As if Linux wasn’t cool enough already

I’ve been playing around with Hydrogen – an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux. So far, it seems to be full featured (I’m more familiar with “real” drums). Hydrogen can import sound samples in .wav, .au, and .aiff formats and export “songs” to midi and wav files. Hydrogen uses an XML file for its native song … Continue reading “As if Linux wasn’t cool enough already”

Elvin Jones Dies at 76

(via NYT) Elvin Jones, whose explosive drumming powered the John Coltrane Quartet, the most influential and controversial jazz ensemble of the 1960’s, died yesterday in Manhattan. He was 76 and lived in Manhattan and Nagasaki, Japan. Mr. Jones’s death, which came after several months of failing health, was announced by John DeChristopher, director of artist … Continue reading “Elvin Jones Dies at 76”