So Day 8 of Ear training but my 1st day of harmonic interval training which is listening to simultaneous notes and guessing the distance between. My goal is 90% and I got a 42%…44 correct and 60 incorrect. Can’t wait to see how I progress throughout the week.
Know anyone who makes cool music?
Know anyone who makes cool music? Shoot me a link to their Soundcloud, YouTube or Bandcamp page and if I like what I hear I’ll feature them. If I get enough submissions maybe, just maybe, I’ll post two eargasms a day.
Join me tomorrow @ noon for another EARGASM.
EARGASM – Zodiac
Here’s a great hip-hop beat titled Zodiac by Monte Booker. It starts with an unnerving yet interesting electronic/glitchy sample then slowly progresses into a catchy, and funky hip hop beat. It’s a great journey aurally and definitely worth the share. Know anyone who makes cool music? Shoot me a link to their soundcloud, youtube or bandcamp page and if I like what I hear I’ll feature them. I’ll have another eargasm for you tomorrow at noon so stay tuned!
EARGASM – Stuck in Sound
My friend Jemetri swore this was the best music video ever…he has convinced me
NEW VIDEO – Stoic Smile (Noh Mask)
So if you’ve seen my last James Unedited video, I mentioned working on an EP “Lose to Gain, Gain to Lose”. This is the opening track. The release date is to be announced. Let me know what you think! Thanks for listening in advance.
James Unedited – Because Bacon
My first Youtube video in 2 months. Just moved and after 2 months got internet so enjoy my quick update
Check out demo to my newest song “Present Moment” it’s different from my usual hip hop style.
The World of Forms Logo
So as some of you may know my life’s goal (Magnum Opus as I have called it in a former post) is to create a “Creativity Sanctuary” a creative center where mentorship centered around S.A.M.M. (science art math and music) inspired by the fact that I’ve been hinting four years for a mentor myself and have found none. Lately I have been writing down ideas for this creativity center and I decided on the name “The World of Forms”. The world of forms is Plato’s idea that there is a world of pure unchanging ideas and that the physical world is just imperfect yet varied instances (shadows) of said idea. So if creativity is the idea. The creations of the artist are the instances of creativity. More concrete details coming soon but for now here’s draft of logo
Calligraphy and electronics
So I’ve always been interested in calligraphy and electronics so yesterday I started practicing and a little study and here the results
My first circuit built on breadboard
Here is my calligraphy attempt with an art pen the drips similar to calligraphy pen. I need to go buy a legit pen soon.
Heres a bonus picture of me being epic.
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Magnum Opus – Our Great Work
At age 19, I came across the term Magnum Opus meaning “great work” in Latin. It usually refers to an artist’s best or most iconic piece for example Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. I’ve interpreted the term in my life to represent my purpose. The great work that I am to do in the world. A year later, after frustration with college, I had an idea of a “creative “sanctuary”, a place where people could educate themselves and express their interests in S.A.M.M. (science,art,math and music). It would have an auditorium to host shows and seminars. A library/book store for people to access knowledge. Possibly even include piano labs for musicians, and whatever else possible as the idea grows. It’s a place with no goal other than to release creative urges or hone a skill among others with similar (or even better dissimilar) interests. A creative community of sorts. Upon hearing this most people say “isn’t that what school/college is about?” Yes to an extent. Schools do hone skills and have vast creative resources but that fact is overshadowed by the pursuit of the degree. I was listening to a talk by Alan Watts on the futility of Self-Improvement. He said the joys of learning French should be “the ability to speak French…and having fun with French people” and when you put a degree on it “the degree becomes the main point in a game of one upmanship”.
The root of education is latin for “to bring out” or “to lead forth”. sadly college usually “brings out” the capitalist ideal of competition and profit motive rather than “leading us forth” along the road that leads to the love of learning, knowledge and creativity. Whenever my family tries to convince me to go to college they mention the degree say I need the “credentials” so I can be successful rather than the community of like minds and resources I could use to further myself. Honestly, I’d rather not be in the college community because it’s tainted by most people’s worries of repaying loans and finding a job and if worry is misuse of imagination college culture cultivates and attitude opposite to my goals which is the expansion of the imagination. For this reason, I quit college in order to pursue my magnum opus.