Mogees: Music anywhere on ANYTHING!

MogeesĀ is a new way to play music. This gentleman is kickstarting a project that allows you to experience music and sound as it is made on whatever you’re tapping/punching/scraping/licking… I guess. Bruno made an appearance at TED in Brussels last year and launched his campaign. They’ve reached their goal. In case you’re wondering, he works...

John Cage

The consensus is becoming such that we believe only a few can make music. That there are people in the world that are meant to create symphonies and then there are the rest. the most famous and controversial in history. I’d like to tell you about a man who believed it was different. So much...

I can’t write a song anymore.

When I was a waiter shortly after leaving school I would sit in my apartment on the mattress that had no frame, surrounded by notebooks and play my guitar until I couldn’t stay awake any more. Occasionally I would turn on the computer, download a few new songs, record a rough live take and be...

The Queers

I was driving home from work contemplating this weeks post. My iPhone on shuffle and this amazing song came on. I haven’t listened to them since high school or shortly thereafter but I remember Joe Queer always being a stand up guy. They toured every summer and always stopped in Dallas. This leads me to...

Breaking the barrier of mind-control instruments.

Yeah, you read that. There are a number of growing enthusiasts and circuit benders out there who are experimenting with the idea that an idea can create music. If you don’t know what this trend in music tech geeks is I’ll tell you. Take your favorite noise making toy as a small child, or if...

No click track, one take genius, Jake Bugg.

I was flipping through artists from last years iTunes Festival in the UK and I stopped on this kid. He was young, arrogant or confident take your pick and genius. Jake Bugg is one of the youngest artists to be No. 1 on the UK charts. And he’s about to do it again with his...