It's official! Please take a moment to hug a drummer today. Or if you are so inclined, escalate that affection to the next level.
This is an amazing performance that I recorded on the second night of the MI Golden Years reunion. As you can see I was in the front row, and had a nice view of Martino's amazing finger work. Pianist Djangirov was born in 1987, and Pat Martino 1944. Two astounding virtuosos born generations apart.
Here is a link to all of the videos I shot of reunion performances.
Music to inspire creativity: nelsdrums chill lounge
I've created a new Spotify playlist with over 500+ tracks of electronic, chill, ambient, lounge, soundtrack, latin, indian, jazz and D.J. that you can shuffle all week long. Over 24 hours of incredible, hand-selected music. Feel free to subscribe, listen, and add some of your own.
Some of the featured artists include The Chemical Bros., Zero 7, DJ Shadow, Arling & Cameron, Amon Tobin, Groove Armada, Barry Adamson, Seks Bomba, DJ Cheb I. Sabbah, Air, and Fila Brazilia. Inspired by the amazing DJ Rusty Hodge of SOMA FM' Secret Agent. and dozens of other Spotify playlists that I've perused to draw tracks from.
Click here to listen on Spotify: nelsdrums chill lounge
I was playing around with the iPhoto export feature late last night. An unbelievable simple way to make some music videos using live performance photography. Just need to figure out how to get the right imagery at the right place in the song.
I've uploaded to Facebook, and the image quality is quite nice. Facebook's transcoder is amazing.
The Beach Boys song came on the radio during dinner, and Lars surprised me by jumping up and doing this routine that he was rehearsing for a school show. So I grabbed my laptop and camera. We looked up the lyrics, so I could sing the song, and Lars performed so we could show it to mommy - who was out of town on business. Miles just wanted in on the action.
What did you think of the show?
The song that inspired the name. By the band "Burn Back". Also testing the way to code audio uploads. Looks like it works fine. You just have to use the [audio:] tag. Actual URL of the uploaded audio file goes between the colon and the bracket. Cool.
It's actually supposed to use the ID3 tags to show the titling for the mp3 file. Not sure why this one doesn't show, since it has all of the tags.
I just posted this cool video of "Break It Down" from our last show the UFD Site. Kicking ass Chicago style horn ending written by Mike Rotondi! Click here to check it out!.