Belly Dancing for Life

Took my Mom to the park last night for a walk. We stumbled upon this gala event! I took a lot more pics of the crowd to demonstrate Toronto’s amazing multiculturalism, but one person gave me a bit of a dirty look, and it got me thinking. I’d love to post them but don’t want […]

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Monsoon dream

Remembering my days as a student in India, where I spent long hours doing sorta fusion ragas on my guitar… Funnily enuf, when I finished the final mix of this tune, a thunderstorm came up and it started raining heavily. Sort of perfect. Related articles May Monsoon: 3rd wettest year on record so far Indian […]

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my humble studio

it’s getting late and I should be hitting the hay. just wanted to post this pic i took tonight. i was working on “shaft vs bullitt”… pulled out the guitar because, in you didn’t guess, the “guitar” in my jammmm session (below) was really a keyboard! there are some pros to doing that, like being […]

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waiting for the aliens

I went back to the place where I took my last photos. Actually wanted to drive past this field but the city had closed the gates to the drive. So I had to park down at the bottom of some steep steps and climb up to there, and then walk across to the ravine at […]

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The evolution of western dance music over the last 100 years

Click image to open interactive version (via Thomson Holidays). Related articles A questionable timeline of the evolution of Western dance music. (rocknerd.co.uk) Evolution of western dance music (flowingdata.com) Interactive Mapping of the Evolution of Western Dance Music (marktheclemens.wordpress.com) How Music Travels: The Evolution of Western Dance Music (soulofsydney.org)

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Humbled by a 24 year old…

Yesterday I got a chance to hit the highway (see below). I listened to Avicii’s new lp on the drive out. I liked it. Seems he’s listening to all sorts of music these days… country, jazz, classical, 60s rock. What an interesting young guy. He’s also an incredibly talented producer who says that dance music […]

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Brickwall Limiter, Compression added to… Telecaster with FA3 Full, Broomstick Bass, and MDrummer

My latest experiment in sound production. Just added LoudMax Brickwall LImiter to the mix. Brickwall Limiters are used to get the signal as loud as possible without clipping (going above 0db). Brickwall limiting is often used by pros and I can see why. Pop stars want their song to have a big bang when we […]

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