Archive for October, 2011

Say STET!!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Just put up a mix today from the archive (again)

Back when I was a young buck & studio technology was beyond the reach of us lesser mortals, I played around with the idea of remixing (now they’d be called ‘mashups’ of) several records.

The basic track or half the edits laid down in one take, recorded to a tape machine & then bounced onto a second machine, where the overdubs were then done in a second take. This is one of several I did back then.

Nowadays with the power & affordability of computers & music/audio software, this sort of thing can be done quickly, easily & painlessly.

That said, I think the limitations presented by the set up I had when putting this together helped me make think creatively & hone my skills.

I like it anyway…………………….

Waking The Neighbours: Part 2

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Here’s the other half of the ‘Waking The Neighbours’ mix.

It’s a slightly more mixed bag than Part One, but I hope that’s not of a lower quality:

Route 80: Ode To The Freedom Fighters

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Tarik Thornton is a Mixcloud ‘caster who, in my opinon, should be putting up far more mixes than he has. I finally got round to hearing his latest which has only been up less than a week.

Inspired that this year marks 50 yrs since the event that started Civil Rights movement in the US, he has created a piece that perfectly captures the spirit of the time.

I could say more but Tarik puts it far more eloquently on the write up for his mix which you can read here.

Dream Of Life

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Was on Pitchfork.com & came across this experimental documentary about Patti Smith.

I can’t say I’m a fan, but I was intrigued. Someone has distilled 11 years of footage into a 6-7 minute short.

Back To Party……………

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Finally picking up on my challenge: this time one from the archives.

A little mix from Stump Juice times, including  ‘4×3’ from the lads, I had a blast when I recorded this.

Hopefully, I’ll be back on track soon………………