Monthly Archives: July 2016


[img] …instinct is stronger than reason / But it’s just human nature to me 🎶

…instinct is stronger than reason / But it’s just human nature to me 🎶
July 30, 2016 at 09:20AM
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[img] ease out

ease out
July 29, 2016 at 04:43PM
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[vid] slo-mo(cean) shake

slo-mo(cean) shake

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[img] You say / ‘Breathe. Dream. / And as you fall away, / drink in the sky.’

You say / ‘Breathe. Dream. / And as you fall away, / drink in the sky.’
July 26, 2016 at 09:08PM
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[img] with a ‘dream baby dream’ i drive / ever eastward ever eastward ever eastward / into the sunrise

with a ‘dream baby dream’ i drive / ever eastward ever eastward ever eastward / into the sunrise
July 26, 2016 at 08:58AM
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[img] Candle wishes with nephew Austin / Happy B-day @catmthomas !

Candle wishes with nephew Austin / Happy B-day @catmthomas !
July 23, 2016 at 08:59PM
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[img] namaste

namaste
July 21, 2016 at 06:05PM
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[img] you and me / come from a place beyond time / in the company of love / we live outside lines

you and me / come from a place beyond time / in the company of love / we live outside lines
July 19, 2016 at 11:09AM
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[track] europa sunrise [disquiet0236] (escaping earth remix)

extended remix of my contribution to the july 2016 disquiet junto’s collection of tracks saying “hi” in morse code to the juno jupiter probe…

original track here


[img] sterling saturday

sterling saturday
July 16, 2016 at 11:03AM
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[track] europa sunrise [disquiet0236-hellojun(t)o]

PROCESS
The task to create a friendly “Hi” to the Juno probe based on the Morse Code for “Hi” (…. ..) became the perfect excuse to duet with my Teenage Engineering PO-16. I’ve owned it for a while and though I am fascinated by it and screw around with it at times, it hadn’t yet found its way into the studio. Part of that is because it’s one of those pieces of equipment I don’t fully understand and really can’t do much with, but its mystery deepens my affection. Kind of like astrophysics.

In any case, the PO-16 generated all the Morse Code beeping in various notes around the key of D. The rest of the piece fell into place around the syncopated and stacked tones. Diving into my effect library, I found a sample of a countdown and liftoff of a Saturn I rocket, and the track crescendos around that. Built basic basic drum and bass tracks to keep it moving (one of these days I have to try to loose myself from rhythms) and dropped in a few sweeping pads from the archives. Ended up a bit longer than expected but there’s not much difference between 1 minute and 2.75 minutes in light years, you know?

RIG
Teenage Engineering PO-16 factory, Peekamoose Guitars Custom M2, SmallSound/BigSound Sparkle Motion, tc electronic flashback delay, Earthquaker Devices Afterneath, Strymon blueSky reverb, Line6 POD-XT, MOTU 828-mk2, DAW: Sony Acid Pro (Win 8.1), Mastering: Harrison MixBus (OSX)

PROJECT
The Assignment: Say hi to the Juno Spacecraft by embedding Morse code in an original composition.

In this project we’re going to send a friendly signal to the NASA probe, the Juno spacecraft, that just entered orbit around Jupiter. Well, we’re going to compose such signals. Sending them is a separate endeavor. We’re going to build on the “Say ‘Hi’ to Juno” endeavor, which had thousands of ham operators sending a message to Juno during its five-year voyage. The “Say ‘Hi’ to Juno” message was Morse code for “Hi” — that is, four dots followed by two dots (…. ..).

Step 1: Listen to the Morse code for “hi” (four dots followed by two dots) on repeat for a short time.

Step 2: Create an original musical composition that in one or more ways interpolates that Morse code.

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[img] wake now, discover…

wake now, discover…
July 12, 2016 at 09:55AM
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[track] Love In This Land

Written early July 2016 on the way home from a final visit to my wife’s family farm in Orrtanna, Pennsylvania, outside Gettysburg. RIP, Aunt Suzanne…

This track also grieves not for an America that was – but for an America that could have been.

A few hours west of the City line
About 200 miles as the crow flies
Your family farm up on that hill
A place that made time stand still

Where Saturday nights on the outskirts of town
and ways of life were hand-me-downs
Every sunrise let you know just where you stand

There was love in this land
But time made other plans
In time you’ll understand
How much love was in this land

Now we’re taking one last drive tonight
To say one long last goodbye
To the land that held your family name
Thru an America getting auctioned away

By a world designed with no stop just go
That knows you never miss what you never know
That’s countin’ on you to forget where you stand

And all the love in this land

When the radio starts playing favorite songs
You can’t help (but) wonder where we went wrong

The moms and dads pass’d away
The kids flew away on the interstate
The farm is now in other hands
It’s up to you to still give a damn


[img] sidewalk pant

sidewalk pant
July 06, 2016 at 10:02AM
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