May 2, 2008

Big Feet Birthday -- Today is my birthday. To celebrate I've dug up a recording that my uncle made for me on the occasion of my thirteenth birthday (twenty years ago...). As you will hear, he was very sensitive during my awkward teenage years :-)

Today is also my second-to-last collaboration with Boris Willis. Be sure to check out his video today, he managed to unearth an old(ish) photo of me from his personal archive...

Happy Birthday Me!

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April 14, 2008

Older -- Tonight's piece is a little late, I was out celebrating a friend's birthday. It occurred to me on the ride home that I hadn't yet made a piece sampling from They Might Be Giants, which is strange considering how much their music has influenced my own ideas about music.

So I present a little collage of Older, their song about aging. Perfect for a birthday...

Happy Birthday, Amiti!

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December 26, 2007

Susan Loves Paul -- Today we celebrate my mother's birthday. Like so many people in my family, she is a fan of the Beatles. As a young girl, she had a crush on Paul McCartney and would write "Susan Loves Paul" on her record sleeves. For today's minute, I've made a little collage of some early Beatles tunes, focusing on love.

Happy Birthday Mom!

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October 9, 2007

Birthday Boris -- Boris Willis of celebrates his birthday today. What music is appropriate for guy named Boris who is celebrating his birthday in October? Hmmm... this thing almost wrote itself. Tune in Friday to watch Boris dance to this abomination.

Happy Birthday Boris!

(Thanks to the Illegal Art collective for including a recording of Happy Birthday to You on their Copyright Infringement Advisory compilation.)

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September 29, 2007

Bulldan - Today is my brother Dan's birthday. As kids we didn't get along very well, something that's changed with age. One thing we did agree onwe both think the piano groove in Hey Bulldog rocks. (Apparently Propellerheads think so too...)

Happy birthday Dan!

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September 3, 2007

Eiley. Yesterday I became an uncle again. My sister-in-law Jainie and her husband Eric gave birth to baby girl named Eiley Jain.

Welcome to the world Eiley!

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August 19, 2007

Paulrus -- My father, Paul, likes to tell people that his theme song should be the Beatles' I am the Walrus.

(you know:
I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.
See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly.
I'm crying.

Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come.
Corporation tee-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday.
MAN, you been a naughty boy, and let your face grow long.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus,
coo coo c'choo

I never believed him until I heard John Lennon confirm it in Glass Onion.

Happy birthday Dad!

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August 18, 2007

Pianos is another birthday greeting, this time for my wife, JoLayne. Coincidentally, today is also my father's birthday. I will be posting his birthday song tomorrow...

Happy birthday JoLayne!

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August 11, 2007

Floating is an ambient birthday card for my sister, Anna. It's made from a recording of a fish tank I found on the Freesound project site and a simple MaxMSP patch.

Happy Birthday Anna!

sample attribution:
fish.tank_trickle.mp3 by dobroide

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August 2, 2007

A few years ago, my insane sister-in-law, Jainie, left an excited message on our answering machine asking if we remembered a particular moment from one of the Ace Ventura: Pet Detective moviesthe moment when Ace responded to another character by saying: Hello, Satan?

That was all she wanted, nothing else was in the message. It cracked us up so much that we've kept the message on our machine to this day.

Today is Jainie's birthday, so I created a piece for her using a snippet of that message.

Happy Birthday Jain.

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