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May 14, 2014

Watch One-Man Band Binkbeats

Creating a cover song of an existing song is nothing new.  People have doing it since the era of Classical music, where you honored a composer by playing their song with your own touches added to it.  This was a specific period of time when there was a large and distinct gap between the music makers and the listeners.  Obviously, fast forward into the future and that gap between the two has shrunk; there are many listeners who themselves want to be the players.  Much of the music that is created today is created through sampling, meaning that it takes the actual sample of another person’s music, rather than just the score.

Obviously, I understand that because remixing and sampling music is so accessible – it has also gotten worse.  Any kid with a computer can sit at home and piece together a song using only their mouse and keyboard.  …

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February 26, 2013

Paul McCartney Explains The Mellotron

If you live near a beach city or any city with tourists, there are always a few spots where you can find the local talent (or homeless) trying to get your attention for only the spare change in your pocket.  Some of these street performers have true talent, although not very practical.  You may find the statue man, who gets paid to stand completely still for hours at a time, or the guy who can stack cups and balance plates on his nose.  One of the most interesting performances I have noticed is the one man band.  It consists of one man with a guitar, a piano and a slew of Rube Goldberg type contraptions that allow him to play drums and bass as well.  It is quite stunning.

The one man band, in essence, still exists today – and we can call them the modern DJ.  Before a …