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Radiohead Loop Remix Contest:

Digitallandfill.co.uk will contain in total 82 short audio loops. Download them, and use them to make your own audio track, add as much of your own sound as you like, as long as you respsect copyright laws (see the legal bit below). You may mess around with the loops themselves too as much as you like. Be inventive and interesting. Go nuts. But don’t just slap them on top of your demo tape, that’s not going to impress anyone.

I’m not really sure how these guys are affiliated with Radiohead but I guess I don’t really care either.

Posted on - July 30, 2003 [at] 3:18 pm by Brad
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Remember Outside the Inbox? Remember how it was a compilation of indie musicians writing songs titled after spam subjects? Remember how the submissions were due August 1st? Well… like… they still are. If you’re working on a track but think you might need a bit of extra time, please email me and let me know.

Thanks to everybody who has already submitted tracks!

Posted on - July 29, 2003 [at] 5:18 pm by Brad
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Went to the Physiotherapist. Looks like at my worst I had both tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow (the difference is whether the issue is on the inside or outside of the elbow). Cortisone cured the tennis elbow but the golfer’s elbow is still happening. I was treated with ultrasound and electric stimulation today and now have a brace on my right arm to take the strain off the tendon when I use it. I also have stretches to do and I have to ice the arm often. All in all, it went pretty well and I am excited about the idea of being fully operational again. I will continue however to play no tennis or golf.

Posted on - July 29, 2003 [at] 2:14 pm by Brad
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I am giving mixing the finger. BLOOP.

Spent a bunch of time working on mixing tracks for my album thingy today, they’re getting close to being done and I am getting close to going crazy. What can I say other than that the manipulation of sound is stupid and needs a punch in the neck when it’s not paying any attention.

Tomorrow I hit my first physiotherapy session to fix my gimp arm.

Posted on - July 29, 2003 [at] 2:34 am by Brad
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A Modest Proposal To The RIAA. Kevin Aylward writes that casual music swappers could be persuaded to run a piece of software that certified their computer as free of copyright violations if given free music by the music industry.

It’s an interesting idea, but I’m not really sure how such a piece of software would work. How could you keep it from being cracked wide open and abused?

Posted on - July 28, 2003 [at] 12:53 am by Brad
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The end of the Pet Rock Star^S Blogathon. You can check out the two songs that were recorded in 24 hours, raising $1,120 for the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. All pretty awesome, congratulations Shannon and Scott!

Posted on - July 28, 2003 [at] 12:32 am by Brad
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Scott and Shannon have finished their first song. It’s been pretty awesome watching it all unfold and also having Shannon’s mom call me a bitch. Rock on!

Posted on - July 27, 2003 [at] 1:05 am by Brad
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Blogathon 2003 is a-go and I’m finding it pretty cool. I posted this thread to Metafilter to find out what other Blogathons people are watching and to get the word out about my favorite at the moment, Pet Rock Star^S.

From Metafilter I have found out about Crushing Krisis, who is, apparently the original song blogger.

If I have the stones, I may try this myself one day. I’m not sure I could condense all my retarded artist angst into a 24 hour period however.

Posted on - July 26, 2003 [at] 1:38 pm by Brad
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Robert X. Cringely has come up with a pretty interesting shit-disturbing music industry scheme he calls Son of Napster.

It’s a lengthy article with a lot of stock talk I don’t understand, but the general idea seems to be: someone starts a public company and buys all the CDs on the market. Then Brad comes along and buys one share in the company for $20, making me part owner of all of the CDs currently on the market. Under Fair Use, allegedly I should be legally entitled to copies of all of those CDs.

Clever idea. I’m not sure how possible it is, but I’d really like to see someone try it.

Posted on - July 25, 2003 [at] 4:55 pm by Brad
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Everyone should be paying attention to Scott Andrew and Shannon Campbell‘s Pet Rock Star^S blogathon project:

For 24 straight hours on July 26, Shannon Campbell and Scott Andrew will be co-writing songs online as part of Blogathon 2003, to raise funds for the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.

Shannon and Scott will be posting every step of the songwriting process here on this site — lyrics, melodies, rough mix MP3s, everything.

Very cool project for a noble cause. I’m real interested to see how it goes and have made my small pledge. Good luck Scott and Shannon!

Posted on - July 24, 2003 [at] 9:45 pm by Brad
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