Dow Jones – Just A Techno Groove

The year is 1989 and somewhere in a recording studio in France (maybe Belgium) someone created a band called Dow Jones and the song Just A Techno Groove.

“Feed your cat” – Dow Jones

For more info: discogs.com/Dow-Jones-Just-A-Techno-Groove/release/195659

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Moontan Nocturnal

To be honest I really like the music he’s playing. It’s not techno but I like it better than a lot of other stuff I hear. His speech is pretty awesome too. Anyone know what TV show or movie this is from?

“Nothing can doom this groove.”

For more info: wikipedia.org/wiki/Techno

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Grandparents react to Dubstep

Honestly this is almost the same reaction I have when I hear Dubstep.

“Dubstep rhythms are usually syncopated, and often shuffled or incorporating tuplets. The tempo is nearly always in the range of 138-142 beats per minute, with a clap or snare usually inserted every third beat in a bar.” – Wikipedia

For more info: skrillex.com

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The Tell Tale Beat

In the late 80s when I lived with my mother I learned the craft of making music in the basement. Mostly I just blasted endless loops of kick drums. I don’t know how she put up with it. To this day she says she still hears me down there.

“xkcd is a webcomic created by Randall Munroe. The comic’s tagline describes it as “a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.” It has been recognized in such mainstream media as The Guardian and The New York Times.” – Wikipedia

For more info: xkcd.com

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Sunday Sounds: Meow Meow Meow…


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSMCRD35ch4

This video shows what it’s like in my house when my cat Zoe is hungry. According to Wikipedia cats only meow to their mother and use purrs, grunts and screams when talking to other cats.

“my cat wrote the song, I just played the music and shot the video” – cyriak

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Musician get together photo with a twist.

Look closely here and let’s pick out the synths. I see a Korg Monopoly, Roland V-Synth, Dave Smith Instrument’s Prophet 08 and a Nord Rack. What’s the big white one on the left? A Yamaha workstation? Also there could be a TR-606? What’s the keyboard front, center on the floor? A Yamaha CS? What’s the instrument to the left of it? Oh…

Do you keep one of THOSE in your studio?

If you liked that one here’s another. I didn’t post it here because it’s cruel (it is hilarious though): click here

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More Cowbell please. Explore the space.

What if there was a website where you could upload a song and then add more cowbell to it? Wouldn’t that be amazing? What if you could listen to tons of other songs people uploaded that they added more cowbell to? Well you can! Head over to morecowbell.dj for all the goodness.

“More cowbell” is an American pop culture catch phrase originally derived from an April 8, 2000 Saturday Night Live comedy sketch about the recording of the song “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” by Blue Öyster Cult. The sketch featured guest host Christopher Walken as music producer Bruce Dickinson and Will Ferrell as fictional cowbell player Gene Frenkle. In the television special Saturday Night Live: 101 Most Unforgettable Moments, this sketch is moment number five. – www.morecowbell.dj

Here’s the original skit on Saturday Night Live. At first I thought this was going to be stupid but I admit this had me cracking up: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhSkRHXTKlw

photo credit: Daniel Y. Go

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on September 11, 2008 at 12:17 am, filed under sounds, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.