Archives for October, 2009
Sunday, October 25th, 2009
Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
Its been two incredible weeks for Generation Binary’s performance career! Thanks to Inkahootz, Merch Underground, and some helpful friends, I have achieved my goal of two performances this month. My debut event was held at Merch Underground during the design walk and happened with very little notice. In fact, I only had about an hour to get everything ready to play, pack up, head to Merch, and put everything back together before the show started. Despite the close cut timing, I managed to be playing within 45 minutes of the call! I had allot of fun playing a mix of classic rock, reggae, traditional electronic, and some of my progressive original material. People moseyed in, listened to some tunes and had a good time looking around the store. A big thanks to Mark and Ben, two of the leaders of Inkahootz, and Merch Underground, for giving me the chance to hold my first public performance!
Yesterday was the second performance this month and brought a much more substantial audience that was more receptive to my normal style of music than most of the Chralestonians and tourists who were on the design walk last Thursday. Thanks to everyone who came out to Ledeux’s crib for the Pre-Ghostland Observatory (they rocked the farm out!!!) BBQ and Keg fiesta! It was nice to finally get some people moving to my music beyond my circle of friends. I got allot of compliments on my set list, despite some unplanned additions and changes. I’m still working hard to feel out what a crowd wants to hear and give you what you want, so please leave some comments on any songs you want to me to mix up for next time. I saved allot of my original material for another day because it has yet to be perfected for performance scenarios, but I played some of my best ones. I got a great response to the Eoto (Atlantis-115) remix, Shoot From the Hip, Blue-Nine, and especially the new and improved Totem-Pole. I am working to perfect the dance-ability of some of my other tracks so be sure to keep up with the download page and let me know what sounds good and what still needs work.
Wow, this post got long… I should get back to my homework.
Friday, October 16th, 2009
So, unless you live under a rock, and actually maybe even if you do because rocks have been affected too, you all know about the green movement. Well, yesterday Gordo pitched an idea to me about a letter writing campaign. Essentially our SC senator, Lindsey Graham recently anouced his interest in the Climate Change Legislation that is going through Congress right now. If you want to read up on this piece of legislation you can go to the website for the Energy and Commerce Committee; http://energycommerce.house.gov/ So basically, we are trying to get a letter writing campaign going at the College of Charleston to rally support. This bill is good things. One thing the bill outlines that I think is really cool, is that companies will have to pay for every ton of carbon emission they produce. Slap a fee on pollution and I’ll bet that not many companies will be as willing to clog our air with their nasty chemicals. So who wants in??? Every letter brings us closer to Lindsey Graham vote which brings us closer to passing the bill which brings us closer to clean skies which brings us into tomorrow… which we won’t have if we keep things going the way they are. So join in the cause, let’s rally the student masses!
So I have had the opportunity to hear all of Gordo’s new sounds, I have to say they are pretty awesome. Just today in class one of his original pieces popped into my head, strange how songs can be carried through the airwaves without a sound… It’s been really cool though to see the progression of his music since he started about 5 months ago. Everything has gotten a lot tighter, and more dancable. Get ready to get DOWN!
Anyway, I hope everyone is excited to hear. He has done some pretty creative stuff with not only the beats that he’s personally assembled, but some really cool mixed beats as well. One word to describe one of his latest? Interstellar rythms. Sounds crazy but his sound is out of this world, literally.
Leave it to DJ Gordo to bring us a symphony of sounds with a baseline that threads us all together on the dancefloor.
So here I am, a month into the launch of generationbinary.com. The website is a great success, and I proudly to announce that I was the winner of best best website design in Bin Pan’s Information Systems Management class. Thanks to Dr. Pan, this idea has come together better than I ever expected.
My Birthday party was off the chain! Thanks to all of my friends who came and enjoyed that special night with me. Apparently it got a bit too rowdy for South End Brewery… I apologize to all of the people who were not allowed upstairs. There are some interesting stories floating about regarding what made SEB decide to shut us down; from falling beers to aggravated assault WTF! All else considered, the food was great, the bar tender was chill and the music went on until I turned 21.
The next day I flew to New York be with my family. We had a delicious dinner in the City at a Mexican joint that had tequila and margaritas flowin non stop. Me and my sister Sarah had a fun time running around the city getting more and more hammered along the way. I’m sorry we couldn’t make it to Tiesto, I know he has a new album out, but the night proceeded and with some luck we stumbled home around 4:15 or so.
The holiday of Yom Kipur was a deeply moving and cleansing experience as always. I have such love and respect for my family, and I give them my thanks for providing everything that i take so often for granted. I should have been studying that weekend, last week was loaded with tests and complicated assignments. However, I felt it important to set a precedent of my religious life and my professional life by choosing to leave my rowdy Charleston lifestyle, on my birthday, to celebrate, and fast, and pray with my family.
On a lighter note, I return to my original inspiration, the reason you may still be reading at this point. I have been workin with some new gear in the studio. Just wait until you hear this sub bark out some dirty bass next time you catch a set… Lend an ear for me on some of these and take a listen to the changes I made. It really makes a difference once you can hear the entire mix with some high power low frequency equipment. I put a new track on the download page as well so check out Emerald Green- feat. influenCE. If you have suggestions about this song were still working on the final version so speak up and we’ll respond.
I’ll be at ya like a supernova,