Higher Ed

I just finished another short.

Everything in this came from a library. The cutouts and text are from 1960’s copies of College & University Business journals.

I captured the audio with my phone – everything came from the library except the piano, which is in my garage. Maybe I’ll do another edit where I swap the piano for library sounds.

The Septic Blank

Holy Cats!!! I finally completed the RPM challenge.

This album is a 13 “song” collection of my found-sound recordings, drums, guitar and tape loops with effects applied to them.

I consider this to be a WIP for an album I’m releasing later this year – which I’ll write about soon.

I’ve set out to complete the RPM challenge several years running, but this is the first time I actually finished it.

UPDATE

I spent a couple of hours trying to upload my songs to the RPM site, to make it feel even MORE official. You can’t just link out to Soundcloud or Bandcamp. They’ve made it just unfriendly enough that I finally gave up. I can’t seem to delete my account either, but I removed all the information that was up there.

I dig the idea of making a full record in February, but I cannot recommend that site until someone fixes it. What a great idea, though!

The Septic Bank

The Septic Bank

Back in the 90’s, I bought some cheap pick-ups at Ted’s music in Baltimore, and I installed them in some galvanized buckets and trashcans. This became my electric drum set – the bucket drum set.

Bucket Drum set

I was very pleased with this approach.

I made a few recordings with these, and even played out with mh pal, Diana Froley, at the Theater Project, and a small club near the stadium. The name of the club eludes me as I type this.

I would mic them, and also run them through some guitar pedals into a mixer/PA.

I decided to release some of the tracks on Bandcamp.

http://jimdoran.bandcamp.com/album/the-septic-bank