Goddamn it


I’ve been planning on mentioning this for a while now.
For months, several months.

A long ago I bulk changed the format of my podcast tracks—to appease the many podcast aggregators that are mp3 only.

I didn’t realize archive.org used such aggressive settings with their auto-derive function. 🙁

Since then, I’ve been creating my own mp3, but there’s still a yuge majority of ill-converted tracks in my feed. I’ll have to edit them one at a time, like 30…five. Like having to look through the original files of thirty items, and updating the feed items accordingly. Most were originally broadcast as m4a, but not all, some were mp3 to begin with, so I can’t just bulk change all extensions.

Maybe there’s a WordPress log somewhere of the changes I made, hunting that down may be monotonous as well.

Not looking forward to it

Been avoiding it for months

And months

The Lesser Pump

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series The Lesser Pump

The beginning and the end are worn.
Virtual instruments controlled by samples.
A G-man posing as a number station.
A preachy New Year’s reveler.
Ice calving from an iceberg.
A hammer strike.

Dronecast #38 Show Notes: http://fmonk.quasigentsia.com/archives/9270
Download: audio, video

Continue reading The Lesser Pump

The Lesser Pump: A Work in Progress Project Files

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series The Lesser Pump


Shared from Clyp.it

WIP: NS: Generative

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series The Lesser Pump

A preview track of an upcoming Dronecast.

Episode Link | Archive Item | YouTube

Behind Junkie

Example of my Technique

Brusier.m4a is a field recording I made on a warm October morning between a dry cleaners and a restaurant. A downspout was producing a crazy discordant noise. I think it was ice from a freezing up A/C unit on the roof, but I’m not sure.

Kids and dogs wandered by wondering what the hell I was doing crouched down holding my phone up to the downspout.

The recording became bibruser3_stems_OuiDecay-001 the rhythmic jangly stringy percussive cohesive backing layer of Junkie.

Episode Link | Archive Item

WIP: Number Stream a preview of an upcoming dronecast

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series The Lesser Pump

A quick render from something I’m working on.


Episode Link | Archive Item

Creative Commons License
WIP: Number Stream by Franklyn Monk is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at archive.org.

The Tenth Day

Franklyn Monk Dronecast #37 The Tenth Day

An experimental audio track featuring WikiLeaks audio of the AbilityOne/SourceAmerica scandal

Episode Link | Archive.org item | YouTube

Continue reading The Tenth Day

Follow Your Heart

Franklyn Monk Dronecast #36

TITLE: Follow Your Heart
ARTIST: Franklyn Monk
ALBUM: Dronecast
GENRE: Experimental
YEAR: 2016 Continue reading Follow Your Heart


Franklyn Monk Dronecast #35

Episode link | Archive.org item | Youtube

Badaboom Thirty Stitches

Franklyn Monk Dronecast #34

So, I sold blood plasma in order to keep this website going.
And cycled back in the Texas heat, and passed out on my porch.
Smashing my head on brick. Ended up with thirty stitches.
A week later I get them taken out to find they “didn’t take” and I’m gonna loose a huge chunk of my eyebrow. I’m bummed about it.
I’m going to do it again as soon as I’m healed enough to donate.
I’m serious about my art.

Episode link | Archive.org item | Youtube

Follow me

Twitter: @fqmonk
Facebook: facebook.com/fqmonk
Website: fmonk.quasigentsia.com