About This Blog

I am a musician living in Cape Town, South Africa and this blog is intended to document various musical projects I'm working on ... mostly after the fact, when I remember.

Unless otherwise stated the bass line (and quite often the mix) is my work.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

...up and running again

Following on from my previous post re "shit happens ...", owing to the money collected from the benefit, and a top up from my studio partner we have another VS1880 (which saves having to learn new stuff), and I'm getting a second hand laptop soon, so we're back at the Barleycorn as well as being able to record bands live again.

Almost up to speed re the gear stolen (also bought a car) fortunately it's a buyers market ATM, but altogether a hefty dent to the finances.

Anyways ... life goes on ... and it's not looking too bad :)

I'll try to start putting music up here again soon ... 'till then.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Shit happens but life goes on.

Yep, again there's a long pause between blogs, I guess that's just the way it is.

Anyways, this isn't really a musical entry, just a note to myself and any who read this that a few weeks ago I was robbed at gunpoint of my car, recording gear (Roland VS1880 / IBM T43 Laptop) plus mics, leads etc. wallet (R120.00) and cellphone (contacts backed up to laptop :( ), but I didn't get a scratch other than going through the emotions, so as the title says - Shit happens but life goes on.

This happened on my way to recording the Barleycorn Sessions a folksy kinda get together every Monday evening round the corner from where I live.

These guys are amazing, they really appreciated what we were doing (recording the seperate tracks for a remix if wanted and a live mp3 for the artists) so they held a benefit gig to help recoup some of our losses... wow I've never had a benefit gig before and was really touched, about R3000 was raised which won't cover much but was a really sweet thought.

Anyways I'm back to researching what's out there that can record about 8tracks at once, so far the pick of the current bunch seems to be the Yamaha AW1600, and perhaps a netbook for the mp3's.
Will get back one day to let any who read this know how things worked out, any suggestions would be really appreciated.

'till next time .....

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

oct 08 67 2

Recently I was looking at one of the other music collaboration sites, I've explored
kompoz.com, they do have a better gadget to share your music with, it's still not ideal but here it is.

Notice that the title of this tune is a date, the originator of this tune "themeeksheep" is way prolific and has a bunch of tunes on kompoz just waiting to be finished off with a few takers here and there so I have my doubts that this will see much more action but IMO it's a nice groove and I had fun playing guitar all over it. (click on the gadget to go to the project page, from there you should find my guitar mix... I did say it wasn't yet ideal (for me - yet) )

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Do it

OK, this is a new song, rather nice, but what is stumping me is that I cant seem to embed/include the rss from other sites into the body of this blog ... WTF.
Adding the whole page is clumsy, there's got to be an easier way.

I eventually found Google Gadgets...

which allows you to add gadgets to your web site, they don't show in preview of blogger being script based but then blogger and google know about each other so maybe thats why ... anyways after much anguish on my part it works..... so.

New song, new mission, lets see what happens.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

For You

Mid Feb and my first post of the year ... very slack ... but I have an excuse and a plan,
I've been pretty busy collaborating on indaba.com but they don't yet have a widget that I can plant here.
If anyone could let me know how to embed RSS into here I would be grateful for that to, but until then I just figure I will iframe the whole page if that works ... so ....

Recently one of the collaborations I was working on finished (was "published") so here it is

My first published indaba tune ... hope you enjoy it.