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Music

S.Ex. no. 25 Proof of Concept

This was just to see how looping drums mic’d with one microphone for a live performance would go, and it worked out!

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Music

S.Ex. no. 22 Theatre of Youth

I made this using an upright bass by Ibanez. The pedals used were the Boss Hamonist, Old Blood Noise Endeavors’ Visitor, Red Panda’s Tensor, and Lossy, by Chase Bliss Audio. The video is from my phone, film in the theater lobby at Towson University.

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Music

S.ex no. 21 Spring Break

Another spring break loop – I made one this time last year.

I played some tonal stuff, and then put the guitar down.  The pedal build their own loops and micro loops. It went on for about 13 minutes, gradually distorting and shifting. 

This is a shorter edit, featuring:

@mtl.asm count to five
@redpandalab tensor & particle 
@chasebliss mood & habit 
@bossfx_us @bossinfoglobal DD-8 & Space Echo. 

The video is from my phone.

And below is the long version, S.ex. no. 21 (longer) In the rooms. The rooms contrast my professional life with the rest of my life. Both are important, and in reality, we have one life that somehow we partition mentally.

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Joie de Vivre

Battles at Ram’s Head

My daughter got me a ticket to see Battles at Ram’s Head. They were opening for Mr. Bungle. I really like Ian Williams, and I’m so happy I got to see him/them live. I can’t help wonder how long they will keep doing this. It was a relatively short set, and was long enough, at that. Two men fill up a lot space together, and John Stanier has two modes: off/110%.

Battles on stage

We had to leave before Mr. Bungle went on (it’s a school night). I’m not sad about it, either.

Battles on stage

I missed El Ten Eleven when they came to DC. I’m curious as to how these bands manage complicated loop cycles. I was impressed, and also a little happy to see that even the mighty battles can flub a loop (Mirrors).

I would have liked to see them as a trio, and very much want to have more Ian on guitar time, rather than just Ian doing everything at once time.

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Film

Self Defense

Self-defense (self-defence primarily in Commonwealth English) is a countermeasure that involves defending the health and well-being of oneself from harm.

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Animation

Short Loops

I made a few short animated loops as warm-ups while we were traveling.

Us on a train

The first one was drawn on a train from Lisbon to Porto. It was very bumpy, so I had to just be loose and go with it.

I’m just keeping things moving.