I made an engaging discovery last night. You know… bored out of your skull, sick of all your old shows, and looking for something to help ride you through the pandemic. It was one of those nights… Luckily I fell back on one of my staples, namely, Beethoven piano sonatas, but this time around I… Read More Should music and politics mingle? | Opinion
Here’s a new sketch I’ve been working on the past few days. The total timing is one minute and seven seconds, hence the rapper-ish sounding title, Six-T-7n. Hey, you gotta be cool, right? And here’s a little screenshot (detail) of the project, which shows how freakin’ mathematical music really is. Pythagoras and a few other… Read More Six-T-7n
The other day I checked out Naxos Jazz through the Toronto Public Library website. I don’t go there as often as I should but when I do, I tend to find some lesser-known artist who makes for a rewarding listen. We might not find Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island” at Naxos Jazz but as I say,… Read More Sunday Jazz – Killing time with Ellen Andersson
This is a little sketch called ‘ride the wind.’ Yes… heavy Doors influence and many others from that era. Maybe even a little Amerindian? Mostly I was trying out a free bass VST plugin (Ample Bass P Lite) that sounds pretty realistic to me. And then it grew into a little jingle. I considered adding… Read More Hey Baby! It’s the 1960s! Sorta…
I suppose this tune is fitting, considering what’s been going on in the news. The synth solo is something of a classic in pop music. Back then synths weren’t just software but these big bulky things with lots of wires coming in and going out. Some people still use those vintage synths because they sound… Read More Dedicated to “Yesterday’s Man”
Last night during my “internet strike” (which wasn’t really a strike but whatever…) I was searching for some interesting international radio. Especially radio stations that had m3u files which you can load into your music player and hear the stream without having to open a browser or web page. After searching and looking at several… Read More For Music Lovers Only – Vintage tunes from either side of the ocean
Surge was a thing when I was just beginning to learn the fundamentals of music production. I’m still a novice but there is so much to learn… so I mean like, when i really knew nothing! I remember watching a video of some guy who said he preferred Surge. To me, the synth sounded pretty… Read More Surge – A compelling and free software synth – Just My Stuff
Mick Jagger (Sir Michael Phillip “Mick” Jagger 1943- ) is a British Granddad and former bad boy of Rock and Roll. We often think of Jagger and Keith Richards writing a string of hits for the highly successful band, The Rolling Stones. But the late Brian Jones, often hailed as a genius, was instrumental in… Read More Mick Jagger – Cool or cruel?
I hope you like this post-apocalyptic one. The idea is that some orbiter is out there, and the last woman on Earth is calling for help. Either a glitch in the spaceship or it having an empty crew (you decide) makes the Earth woman’s calls go unheeded… I love dystopian sci-fi! Lyrics Scanning for lifesigns…… Read More Scanning for Lifesigns – A new soundtrack just uploaded to Soundcloud!
Introduction: This is a short entry last revised at Think Free in 2011. I haven’t changed it too much since last time. Just a few stylistic tweaks. I think you’ll find the Afterword more engaging, written this morning. I find that revising old stuff is sort of like trying to put new wine in old… Read More Michael Jackson – Did you know that he and Trump were pals?