filesharing and programming my treadmill.
Never call me Phil
philipayers at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 28 13:04:50 EST 2005
James what a lovely thought.. as founding closet member of Fluxus I've
always shunned the idea of making my art interesting. Boring,
banality, i.e. going on and on about something not worth an iota of
attention is for me where it's at. I like all the words in a row. I
like the sound of typing into my keyboard. I like John Cage and I like
watching paint dry. Strumming a single note on the guitar is infinitely
exciting to me.
So, I'll take what you say as a compliment, not that I'm looking for
Trouble with so many people, artists muscians these days is they just
don't understand HOW to be boring. I mean that crap Ross plays is
boring but it's not trying to be. Ross, Just kidding.
James Hepler wrote:
> I thought I should just mention that the length of
> your paragraph greatly exceeded my interest in reading
> --- Never call me Phil <philipayers at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > >Several artists, including Don Henley, Avril
> > Lavigne,
> > >the Dixie Chicks and Sheryl Crow, are lending their
> > >names to the entertainment industry's case, saying
> > >they lose potential royalties to file-sharing.**
> > really stupid, what else can one say, don henley,
> > dixie chicks, yuck!
> > but It got me to thinking about my treadmill
> > experience and MP3s.
> > A year ago I bought a treatmill and I use it
> > regularly every two days
> > to workout. I recommend it if, for some reason you
> > aren't active, but
> > anyway, i'd been usually watching the tube while
> > running and it was
> > getting painfully boring. About a month ago I
> > started listening to
> > music. MyGod, is that SOOmuch better! AND ENERGing!
> > I mean, I use to
> > have trouble getting to .5 hrs. Now I'm going for at
> > least 45 mins and
> > at a higher rate..sometimes even an hour+ depending
> > on the music. So
> > you can see, clearly, i've hit on something
> > important here?
> > I wish I could plug my laptop(a mac+iTunes) into my
> > treadmill and have
> > the speed and grade, controlled by what music I'm
> > listening to. So I'm
> > thinking, if we could find someone to write a little
> > application,
> > probably for the PC, which would make more
> > sense..(maybe we could port
> > it to the mac later), that could work by translating
> > the music energy,
> > into something that controls the speed and grade of
> > the treadmill, I
> > think we would have a very interesting product? The
> > treadmill itself
> > would be easily modified. I know the obvious
> > question is why not just,
> > manually. That's a real come down, having to punch
> > the buttons..It
> > takes you out of the grove. It's a must to keep the
> > syncronization
> > between the treadmill and the music going or it's no
> > good. I bet it
> > would be a pretty easy application to write because
> > all thats needed is
> > to control the two switches on the treadmill to
> > increase and decrease.
> > What's interesting is the translator for the music
> > could be
> > customizable. You could have lots of user controls,
> > but out of the box,
> > just what you'd expect, Fugazi works best for the
> > robust workout.
> > People this could create a whole new industry and so
> > many bboomers are
> > buying treadmills and they just evenually collect
> > dust.
> > We'd have to come up with a good name for it too,
> > but that would be one
> > of the fun parts...and the marketing, woow.such a
> > smart idea!...? This
> > is a million dollar idea and I'm handing to you.
> > Good luck.
> > http://members.ync.net/mcuriale/imfit/
> > **Associated Press
> > File-Sharing Case Unites Unlikely Allies
> > Monday February 28, 8:34 am ET
> > By Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer
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