30 Minutes of Music: Episode 30

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30 Minutes of Music – Episode 30
February 24th, 2015
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0:00 – Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone (Multi-Love)
4:48 – Gaz Coombes – The English Ruse (Matador)
9:23 – St. Vincent – Digital Witness (St. Vincent)
12:38 – Buffalo Springfield – Everydays (Buffalo Springfield Again)
15:15 – Leonard Cohen – Winter Lady (Songs of Leonard Cohen)
18:16 – Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – Aubergine (Ripley Pine)
22:22 – Villagers – Courage (Darling Arithmetic)
28:14 – David Bowie – Sound And Music (2013 Sonjay Prabhakar remix) (Single)

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Remix: Space Oddity

To coincide with the 40th anniversary of the single ‘Space Oddity,’ and to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings, EMI in 2009 released a special digital EP featuring four different versions of the song and eight mono multitrack stems from the recording session.

According to David Bowie’s website, the reason the stems were released was so fans could have the chance to create their own remix of the song.

Apparently I missed news of this release back in 2009 because, up until last October, I wasn’t even aware the digital EP existed. (Unless I did hear about it and then forgot to download it, which is also just as likely.)

I started fiddling around with the stems in Audition late last year, but due to work and other commitments, it just kind of fell by the wayside and I never finished anything.

After David Bowie passed away last month, I tried messing around with the stems again to see if I could finish something that sounded half decent.

It’s not an acoustic remix, as there’s a Mellotron, stylophone, and electric guitar in it, but there is no drums or bass guitar.

I don’t really know what you could call it, remix-wise. It’s not totally different, as I wanted to see if I could make it sound, sorta, like the original.

Sorta different? Sorta the same? Whatever? Who cares?

MP3

Related: Bowie meets Apollo.

Some Text And Some Photos

I’ve noticed this blog has morphed into a website focused around my 30 Minutes of Music podcast. That wasn’t my original intent when I signed up for a web host, but what can you do.

I don’t really have anything creative or interesting to write about, so that is one reason why there aren’t many text posts, and I already have a Flickr account for my photography, so I don’t really see a reason to post a bunch of photos on here. (That and when I do think of uploading a photo or two, I never know which photos to upload.)

In any case, I’m going to try and make a more concerted effort to post stuff on here that isn’t the 30 Minutes of Music podcast. I’m not sure yet if I’ll put up text posts and pieces of writing. After writing nothing but news for the last year or two, my creative writing abilities have slumped a bit. That part of my brain, it seems, isn’t as robust as it used to be, so I’ll have to try and work on that.

Also, after a year or so of less-than-stellar service, I’ve moved this site over to a new web host. I’ve already noticed the website is quicker to load and quicker to edit and post. (I also won’t get dozens of emails anymore from the Jetpack plugin telling me my website is down! Whoo!)

In the meantime, here are some photos from the summer of June 2014 that I recently uploaded to my Flickr account. They were shot with a Nikon f401x film camera on Arista 400 black and white film, which, sadly, isn’t manufactured anymore. (A shame too, as it’s a really nice looking high-contrast film.)

I have some rolls of Ilford HP5 and a roll of Kodak T-Max 100 that I really should use before they expire… More things to worry about!

Matt

My dad, Terry, in June 2014

A tree as seen in silhouette in Port Franks, Ontario in June 2014

A bird sits atop an old TV antenna near Port Franks, Ontario in June 2014

A happy dog rolling in the grass near Port Franks, Ontario in June 2014

30 Minutes of Music: Episode 29

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30 Minutes of Music – Episode 29
November 8, 2015
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Track List [PDF] [Spotify]

0:00 – The Chicago Transit Authority (Chicago) – Listen (The Chicago Transit Authority)
4:17 – Deerhunter – Revival (Halcyon Digest)
6:27 – Lianne La Havas – Unstoppable (Blood)
11:51 – The Kinks – 20th Century Man (Muswell Hillbillies)
18:53 – Hot Chip – Huarache Lights (Why Make Sense?)
24:19 – Julia Holter – Sea Calls Me Home (Have You in My Wilderness)
28:53 – Kurt Vile – That’s Life, Tho (Almost Hate to Say) (b’lieve I’m goin down…)

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30 Minutes of Music: Episode 28

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30 Minutes of Music – Episode 28
October 15, 2015
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0:00 – The Stone Roses – Fools Gold (7″ Single Edit) (The Stone Roses)
5:08 – The Velvet Underground – Rock & Roll (Loaded)
9:48 – Everything Everything – Distant Past (Get To Heaven)
13:27– Tame Impala – ‘Cause I’m A Man (Currents)
18:06 – Courtney Barnett – Depreston (Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit)
22:52 – Mac DeMarco – Without Me (Another One)
27:27 – Wild Beasts – End Come Too Soon (Smother)

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30 Minutes of Music: Episode 27

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Hello everybody! In this episode of 30 Minutes of Music, there is, for the first time, a second host: Colm Kieran. I’ve known Colm since public school, and for the longest time we’ve talked about doing a podcast episode together. Due to hectic schedules and what not, we never got the chance to sit down and put one together… Until now. This episode was recorded on July 4, 2015, and has a mix of songs picked out by both Colm and I. Enjoy!


30 Minutes of Music – Episode 27
Featuring special guest Colm Kieran!
July 11, 2015
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Track List [PDF] [Spotify]

0:00 – Band of Skulls – Hoochie Coochie (Himalayan)
3:46 – MYPET – Gloria (Reflex EP)
6:43 – My Morning Jacket – Like A River (The Waterfall)
11:28 – U2 – Raised By Wolves (Songs of Innocence)
19:13 – Raury –Devil’s Whisper (Single)
22:53 – Talking Heads – Psycho Killer (Acoustic) (Talking Heads: 77)
27:08 – Trip Shakespeare – If You Miss Me (Lulu)
35:11 – Patrick Watson – Love Songs For Robots (Love Songs For Robots)

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