Going Old School with Tascam

4 months ago

When I was 13 years old, I knew about multitrack tape recorders but didn’t have one for myself. One day I had a vision of the Tascam 424 MKII Portastudio, and I had to go out to rent it at Long and McQuade as soon as I could. The experiments on that machine were not…

Symbols

4 months ago

Symbols are found all over our world. We display religious symbols as a reminder of our faith or our ideals, but another most common place to find them is in stories. A character or object can symbolize an idea, or the story itself can symbolize a way of thinking, such as Greek myths. So then,…

Great Discovery: Hermanos Gutierrez

5 months ago

I was happy to stumble across the music of Hermanos Gutierrez, two brothers who use guitars to music that pays homage to classic instrumental music of Latin America from the 1950s. The songs are beautiful, and even with sparse or oftentimes non-existent rhythm sections, these songs are full of life. Melodies slide in, and vibrato…

Antimatter

6 months ago

Antimatter is a 20th Century discovery which found that particles of matter have a corresponding “anti-particle”. Yet the world that we know is balanced in favour of matter, especially here on Earth. The goal of projects like the Large Hadron Collider at CERN is to research antimatter and its important role in creating The Big…

Sticking with it

6 months ago

I send my Sunday Bagel newsletter on as you can guess, Sunday mornings. The creation and branding of this newsletter coincided with an experiment during the pandemic to make music every week. The newsletter was an extension of that because on top of making music I found it important to share that work somehow. Posting…