Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Every now and then, I will get a new follower on one of the various social media sites that I frequent. When I go to check out the profile of my new follower, I notice that they are following around 3,000 people, and that they have somewhere around 20 followers of their own. It looks fishy, so I don't follow them back. Three days later? They stopped following me, probably because I didn't follow them back. Probably because nobody followed them back. I don't want to follow someone who is a complete stranger, who doesn't even share the same interests as me. I refuse to participate in inflating a person's follower count, but I am left wondering:


Why would someone think that generating a large increase in their number of followers was the best social media strategy? If you want to interact with fans or other people via social media, it pays to understand one simple thing:

Your interactions will be more valuable if you connect with someone on a personal level.

Friday, September 3, 2010


The older I get, the more I begin to understand musical trends. Certain things seem to be popular at certain times for certain reasons, but I've never quite been able to figure out the hows and whys.

At times, a kind of retro revival might be in style (the current [-ish?] Fauxlk trend comes to mind), while at other times the trend is more of a futurism kind of a thing. Could it be some sort of expression of the discord between culture and subculture? How do you account for the constant evolution of these trends? Is there a way to predict the kind of a thing that might be popular a year from now? Ten years? One-Hundred?

I guess I've just always wondered where these trends come from.

If anybody out there has any ideas or resources to point me toward, I'd be glad to hear you out.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Rare Treat:

Right now (and probably for a limited amount of time) my friends White Zone and Audiohobel are doing a live dj set on uzic.ch.

You can tune in here:


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Music Showcase #1

This is an old mix of some original music. I've recently started working on a "sequel" project to this one.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


One thing that too often goes overlooked in the music world today is metadata. Why do so many musicians who distribute their music digitally (usually in .mp3 format) neglect to include possibly useful information such as the genre, album, BPM, contact information or even the *artist name* with the file?

What good does it do an unsigned artist to give away their music for free if the person they're giving it to might never remember who gave it to them? I can respect it if you're the kind of person who REALLY doesn't care about that sort of thing, but it seems far more likely to me that people just carelessly forget to include the information, or are possibly ignorant of the whole notion of metadata to begin with.

Monday, August 23, 2010

A Short Introduction

I intend to use this blog as a showcase for music that I'm working on or am involved with, Creative Commons licensed electronic music, and perhaps even just some music that I enjoy. I would also like to use this blog as a forum for dialog related to music in general.

Most of the time I prefer to use a Creative Commons license and freely distribute my own work, so you're welcome to use it in any noncommercial way. If you're interested in using it for commercial purposes, just contact me and I'm sure we'll be able to work something out.

That being said, here are the two main places you can find my music on the web: