Archive for April, 2009

severely driving drums…

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
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spent a lot of time today on a totally new tune – one of the most driving and fuzzy growling concoctions I have ever made. Dunno exactly why I did it – some tentative names might be ‘bang’ ‘bones’ ‘ho’ or ‘skrugs cacophony in A” – will post something later.

new mix via Texas and Mexico, South Padre…

Monday, April 27th, 2009
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you have heard of Texicana, or Texmex…howzabout Texmix, or Meximix? What would you say if I told you I was working on my music while down in Texas and Mexico this weekend? What would you say if I told you I was enjoying some very nice weather while A/B ing some sonics? What – can’t hear you…? You wouldn’t say anything? Well – it has caused a slight lengthening of my planned actions for the weekend – going south, and I am just back, so hold on to your hats cause it is very windy outside.

miss your bliss

Monday, April 20th, 2009
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is entering the rewrite stage – I am happy with the music side of things, so there will likely be only some minor tweaks there – the main emphasis will be on ye old voxs…I find myself with quite a bit on my plate at the moment – and it all started with hash browns this morning – but I digress…will be hopefully finalizing this song within a day or two…

sad news

Thursday, April 16th, 2009
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an acquaintance of mine Jurrie Teeuwen – from Holland has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and is undergoing treatment. I worked with him and fellow Vrenee audio genuises while I lived in Holland. The kid is really talented and smart, married with a son – and only +/- 36…don’t feel like adding any other news right now.

finished song…

Monday, April 13th, 2009
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only for you

this one landed differently – but I feel like it is what meant. I now will be working on my final 2 – maybe only 1 before sending out some things that are becoming urgent. In the meantime I have a rather pressing batch of songs in queue…that are in need of all kinds of work. this is in addition to some projects outside of my lab. There are a couple of very cool launches coming up…can you dig? Aw c’mon – at least try.

music video

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
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I am thinking of doing a music video of one of the recent mixs…why you ask? Simply because in this day and age it is possible for me to one man band a song – use my little cannon powershot sx1000, shoot the video, load this into vegas and after effects and off I go…into vid – with very little budget (except time). We once as a band had a group from Hollywood fly to Amsterdam and shoot a video for about $95,000.000 – if I have my numbers right…lol – those were the days…seems like everything cost about $100,000.00 in the majors…reminds me of Rainman “about $100.00″…so – I will be considering which song, and wanting it to perform the simple function of inspiring you all…k? If you have a request lemme know. flipside.

only 4 you

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
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is nearly done – having a ball with layering vox…I am pretty sure some will say it is a bit effect heavy – but hey – spice is the variety of life right? For those of you not liking to take risks or adventure in to new lands of sonic landscapes – just remember – when radio and vinyl records first came out there was a lot of resistance because it was assumed nobody should listen to music unless it is live – and here we are a coupla years later and we have gigs of concerts in our pods and mp3 players – we have streaming audio and video over the net – we have online cross-city and country collaboration…woot say – woot! Embrace the digital revolution my friends. Can you say embrace? I knew you could. Wait you say – what does a digital revolution have to do with new sounds and a potential effects heavy mix? Ummm I dunno actually…just pontificating.


Monday, April 6th, 2009
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there are some questions about my studio set up – what I use for instrumentation etc…I play the studio…huh? seriously…I do play guitar and keyboards – but not very well. I am a drummer first – then I use any and everything I can get my hands on in the studio to make the song work. I could post a thorough studio layout later – maybe under FAQ’s if I get enough requests. If you look under the about section there is a little more detail – but not enough for you tweakheadz out there…be patient. If you ask really nice I might even post a pic or a vid – oooooh lala….

Lilith excerpt

Saturday, April 4th, 2009
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We came to the fearful hollow where once had wallowed the monsters of the earth: it was indeed, as I had beheld it in my dream, a lovely lake. I gazed into its pellucid depths. A whirlpool had swept out the soil in which the abortions burrowed, and at the bottom lay visible the whole horrid brood: a dim greenish light pervaded the crystalline water, and revealed every hideous form beneath it. Coiled in spires, folded in layers, knotted on themselves, or “extended long and large,” they weltered in motionless heaps—shapes more fantastic in ghoulish, blasting dismay, than ever wine-sodden brain of exhausted poet fevered into misbeing. He who dived in the swirling Maelstrom saw none to compare with them in horror: tentacular convolutions, tumid bulges, glaring orbs of sepian deformity, would have looked to him innocence beside such incarnations of hatefulness—every head the wicked flower that, bursting from an abominable stalk, perfected its evil significance.

Not one of them moved as we passed. But they were not dead. So long as exist men and women of unwholesome mind, that lake will still be peopled with loathsomenesses.


Friday, April 3rd, 2009
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‘only for you’ is taking a veer…am redoing some of the vox in a veritable variety trifecta…other worldy – hopefully… I think this one will be one of the biggest end result changes…am also meeting with the inimitable JP on the album cover (among other things) today…can you say stoked? I knew you could…This is all greatly exciting as I see album sales dropped about 18% since the same time last year.