On the 25th of October James Ferraro will be releasing his new album Far Side Virtual. This will be done via the Hippos in Tanks label, which is touting the album as taking the listener “on a dance through some enigmatic modern metropolis, through the spaces of our consumerism…”. Good that they come up with that stuff so we don’t have to. According to Fact Mag the album is less lo-fi than what James Ferraro usually comes up with, and they also state that it seems it is going to be one of his best albums yet. So here’s hoping. The album will consist of eleven tracks, including ones named ‘Tomorrow’s Baby of the Year’ and ‘Starbucks, Dr. Seussism, And While Your Mac Is Sleeping’.
In the reputable magazine Everything You Wanted To Know About Computers but were Too Afraid To Think Even Possible Lindsay Rochenbach published her intriguing study concerning the contradiction of what you think is happening while your Mac is sleeping and what actually is going on. She proposes that we erroneously presume that once we shut down our Mac, everything stops. She equates that to thinking that the moment we shut our eyes, the world stops spinning until we open them again. In fact, she insists, what happens in the Mac when it is closed is kind of akin to our day/night cycle. When it is open and you are working on it the Mac is labouring to whatever its superior, the user, wants it to do. However, when the superior is out of their lives, in other words during our night time when we return home to do what we personally want to do, the Mac too stops catering to its boss’s every whim and instead does what one wants to do in its spare time. Think about that when you as superior come in again and a program is temporarily not functioning properly anymore.