Binary Jazz

A few months ago, this happened:

After several months of thinking, procrastinating, conjuring reasons to not start a podcast and waiting for the idea to sound like a bad one (it didn’t), we decided to get our act together and get serious about the idea. I put together some notes, we came up with a format, we decided on a day of the week to record episodes and we’ve recorded our first three (two are available to download/listen to, one is scheduled for next week).

I have been peripherally interested in podcasting for a while but I am less inclined to do a solo venture (who wants to listen to me talk?), but doing one with a couple of my favorite people sounded like something that would keep my interest for a while. Plus, since our topic changes episode-to-episode there’s less of a chance that it will get tired and boring, both for us on the podcast, and (I hope) for anyone listening.

So far it’s been pretty fun. You should check it out.

now a podcast…sort of

with the latest s3quence mix, i finally fixed stuff up to officially podcast teh s3quence.  i had attempted it once before, but the enclosures were getting all messed up from my download permalinks, so that’s been cleared up thanks, in part, to spiral web consulting‘s podcasting plugin.  it’s not in the itunes store (they actually rejected it for unspecified reasons, but i suspect it was either not listing it as non-clean (accidentally), or maybe they just didn’t like the Xenos song), but you can still subscribe in itunes by adding this feed url:

[co]http://feeds.feedburner.com/Jazzs3quence[de]

teh s3quence version 1

i’ve been listening to mike skinner’s (of the streets) “skinmixes.”  they’ve reminded me what i loved about spinning records; creating moods and the flow of one song to the next, exposing music i love, and throwing some oddball stuff in for good measure.  skinner seems to have a similar approach, which is why i dig his mixes so much.  

there’s a trend that’s been going on for a few years with dj’s and mc’s (among, i’m sure, countless others) posting mixtapes on the web.  it’s a thing.  i decided there’s not much stopping me (other than time) from putting my own mixes out there, especially since i have this awesome virtual dj software that is just collecting dust.  

so here’s my first mix.  it’s short, and i spent a lot of the time playing with buttons. but this is sort of a trial run anyway.  my only real goal was to see if i actually could make Dali’s Car mix with the “Holding Out for a Hero” by Frou Frou.

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t3h s3quence 1

1 – Holding Out for a Hero, Frou Frou
2 – Meantime, Imogen Heap
3 – Neighbourhood, Zeb Bias
4 – Watching Windows, Roni Size

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