The problem with the way to make music today, these are turnkey systems; they come with preset banks and sounds. They’re not inviting you to challenge the systems themselves, or giving you the ability to showcase your personality, individuality. They’re making it as if it’s somehow easier to make the same music you hear on the radio. Then it creates a very vicious cycle: How can you challenge that when the system and the media are not challenging it in the first place?
Just finished the final sound design and mix for a new short film starring Jayma Mays of Glee. It will be playing at the Seattle International Film Festival!
You treat the air as a canvas. The paint is the chords that come through your fingers.
Part 2 of this amazing interview of Henry Rollins by Pharrell Williams.
New studio’s gonna be decorated with film inspiration since that’s really what drives my musical creativity. Just acquired the following original posters: Enter The Void (47x63 Paris bus stop display), Mulholland Dr (27x40 one sheet), Inland Empire (40x30 UK quad), The Tree of Life (27x40 one sheet), The Tree of Life (40x30 UK quad), and Lost Highway (27x40 one sheet). If anyone works in a theater playing To The Wonder and wants to hook me up with that poster…
New episode of The Flipside with all post sound by me! Starring SourceFed’s Elliott Morgan and Exit Strategy’s Jameel Saleem. Written/Directed by Ben Shelton. Shot/Edited by Zac Eubank. This show comes from Rainn Wilson’s SoulPancake.
The older I get, the more ridiculous it seems to look down on people because of the choice of fabric they put on their body. This seems like an obvious thing on the surface, but our culture is obsessed with what other people are wearing. If you want to wear pajamas to the store, do it. There is no sensible reason for anyone to look down on you for it. Wearing jeans to buy bananas and toilet paper does not make one superior to another wearing polyester fleece to buy their bananas and toilet paper. It’s just fabric. “It’s an eyesore seeing all these people looking like trashy slobs out in public!” Oh, poor you, you perfect god of a human being!
Henry Rollins is awesome, an actual role model in the music world. I find it interesting, and true, that he says a lot of punk rockers are very close-minded. This is strangely common among proponents of genres supposedly about freedom. Hip-hop was initially the new punk rock, to me, but of course I now realize it is also full of close-minded people with strict sets of rules to define what it is and is not. People just love to smash their art into convenient little boxes, and as long as they do, they suffocate their own creativity and potential.