Friday, February 27, 2009

Some music I think you should hear (and see)

Rob Sheridan shot some video with the Cannon 5D Mark II at some of the Nine Inch Nails shows in Sydney.

New drummer seems to be fitting right in.


1,000,000 Live from on stage, Sydney 2.22.09 [HD] from Nine Inch Nails on Vimeo.



Burn Live from on stage, Melbourne 2.25.09 [HD] from Nine Inch Nails on Vimeo.


-John

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It don't mean a thing...

Duke Ellington becomes first African-American on U.S. coin

I associate teen sex with teenagers having fully functional sexual organs but maybe music is to blame! Not.

So what happens when the teenage couple listens to music while staring at an album cover?




-John

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Direction

Bad Direction: "This Sucks, Try Something Else."

Good Direction: "When you add parts to it think orchestral arrangement. Some things come in briefly and then don't repeat. Imagine the song is a soundtrack to a montage of cars driving."

Thanks John!

-Joe

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Making Music is Good

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Just finished working on one of John's songs called Almost Better. I added some atmospheric layers to it, a handful of synths and tweaked the drums a bit. Think NIN's hurt meets The Cure's Lullaby. I think it's going to turn out really nice.

This makes 9 songs so far that are arranged and nearing completion that have been started in the month of February. This RPM Challenge is turning our to be pretty cool. We're under the gun now to finish these up and get them mixed be by the 28th. The pressure is on. Woo-Hoo!

-Joe

Friction and Untitled Document Syndrome

I think this is a very good read.

Go read that I'll wait right here 'till you're done.

I've been thinking about this at my day job. Part of the problem new computer users have is they expect every program to work the way iTunes and iPhoto does. They don't even realize that they have just saved a document called untitled into the documents folder and they have no idea how to find it.

Even in a Pro App like Logic I hate having to come up with some bullshit name before I can play a note of music! (Yes sometimes I need to get to those files themselves but maybe if things got handled like they are in Aperture I could keep an "online" and offline version of songs and still export them when needed.) They fixed some of this with hiding the environment part of logic from the average user but I wish they had more input from the kind of thing pointed out in the above article.

On a side note to Joe and Danny I think Friction might make a good title for the RPM Challenge finished work. Eight Days Left!!!

-John

Friday, February 20, 2009

You'll have to give me a copy...

Okay people, DRM is gone from the iTunes store why don't you start buying music again?

XKCD

really

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Some music I think you should listen to.

Music from Amanda Palmers record "Who Killed Amanda Palmer".

A fun one called "Leeds United".

Amanda Palmer "Leeds United" Music Video from Amanda Palmer on Vimeo.

A rockin' tune called "Runs In The Family".

"Who Killed Amanda Palmer" Video Series - Part 4: Runs In The Family from Amanda Palmer on Vimeo.

Mellowish: "The Point of It All"

"Who Killed Amanda Palmer" Video Series - Part 5: The Point Of It All from Amanda Palmer on Vimeo.

Oasis without further comment.

Amanda Palmer "Oasis" Music Video from Amanda Palmer on Vimeo.


Alright so you should just go buy it from iTunes.


Hope you liked,
-John

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Talking is Good

Had a great chat with John last night and a great chat with Danny today. Momentum is building. Slowly, but it's definitely building. Session files are flying back and forth through the internets and songs are starting to emerge. Just about everything else in the world seems to be falling apart, but this seems to be coming together quite nicely.

Now if I could figure this fucking thing out...




;)

Joe

We're Not Dead... I swear!

We're actually working on something that's turning out to be a lot of fun and very challenging! RPM

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

MA-032 RPM Challenge Day 2

The first update regarding the RPM Challenge. It's a contest we've entered in which you must write an album of 10 songs or 35 minutes in the month of February. One of the tools we are using to work remotely from one another is DropBox. More info here: http://www.getdropbox.com

MA-032 RPM Challenge Day 2