Who was an extra in friend Annie Bacon’s latest music video?
This guy!… and all those other people.
A few weeks back, my sister and brother in law had a Caddyshack-themed party, and our good friends Schocholautte (pronounced choc-O-lot) were kind enough to trek out to Long Island and play for us.
I recorded the performance on a Zoom H2 in 4-channel surround sound mode, and downmixed it to binaural stereo using Vortex Zoom Encoder from IMR. Not only is the recording damn impressive for a $180 recorder and no postproduction, but if you listen with headphones, you’ll notice it’s quite immersive. (I could have also used VZE to encode this to DTS 5.1 surround, but I don’t have surround sound on my computer, and I’m guessing you don’t either)
Thanks again to Schocholuatte for coming out and making a great party even better!!!
photo courtesy of Eric Ogden
Put on your headphones.
Seriously. Go get them.
This is an unedited clip, hence why you can hear me adjusting the velcro at the beginning as I walk towards the bus. Stick with it, things’ll get more interesting in a sec 🙂
Why binaural stereo (simulated surround) and not true 5.1 channel surround audio you ask? Because I can’t stream full surround, and most likely you can’t play it. (The binaural surround simulation is very effective on (good) headphones, but will just sound like regular stereo when played over your computer speakers) Hear the those intermittent whooshes behind you? Yeah, big fire jets being shot from the latest sculpture by the Flaming Lotus Girls.
Anyway, this was really just a quick post to make sure everything works right. All systems go.
Stay tuned for lots more (edited) surround recordings.
Schocholautte playing their last song of the night, “Oh, My Dear”, at Chris & my Farewell to B51 party. Beware: the theremin goes a little crazy in the middle (Mikey was improvising with mine)
This is my friend Michael P’s band.
They rock, and are playing every
Thursday this month at the Trash Bar.
Come on out for some great music and free tots! Booyah!
Folks, this Thursday looks to be quite a treat, with 3 wonderful happenings goin on..
Come on out, it should be a fun night!
Best. Show. Ever.
Going into this, I heard a lot of hype. I heard that people who weren’t even Daft Punk fans (yet somehow went?) described it as a “religious experience”. Personally, I’d not call anything short of playing shuffleboard with Jesus a religious experience… but I certainly get where those folks were coming from.
Awesome show… certainly the best I’ve been to. (though if I could have somehow attended the Pink Floyd: The Wall tour, then this would possibly fall second)
Anyway, here are some clips that I managed to shoot in between frantic dancing and screaming. Enjoy.
PS: the video above, while reasonably good for web streaming, is half the quality of what it really should be.
(plus, this is just more fun to watch on your TV or iPod)
Right click here and choose “save as” to download a high-resolution (& iPod / iTunes / iTV / iPhone friendly) version
So a friend turned me on to this new site, and it totally rocks. It’s called AudioScrobbler, and it’s like Friendster for music. It tracks all the music that you listen to and publishes your statistics. Then it can tell you what people with similar tastes are listening to, and even provides an internet radio stream of music it knows you’ll probably like. Cool.