Posts Tagged ‘music’

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  1. 13 Feb, 2024

    Can Apple Win Back Music | Vulf Opinion

    I love me some Vulfpeck. Especially the music. But also the aesthetic and really the whole package. This piece of commentary is great for a number of reasons, including his sensible proposed change in business model around music. But the […]

  2. 06 Feb, 2024

    Come to Frostapalooza!

    Woohoo! I am so incredibly excited to announce that Frostapalooza is now live! The show is on August 17th at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA, and you can see the event on Mr. Smalls’ website and get tickets at […]

  3. 16 Nov, 2023

    Tina Weymouth’s Moog Rogue with Stop Making Sense Presets

    This is so cool; I found this image on Facebook that shows the Moog Rogue Tina Weymouth used on Talking Heads’ incredible Stop Making Sense concert film. It’s fascinating to see the song presets laid out using tape and shapes […]

  4. 11 Oct, 2023

    Finding a way to make it happen

    I’ve discovered — or rather rediscovered — that playing music is one of the biggest sources of joy and fulfillment in my life. I play music — usually by myself — every day, but it’s the connection with other musicians […]

  5. 17 Aug, 2023

    Frostapalooza!

    I’m elated to announce that on August 17th, 2024 — exactly one year from now — I’m throwing a big-ass charity concert/party/happening in Pittsburgh, PA featuring an array of my talented musical collaborators, friends, and family. I’d love for you […]

  6. 30 May, 2023

    Mini Moog Factory

    Mini Moog Factory is a really fun piece of web design. The aesthetic reminds me of Habbo Hotel from way back in the day.

  7. 04 Apr, 2023

    Joe Dart Teaches Slap Bass – YouTube

    This is fantastic.

  8. 30 Mar, 2023

    Retroactive Journaling

    I wish I was better at journaling. I love it and love having documentation of the things I’ve done, feelings I’ve felt, experiences I’ve had, etc. I just haven’t built the habit yet. I’d like to change that. While I […]

  9. 22 Mar, 2023

    Brad Frost – Music, Web Development, & Artificial Intelligence – American Blues Scene

    I had an unique opportunity to be interviewed about my interest in both music and web design. I covered a lot of ground! The interview is pretty raw (meaning not super edited), but it’s interesting (to me anyways). Check it […]

  10. 23 Feb, 2023

    Amateur – Lasse Gjertsen

    For whatever reason, this video just crashed into my memory like a meteorite. I remember likely landing on this video via Stumble Upon (!!!), and I remember showing it to everyone. It was incredibly influential for me as it combined […]

  11. 22 Nov, 2022

    Wah Wah Watson with Herbie Hancock 1976 (live video) – Hang Up Your Hang Ups

    This is so badass. The control the band exhibits is absolutely incredible. It feels super organic, groovy, and even jammy, but it’s all totally locked in. When you feel like they’re just jamming over a groove, all of a sudden […]

  12. 19 Apr, 2022

    Daft Punk – Around The World (In The Classroom with Michel Gondry

    The music video for Around The World by Daft Punk is one of my all-time favorites, so I thoroughly enjoyed this video with (a very young!) Michel Gondry.

  13. 21 Feb, 2022

    Jacob Collier on writing interesting lyrics

    I’ve always hated writing lyrics, and felt everything I came up with was shallow, contrived, and s. In three and a half minutes, Jacob Collier provides a treasure trove of techniques for writing interesting lyrics. Watch it here.

  14. 20 May, 2020

    The Isolation Station with Brad Frost

    I got to share my quarantine playlist on The Isolation Station, and gave a bit of context behind some of the picks in my interview.

  15. 17 Apr, 2020

    The Weirdly Enduring Appeal of Weird Al Yankovic

    I’ve been listening to Weird Al Yankovic my entre lif, and spent a good part of my childhood trying to make parody music like his. So this deep dive into Weird Al’s life and music was supremely entertaining for me. […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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 […]

  19. 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 […]

  20. 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. […]

  21. 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 […]

  22. 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 […]

  23. 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 […]

  24. 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 […]

  25. 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 […]

  26. 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 […]

  27. 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 […]

  28. 29 Jun, 2019

    Learning Synths

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

  29. 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 […]

  30. 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 […]