Art + Music + Technology

Last week I mentioned that I had a release out on PoL with my long time collaborator, Gregory Taylor. I decided that, if I was going to mention it, I should also record a conversation with Gregory for the podcast. So here it is.

Gregory is an incredible fount of knowledge about many things, but an interesting aspect of this is that much of his knowledge comes from experience. In this conversation, we focus on 'how we become the people we are', and we get an insider's view of the Cassette Culture world.

This was a great chat, and I'm glad to be able to share it with you. Enjoy!

BTW - you can check out his radio at WORTFM.org; the show streams live on Sunday evenings from 9-11 pm (CST), but the shows are also archived for a week for you to catch up. I find something new each week that I listen, and suggest that you give it a try.

Direct download: podcast_039_GTaylor.mp3
Category:Performing Arts -- posted at: 3:31pm CST

As an electronic music-head, I've been using computers, DAW's, synths and other tech crap for decades now. However, one of my favorite software packages is a program that doesn't try to do everything - in fact, its creator steadfastly refuses to take one certain tasks that he doesn't feel belong in his bit of code.

That creator is Jim Coker, and the software is Numerology (found at five12.com). I started using this at version 1, and it is now up to version 3 (with 4 right around the corner). In this podcast, I take the opportunity to corner Jim, talk to him about his background, his vision of the software/hardware combo, and his view of the future.

This is another case where I've known someone for a long time, but this is the longest conversation we've ever had. What's wrong with me? I need to spend more time with these people!!!

Enjoy!

Direct download: podcast_038_JCoker.mp3
Category:Performing Arts -- posted at: 12:11pm CST

Tom Hall is one of my ‘pocket’ favorite artists, and I’m pleased that he was willing to be interviewed. His music is a blend of many influences, but the end result is very particularly his own. We talk about his background growing up in Tasmania, touring off his MySpace connections and even his favorite guitar pedals (as a non-guitarist).

It all ends up quite a lot of fun, and informative as well. If you’ve not yet heard Tom’s work, the best place to start is at tomhall.com.au. Try it out - I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Direct download: podcast_037_THall.mp3
Category:Performing Arts -- posted at: 2:05am CST

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