ALma

I recently had a severe case of writers block and  copied a bunch of files off of my old computer to see what I could salvage and use for new stuff. There was some ok stuff that could be reworked and finished off, and then there was this that was mostly done.

This is a trance remix of my high school’s alma mater, that I probably started around my senior year and forgot once I got out to Oregon. I modeled the form off of another song, I don’t remember exactly which one, but it was off a trance compilation I have. Despite my almost forgetting about it, I think its  interesting and has some good moments in it.

Just to let you know, next week’s post is one I am getting excited for and I wanted to share my enthusiasm with you. It will be my first web app, and it is capable of answering some very tough questions that you may have.

Cleveland Show- Wait, What? Week 4!?

Here’s What I played:

  • Benjamin One “Focus”
  • Bassnectar “Teleport Massive Feat. Zumbi of Zion I”
  • The Qemists “Take it back”
  • Dabrye “Piano”
  • Jay-Z “Allure”
  • Prefuse 73 “Nuno”
  • RJD2 “The Stranger”
  • Mr. Oizo “Monophonic Shit”
  • Boards of Canada “Eagle in Your Mind”
  • Art of Noise “Metaforce”
  • Audio Bullys “I’m In Love (Version 2)”
  • Moby “String Electro”
  • Lymbyc Systym “Notations”

freeGull

I know last week I promised a recording, possibly involving fish, but this week I bring you images, mostly involving birds.

As part of the Audio/Visual Collaboration class I was in last term, we had to create a graphic score. One of the electronic backgrounds I made for our group’s piece involved tweaking a flute sound in such a way that it was more like a bird than a flute. I was trying to invoke freedom and decided that a bird best represented that idea. The bird sound was very distinctive, and decided to make it the subject of my graphic score.

I think the process behind the piece is what I find most interesting. The idea of freedom was first translated into sound. Then the sound was translated onto paper. Now the paper version can be re-synthesized into sound.

So without further ado, here is freeGull.

As a side note, what reminded me of this piece of work was a note on a dry erase board equating the Lydian mode to unicorns. I think the Simpsons, but apparently its more of a Lydian Dominant kind of thing.  Anyways, I will see you next week, hopefully with a new track and some web content.

Cleveland Show – MLK

Here’s what I played:

  • Art of Noise- A Time For Fear
  • Crystal Method- Keep Hope Alive
  • Daft Punk- Burnin’/Too Long
  • Mr. Oizo- Erreurjean
  • Basement Jaxx- Lucky Star
  • Boys Noize- Nerver
  • LCD Sound System- You Wanted A Hit
  • Daft Punk- High Fideity
  • MSTRKRFT- Work ON You
  • Simian Mobile Disco- Clock
  • Four Tet- This Unfolds

Hour Two:

  • Aphex Twin- Windowlicker
  • Nina Simone- Lilac Wine
  • Undewrworld- Always Loved a Film
  • Junior Jack- My Feeling
  • x-cabs- Neuro
  • Bassnectar- Love Here
  • Camisra- Let Me Show You (Tall Paul Remix)
  • Scratch-d Vs. H-Bomb- The Red Pill
  • Warp Brothers Vs Aquagen- Phattt bass
  • The Prodigy- Omen
  • Scooter- A Little Bit Too Fast
  • Prodigy-Everybody In the Place (Fairground Remix)
  • Senor Coconut- Tour de France

Bring the pain.

I set up clodewerks.com about three weeks ago, and now I think I have a good base for a website. But since the goal is to appeal to employers, I want to get some feedback about what could be better. So, if you have a few minutes, please check out the website by clicking here and if you have some ideas or comments, send them to me with my handy-dandy contact form that’s on the site. Feel free to be as critical as you like, as long as its constructive. Bring the pain!

From now on, I think my blog is going to be less of me rambling and more media and programming that I create. Next week there should be a new track, possibly involving fish, and soonish should be a web app that I’m noodling around with.

Cleveland Show- New Year, Same Show!

Here’s what I played:

  • Mr. Oizo- Sick Dog Try to Speak
  • Thievery Corporation- Lebanese Blonde
  • Blockhead- Tricky Turtle
  • Bonobo- Kong
  • Meat Beat Manifesto- What does it all mean?
  • DJ Center- You Got The Love
  • RJD2- Caged Bird
  • Underworld- Bruce Lee
  • Fatboy Slim- Gangster Trippin
  • Röyksopp- Happy Up Here
  • The Avalanches- Radio
  • N.E.R.D- Hypnotize
  • Cirrus- Backwards Ass Country Funk
  • Mr. Scruff- Cheeky

Hour Two:

  • LCD Soundsystem- One Touch
  • Mr. Oizo- Cut Dick
  • Flying Lotus- Do the Astral Plane
  • Aphex Twin- Windowlicker
  • Chemical Brothers- Do It Again
  • Junior Jack- Thrill Me
  • Boys Noize- Jeffer
  • Sugababes- Round Round (Soulwax Remix)
  • Fatboy Slim- Love Island
  • Mighty Dub Katz- Magic Carpet Ride
  • MSTRKRFT- Work On You
  • Daft Punk- Technologic
  • Basement Jaxx- Bingo Bango
  • Jean Claude Ades & Vincent Thomas-Shingaling

* Bold indicates jam of the week (shoutout to Fatboy Slim for an amazing mix that reminded me of this track)

Yes, The Cleveland Show is back on at KWVA Monday nights! Despite the tech issues, the mix went well and got a few compliments from callers and IMmers. Hopefully it will be even better next week. I hope to see you there!

2011: New Blog, New Year

Its been a short, busy break, but with the start of the new year in a few days, I am excited to be back sharing new stuff with you.

I guess I’ll start by welcoming you to the realm of clodewerks.com, the new home of everything clode. In addition, to my blog, I have my regular html site, so please check it out!

As per every new year, I like to make some resolutions to keep on track. Its really cliche, but it seems to work. At the very least it makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something at the end of the year. I figured this year I would share them for some extra motivation. I feel like if I tell you, then you will know if I fail. I don’t want look like a failure. On that note, here is my list so far.

  • Graduate from College
  • Get a Job after graduation
  • Get a Car
  • Lose 20 Pounds
  • DJ in a Club
  • Watch all of the movies on IMDB’s top 250 list

The first three are pretty much requirements of my existence. The losing weight one is a staple of resolutions. Last year I had just gotten my radio show, and was looking to make it better, this year I want to make the same amount of progress. The last one is to increase media literacy, which is probably important for my field of study.

This year, I made a list of resolutions, but I didn’t have a blog, so I didn’t share them with the world so that they could judge my performance. With that in mind, I’ll only share what I did accomplish.

  • I started Beatmatching on my radio show
  • I created a website
  • I lost ten pounds
  • I read more books than the year before
  • I got the internship at Ante Up in the summer

Hopefully 2011 will be a good year for everyone, especially considering how 2012 is predicted to go down. What are your plans or goals for the year?

Happy New Year!

Side Note: My Internet database of movie characters that listen to Beethoven has expanded  by 25%! It turns out the Psycho in psycho has Eroica on sweet vinyl. Don’t hesitate to contribute to the list.

Cleveland Show- A little bit of Drum and Bass

Here’s What I Played:

  • Kid Koala- Drunk Turmpet
  • NERD-Hypnotize
  • Royksopp- Happy Up Here (Boys Noize Remix)
  • Busy P- Rainbow Man
  • Mr. Scruff- Spandex Man
  • Hexstatic- Chase Me
  • Groove Armada- Groove Is On
  • Bonobo- All in Forms
  • Daedelus- Remix of Nothing
  • Orbital- Funny Break
  • Chemical Brothers- Burst Generator
  • Flying Lotus- Do the Astral Plane
  • Bjork- Triumph of a Heart
  • Busy P- 49ers
  • NERD- Party People
  • Daft Punk- Around the World

A Very Drum and Bass Hour Two:

  • Pendulum- Blood Sugar
  • Concord Dawn- Morning Light
  • AK1200- Junior’s Tune
  • A Tribe Called Quest- 1nce Again (Twister Mix)
  • Time Slips- Rebel in His Own Mind
  • Natural Born Chillers- Rock the Funky Beats
  • Dieselboy +Kaos- Houson
  • Roni Size- Sorry for You
  • Aphrodite- Wobble
  • Prodigy- Charly (A Trip into Drum and Bass)

Here is a fun chat conversation I had. I don’t know who it was with, but I have my suspicions….

[23:03] meeboguest529647: Do you only play songs with no words.
[23:05] kwva88.1: mostly
[23:06] meeboguest529647: but words are wordy word wordsy
[23:06] kwva88.1: I did play some N.E.R.D, it had Pharell using his words
[23:07] kwva88.1: I’ll try and throw in some verbosity
[23:13] meeboguest529647: I wan’t listening so it doesn’t count.
[23:13] meeboguest529647: Why don’t you tell the news or have some guests or something.
[23:15] meeboguest529647: I mean, you could also do book on tape or something.
[23:16] meeboguest529647: Isn’t it like democracy
[23:16] meeboguest529647: I am voting
[23:17] kwva88.1: I was going to bring in my trumpet and improvise for an hour over the beats I was playing
[23:17] kwva88.1: but I think that might get voted down
[23:19] meeboguest529647: trumpets fo lames freal. sax is that real shit
[23:19] meeboguest529647: or da tables
[23:19] meeboguest529647: freal yo
[23:23] kwva88.1: Accordion’s where its really at
[23:24] kwva88.1: What book on tape would you want to hear on the radio?
[23:24] meeboguest529647: naw dog, that shit aint nuttin. how you gonna get them beats lik dat? You gotta bust out some rap battles
[23:25] meeboguest529647: you got tupcac in der
[23:25] meeboguest529647: he gots some books
[23:29] kwva88.1: How about something like the Book of Mormon, with a soundtrack by tupac
[23:32] meeboguest529647: Dude that would be crazy. I can’t heckle you anymore though. I need to go be a productive student. Have a good shift Kyle.

Cleveland Show- Dead Week

Here’s what I played:

  • Thievery Corporation- Amerimacka
  • Massive Attack- Teardrop
  • Portishead-It Could Be Sweet
  • Blockhead- Serenade
  • DJ Center- Tout Passe
  • Lo Fidelity Allstars- Somebody Needs You
  • Mr. Oizo- Miaaaw
  • DJ Shadow- Walkie Talkie
  • Meat Beat Manifesto- She’s Unreal
  • Chemical Brothers- Orange Wedge
  • Prefuse 73- Nuno
  • Balkan Beat Box- Sunday Arak
  • Boards of Canada- Eagle in Your Mind
  • Basement Jaxx- Feels Like Home

Hour Two:

  • Mr. Oizo- Cut Dick
  • Mr. Scruff- Chicken in a Box
  • De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig- Wopwopwop
  • Justice- Phantom Pt. 1
  • Viny Life- Hot Sauce
  • Yma Sumac- Gopher
  • Justice- Phantom Pt. 2
  • LCD Soundsytem- One Touch
  • Underworld- Dirty Epic
  • Chemical Brothers- Do It Again
  • Boys Noize- 1st  & Down
  • Crystal Method- Keep Hope Alive
  • Orbital- Chime
  • Daft Punk- Harder Better Faster Stronger
  • Junior Jack- Thrill Me

Movie Characters that listen to Beethoven

Just got back from the ESO’s performance of some Beethoven, including the 9th symphony. It inspires me to make this list of movie characters that like Beethoven. See if you can spot a theme.

  • Alex from Clockwork Orange
  • Casanova Frankenstein from Mystery Men
  • The DEA Officer from The Professional
  • Hans Gruber from Die Hard (or at least Hitler)
  • The Psycho from Psycho (Eroica!)

I think that being on the web is all about the sharing of information. I find that this particular set of info is not really covered anywhere else, so this blog post will serve as the internet’s official database of movie characters that listen to  Beethoven. Anyone can contribute, I am envisioning at least a million entries…