Sunday, May 28, 2006

SoundClash 3 - Loopy Sunday


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    Be patient, audio files can take a minute


  • Date: May 28th 2006
    Contributors:Comatosed VS Swamp Cat
    Time Limit: 1:10
    Application: Garage Band
    Condition 1: 16 bar loop
    Condition 2: 1 live mic input
    Condition 3: Photo and title accompanying track
    Allowed: factory loops, mic input, manual input
    Not Allowed: midi keyboard, use of other applications

    The battle was on again this Sunday. It's a tough call this time.

    Sound Clash = Creative thought pushed, pulled and morphed beyond the limits of comprehension while confronted head on with the harsh realities of rules and time frames.... or, making music according to some predefined parameters.

    Check out each track and then leave a comment! Be sure to indicate which track you liked best and, if possible, tell us why...

  • 060528-SoundClash3-Tracks Be patient, audio files can take a minute

    Click on the link above, hit play, and continue browsing if you can't sit still.

    ****** I've Made My Decision ******


    Thanks in advance for taking the time.
    -Comatosed and Swamp Cat

    If your up for a showdown, if you think you've got the skills, leave a comment requesting a battle.
  • Friday, May 26, 2006

    My first statement


    005-PoorPoo, originally uploaded by comatosed.

    The onions wake


    012-PoorPoo, originally uploaded by comatosed.

    Poor Poo

    Poor Poo



    his house burned down!



    he is not happy



    he is all alone



    goodbye Poo



    Sunday, May 21, 2006

    Perfect Day


    Yesterday was a perfect day.

    Chapter 1


    my teacher friend Brenda



    got married!



    everyone was there



    there was a big smoking cake



    but I never got to eat any :(


    then she got married again!



    this time Korean style



    I drank some booze with her father



    Chapter 2



    after the wedding I met up with this guy



    and then this kid



    we rode to a temple



    and I saw this worm



    these jars



    and these pictures





    there was a little baby Buddhist boy praying on a giant rock



    but it wasn't a real a boy



    the shutters on the temple were dusty



    but the flowers were clean



    the kids were clean too



    so I picked them up



    Chapter 3



    near the temple, there was a river



    I put my foot in it



    and then played with shutter speeds



    my toes aren't actually this red



    my toe nails are actually this disgusting



    I decided to jump in



    wash



    and relax



    Chapter 4



    it was evening and the air was cool, so I visited our garden



    my girlfriend and I started it,



    but Shway and Joe have helped us along the way



    it went from looking like this



    to this



    when I finished sewing the seeds it looked this this



    Chapter 5



    I went home, showered, ordered a combination cheese crust pizza for 5 bucks and watched a movie.

    Yesterday was a perfect day.

    Wednesday, May 17, 2006

    Super User Friendly

    So my mom tells me she couldn't get my song to play because the site required her to have a membership. Right away I knew she had clicked on the "Download MP3" button versus the "HiFi" button I had taken the time to so clearly describe in my instructions right above the link. Turns out it played just fine for her after she followed the instructions.

    I realize it has nothing to do with moms, people just don't care to read instructions. Thus, I have made yet another effort to simplify things... for my mother and the rest of the world.

    Click on the link below for an even easier listening experience.
    Sudden Desire

    Please let me know in a comment if the link doesn't work for you.

    Tuesday, May 16, 2006

    Sound Clash



    So Bryan (my roommate) and I decided to start a thing called Sound Clash. What is a "Sound Clash"? Creative thought pushed, pulled and morphed beyond the limits of comprehension while confronted head on with the harsh realities of rules and time frames.... or, making music according to some predefined parameters.

    Check out each track and then leave a comment! Be sure to indicate which track you liked best and, if possible, tell us why... then we can quit our day jobs and get to being superstar dj's :)

    SoundClash 1 - Factory Beat Breakdown


    Date: May 13th 2006
    Time Limit: 1:00
    Applications Allowed: Garage Band
    Limitations: Factory loops only
    Allowed: Slicing of loops, FX

  • 060513-SoundClash1-Tracks Be patient, audio files can take a minute

    Click on the link above, hit play, and continue browsing if you can't sit still.

    ****** I've Made My Decision ******



    SoundClash 2 - Imagine A Lemon



    Date: May 15th 2006
    Time Limit: 1:00
    Applications Allowed: Garage Band
    Limitations: None - Unrestricted use of Garage Band
    Allowed: Slicing of loops, FX
    Mandatory Sample: LemonVisualization

  • 060515-SoundClash2-Tracks Be patient, audio files can take a minute

    Click on the link above, hit play, and continue browsing if you can't sit still.

    ****** I've Made My Decision ******


    If your up for a showdown, if you think you've got the skills, leave a comment requesting a battle.
  • Monday, May 15, 2006

    Teacher's Day



    Every year Korean's all over Korea celebrate Teacher's day. This will be my first Teacher's Day, and I must say I'm getting excited. The day started with me riding out to teach kindergarten in Indong and finding the school completely abandoned. Not entirely disappointed by the fact I wasn't teaching, I lounged on the steps in the warm morning sun eating my gim bop.

    Despite this day having been created solely for teachers, Hogwans refuse to allow their employees to enjoy a day away from class. That's OK though, I'll just compensate by taking it easy in class this afternoon... very easy.

    I'm hoping for a good yield of gifts from my students - I've been mimicking the ways of the Korean teachers, building the kids up for this important day with frequent reminders and plenty of little gifts to create a sense of indebtedness. It's especially important I receive lots of presents because many students and teachers alike believe quantity of presents correlates directly to "teacher love".

    My arch nemesis in the teacher love department, Joy, has been working equally hard and building up her students for this day. But it must be notes that the odds are in her favor... she is cute, she is female and she has larger and younger classes!

    I'll report back after the battle this evening.

    Sunday, May 07, 2006

    Give & Take


    So I promised myself I would start making a track every few weeks about a month ago. I committed to finishing up some the 20 or so half composed song ideas decomposing in various folders on my Mac. Now my blog, movies and photos go neglected as I spend late nights keying out tunes of my Korg. But I'm happy... I'll just accept the fact I'm a binge artist... half a year of this, half a year of that. It's been nine months since I put out a new track.

    Give it a listen here: SuddenDesire click on the "HiFi" button.

    My Hyosung 250 Comet Review has also been updated with some pretty cool shots.

    Some things I hope to write about:

    Man Night Highlights
    -Pre drinking motorcycle night ride up Gumosan Mountain

    -4 Kings Drinking Game
    ---Drinking games designed around shooting BB-Guns
    ----Namely he who pulls the fourth king get put on the firing-line while pounding a shot of SoJu

    -Dueling shirtless in the park
    ---Claiming the role of UN in enforcing dueling fairness - no mercy for non abiders

    -Jamming in the park
    ---Guitar, Harmonicas, Shakers and some good old folk singing at 3am

    -Iron man competitions on the monkey bars

    Birthday Highlights
    -Celebrating Children's Day on the roof of our school playing games all day long

    -Getting retarded-ly drunk in the evening
    ---Sitting, drinking and getting photos with every group of Korean's in the restaurant

    -Suffering from the worst hangover in my life Friday morning

    BoSong Tea Festival Highlights
    -The worst weather and worst hangover I have every experienced in Korea
    -Almost barfing on the bus to the festival
    -Rainy yet beautiful tea gardens
    -A wicked time with Alice