We spent all afternoon remixing a song on ccMixter using Garage Band which was fun. Garage Band's not that intuitive though. We couldn't do a lot of things -- which is probably for the best, because it kept our band's version simple. Not that we created any original samples, we grabbed everything from Creative Commons. Here's the license. Another thing we would never ever been able to experience in the pre-digital age.
Youtube has no shortage of old movie clips mashed with Queen's "We Will Rock You", but this one really works, the ape make-up makes it easy to match up the lyrics. I especially like the single shot of Dr. Zaius -- a grumpy old orangutan perturbed by all the rockin'.
... needing to move all my free read links over to this page, as well as some other stuff. And I keep tweaking the font size daily.
Currently reading Guitar Manby Will Hodgkinson, a memoir of a thirty-five-year-old journalist in London who decides to take up the guitar for the first time with the goal of being able to play in front of an audience within six months. Pretty soon he realizes that's not a well-thought out goal.
Some decent self-deprecating humor in the vein of current light memoirs like, say,Candy Freakor Word Freak. It weaves personal anecdotes with some history of the subject and encounters with whichever contemporary musicians the author can score an interview with. A enjoyable read, and jibes really well with my own attempts to play. Technorati Tags: books, memoirs, guitar