Disfluencies as music

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From an album "The Sound of Thinking" that dropped yesterday:

[h/t Chris Cieri]


  1. ramscar said,

    March 3, 2022 @ 4:10 pm

    that was fun!

    did i ever tell you about my crackpot theory about articles being grammaticalized disfluencies?

  2. JPL said,

    March 3, 2022 @ 4:23 pm

    "The inward gaze", a much- neglected dimension. Looking for the proposition to be expressed; produced, out of the depths; "found", expressed, effectively or we give it another try, when the proposition expressed is recognized as different from the one encountered by the inward gaze. Chomsky says it's fragments, bits and pieces, but I think what the inward gaze encounters is not thing-objects, but activity: something more "going on". (And what I'm always trying to figure out is, how are those specific differences possible?)

  3. Viseguy said,

    March 3, 2022 @ 6:48 pm

    I liked this. It focuses our attention on a phenomenon that our brains are trained, if not hard-wired, to filter out. Whether it's the "sound of thinking", as opposed to the sound that enables thinking, is a question.

  4. John Swindle said,

    March 3, 2022 @ 9:31 pm

    In the first piece: Beginning at 01:07 there's approximate (the rhythm's a little off) Morse code "T DA DA DA DA DA" and so on, the letters "d" and "a" repeating through the subsequent onslaught. What's that about?

  5. Terpomo said,

    March 4, 2022 @ 9:17 pm

    As TV Tropes would describe it this is an example of 'Stupid Statement Dance Mix'.
    (I tried to post this comment earlier but it wouldn't post.)

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