How can great musicians seem to do the impossible?
Even old jokes can have a scientific basis in fact.
You know the one about the tourist who stops a native New Yorker on the street and asks, “Excuse me sir, but how do you get to Carnegie Hall?”
"Practice, practice, practice."
That New Yorker is absolutely correct. Scientists have found that the brains of professional musicians are physiologically different from the brains of other people, and they got that way mostly because of practice, practice, practice.
took me a sec to find this video… but WOW… if you want a trip… check out this cyriak’s channel. Some crazy vids and they’re awesome. Or at least I think so.
Good old Swede Mason. One of my favorite video artists doing his video mashup music remixes! Hadn’t checked his page in a while so it’s nice to re-discover this little treat….
Spent some time on the weekend testing out the iOS version of Traktor. It was pretty damn good and in the spirit of the moment I hit record and mixed up this 20min set.
If you’re feeling up for a deep driving set, this is worth the listen.
Now that’s a show. #model500
Once in a while you think… hmmm I wonder what this song would sound like if it was played by an symphony. Never thought I’d see Sir Mix A Lot and an orchestra together…. but here it is.
The 4:50 minute…. is just about the best or worst moment ever.
A few more preview images from #PHOTOPIA
Top to bottom, left to right:
Ruth Skinner, Marc Losier
Robyn Cumming, Keesic Douglas
Wayne Roland Hamilton
come see them (and BUY them!) in person FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 6 to 9 pm.
Gallery 44, Suite 120, 401 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON
My good friend Wayne id part of this art show. Well worth checking out his photos of abandon buildings in Detroit. If you haven’t seen his blog it’s also well done too. Http://Silentbuildings.com
His photo is the courtroom photo above. A real powerful pic.
Once they had a ship, the pirates elected their captains, and made all their decisions collectively. They shared their bounty out in what Rediker calls “one of the most egalitarian plans for the disposition of resources to be found anywhere in the 18th century.”
They even took in escaped African slaves and lived with them as equals. The pirates showed “quite clearly – and subversively – that ships did not have to be run in the brutal and oppressive ways of the merchant service and the Royal navy.” This is why they were popular, despite being unproductive thieves.
Oops, turns out piracy is pretty much always a term like terrorist that gets slapped on whatever we don’t like despite being a general reaction to the status quo. And nothing’s really changed.
And when african pirates were captured by the British they were forced into the slave trade.
Horrible Histories taught me about pirates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwn5K89dE5c
They were generally democratic, disciplined, communal - they even had pensions! If you wanted out of the pirate life, you would be taken to a destination of your choice (anywhere in the world) and given a lump sum to help you with your new life.
Honor among thieves.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU YES i’ve spent like two years studying piracy (back when i had time to devote to reading and research) and yes pirates are actually all very interesting and democratic and great
This is techno! It’s both familiar and different and has me questioning what is art and what is science in the techno genre. A departure from the EDM that most people call techno today.
Soundtrack by Simon Pyke
Thank you Claude Young for putting the bug in my head to question what I think techno is/isn’t today. Definitely got me thinking.
This song unites the world! How can anyone have anything but LOVE for the Daft Punk and the Pharrell. Bonus marks for the vocoder voice in the end.