Monday, January 31, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Speaking of Gear Lust

This is quite an impressive setup:



New Music Equipment. . .

. . . is one of the very best things about being a musician. Whatever your genre may be, everybody who loves making music REALLY loves getting a hold of new tools to make it with.

Even if it's old, as long as it's new to me, it's great fun.

Right now, I'm targeting one of these:

Friday, January 21, 2011

UNT College of Music at Tex Gallery

My good friends over at Tex Gallery are going to be hosting a performance by some students at the UNT College of Music. If you're going to be in Denton, you should try to stop by.




For more information, or to inquire into submitting for one of their visual arts shows: http://texgallery.org/

Origin of Dancing

Why do people dance when they hear music? Of course, not every person dances-- some people tap their feet, some hum along, some play the air drums. My point is that music tends to invoke a physical reaction in people. What possible reasons could account for this?

I'm not interested in a psychological answer for why people might be inclined to respons physically to musical stimulus, since it is already ingrained in most cultures. There are too many possible answers to be able to find one that stands out as true. My real interest is to find an understanding of how these seemingly unrelated things became associated with each other in the first place.

I don't have any answers, or even any ideas on where to start looking. I guess a library wouldn't be a bad place to start.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Yip-Yip

I can't remember if I was supposed to do this on the first or the eleventh, I can be pretty disorganized sometimes.

Anyways,

Here's a link to the video to the track "Been Caught Stealing" from Yip-Yip's new album BONE UP:



The track can also be downloaded for FREE here:

http://yip-yip.bandcamp.com/