Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dr. Who Theme (arranged for string quartet)

Whenever I get new software or hardware with a sequencer I inevitably end up testing it out by trying to arrange either Blue Monday or the Dr Who theme. Usually it goes unfinished, but I liked how this one turned out so I made it into a little piece on its own. Arranged in Live.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Answering machine and greetings

Hi all:

Some new folks aboard, some with names I recognize, some I don’t… Hi all, I’m Kevin, and I post things from time to time up here.

What you’ll see here: On this account you’ll see the occasional cool art thing that comes across my dash or rare weird post. Most of the content on this is stuff I make. I take photos, sew, do music ranging in seriousness from experimental synth stuff to silly otamatone music covers and everything in between, generally work on making things at home and do whatever else I find time to make. And occasionally sleep.

If you’re interested in my more traditional tumblr-esque-tumblr account, check out stillvisions-reblogs - there’s more posts going up there, various silly reblogs and cute things and stuff. I don’t have much in terms of “fandoms” per se, but I post stuff I like there.

For those interested in the cutting edge of gazebo humor there’s katsucongazebo that I ended up making into a Minor Thing by accident.

Work’s kinda busy right now so I might not be super-active on tumblr for the next few weeks, and I might miss some messages, so give me a tag if there’s something you want me to see.

I’ll have to have a look at some of the new folks who’ve followed me - it’s been really busy lately, that’s all.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

stillvisions-reblogs:

Conbravo promised it and delivered…

Friday, July 18, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014

One day I should update my resume…

…and add “able to expediently photoshop a gazebo into any photo” to my list of skills.

About a week ago I was cleaning out my basement and I found this pin. I’m pretty sure I awoke an ancient evil when I did this…
For those who don’t remember, Con No Baka was a failed con in Toronto (around 2005?) that at least had the dignity not to extort ask congoers for money to run - instead it went bankrupt on Saturday at midnight. One of the last things the con did was to give out gift certificates to the dealer room as “refunds” - these gift certificates weren’t going to be reimbursed by the con, and until the dealers found out the people with them were basically spending the dealers’ money (never mind the dealers losing all the Sunday business).
In response, some intrepid vendors quickly put together buttons to commemorate the occasion. Ten years later mine surfaced as a grim reminder of what happens when cons go horribly wrong.
An article mentioning other failed cons, including con no baka. Of course, Dashcon is already saying they’re back for 2015…

About a week ago I was cleaning out my basement and I found this pin. I’m pretty sure I awoke an ancient evil when I did this…

For those who don’t remember, Con No Baka was a failed con in Toronto (around 2005?) that at least had the dignity not to extort ask congoers for money to run - instead it went bankrupt on Saturday at midnight. One of the last things the con did was to give out gift certificates to the dealer room as “refunds” - these gift certificates weren’t going to be reimbursed by the con, and until the dealers found out the people with them were basically spending the dealers’ money (never mind the dealers losing all the Sunday business).

In response, some intrepid vendors quickly put together buttons to commemorate the occasion. Ten years later mine surfaced as a grim reminder of what happens when cons go horribly wrong.

An article mentioning other failed cons, including con no baka. Of course, Dashcon is already saying they’re back for 2015

Friday, July 11, 2014

For something a little different, here’s a bit of an atmospheric/ambient/creepy song-like-thing I made Saturday night. Feels like something you’d hear in a horror game to me.

A creepy tune I made as a short jam on my modular synth (i.e. one of those old-school synths where you’re making sounds and songs by connecting wires and turning knobs rather than playing keyboards. Here’s a picture of it testing it while I was building it - missing several modules still:

Recorded directly, only post-processing I did was balancing out the stereo and smoothing out some places where the feedback on the reverb caused clipping. Main sound source was the Intellijel Rubicon (not pictured above) for those creepy bell sounds fed through the Intellijel Springray (also yet to be installed above).

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Today’s comedy sketch is for the theatre/literature crowd. No gore but may be a bit hard on the nerves.

For reference

mesingnat:

Suitable for a Rainy day like Today

Music for a chill day.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

kateordie:

octoberyet:

Detroit’s annual “Theatre Bizarre” Halloween festival

Is this HEAVEN?!

OH MY GOD

I have never wanted to visit Detroit more than I do right now…

(Source: hourdetroit.com)