Fractional Difference - Exploring FSOL song-by-song

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fair play to you for carrying on with the band tbh, if someone was downplaying the seriousness of an illness I had I don't think I could enjoy listening to their music!
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Hello! Been lurking around here for a while but finally decided to make an account. Really enjoyed reading each post on Fractional Difference when it came out, many thanks Ross! I hope your health has gotten better in the last few months.

I've been rereading the blog a lot lately as I've started listening to the 1993 Kiss transmissions for the first time, lovely discussion for each of the transmissions and the tracklists have been much appreciated. Also I think I've discovered a new track - the unknown track at 11:46 on Kiss Transmission 6 Part 6 is the Bandulu remix of In Mind by Slowdive, slowed down from 45 to 33 RPM (at least that's what it sounds like on Audacity). Might even sound better at that speed!
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Ross wrote: Thu Oct 06, 2022 9:04 pm Unfortunately I have long covid, so not able to spend the time at the computer that it requires. Unless someone comes up with a miracle cure, I'm going to be out of action for a very long time. Maybe 2024?
Hope this is improving and all speed to fastest recovery for you Ross
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Thank you for the kind comments. Sadly very little improvement. Been trying out a few supplements that have blood thinning and anti-inflammatory properties which have dulled some of the pain and stiffness, which is something at least.
Kklak wrote: Sat Jan 28, 2023 11:49 am I've been rereading the blog a lot lately as I've started listening to the 1993 Kiss transmissions for the first time, lovely discussion for each of the transmissions and the tracklists have been much appreciated. Also I think I've discovered a new track - the unknown track at 11:46 on Kiss Transmission 6 Part 6 is the Bandulu remix of In Mind by Slowdive, slowed down from 45 to 33 RPM (at least that's what it sounds like on Audacity). Might even sound better at that speed!
Thanks for this, I'll check it out. I'm a bit of a Slowdive fan, but never got around to checking out that remix EP somehow, this is a reminder to get on that as well!
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Started a YouTube series of this, called it Earth Beat Visions as that seems a little less vague than Fractional Difference. Some, like this, will be fairly straight readings of the blog, others will have new bits and bobs in them.
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That was incredible! Fantastic work Ross, I really look forward to the rest of the series. Have you done v/o work before - really professional sounding, both in delivery and production
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Thank you - no, this is the first time I’ve done anything of the mind outside of hosting a bit of online radio. I can’t hear anything but how annoying I find my own voice haha. Sadly my long covid means I can’t talk for all that long - I did a couple of these in one go and had such a sore throat I couldn’t talk for the rest of the day!
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Ross wrote: Thu Apr 25, 2024 11:57 amI can’t hear anything but how annoying I find my own voice haha
Literally *everyone* thinks that when hear recordings of their own talking voice (and if they don't then they're probably deeply narcissistic :D ). But, no it was perfect - Clearly enunciated, engaging tone and nicely laid-back delivery
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And as with everyone else, I always want to reply to that with "no, but my voice is really annoying" haha. I'm glad I come across well, anyway, that makes this whole thing a lot easier!

Episode 2 covers the remaining parts of the Humanoid saga:
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Before we get to episode three, here's a cover for Bacteria From a Baboon's Stomach, something I never thought we'd see.
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Wild, so their alias was Floor Products or ... which is the release name and which is the alias ?! ... I wonder where 'Twitch' fits in ( https://fsolnews.blogspot.com/2008/05/2 ... -even.html )

Another superb episode - well done Ross :) :) :) . A little suggestion (that I don't even know if it'd even add anything or is just that I'm so used to seeing it so often that it's almost become a 'house-style' of Youtube docs, so might not even be worth the bother and feel free to ignore ! ....) when I hear longer quotes (e.g. interview quotes, articles from press) my brain immediately thinks I'm going to see a written version of that block-quote on screen - would that be a total pain to add in future eps? As I say I think it's more a style I'm used to seeing rather than something that *should* be there.
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Floor Products was their cassette label at the time, Twitch was the alias and Bacteria the title.

Quotes… yeah, that’s actually quite a good idea, I’ll have a look at doing that, cheers!
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1990, plus some addenda and corrections from Brian about the Humanoid videos.


Adding in the quotes was quite simple actually, and pushed me to start being a little more creative with the visuals in these, so there are a few more layers going on in places, for those of you who aren't just treating this as a podcast!
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Woah, you're a machine ... Can't believe you managed to get out another episode so quickly. Fantastic as always and the new layer tech works a charm !

The flyer at 25m46s for me was a strange double retro flashback to the retro flashback of the flyer itself - instantly took me back to the old FSOL page of the early 00s, in fact I possibly hadn't seen that image for more years than the gap from the 1990s event itself and when it was added to their site :D
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Oh God don't, the pre-Virgin stuff feeling ancient in 2001 is terrifying in context of The Isness now being 22 years ago.
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