Saturday, February 26, 2005

The Beat Box Harmonica

And I thought I knew how to play the thing....The Beat Box Harmonica


Check out some bent mashups - I lik,e the 'birthday' track meself....

Wednesday, February 16, 2005


Pix from TRIP video 'Pretty Cool' 2002


Friday, February 11, 2005

Independent Music New Zealand

The most complete listing I have seen of New Zealand independent record companies
Independent Music New Zealand

Schrodinger's Cat: The Space

A somewhat wellington-centric view of New Zealand jazz, but despite that, well worth a look!

Schrodinger's Cat: The Space

Monday, February 07, 2005

Dr. Tutu featuring Tame Iti

More information to flesh out my bio blurb. This link will introduce you to the DR TUTU project.

Dr. Tutu featuring Tame Iti

New Zealand Music - Dr Tutu

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus

Someone drew my attention to this - it seems worth sharing, regardless of your interests. It is a dictionary /thesaurus that comes with 'mindmaps' that you can explore. It only gives you three tries a visit until you buy their software, but even those three tries are Quite cool at times. Check it out!

Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus

AtomFilms - Star Wars Gangsta Rap Special Edition

This is worth a look - popular culture strikes again!
AtomFilms - Star Wars Gangsta Rap Special Edition

Fruit on the fridge

Fruit on the fridge

Still just practicing html. A lot of people like this pic of fruit on top of the fridge in our kitchen.

Trip to the Moon

For lack of a more informative alternative, here is a link with a few snippets aboutTrip.
Plus some words about our most recent release - the album Pretty Cool.

Albino 2 magic

Just for completeness, seeing as I mention this bit of virtual kit in my bio blurb, herewith a review of the most excellent Albino2.

Antares Filter magic

I cannot praise this plug-in enough - it is absolutely amazing. Like a full-blown virtual analog synth with an outstandingly flexible modulation matrix - and no waveforms up front; just pipe in your mix....Antares Filter - The Professional's Choice
They give you a fully functional demo that runs for a limited period of time. It works as a marketing strategy - I certainly would not do without it when the trial period ran out; I just had to buy it.

Eat the State!

Eat the State! (January 5, 2005)
I have been receiving this in the email for years, and there is always a nugget in each issue. Have a taste!

Counting on you

This is pretty esoteric, but counting in PNG is fascinating, really...

Friday, February 04, 2005

Gettin' it togethah

I thought I'd better publish some goals, to make more clear what this blog might be about as time goes by. Major items in my to-do list for 2005 are:
* Release the new [4th] TRIP album.
* Shift the emphasis in a course I teach at the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (MAINZ) from GarageBand to Live4.
* Get some Web skills, rent some server space and build my own web site. (If for no other reason, to make it easier to link to clips of audio /music - I produce a constant stream of new music and would like to be able to easily refer to stuff that I'm working on by example).
That'll do for now - better not get too detailed, but let other potential projects come to light by and by.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Apple on G5 PowerBook: Not so fast | CNET

Don't hold your breath.... :-)

Apple on G5 PowerBook: Not so fast | CNET

Ozone zone

Ozone zone

Emblematic pic of my 2004 controller keyboard


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.


Here I go again. By now I have managed to get some pictures up, using my old Windows PC. Today I've got on to Flickr using my iBook - now I just have to work out how that will help me blog pix from my Mac...

perhaps a little bit of code will do the trick?

My favourite keys...

Check out my home town!

DJ Alloy in person

Tuesday, February 01, 2005


Here goes - another try at publishing blogs by email.

I'll get on to pictures eventually...

3rd post...

A full day running around while trying to maximise opportunities to learn new stuff...

I aim to get on to posting some pix and a short bio soon.

Post number 2

Sorry, still just practicing and learning.

Here's a cool link:

All for now!!

First post

This is the beginning. I am new to this, hoping that the experience of starting off my own blog will deliver some learnings and insights.

So far I'm only just knocking around the sign-up pages.

When I get the hang of it all I'll begin posting some less self-centered material.