Sonic tourism in San Francisco

I’m really intrigued by the idea of sonic tourism — going to places to experience the acoustic landscape there. There have been a few efforts to document sound destinations, including the wonderful Sound Tourism, but nothing that feels comprehensive. There are at least a few kinds of sonic tourism spots, and some of the impressive […]

Radio silence: the empty space in This American Life

There’s a common saying in jazz that it’s not about the notes you play, but the notes you don’t play. 1It’s sometimes attributed to Miles Davis, but who knows. This American Life did an impressive thing with their most recent episode, Retraction, which was entirely dedicated to retracting an earlier episode about Apple and their […]