Tag Archives: Production

Appreciating is Good, Creating is Better

Something occurred to me, today.  It was in relation to music.  I had the thought that knowing how to make music is so much more satisfying than being a fan of music.  I’ve been a big fan of music all … Continue reading

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Everybody’s a Composer

When you start to spend your time concentrating on music composition and production, you begin to notice things you previously didn’t see at all.  For example, it seems to me that everywhere you look, these days, there’s another film and … Continue reading

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The Up Side of File Sharing

Record companies are quick to condemn the technology of the Internet, where files can be instantly and perfectly replicated and distributed to millions in no time at all, at virtually no cost.  There are standards that make this possible.  A … Continue reading

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Where Did That Sound Come From?

I find it interesting to try to get inside the sound of some new (or even old) record or other and try to forensically guess where the influences or ideas that I am listening to came from.  I can never … Continue reading

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Art Instruction For Ears

Painters have a wealth of art instruction materials available to them.  There are books, there are paint manufacturers’ catalogues, there are art galleries to go and see what other artists do, there are DVDs and television shows and even live … Continue reading

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Made With Contempt

I was watching a television show aimed at children, the other day, called “How It’s Made”.  http://science.discovery.com/tv/how-its-made/ The show is a documentary program showing how common, everyday items (including foodstuffs like bubblegum, industrial products such as motors, musical instruments such as guitars, and sporting … Continue reading

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Complementary Currencies Prevent Artist Starvation

Watch this important video from the 2009 TEDx Berlin conference by Bernard Lietaer, author of “The Future of Money”, a book I commend to you highly.  Bernard was involved in the design of the hard ECU in the European Union … Continue reading

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