum insignia, the eagle. The lists of names indicate the emails’ senders, the titles are drawn from the subject lines, and the “stanzas” consist of the seemingly random, cut and pasted content of the messages. (Whitney Museum)

• "Pietro Riparbelli: Three Days of Silence"
Richard Allen at A Closer Listen profiles field recordist Pietro Riparbelli and his "Three Days of Silence" project, recording at Tuscany’s “mountain of the Stigmata.” He tunes in the third day. (A Closer Listen)
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