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From The Digital Sweatshop
The Music, Art and Travels of Alan D. Oldham a.k.a. DJ T-1000.

New Gear.

Friday, June 17, 2005

I've got five labels to go on this Djax order. Trying to get the inspiration to finish the job and get it out. Probably by Monday. Seventh Sign is next up, they need their art ASAP. Then there's a new art project I'm working on that I can't talk about yet.

I'm feeling the itch to buy some new gear, too. My friend Jimmy was ranting and raving about the Korg Kaoss Pad. I just figured that it was a DJ toy, like the Roland SP-808, not a hardcore FX box for studio, but Jimmy's going crazy over it. Jim's not a techno guy at all (thank God), but an emo rocker ;-) I like the Alesis AirFX, too. Cisco from The Advent is the first person I saw to use one live. The good thing about all this stuff is that you can get it all cheap now on eBay. I haven't bought a brand-new piece of gear from a shop since the '90s.

(I also want a hard drive recording interface. It will probably be my next purchase. That will defeat the need for a DAT machine or a CD recorder after all the trouble I've had with both.)

Not too much else happening. Will probably go see "Batman Begins" this weekend. And I still wanna see "Mr & Mrs. Smith."

My last entry talked about the new Superman, and lo and behold, he's on the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly along with Kate Bosworth, the new Lois Lane. I think they're getting ideas off me ;-) I wonder what "Batman" grossed. The Wednesday opening was a little weird.

I've been hearing "Do Ya" by Electric Light Orchestra everywhere lately. TV and radio! They're treating it like a new song.

-AO :: 4:26 PM ::


  • The Advent live, no disrespect, but that's a joke mate. I REALLY like his music, amazing stuff. But the livePA I saw was a joke. Cisco was there, doing shit. Sometimes pushing a fader. Sometimes playing with his airFX. Nothing more. Is that what you call a livePA? I dont. That's playback. Press play & wait till it s over. Play with the airFX now and then. Bah.
    I've seen better.

    By Blogger radiance, on Saturday, June 18, 2005 3:55:00 PM  
  • Well, my point was that Cisco was the first and only person I ever saw use the AirFX, not the relative quality of his live PA which is a matter of opinion. Really, what's the difference between his live act and all these minimal/glitch guys who play off Reason, anyway? Or somebody who's DJing with Ableton Live? They all push play and throw some live FX over it. At least Cisco kicks ass (I've seen his laptop show three times, twice in Detroit and once in Berlin). The minimal people are like watching paint dry.

    By Blogger -AO, on Saturday, June 18, 2005 9:04:00 PM  
  • Cisco rocks it on his own, but it's just not the same without Colin's interprative dancing! =)

    By Blogger eunjamin, on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 9:33:00 PM  

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