Monday, June 22, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Canned Heat

I have very ambivalent feelings about hippies, to put it in a nice way. Last night I witnessed some fire dancing here at Penland. If I was to graph out my feelings about hippies; drum circles, hooping, and fire dancing would be on one end. This song and video of Canned Heat- Going Up The Country would be on the other, much more awesome end.

A New Approach

Final Piece- Made using a two fan oscillation system with small anemograph(Little Brother), stencils, and paint. Started almost a year ago in Chapel Hill.




Monday, June 15, 2009

Database of Anemographical Images, Pt. 2

The Clean

"Tally Ho!"

From New Zealand, The Clean embody everything I love about making music. It's lazy, it's off kilter, it's fun (and funny) and it totally rocks. The guitar melodies are idiosyncratic, simple, and distorted as hell. I LOVE THE CLEAN.
"Point That Thing Somewhere Else, Pt.1"

"Point That Thing Somewhere Else, Pt.2"

Friday, June 12, 2009

King Bee Road

Interstellar Overdrive

Part 1

Early Pink Floyd is responsible for producing some of the best music of the '60s. Interstellar Overdrive is a song that could continue infinitely and I would not care. This video gives you an impression of what it might have been like to be at a concert during Pink Floyd's creative peak of the mid and late '60s. I don't really know what else to say about it. A totally bad ass song by a totally bad ass band interspersed with pictures of swingers and mods in London in 1966. SERIOUSLY RIGHTEOUS!!!
Part 2

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Swell Maps

Sooooo.... I really like music. I want to share some of my favorite bands and their music. Today is the Swell Maps. From the 'pedia:
Consisting of brothers Epic Soundtracks (real name Kevin Godfrey) and Nikki Sudden (real name Nicholas Godfrey) two Solihull based teenagers, plus Richard Earl, David Barrington, John Cockrill and Jowe Head, the band cut the single "Read About Seymour" as their debut in 1977. Epic's drumming mixed with Nikki's unique melodies crafted over the assorted threads cast by the six musicians set the band apart from the others.
One of my favorite songs, "Let's Build A Car":

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Harry Partch

Harry Partch is my favorite composer of all time. As summer has finally set in around the mountains, I am inspired by the mass of animal and bug sounds to begin making music again. I don't have very much else to say, except to encourage any and all people with the slightest inclination towards musical interest to check out this site where you can play many of Harry's instruments and read a little bit about his musical theories. Aside from Harry Partch being musically revolutionary, it's sweet as hell to be able to play around on his orchestra (sadly only in a digital sense, though)!!! SO CH-CH-CH-Check it out!!!