Is there more stuff on the way?
Yes, there is always new
in the hopper.
I’d say, on average, I’ve added about 18 hours a year for the past decade.
The speed of ingress was a lot more fervent back in the early years,
when S E B was all fresh and sparkling-new.
Hit & Miss
My experiments are not always successful.
For example, I spent a whole boatload of time on my Christmas 2002 broadcast, and most people didn’t like it.
Never can say that I don’t try.
But then again, that was then, and things do change.
I’ve since more than tripled the size of my Winter seasonal
and I have gotten some compliments now that it has become a yearly tradition.
And then there are the Aleister Crowley quotes,
which have been with S E B since Disc 1.
They’re gonna get played,
and you’re either gonna like ‘em or you aren’t.
Love under Will, my friends.
I have no idea how people feel about (what I refer to as) my
“Beats & Conets” collection.
I rarely play it –
because it’s somewhat orthogonal to the station’s Ambient nature –
but when I do, it’s during “the Daytime”.
Which reminds me –
Shouts out to the lads at Seance Radio,
a Techno & Electronica station whose overnights get downright gaseous.
You’ve been a source of many great crossover tracks.
I have a huge assortment of long-term projects and / or never-ending projects relating to the radio stream.
Given the free time, I continue to make forward progress on:
- more Albums & Content
– the music itself, added as it falls within my scope of influence.
– additional film samples and effects.
Perhaps a brief call-sign at the top of every (other?) hour.
– gradually upgrading my old 96kB MP3 rips.
This is almost entirely complete.
Only the unrecoverables – such as Robert Henke’s
Floating Point –
- Database Integration with
Ambience for the Masses
– mostly for de-abbreviating ID3v1 titling data and pulling other things to display for the current track.
it’s a hybrid stack comprised of Java, MySQL, Node.js, MongoDB, React, Docker, Ruby tooling and AWS.
- some sort of DMCA compliance algorithm
– which, in a perfect world,
would portion out the artists and albums according to doctrinated repeat-play constraints.
- and maybe a DJing algorithm
– the ‘brains’ of the operation,
to make the playlists sound like they’re spinning the music rather than shuffling it.
Which could be supported by …
- Crowdsourced Tagging
– whereby listeners could categorize the tracks along various spectra –
sweet vs. sinister, synthetic vs. organic, intense vs. drone –
to serve said algorithm.
Or maybe even …
- full Frequency Analysis –
letting an algorithm find the piano songs for me,
with a little help from massive distributed computing.
This website was most recently overhauled in 2021 * Archival
so at least that’s checked off the list for a little while.