A bunch of us have been discussing book ratings…
FilKONtario, Ontario’s Filk Music Convention is only two weeks away. This year the con is April 20 – 22, 2012. There are still some rooms available in the convention room block as of today, but not many. For more information on the convention, please visit the website. Filk is the music of science fiction and fantasy, […]
Like music? Like music about Free Software and Computers? Like Music about Babylon 5, Star Trek, Firefly, Cats, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and just about anything else that Filkers do?
One of the latest bits of excitement is an article at Atlantic Wire titled Ticket Sales Plunge for Struggling Music Industry, which has caused a lot of excitement, and screams that once again the sky is falling. The only problem is that the numbers don’t add up.
The problem that everyone ignores, is that if you are a musician, you haven’t really got a lot of choice. Apple’s products are the best available for musicians. Sure, there’s some software available for the Windows platform, but really it’s not all that good. There’s some software available for Linux too, but it’s limited.
Hardware wise, Apple is a mile ahead. Almost all Macs have Firewire ports, which are a must for recording. IPhones, IPods, and IPads have a wide range of add-ons that are just incredible.
My wife, the singer/songwriter/quilter asked our son, the videographer to video her performing her song Unknown Canadian Soldier. The song was written after Heather visited the John McRae house, which is now a museum. John McRae is the author of the poem In Flanders Fields, and Heather’s song was written to thank all of those brave Canadians who have fought, so that Canada would remain free.
Real Musicians Have Day Jobs Not something that the recording industry wants you to hear, but talk to musicians. Most of them do have day jobs. In fact they regard people like Celine Dion as fakers. And of course there’s all of the jokes. Q. How do you get the guitarist off your front porch? […]
I have to admit, I’m not even sure how many guitars I have owned any more. Not that I’m the world’s greatest guitarest, the need to switch from playing right to playing left caused a few problem. The amount of pain I’ve been in, has caused other problems. But I love music, and guitars. The […]
Last night I was catching up on the posts over at the Lefty Guitar Trader Forum (my thanks to Jesse for providing a valuable service to the community), and I caught one that had a link to the online site of the Guardian newspaper. The Guardian had run an article about building your own guitar, mentioning people like Brian May, who had done it. I’ve read the article three times so far. The idea of trying to build your own, perfect guitar, is totally intriguing.
Yes, this is an ad. And yes, I will be there. FilKONtario 20 FilKONtario is one of the major Filk music conventions. Filk is the Folk Music of Science Fiction and Fantasy Fandom. Song topics may include Cats, Babylon 5, Star Trek, Cats, Lord of the Rings, Dungeons and Dragons, Cats, Cartoons, Computers, Cats, The […]