(from the I just thought up a name for the band dept.)
(from the is there anything on this web site about Inspirational New Age/Smooth Jazz romantic piano music evoking beauty and tranquility..? dept.) I am not, nor am I related to this Jim Chappell.
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”
I used to be on top of this kind of news. I’m in the process of converting my music CDs into mp3’s* (thus probably violating several federal laws) largely because I’m tired of packing my briefcase full of CDs. Anyway, while ripping Wall of Voodoo‘s Call of the West, I got curious and searched Google … Continue reading “Bummer”
Here’s a small and not very representative list (basically what I had on hand when I wrote this) of some of the music I listen to. Bozzio Levin Stevens: Black Light Syndrome Kate Bush: The Whole Story The Red Shoes The Corrs: VH1 Presents the Corrs Live in Dublin Talk On Corners [Special Edition] The … Continue reading “Music that doesn’t suck”
(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”
Via the use of a popular search engine’s web api: “Top” 100 “Drum and Bugle Corps” web sites “Top” 100 “Drum Corps” web sites Note that this is purely arbitrary and probably doesn’t mean anything (just testing a Perl interface to the api).
Just in case a wayward search engine brought you here instead of here, scores for the 2003 drum corps season can be found here.