Posts Tagged ‘music’

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  1. 08 Mar, 2020

    #158 The Case of the Missing Hit | Reply All

    A man in California is haunted by the memory of a pop song from his youth. He can remember the lyrics and the melody. But the song itself has vanished, completely scrubbed from the internet. PJ takes on the Super […]

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  2. 22 Jan, 2020

    Musicroll

    Last night I had the pleasure of welcoming Ben Callahan and Rob Harr from Sparkbox over to my office/studio to hang out, talk shop, and play a little music. Ian and Melissa joined us and we had some fun jamming […]

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  3. 11 Jan, 2020

    3s and 7s by Queens of the Stone Age on Drums

    I’m kicking off the new year trying to continue making things like I was attempting to do all of December. While I didn’t make something every day in December, but I made a lot of headway on projects and made […]

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  4. 28 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #19: Bad Girls by M.I.A. Drums

    For day 19 of making something every day in December, I recorded myself playing drums along to Bad Girls by M.I.A. I really like playing drums along to other music, and Bad Girls by M.I.A. has long been a favorite […]

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  5. 23 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #18: Jamming with Melissa

    For day 18 of making something every day in December, I recorded a late-night jam with Melissa. As with our other jams, there’s nothing planned and there are no expectations to make something that resembles a finished piece of music. […]

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  6. 23 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #16: Another Jam with Ian

    For day 16 of making something every day in December, I recorded another jam with Ian. Like the others, there’s nothing particularly special about this recording, but what is special is the deliberate act of playing and recording music. I […]

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  7. 14 Dec, 2019

    Making things in December #12: Making progress on a song

    For day 12 of making something every day in December, I made some progress on a song. Here are the results: This is a song that I’ve had around for a long while now, and while going through some stuff […]

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  8. 14 Dec, 2019

    Making things in December #11: Lunchtime jam with Ian

    For day 11 of making something every day in December, I recorded another lunchtime jam with Ian. I realize I’m one day behind in my posting (cross-country travel throws a wrench into lots of things), so hopefully I’ll be able […]

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  9. 06 Dec, 2019

    Making things in December #5: jamming with Ian

    For day 4 of making something every day in December, I recorded a jam with Ian. This is a pretty typical lunchtime session for us: just a couple minutes between lunch and work to plunk around. Nothing fancy, but lots of […]

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  10. 04 Dec, 2019

    Making things in December #3: Assembling a Jeweler’s Bench and Bonus Track

    For day 3 of making something every day in December, I assembled a jeweler’s bench for my wife, who runs a jewelry studio called Frost Finery. She’s moving out of current Frost Finery headquarters (in our basement) and getting a […]

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  11. 02 Dec, 2019

    Music and Web Design

    There are a lot of parallels between music and web design/development. Here’s how I see it: Art and science Call it the difference between Type A vs Type B personalities. Or Right brain vs left brain. Or whatever other split […]

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  12. 02 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #1: New Song

    For my first day of making something every day in December, I recorded a song. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! A few notes and observations: I picked up on a guitar riff that my wife Melissa was […]

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  13. 29 Jun, 2019

    Learning Synths

    Super fun little thing that teaches you the basic vocabulary of synthesizers (and sound in general). Learning Synths

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  14. 13 May, 2019

    Brad Frost Web Headquarters

    Well, it happened. A new headquarters for Brad Frost Web LLC is now in my backyard. Why? I’ve been in my house for almost 5 years and have always used one of the guest bedrooms as an office. But now […]

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  15. 25 Aug, 2017

    History of Music Books

    I just finished a few incredible books that cover the history of music from a few different perspectives. Theft: A History of Music The first is Theft: A History of Music (Amazon link) by Jennifer Jenkins and James Boyle, which covers 2000 […]

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  16. 19 Mar, 2017

    Zeroing the desk

    I absolutely love this from the brilliant Brendan Dawes: After a recording session on one of those large mixing desks, after you’ve twiddled countless knobs and push around many faders you do something called zeroing the desk. This is were […]

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  17. 19 Mar, 2017

    Paul McCartney Offers a Short Tutorial on How to Play the Bass Guitar

    I absolutely love this clip of Paul McCartney showing how to play the bass part for Ever Present Past. He’s just so casual explaining it all (speaking of casual, it’s weird to see him dressed in a t-shirt). Here’s the things I […]

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  18. 18 Oct, 2014

    This Is My Jam: Rock ‘n’ Roll Lifestyle by Cake

    I’ll never forget the first time I heard this song (which was also my introduction to the band). It was played during the credits of an episode of Daria, and I was totally blown away. But this was before everything […]

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  19. 12 Sep, 2013

    Smashing Conf Lonely Hearts Club Band

    So these past few days/weeks have been pretty bizarre. Probably one of the most bizarre things that happened was playing Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at a web conference with Nishant, Dan and Dan at Smashing Conference in Germany. […]

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  20. 04 Feb, 2009

    The Official Moog Synthesizer Appreciation Page

    One of these days I will own something as awesome as this.  In the meantime, there’s Reason. The Official Moog Synthesizer Appreciation Page.

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  21. 11 Mar, 2008

    Midnight Spaghetti Summer Tour ’08

    Its been an interesting couple of weeks. One of the most exciting developments is my invitation to tour with Midnight Spaghetti for a week (June 15th through 22nd) this summer. Midnight Spaghetti and the Chocolate G-Strings is an eclectic funk/hip-hop/jazz […]

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  22. 28 Feb, 2008

    The World of Social Music – Last.fm, Pandora, and imeem

    Like music? Holy crap! I do too! Music has always been an integral part of my life, and I have tried to experience as many musical outlets as possible. Performing, attending concerts, recording and even working in music have all […]

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  23. 01 Feb, 2008

    The Odd Ballroom

    The Odd Ballroom, a 3D short film created by my friend Andrew Sloan, is in its (almost) final form. This incredible 3D film took 7 James Madison University animation students two years’ spare time to complete. The story revolves around […]

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