Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Michael S. Schneider "breaks down" one of the most well known drum tracks of all time:

He relates the famous Amen Break (you've heard it, I promise you) to the Golden Ratio and it all makes maybe just a little bit too much sense, if you can follow it.

You can find everything at: http://www.constructingtheuniverse.com/Amen%20Break%20and%20GR.html

Friday, June 28, 2013

Has it really been ten years?

Here's a nice article about the ten year anniversary of my favorite album by The Mars Volta, De-Loused in the Comatorium: http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/06/the-mars-voltas-de-loused-in-the-comatorium-down-the-rat-hole-10-years-later/

Friday, December 16, 2011

An Interesting Idea

Here's a link to an article about a record store (vinyl) in Seattle, where none of the music is for sale:


I'm not sure where they are headed with this one, but I am interested to see how it all works out. I wouldn't mind DJing there, myself.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Here's an article on Music Think Tank with some interesting thoughts on "making it" in the music biz:

5 Tips on Getting a Label, Sponsor, or Booking Agent

While I am unsure if any of these tips will actually help in today's music world, they certainly couldn't hurt your chances.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Here's a link to an article about "modern classical" music, and why people tend not to like it as well as "classic classical" music:


Personally, I find both classic and contemporary classical music to be a bit boring. It's not because of the repetitive patterns or lack of them. Rather, I find the instrumentation available to an orchestra to be a bit boring, and all the musicians to be sort of superfluous.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Facebook Music

I have yet to read anything about the upcoming Facebook Music features. I think I'm going to wait until they activate everything and form my own opinion before I try to read someone else's take on the situation. However, there are two certainties:

1. Changes to Facebook are generally negatively received.

2. This change promises to add a new dimension to the web giant.

Will Facebook Music have any effect on regular users or advertising? Regardless of what the changes bring, I am interested to see Google's response with Google Music, which is still in beta. I plan on giving Facebook a fair shake, but I am not optimistic (especially since the latest changes have not been to my liking).

But who knows? Technology has a way of pleasantly surprising me.