Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Brad and I Visit Harvard

My buddy Brad Sucks and I are featured in the latest podcast from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a research group based at Harvard Law School whose purpose and mission is to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. They represent a network of faculty, students, fellows, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and virtual architects working to identify and engage with the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace.

The podcast features Brad's original title track from his latest CD "Fake It", as well as my remix of Shannon Hurley's "We Are In Love".

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Slices of the Digital Music Business

I found this cool presentation online. Some interesting facts, well designed, very professional. Guess who's also in it?

If you click that little thing in the top right corner, you can see it full screen. and blow it up. pretty cool little app.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Fake it with Brad Sucks

My friend Brad Sucks was featured in one of the early remixfights (Number 11). Brad’s new CD is coming out next week and we’ve brought him back for an encore performance, and he’s given us first crack at remixing “Fake It”, one of the soon to be released tracks on the new CD.

Check out Brad’s website and pick up a copy of his new CD on September 9th!

Monday, August 04, 2008

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

This month over on Remixfight, we are featuring remixes of David Barnes reading "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights", the ground-breaking document ratified by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. It defines the fundamental rights of individuals, and exhorts all governments to protect these rights. The UN has translated the document into over three hundred languages and dialects. David Barnes is a frequent contributor to LibriVox, an amazing online resource that is reproducing many of the world's most important written documents from the public domain into spoken word tracks available without licensing restriction through LibriVox. Check out the remixes and please share the link and spread the word. The Olympics take place next week in Beijing and the timing for this could not be more appropriate. Thanks to mixter regulars Gurdonark, Radiotimes, Minus Kelvin, and everyone that participated. Help us spread the word!

Artwork by Ralph Steadman.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Cool Music

I'm going to start doing a weekly virtual radio show which will highlight my favorite tracks over on ccmixter. It seems like so much gets submitted these days, it's hard to keep track of it all since it gets lost and buried kind of quickly. So each week, I'm going to go back through the past week's submissions and share my favorites. They might not be the best for everybody but they're the best I came up with, and I'm hoping to also try to highlight the wide diversity of the artists there, and show how all styles and genres of music are accepted and embraced.

also thanks to teru for the intro of my dreams. there's no way a better intro could be created, therefore it will become the permanent intro.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Shannon's Songs

I've been remixing alot of Shannon Hurley, a very talented singer songwriter. "Overboard" is a pretty straightforward pop remix. "We are in Love" channeled my inner Burt Bacharach with some exceptional flugelhorn. Finally, I channeled my inner Tom Petty for "Where I Stand". Enjoy.

photo: curran clark photography

Friday, June 06, 2008

Hit me baby one more time

So I had this Britney pella laying around and I was bored so I did a bit of googling and found the bpm and decided to throw some drums and bass behind it. Then I found this sample pack by Bucky Jonson of the Black Eyed Peas and took the acoustic guitar track and made it electric, and added some his cool trumpet samples in the bridge.

Hit me baby one more time - Britney Spears remixed

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Histoire de Rien

ditto ditto, a fellow mixter, recorded a terrific little pop tune with his friend barbarella called "Histoire de Rien". He's also graciously offered it up for the next remixfight, so head over and download the source for this very cool tune and get your remix on!

Here's something I threw together that uses just the source material for this.

Friday, May 30, 2008


Lies is one of my latest remixes of a track of the same name by Trifonic, who released their recent album into the CC domain. Some really nice vocal work by Amelia June on this.

I also took the vocals and a bit more from one of their other tracks, "Good Enough", and did a mash-up with the guitar track from Narva 9's "Walk On", and also integrating part's of the Walk On vocal line as a bridge. Walk on by your side also features a bit of Brad Sucks doing some lala drone work.

Finally, I threw a nice little piece together featuring some really good stems from Admiral Bob, with a bit of c.layne vocal work as icing. Enjoy Admiral Bob on the Bridge.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Albert Hofmann Remixfight

Dr. Albert Hofmann, who passed away yesterday, was a Swiss scientist best known for having been the first to synthesize, ingest and communicate the strong hallucinogenic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Hofmann authored more than 100 scientific articles and wrote a number of books, including “LSD: My Problem Child”. The speech he gave called “LSD and the Nature of Reality” was presented before the international conference “Hallucinogens, Shamanism and Modern Life” in San Francisco on the afternoon of Saturday, September 30, 1978. We're going to remix it this month on Remixfight! and you're invited to join us.

While you're over there, check out all the great remixes of Lux Divon's "Doctor P". Mine's called "The Doctored P", any no it's not about some random drug test.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


New remix alert! I took an old familiar vocal track that I had previously remixed and paired it up with an old familiar sample pack that I had previously remixed and came up with Superfly, matching a pitch shifted Jason Brock with the funk that is fourstones.

Speaking of fourstones, there's still a week to create your own remix of this sample pack and take on the mighty mixers of Remixfight! Game on, at least for another week.


Monday, March 03, 2008

Balloon Flights

I've got a couple new remixes happening as we speak over on Remixfight!

The "Syntax Collapse Mix" is a pretty straight-forward remix of The Grammar Club's song "Balloon Flight".

"Lunatic" is a mash-up featuring DJ Blue, DJ Snyder, Beefy, and KCentric.

Check out all the cool remixes over on Remixfight! and pick your fave!

Sunday, February 24, 2008


blocSonic is a net label that produces very cool online compilation packages of new CC licensed audio and video, complete with downloadable packaging and artwork. One of my remixes made it on to their recent compilation Anaxagoras. "Caught by the Hard Moonlight" features a couple friends from ccmixter, the words and vocals of Omni Vista and guitar from HC-7.

Monday, February 04, 2008


I've kind of stepped in and taken over the admin duties at Remixfight!, mostly because I refuse to see it die a slow and painful death. Again. When it first began, it suffered from a lack of administrative oversight after the first few fights, and I stepped in and took it over. This was around 2004. Collectively, we (the community) brought it back from the brink. Then, we got hacked by some malicious virus that took the site down, and Future Boy rebuilt it into what it looks like today. He put in his time, and now I'm back to putting in mine.

This month, we're featuring The Grammar Club, a bunch of really talented guys, some of whom are friends of mine and some of whom I've never met but seem like cool and talented guys. You can remix their new song Balloon Flight by getting the source files here. Go grab some grammar club and cuss like a sailor!

I also did a recent remix of Brooklyn's finest, Clarance Boddyker, mashing up one of his pellas with a backing track by Sippy Cup. Check out Silly - Boddyker vs. Sippy Cup, as I try to play peacemaker over at ccmixter.