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Friday, March 28, 2014

The Lemon of Pink: The Free Encyclopedia :The Books

"Any part of a musical work is indeterminate if it is chosen by chance, or if its performance is not precisely specified. The former case is called 'indeterminacy of composition'; the latter is called "indeterminacy of performance".
~(John Cage)~

The Books - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The Lemon of Pink was released to critical acclaim on October 7, 2003. It is similar in style to Thought for Food, but oriented more around vocals performed mostly by Anne Doerner.

Track Listing
"The Lemon of Pink" – 4:40
"The Lemon of Pink" – 1:34
"Tokyo" – 3:43
"Bonanza" – 0:52
"S Is for Evrysing" – 3:32
"Explanation Mark" – 0:19
"There Is No There" – 3:36
"Take Time" – 3:36
"Don't Even Sing About It" – 4:09
"The Future, Wouldn't That Be Nice?" – 3:15
"A True Story of a Story of True Love" – 4:25
"That Right Ain't Shit" – 2:44
"PS" – 0:55
Use in Pop Culture

"That Right Ain't Shit"
was used as the soundtrack in an advertisement for a Hummer vehicle.
"That Right Ain't Shit"
was also used as the soundtrack to a DVS Skateboarding commercial featuring Jereme Rogers.
was used in a commercial for spreading awareness of HIV.

Thought for Food was released on October 22, 2002.  Praised by critics for its distinctive sound, it featured extensive sampling from obscure sources coupled with mostly acoustic instrumentation.

In 2000, The Books started work on what would become their début album Thought for Food. Zammuto and de Jong moved locations constantly during this time, recording in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and finally in the basement of a hostel in North Carolina where Zammuto worked for a while after hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Zammuto and de Jong first met in New York City in 1999 as they shared the same apartment building. De Jong invited Zammuto to dinner at his apartment, where he played him some of his collection of audio and video samples, including a Shooby Taylor record. Zammuto said of their meeting that "we both kind of knew at that moment that we listened (to music) in interesting ways and had similar approaches to music." Soon after, they began playing what they considered to be pop music, in comparison to their own works, under the name The Books.

The Books were an American duo, formed in New York City in 1999, consisting of guitarist and vocalist Nick Zammuto and cellist Paul de Jong. Their releases typically incorporated samples of obscure sounds and speech. They released three critically acclaimed albums on the German label Tomlab, and released their fourth studio album, The Way Out, on Temporary Residence Limited in July 2010.

Before starting a three-month tour of North America in April 2006, The Books had played only one concert, in October 2003 at a festival in Chicago, Illinois.

Matthew                                                                     Mark
 Luke                                                                               John

 Zammuto has expressed apprehensiveness towards touring, but says it is necessary to make a living, given his belief that people downloading The Books' music via file-sharing has put him under financial strain.

The Books began working on The Way Out in late 2008. Zammuto spoke of the album's New Age themes in an interview in April 2009, saying they took samples from self-help and hypnotherapy cassettes. When asked to describe the album, Zammuto said "You're getting verrry sleepy." On April 5, 2010, the duo announced that The Way Out would be released through Temporary Residence Limited in July. On April 27 Pitchfork Media began streaming the track "Beautiful People", which Zammuto described as "a three part christian harmony mixed with a sort of euro-disco-trash beat, an orchestra’s worth of sampled brass and lyrics about the twelfth root of two (my favorite irrational number), trigonometry and tangrams". The album was released on July 20.

The Books are commonly cited by critics to be of a genre of their own. Zammuto has described it as collage music.  Paul de Jong described it as "the new folk music...[w]e make our own instruments, use our own libraries of sound bites while trying to create something universally human." Although they have said that their influences include Nirvana, David Bowie, Roxy Music as well as new wave and classical music, these do not show prominently in their music, though Zammuto was directly influenced by electronic musicians Squarepusher, Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada. The Books' music usually consists of acoustic instrumentation of folk melodies usually played on guitar, cello, banjo and more, combined with a diverse range of samples obtained from cassettes found in thrift stores, which are digitally processed and edited.  They also rarely use a drum kit in recordings and performances, instead favouring inanimate objects like children's toys and filing cabinets, which are sampled and looped. Some observers contend that their music is aleatoric, but Zammuto has disagreed, saying the music is very tightly controlled.

Aleatoricism is the incorporation of chance into the process of creation, especially the creation of art or media. The word derives from the Latin word alea, the rolling of dice. It should not be confused with either improvisation or indeterminacy.

Improvisation is a state of being and creating action without pre-planning.

The classic definition of indeterminacy derives from John Cage, according to which indeterminacy "refers to the ability of a piece to be performed in substantially different ways". "Any part of a musical work is indeterminate if it is chosen by chance, or if its performance is not precisely specified. The former case is called 'indeterminacy of composition'; the latter is called "indeterminacy of performance".

In January 2012, Nick Zammuto announced in an interview via Pitchfork Media that The Books were splitting up to focus on other projects.

On April 3, 2012, Nick Zammuto released Zammuto, under the moniker Zammuto.


Woke up today finding yet another 
photo of mine been altered again without   

Far as I know, haven't given anyone permission.  

now going along with the flow of it all.

E = MC2
 "TH(?)S iS KiNDA EXCiTiNG!"
[The(?)beginnings(?)finding(?)games(?) played(?)thy(?)brain(s).] 

postscript (PS or P.S.) is writing added after the main body of a letter or other body of writing. The term comes from the Latin post scriptum, an expression meaning "written after" (which may be interpreted in the sense of "that which comes after the writing").
A postscript may be a sentence, a paragraph, or occasionally many paragraphs added to, often hastily and incidentally, after the signature of a letter or (sometimes) the main body of an essay or book. In a book or essay, a more carefully composed addition (e.g., for a second edition) is called an afterword. An afterword, not usually called a postscript, is written in response to critical remarks on the first edition. The word "postscript" has, poetically, been used to refer to any sort of addendum to some main work, even if it is not attached to a main work, as in Søren Kierkegaard's book titled Concluding Unscientific Postscript.
Sometimes, when additional points are made after the first postscript, abbreviations such as PSS (post-super-scriptum), PPS (postquam-post-scriptum) and PPPS (post-post-post-scriptum, and so on, ad infinitum) are used, though only PPS has somewhat common usage.




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Look up PS in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
PS, ps, and other variants may refer to:

 1 Chemistry
 2 Computers and technology
 3 Engineering
 4 Entertainment, music and literature
 5 Games
 6 Medical
 7 Places
 8 Political parties
 9 Religion
 10 Transportation
 11 Units
 12 Writing and linguistics
 13 Other uses
 14 See also

 Phosphatidylserine, a phospholipid
 Polystyrene, a common type of plastic

 Chloropicrin, a highly toxic chemical compound

Chloropicrin, also known as PS, is a chemical compound currently used as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial, fungicide, herbicide, insecticide, and nematicide. Its chemical structural formula is Cl3CNO2.

In agriculture, chloropicrin is injected into soil prior to planting a crop in order to clean the soil of a broad spectrum of fungi, microbes, insects, and other harmful pests.

At the national level, chloropicrin is regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a restricted use pesticide. The EPA has approved chloropicrin as safe for use by farmers nationwide. The distribution and use of chloropicrin is available only to licensed professionals and specially certified growers who are trained in its proper and safe use. In the US, occupational exposure limits have been set at 0.1 ppm over an eight-hour time-weighted average.

In 2008 the US EPA re-approved chloropicrin as safe for use in agricultural settings, stating that treatments "can provide benefits to both food consumers and growers. For consumers, it means more fresh fruits and vegetables can be cheaply produced domestically year-round because several severe pest problems can be efficiently controlled." To ensure chloropicrin is used safely, the EPA requires a strict set of protections for handlers, workers, and persons living and working in and around farmland during treatments. EPA protections were increased in both 2011 and 2012, reducing fumigant exposures and significantly improving safety. Protections include the training of certified applicators supervising pesticide application, the use of buffer zones, posting before and during pesticide application, fumigant management plans, and compliance assistance and assurance measures.

Unlike its use in agriculture, in unregulated settings chloropicrin can be harmful to humans. Chloropicrin can be absorbed systemically through inhalation, ingestion, and the skin. At high concentrations it is severely irritating to the lungs, eyes, and skin. In World War I German forces used concentrated chloropicrin against Allied forces as a tear gas. While not as lethal as other chemical weapons, it caused vomiting and forced Allied soldiers to remove their masks to vomit, exposing them to other, more toxic chemical gases used as weapons during the war.

 Ps, Positronium, pseudo-chemical symbol

Computers and technology
 Adobe Photoshop, a graphics editor and creator by Adobe
 Parametric Stereo, feature used in digital audio
 .ps, filename extension for a file in PostScript format
 PostScript, a page description language
 PS Power and Sample Size, an interactive computer program for power and sample size calculations
 ps (Unix), an application that displays statistics on running processes
 MPEG program stream, an MPEG-2 container format
 .ps, the State of Palestine Internet domain extension or top-level domain (ccTLD)

 Ps or Static pressure is used in fluid mechanics and aviation

Entertainment, music and literature
 PS Classics, a record label
 P.S. (film), a 2004 film
 P.S. (A Toad Retrospective), a compilation album of music by Toad the Wet Sprocket
 P.S. (album), a compilation album of film music by Goran Bregovic
 "PS", 2003 song by The Books from the album The Lemon of Pink
 PS Publishing from the U.K.

 PlayStation, a series of video game consoles developed by Sony Computer Entertainment
 Phantasy Star, a series of video games

 Panayiotopoulos syndrome, a childhood seizure disorder
 Progeroid syndromes, a group of rare diseases causing premature aging
 Pulmonary stenosis or pulmonic stenosis, obstruction of the pulmonary artery of the heart

 Palau, FIPS PUB 10-4 territory code
 State of Palestine, ISO 3166 country code
 Police station, abbreviated to "PS" in British police slang
 Proton Synchrotron, a 1959 particle accelerator at CERN

Political parties
 Parti Socialiste (disambiguation), French
 Partido Socialista (disambiguation), Spanish and Portuguese
 Partito Socialista (disambiguation), Italian
 Socialist Party of Albania Partia Socialiste
 Socialist Party of Chile Partido Socialista de Chile
 Socialist Party of Romania Partidul Socialist [din România]
 Social Democratic Party (Andorra) Partit Socialdemòcrata

P(?)Personally S(?)Sent

 Ps, for Pastor, a minister in a Pentecostal Christian Church
 Ps., abbreviation for Psalms, a book in the Tanakh or Christian Bible

 PS, prefix used to identify a vessel as a Paddle steamer
 Ukraine International Airlines, IATA airline designator
 Pacific Southwest Airlines, former IATA airline designator of defunct airline(?)

 ps, picosecond, 10−12 second, SI unit of time
 Ps, Petasecond, 1015 seconds, SI unit of time
 pS, picosiemens, SI unit of electric conductance
 Pferdestärke (PS), abbreviation of the German term for metric horsepower

Writing and linguistics
 Postscript, writing added after the main body of a letter
 Pashto language, ISO 639 alpha-2 language code

Other uses
 Prefix for US public school (government funded), e.g., P.S. 45

See also

 P.S. I Love You (disambiguation)

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