BULL!!

I’m still trying to figure out what “Noncommercial Records Recording Studio” means. Does it mean I record non-commercial records? that ain’t true. Do I work for Noncommecial Records? I’ve never heard of them and why haven’t I received a paycheck?

seattle award

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Scott Colburn Receives 2009 Seattle Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009 — Scott Colburn has been selected for the 2009 Seattle Award in the Noncommercial Records Recording Studio category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2009 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association

The Quadraphonic Sound Spectacular

Quadraphonic Sound Spectacular

WHO: Special Ops, This Blinding Light, Wizard Prison

WHAT: A Quadraphonic Sound Spectacular featuring live music in a quadraphonic setting and playback of quadraphonic recordings from the 70’s. More info below

WHERE: The Josephine, 608 NW 65th St. Seattle, WA, 8pm – 11pm

WHEN: Wednesday September 9th, 2009 (999)

WHY: Why Not? This show will be over by 11pm for those lucky bastards who actually have jobs!

In just 8 days, on Sept 9th, 2009 (999), Gravelvoice and The Josephine will present a Quadraphonic Sound Spectacular. This is a special show in that it will feature a quadraphonic PA system.

Taking advantage of this system will be:

special ops

Special Ops – doing their brand of psychedelic Black Sabbath tunes;

this blinding light

This Blinding Light – the closest thing to Spaceman Three this side of the stars.

wizard prison

Wizard Prison – a multimedia, throbbing mass of ambient beat magic.

I’m promising some sort of surround experience from these bands, but if that weren’t enough, in between bands will be playback of excerpts of quadraphonic records, including:

Seastones

Seastones – This is a side project of Grateful Dead keyboardist Ned Lagin and Phil Lesh. But it sounds like Throbbing Gristle. Greatest electronic record of all time. Hear Grace Slick and David Crosby singing through harmonizers that is reminiscent of the Residents. This recording is transferred from an SQ encoded vinyl disc.

dsotm

Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon – This is a classic record that also was released in quad. Recently it was issued on DVD-A but that is NOT the original quad mix. This came from the quad reel to reel tape release.

Zaireeka

Flaming Lips – Zaireeka – This project was a 4 CD box in which 4 stereo systems were needed to play it back correctly. No 2 CD played play the same speed, so the charm of this set is that you get different results each time. I took the time to load all of the tracks in the computer, line them up and rechannel it for quad. You get a similar experience to the original intent without the hilarity.

The night will follow this schedule roughly. By roughly I mean, these things could start before or after the appointed time. So if you don’t want to miss something, come early and stay late.

8pm – Seastones playback
8:30pm – Special Ops
9pm – Pink Floyd playback
9:30pm – This Blinding Light
10pm – Flaming Lips playback
10:30pm – Wizard Prison
11pm – go home

Sun City Girls on the radio

The Sound Projector has a great episode of their podcast dedicated to Sun City Girls. Not only is this podcast excellent, but the whole series is cool. This is the only podcast I subscribe to and it’s always a journey. It’s one way I find out about new music. I totally recommend it to the person who is actually interested in broadening their horizons.

Jackson 5 Was My First Concert

Yep, it was August 19th, 1973 at the Indianapolis State Fair. I wasn’t quite 10. If you click on the album cover above, you’ll hear a segment from the album pictured above. That segment was my favorite piece from that record and was the reason I wanted to see them live.

I don’t rememeber much about it except that the first band came on and I didn’t recognize anyone. My Mom and Dad took me to the show, so I asked my Dad, “none of those guys look like Michael”. and he replied, “that’s the warm up band. That’s for the adults.”

my mind was blown!

I still don’t know who that band was, but I hope it was something cool like the Commodores.

When I heard today that Michael Jackson died, this piece started playing in my head. It’s the coolest snippet of psychedelic rock that i can think of that when you play it for people and they ask, “who was that?”. They never believe the answer.

The record is fantastic! Bill Cosby plays a news reporter named Scoop Newsworthy and he sort of looks like Groucho Marx. The live version of their classic songs sound hyper and hardcore. It was some soundtrack to some TV show! It came out in 1971 and it has always popped up from time to time.

Thriller WAS a good record.I really like the way it sounds, but Nirvana knocked MJ off the number one position in the 90’s.

I had to pull the car over when I heard THAT one.

Do you think there will be MJ sightings now just like there are Elvis sightings? The King of Pop and the King of Rock and Roll

Are you feeling it?

I’m feeling it.