Best App Ever Awards

audiobus:

We’re proud to announce that Audiobus won the Best App Ever Award of 2012 in three categories:

Best Musicians App

Best Use of Hardware

Best DJ App (although we don’t really know how people are using it in that context, yet)

Thanks to everyone who voted!

Congrats!

Melt the Guns-XTC

Pretty much sums it up for me

We’re live!

audiobus:

You can download Audiobus through this link:

http://audiob.us/download



Note: The App Store search currently does not find Audiobus. It’s probably a caching thing, the servers responsible for search take some time before they show new apps.

It has arrived!

Fun read While I’ve always liked certain songs and albums by the Talking Heads I was never a huge fan but this recently published book written by head Talking Head David Byrne is an interesting and enjoyable jaunt through many musings on the subject of music.
This book covers a lot of ground, from before when music was first recorded (in the mid to late 1800’s) to the many changes in technology that have occurred since then in the way music is created, recorded and listened to. His take on the changing paradigm of the music industry from the old way of artist signing contracts with big record labels to the new DIY/indie model is worth checking out. Lot of stories here from his own career as they relate to each chapter’s topic. For example I’ve always liked the recordings he made with Brian Eno so it was great to get some more insight into that.
Topics covered include being in the recording studio, collaborations, the shaping of music by technology (both analog and digital), the business and finances of music and creating a music scene sprinkled throughout with thoughts and anecdotes related to the subject at hand. I didn’t necessarily agree with all of his opinions but most of it is at least interesting.
This is not a book about the Talking Heads per se but if you are a David Byrne/Talking Heads fan or looking for a career in music or someone who’s a big fan of music and wants to know more about how it’s made, there is probably something here for you. Check it out

Fun read
While I’ve always liked certain songs and albums by the Talking Heads I was never a huge fan but this recently published book written by head Talking Head David Byrne is an interesting and enjoyable jaunt through many musings on the subject of music.

This book covers a lot of ground, from before when music was first recorded (in the mid to late 1800’s) to the many changes in technology that have occurred since then in the way music is created, recorded and listened to. His take on the changing paradigm of the music industry from the old way of artist signing contracts with big record labels to the new DIY/indie model is worth checking out. Lot of stories here from his own career as they relate to each chapter’s topic. For example I’ve always liked the recordings he made with Brian Eno so it was great to get some more insight into that.

Topics covered include being in the recording studio, collaborations, the shaping of music by technology (both analog and digital), the business and finances of music and creating a music scene sprinkled throughout with thoughts and anecdotes related to the subject at hand. I didn’t necessarily agree with all of his opinions but most of it is at least interesting.

This is not a book about the Talking Heads per se but if you are a David Byrne/Talking Heads fan or looking for a career in music or someone who’s a big fan of music and wants to know more about how it’s made, there is probably something here for you. Check it out

Ready to play

Ready to play

Been there, done that.

Been there, done that.

dvdp:

Greeley Haven MarsThis full-circle scene combines 817 images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. It shows the terrain that surrounded the rover while it was stationary for four months of work during its most recent Martian winter. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State Univ.

dvdp:

Greeley Haven Mars
This full-circle scene
combines 817 images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. It shows the terrain that surrounded the rover while it was stationary for four months of work during its most recent Martian winter. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State Univ.

liannakristine:

Packed Tumblr meetup! (Taken with Instagram at Ipanema Cafe)

So nice to finally meet some of you on such a beautiful night.

liannakristine:

Packed Tumblr meetup! (Taken with Instagram at Ipanema Cafe)

So nice to finally meet some of you on such a beautiful night.

Novel inspired by Hitchcock’s Vertigo

Robin McLeod, a high school friend that moved back to Richmond last year after living many years in the San Francisco bay area recently published a novel co-authored with his wife Wendy Powers which was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo movie. Their book fills in the story from Judy Barton’s viewpoint (Kim Novak’s character). Vertigo recently unseated Citizen Kane as the best film of all time in the critic’s poll of the British Film Institute.

They will be the featured authors at the Library of Virginia’s next ‘Books on Broad’ on Wednesday, September 12 at 6pm http://www.lva.virginia.gov/news/

The book’s website: http://www.thetestamentofjudithbarton.com/

Pack rules

Believe it or not the smallest dog is the boss.

Pack rules

Believe it or not the smallest dog is the boss.

Kuckhermann-Metz-Nadishana trio - *Khubananukh* (by nadishana)

Love the hang drum

A panoramic picture from my guitar seat in the pit at Dogwood Dell as people arrive and wait for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” to begin

A panoramic picture from my guitar seat in the pit at Dogwood Dell as people arrive and wait for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” to begin

Dogwood Dell

If anybody out there is going to Dogwood Dell this weekend or next to see this summer’s musical production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” stop by the orchestra pit and say hi. I’ll be manning the guitar chair trying to play both guitar 1 and guitar 2 books at the same time or at least a reasonable facsimile thereof. I have this bright idea of trying to take a panoramic photo of the audience from my seat, we’ll see how that goes.