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Dear Rich: Using MIDI Music from a Video Game Cartridge

Rich Stim
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Dear Rich: I want to know if it is considered sampling when you record sound coming from a synthesizer that is playing electronic note data stored on a memory chip. Technically when you play an NES game (’80s video game system), the music that is playing is not pre-recorded. It is actually played “live” from musical note data on the game cartridge (gameplay triggers a MIDI pattern) in the console into the internal synthesizer.

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Emilie De Angelis and Maggie Byers of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America - Peri Pakroo, Author and Coach

Gun Sense Now! Maggie Byers and Emilie De Angelis of Moms Demand Action NM

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

After last week’s tragedy in Parkland, Florida, I reached out to Maggie Byers and Emilie De Angelis of Moms Demand Action NM to talk about recent developments on the gun control front. Moms Demand Action is a bi-partisan grassroots organization fighting the epidemic of gun violence in the US.

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Dome by Viviana Paredes, photo by Julio Martinez - Pyragraph

Tequila Bottle Houses and Border Relations: Interview with Viviana Paredes

516 ARTS
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

It is a both an opportunity and a personal commitment to use my place as an artist to make art that is both visually pleasing while telling important stories about my cultural experience as a Chicana, as an environmental feminist, and as a member of the human race. My existence is my resistance.

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Coffee + Creatives Job Listings - Pyragraph

Coffee + Creatives Job Listings: 1.8.18

Coffee + Creatives
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Welcome to the inaugural Coffee + Creatives Job Listings! We are pleased to bring you the latest in gigs, jobs, and funding for creatives around the world. Jobs and funding opportunities included in our listings tend to be flexible and/or remote, though we will include some from our home state of New Mexico.

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Scale of Sexual Predation by Inga Muscio - Pyragraph

Scale of Sexual Predation

Inga Muscio
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We are close to something truly sprawling and ugly, so the big monsters are inundating us with lesser demons. In the spirit of keeping our attention on what’s really behind that flash flood, I created this Scale of Sexual Predation.

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Chicharra by Eliza Lutz - Pyragraph

Chicharra on Chicharra

Marisa Demarco
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I asked all the members of Chicharra, a band I’m in, to come up with three questions for another player. And it’s like they’ve been giving interviews their whole lives. Their curiosity about the nuances of how music is made, how the other people in our band-fam experience practice and performance, was so spot-on. I loved hearing them talk shop.

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ABQ Zine Fest Seven - Pyragraph

Build a New World with Zines

Marya Errin Jones
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Zine fests make small cracks in the foundation of authoritarian, nationalist, dictatorial power that hides under progress of the digital age.

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The Strings Behind the Fellow: Ken Stringfellow Tours with Tears of Silver

Eva Avenue
| St. Petersburg, FL, US | | 0 Comments

“The extreme end of showbiz would be something like American Idol where people are trying to fit into this mold, have to athletically win this competition by making themselves as appealing as possible to a very broad denominator and it’s very bizarre and it doesn’t have anything to do with feelings.”

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Nightly Noodle Monthly by Eva Avenue - Pyragraph

Fast Heart Mart Out with New Book on US Music Tour

Eva Avenue
| St. Petersburg, FL, US | | 1 Comment

As long as I’ve been a fan, Martin has said the same thing: “If you choose a path to fall back on, you will.” Martin is balls to the wall.

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Jennifer Angus, In the Midnight Garden, Renwick Gallery, 2015 - Pyragraph

Insects, Both Patterned and Chaotic: ‘Cross Pollination’ at 516 ARTS Part 2 of 2: Interview with Jennifer Angus

516 ARTS
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

I have observed that many people dislike insects but when formed into patterns, a kind of ordered control is established. It puts people at ease. Isn’t that what man has always sought to do? We want to control Mother Nature.

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A Better Nectar Installation - Pyragraph

A Journey for the Senses: ‘Cross Pollination’ at 516 ARTS Part 1 of 2: Interview with Jessica Rath

516 ARTS
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

The works of both Rath and Angus have been shaped by direct interactions with nature and science, a desire to understand insects more deeply and a commitment to advance the discourses around current dangers facing the natural world.

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Vida - Pyragraph

Dear Rich: Should I Submit Fabric Designs to Vida?

Rich Stim
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Dear Rich: I built my business on printing my designs on fabric and making stuff. Now there’s a handy service (VIDA) that makes stuff with your uploaded design and sells it to others. I am just leery of any “catches.” Can you look at the licensing agreement?

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