Category Archives: music

The Albatross Around AOL’s Neck

Actually that’s a misnomer. But let’s look at digital music, MP3s, digital distribution and ecommerce for a moment. Apple is a $40 bn company, reshaping their OS (Lion) to reflect their mobile devices (originally the iPod). From largest to smallest, … Continue reading

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day 4, 5 of mexico

got up with the plan to head to oaxaca. the night prior I ran into a total dive bar with a live rock band and a bunch of college kids who were also musicians and played me a song on … Continue reading

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Building a Balsa Violin, pt 2; a.k.a. The Ballad of the Vaporized Wire

The first step to building a violin out of balsa wood and foam is cutting the basic shape out using a hot wire foam cutter. A quick google search shows that a) they’re easy to build and perhaps more importantly … Continue reading

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Kazookeylele and more

All a cigar box guitar is, at heart really, is a¬†ukulele¬†with guts. My coworkers and I have been cranking away at getting this catalog finished. A tradition of theirs when uploading to the printer is to play “The final countdown”. … Continue reading

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Harp Mics (pt. 99)

I am still trying to figure out how to order a “replacement part” for the microphone element of a Shure Green Bullet. And then stick it — ah, here it is. The part number is “R198″ from Shure and it … Continue reading

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Building a Balsa Violin, pt 1

Really this could have been included in the last post, but it was getting long and I wanted pictures of my own work above the cut.(edit: here is part 2, a year later.) So here are the first progress shots … Continue reading

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