Wednesday, 28 April 2010

re: Whimsy

After n.t.


i need to try new styles and to be more stylistic. attempt # 1

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Continuing Adventures in Life Drawing - No Vacancy/Princess Hill

My adventures in life drawing continue.

Sunday was spent at Princess Hill where I was thrown by the male model. 1.5 hours and only one sketch worked. But of all the sketches done that day (and some were really fantastic sketches full of movement), only mine struck the model as actually resembling him. His comment certainly made my day.

Tonight I managed to get into No Vacancy again (after having suffered its name last week for having arrived at 6.40pm). Ink wasn't the medium tonight, but charcoal, as I worked to capture tonight's model, Renuka.
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Florence + (Hot Tub Time) Machine

Remixing is a real joy, building up tracks from scratch, savouring the purity of the acapella, unadultered, until you crap all over it with your faux-Kanye instrumentals.

One thing though, that really drives one to ear-gouging, head-against-brick-wall psychosis is a talented female vocalist with a voice richer than mudcake made from the purest Swiss chocolate drowned in honey served with Zooey Deschanel on top...(see Beyonce)...

...which is an awfully tortured metaphor to say that having Florence Welch in your ear for the better part of a week is equal parts great and maddening, because you want to create an instrumental to match her, and she'll be the first to let you know if you're letting the side down, the powerful bi-atch...enjoy!

Monday, 19 April 2010

The start of a beautiful friendship...

These early mixes I did at the height of the so-called mashup craze really take me back. I was using CoolEdit Pro at the time and I remember losing hours of my life neurotically getting the tempos of the tracks to match. My fondest memory is when a friend of mine mimed mashing me to a pulp when he heard how I'd mashed his (then) idol Damien Rice. Ha.

Download it:

(still learning Photoshop though)

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Jay-Z x Michael Buble

Been sitting on this remix for a little while now. I originally did the instrumental by cutting together a few Michael Buble tracks in a 007 vein as a gift for a friend who wanted 'Dr Evil theme music' (!!!). Ended up laying the Jay verses down because she didn't like the plain instrumental.

Got a few other acapellas in the pipeline that hopefully will make it out the vomit tract, but til then, enjoy (the now not so) young Hov -