Utopian Times Radio Broadcast music by captjrab 10/24/13
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The Clarion Alley Block Party is my favorite music festival in SF. All the others are a little too “Music Bizzy” for my taste (Re Noise Pop, Hardly Strikly, Mission Creek). This event represents the unfiltered SF music scene. These bands actually live here or Oakland. So many I’ve never heard before. It’s going to be great. And Wait, there’s more….Culture and Art too. All the murals will be up and look their best. See above flyer for details.
MEASURING IT WITH A ROTISSERIE CHICKEN
SERIOUSLY COOKIN' WITH CRISCO NOW!!!!
I'm so unaware of where this stuff is coming from and have a hard time believing that I created the stuff when I listen back as the process is somewhat "deaf" & DEf!,
So keep your diapers on for about a 1/4 of an hour and hold on
Electronic music improvisation is one of my new favorite exercises. Ideally whatever I do musically will filter back into the songwriting process. I hope to discover through sound collage a new combination of notes, changes, clusters, pedal tones, melodies or even poetic ideas and imagery. I collect sounds all the time. In fact, I’m a sound hoarder. I’ve used tapes a lot over the years, but now I got a Critter and Guitari Kaleidoloop which is just what I’ve always needed to record, loop and manipulate found sounds. It’s so easy to use that I pass it around to the kids I hang out with and they love it and go bananas with it. The Pocket Piano Midi (also C&G) is great too. Alone it sounds like a video game soundtrack, but once plugged into an amp it transcends it’s toy nature. It has great potential in the Acid Mothers Temple/Hawkwind psychedelic rock milieu. Via MIDI it fulfills my Korg synth which has no arpegiator.
I usually don’t care to talk about equipment. I like old vintage stuff. That’s about it. In this case, however, the integration of all these things has been a real learning experience and I feel like talking about the puzzle pieces. I get carried away with the spontaneity/improv possibilities, but that’s part of the learning process here. Combining all these things into one sound is like learning the violin or tablas. I intend to treat it like a real instrument with respect rather then just a groovy way to make noises.
Performed using my Korg DW-6000 synth, Pocket Piano, Kaleidoloop, Digitech 8 second delay/samper, wah wah, volume pedal, two amps and a Leslie speaker.