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Episode 19:
Dam!

Published
Sep 28,2009

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Music, Footnotes & Ephemera

First piece is Max Richter’s “from 553 w elm st., logan, illinois (snow).” Second is (so far) the memory palace’s only repeat music: a loop taken from “triangles and rhombuses” by Boards of Canada (find the other one. it’ll be like some sort of not-particularly-fun, prizeless game).

The Hoover Dam is rad. The sculpture is rad. The star map is super rad. And super ridiculous. Go see it. If it’s been awhile since you’ve gone to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s website, here’s an article about the sculpture.

This piece was premiered (if you will) as a live reading at Issue 2 of Pop Up Magazine in San Francisco. It was very fun.

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3 Comments on Dam!

  1. John G says:

    Yeah, this is awesome!

  2. Shannon says:

    I have to say, I’ve been looking over the comments on this site. I really really really love this series. I really really relate to the way these facts are presented, and I find them tremendously moving. Even when it is a historical event I think I know all about, I still get choked up, or horrified, or scared. The Memory Palace is wonderfully evocative and colorful, with black humour thrown in. I am so pleased that it is out there, that history is presented in an emotionally honest and wholesome, but also romantic and frightening, way.

    Thank you, please keep them coming.

    -Shannon

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