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Ooo Eee Oo Ah Ah

A recording technique that has long been used for interesting and amusing effect is to change the speed of the playback.  Faster would raise the pitch, slower would lower it.  In some cases, artists slowed the tape speed down during … Continue reading

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Finally, the most famous chord of all time …

… the opening chord of A Hard Days Night has been successfully dissected. In this radio interview with Randy Bachman on CBC’s Guitarology program, RB talks about meeting Giles Martin, son of George Martin, at GM’s private studio at Abbey Road. … Continue reading

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Sound engineer humor

One of my favorite sites is gearslutz.com, where people, mostly sound engineer types, talk about … gear.  Most of the time, the conversations are about experiences with specific pieces of recording equipment or techniques.  Some can be offbeat and really … Continue reading

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Gender exhibitionism strikes again

How does one rise above an ocean of talent?  Well, sex sells, we all know that.  On the international stage, gender exhibitionism and gender confusion clearly help bring attention to yourself.  Of course, gender bending is not new among entertainers … Continue reading

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Time Warp … 80’s Pop Stars today

Ahh, time marches on.  Here is a fun website that has pictures of 80’s pop stars today.  Some do better than others.  Some look scary.  Some look cool, regardless of age.  Some still wear funny hats (“we are … da … Continue reading

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Stand By Me

With more than 54 million views, this video has probably been seen by just about everybody but me.  In a nutshell, it starts with a lone street performer in Santa Monica, CA and travels around the world adding voices and … Continue reading

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Free

I have just completed a new song, titled “Free”.  Free is a dreamy, hypnotic song about escaping the chaos of daily life – “… let the world melt away”.  The music, sound and lyrics swirl around to create a mental … Continue reading

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Unplugged and Naked

I just completed a fairly large recording project. While I have recorded full studio productions of my original material, I had been meaning to record a sparse arrangement and performance which would allow the songs to stand on their own — … Continue reading

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RIP Davy Jones

I grew up on the Monkees.  Sad to see Davy go, but his memory will live on in the great music they did.  Here is one of my favorite Monkees’ tunes, the somewhat obscure 1967 “Daily Nightly”.  Wonderfully psychedelic, it is an early example … Continue reading

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The Content Paradox One Year Later

Last year at this time, I wrote a blog post called The Content Paradox. The basic idea is that, while the internet exists only because of content, original content creators generally are not rewarded for their content. Further to that … Continue reading

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