• Socksual
    Music,  Song Fu / SpinTunes

    Highly Socksual

    Our last SpinTunes song received a much better reception from the judges, though it still resulted in some widely different scores (which is a good thing, I think). This time around we came up with a piece that sounds like…

  • Sid Smith String Quartet viii
    Music,  Solo

    Sid Smith’s String Quartets

    The new year brings a new musical challenge, this time in the form of a string quartet inspired by a series of rainy windows. Music writer Sid Smith has been taking photographs of the patterns rain makes on his office…

  • The Mandelbrot Set

    Theremania

    Happy New Year. It’s been quite a while since I last waved my hands in the air to produce music, but tonight I recorded four theremin parts with varying degrees of success for “The Mandelbrot Set.” We currently have three…

  • The Deserters

    Best Batch Yet

    Something I’ve never come across before for some reason is Captain Beefheart’s “10 Commandments for Guitarists”. I found this at the ever-informative Music Thing, though it appears on a few sites around the web. The annotations in italics are mine.…

  • The Lunacy Board

    Bordet the Builder (Can he mix it?)

    Recording I’ve been doing a remix of a short piece of instrumental music for an on-line acquaintence and kindred spirit (theremin player and electronic gadget abuser) over the last week or two. It’s pretty much finished now, but I came…

  • The Deserters

    User Fiendly

    Track of the Week Brain Drain Rap Week 9 of the grand mp3 download extravaganza. OK, I missed a couple of weeks. Here’s a concerted effort to fill the gap… This song was written by Lee, and deals with the…

  • The Deserters

    Granfalloonacy

    Track of the Week Yet Another Granfalloon (1st movement) Week 2 of the grand mp3 download extravaganza. This mp3 is the first part of a three-part instrumental piece of music written in a semi-classical style for a small ‘chamber’ group,…