Category Archives: Artistic Philosophy

If it’s too loud, you’re too old… or maybe the soundman’s just a jerk

It’s insanely loud at way too many shows.   I don’t believe it has any relation to my age because I do enjoy harder music sometimes.   I’m talking about the piercing pain threshold that a venues’ exploding sound system seems to … Continue reading

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Hiphop producers need to know where The Bar is

By now we all know at least a few… I’m one..  You might even be one yourself. I’m talking about the producers makin’ those beats. Through the studio, I’ve gotten a chance to work with many Hiphop and Rap artists. … Continue reading

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Math is NOT a universal language… But I do know one that is

It’s contradictory from what intelligent folks might say, but it’s true Math is not a universal language. X = 3.2 hmmmm…  what could X be? Well if I was an alien civilization, a remote tribe, or hell maybe even someone who hasn’t learned math yet, … Continue reading

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Perfect Smartphone Music

I thought it was kind of funny that old jazz music still sounds pretty damn good coming from a new smartphone and its tiny speaker. Louis Armstrong – King of the Vipers

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Four Reasons It Pays for Songwriters To Be Patient

Below is an awesome BMI article written by Cliff Goldmacher that I wanted to share “Looking back on 20-plus years of writing songs, it’s a lot easier for me to connect the dots now and see that the things I was … Continue reading

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“What does a stone sound like?” – The creator of Melodyne

This is an amazing video about the life and work of Peter Neubäcker, the inventor of the vocal pitch software, Melodyne. His thought process is fascinating and there’s a lot of cool history in here as well including how the musical scales were derived … Continue reading

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File Sharing Not Evil: EMI’s Ex-president, Digital Music

File Sharing Not Evil: EMI’s Ex-president, Digital Music  Chris Marlowe Douglas Merrill grabbed considerable attention for saying that sharing music files might not be a bad thing. This sentiment has been voiced before, but not by someone who had been … Continue reading

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