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Charge up your Friday Morning

by Julius C. Lacking Julius C. Lacking
Dramatization Dramatization

I will be present on the air this coming Friday morning (August 10) from 6am to 9am (Mountain time), attempting my best to assist the navigation of the deep, frightening valley between waking and coffee, or whatever routine you choose to establish your presence upon this sphere.

Plans call for the selection of minimalist compositions, mostly of electronic nature, at varying levels of energy. I’ll do my best to ramp things up from gentle awakening to out and out rambunctious. Join me for the whole ride, or tune in as appropriate on KAFM 88.1 / 96.9 or kafmradio.org.

A schedule of upcoming engagements is available at the Radio Activity page.

Site Relaunch!

...and also a slight move

by Julius C. Lacking Julius C. Lacking
Antique HTML and CSS design tools Antique HTML and CSS design tools

After a nearly three-year hiatus of neglect, this fountain of all things Lacking, spraying its particulate knowledge up in the air and in a lateral direction as determinate as where the wind blows, is back in business, at a shiny new permanent domain featuring a non-standard tertiary domain, and it even has SSL.

The site’s much improved Experience-for-the-User is courtesy of the team at The Gigantico – we are truly grateful for their efforts in turning this heaping pile of tags and code into something resembling an actual Websyte. Along with the fresh new design, this update brings some new site features, including The Lacking Details (a series of brief reviews of current and favorite albums), hyphenation, a schedule of upcoming radio engagements, much improved appearance on smaller screens, and many other enhancements too subtle and varied to enumerate.

Commencing a Hiatus

Westward ho!

by Julius C. Lacking Julius C. Lacking
It's a hop, skip, jump, and 2,300 miles away It's a hop, skip, jump, and 2,300 miles away

I would like to thank everyone for their support throughout the years and their kind words regading this haphazard sonic corner of the Florida Airwaves and myself, your host. After nearly 30 years in the Space Coast, your host is relocating to the high deserts of Western Colorado.

Fear not! Opportunities abound, and exploratory parties have already identified options to ensure the restarting and continuance of The Lacking Organization. Stay tuned to this space for updates!

Announcement: A podcaste!

Refreshments will be served.

by Julius C. Lacking Julius C. Lacking
(podcast not actually available for gramophone) (podcast not actually available for gramophone)

Welcome, curious brethren, to the steam-trunk of compartments and crannies that is Julius C. Lacking’s Unique Musique Emporium, a Scientifick Podcaste! While the quick-witted amongst you instantly query whether this Podcaste has anything to do with science, or mayhap the addition of an ending ‘k’ lends an air of irony, or perhaps olde-tymeness, the slower are rooting around for the promised refreshments. Neither group shall find what they quest for, whatever that may be!

This humble Jockey of Disks is merely plumbing the depths of his audio archive, processing the ill-conceived Silver Discus into the Platonic ideal of the code of Binary, and passing along the choicest tidbits to you, the avid and by now befuddled listener. As you navigate the chronological plane of our Universe, you will be exposed to a multifaceted prime number of tracks, perhaps with your Gracious Host rambling at the start of proceedings.

Now, begone all of you, the Jockey grows tired. Subscribulate to the RSS (which stands for Rectified Station Selector, I am told) with your favorite Podcaste Application Device and allow your ears to witness this magnificence!

Welcome to the Lacking Organization!

Everything needs an origin story

by Julius C. Lacking Julius C. Lacking
Dramatization Dramatization

It is a miracle indeed that the mathematically deranged output of a process of organization can make it onto the public airwaves! But far more miraculous that there is a Reader out there, presumably besides myself, who is interested in such a thing. This scenario, necessitating the creation of this page would be unfathomable, had it just not been fathomed. By myself, no less. I hope the preparation for this eventuality, which is to follow, is adequate.

The Lacking Organization is a methodical excursion into the arrangement of a haphazard disc collection. The disc collection is mine, and its haphazard nature is due to a miscalculation of engineering.

You see, at one time, there was Order and Countability to the Collection. I use these terms in the mathematical sense – as the Collection enjoys a rate of Aggregation far steeper than its rate of Disposition, it is for all calculations apparently infinite. No, in this case, it was Countable only because there was an Order.

To experience this phenomenon, count from One to Twenty. Aha! You were able to do so, and smirk to yourself at the ease of this task, by virtue of the knowledge that one Number follows another. Attempt to repeat the task, this time by enumerating the integers completely out of Order. Not as breezy now!

A mistaken conversion between Metric and English measurements yielded an unfortunately weakened juncture in the Shelving System which was to house the Collection and maintain its precious Order. As the last disc was ensconced into this marvel of modern media furnishings, the treachery of the English measurement system was apparent, as the originally rectangular unit began taking on a far more parallelogram-like form.

Disaster was imminent, and within seconds, the Collection had suffered a Metaphysical Transformation. The physical embodiment of the music – the aggregated discs and corresponding artwork – remained identical. However, the very Order that made it a Collection, and not a mere shitload of records, was gone. O, evanescent Order!

Soldiering on, I’ve commenced the process of restoring Order into the collection, breathing a soul into the haphazard sets that are currently arranged by mere physical proximity to each other. As anyone familiar with such a process knows, it is not possible to sort records. They must be listened to!

Hence, this show. I have chosen to undergo this Sisyphean task ON THE AIR, and WFIT FM has agreed to be complicit in the process. Witness, with your very own ears, the process whereby Order is restored. Listen, and experience de-derangement firsthand!