Saturday, October 9, 2010

All Together Now

Nice try, Sauron

Rounding up some links from the nets I've found interesting. In this (weekly?) installment: Steve Albini rants, Nas slams Def Jam, Kyle Bylin examines some psychological aspects of the correlation between purchasing and liking music, Lego's BrickCon 2010, and other fun stuff

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hosey Blog Write-Up (#02) - Potholes in My Blog

I am absolutely stoked about getting a write-up at this site, Potholes in My Blog. To be mentioned alongside cats as amazing as DJ Shadow, Kid Koala, Dan the Automator, and Madlib is truly one of the greatest compliments Hosey's ever received. I would have been happy just to be compared to these guys in a negative way, as in "Hosey's not as good as...". But, to be compared favorably... it puts me on cloud nine. Those four artists are some of my musical heroes (My friends can attest that I go on and on about Kid Koala at times). It was exposure to them that got me into turntablism and sampling. Thank you, Andrew Martin. I can not explain how vindicating it is as a musician when someone goes out of their way to promote the things we've worked so hard on. 

Monday, October 4, 2010

V II - Kevin & His Band

It's been a while since I've posted some of the "blueprints" for Hosey music. It's something I've been meaning to do, and I know people seem to enjoy picking at the nuts and bolts of the tracks. I'll try to do one of these posts for each Hosey track. Soon, I hope to put together a "vault" where I can upload master tracks from the songs so that everybody can have a crack at the fun.

Mp3 stream and more after the jump...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Book It! Give a Hoot! Books, Check 'Em Out!

I have been searching for a copy of this book for months! I'm so happy I've finally found it, and so far it doesn't look like it's going to disappoint. The Emperor's New Mind is an examination of the human mind as reflected by computers, artificial intelligence, and our understanding of quantum mechanics. The book was originally published in 1989, so some of the information is dated. But that doesn't seem to be of much importance, as most of the ideas are put forth from a hypothetical context that presumes the existence of very powerful and complex computers. It's interesting that the book cites speculation about the state of computer technology in 2010 and, as usual, the tech sector vastly over-estimates its ingenuity. Anyway, catch the back cover summary after the jump...