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Just added the Kush Electra to my studio. Will be very interesting to see how this fits into my work flow. This eq forces you to use your ears. 
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That's my todo for the week-end done.
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Out of Control

And it always seems we're running out of time....

(but it does't mean we're too far down the line...)

+The Chemical Brothers's  #SurrenderTrackByTrack
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Bernard Sumner (Joy Division, New Order) on Vocals.

Bobby Gillespie (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream) on backing vocals.

Interesting considering Tom and Ed moved to attend university in Manchester particularily to be able to attend the Hacienda, where the early 90s Madchester sound started.

Even more interesting considering Gillespie claims having taught himself singing listening to New Order and Sumner's performance. So their delivery is so similar and the mix balanced in such a fashion that it's "wait, which of them is singing which line again?"

Sumner added a lot of guitar to the multitrack Tom and Ed sent him. They took it all off, except for the break - where the meter changes (look out for snare placement) with some nice glitchy edits (this is 1999 - glitchy edits used tastefully, not as a basis for a whole genre) as we lead back into the main groove.
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Music can trigger some kind of response

I got what you want...
I got what you neeeeeed


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The album kicks of to a grand opener - imagine hearing this expecting another Dig Your Own Hole.

Step-sequencing courtesy of Doepfer's MAQ 16/3, a surprising sample from Missy Elliot.
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This moment of lyrical analysis and 9 minutes of Madchester classic goes out to my former employer, and colleagues:

I'm standing alone
I'm watching you all
I'm seeing you sinking
I'm standing alone
You're weighing the gold
I'm watching you sinking
 
"Sometimes you have to try to get along dear
I know the truth and I know what you're thinking"

Been in love with this song since I heard it in Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and then on GTA San Andreas's soundtrack. Bit too young to know it first hand.

But I only twigged lyrics yesterday. Particularly relevant to this days of vacuuous greed, ethically bankrupt profit chasing, and financial crisis ("Gold's just around the corner - Breakdown's coming up round the bend")

Fool's Gold indeed...

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Demented clown portraits by Elo Perfido

A perfect mixture of demented and grotesque.
  God, I wish whoever was behind Jared Leto’s laughable “look” as The Joker (some suspect the make-up was a “troll”) took some pointers from French-born photographer Eolo Perfido‘s photo series “Clownville.” The portraits are a perfect mixture of demented and grotesque. Make-up by Valeria Orlando.                 via Feature Shoot
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The internet has eaten its own tail.
 
This is so bizarrely good marketing. Thanks to +Grant Krupp for sending it to me.
The ISIS terrorist group is practically mocking the world using social media and the ISIS beheading videos have gone viral. But now we find out their efforts at
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well said!
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Under the Influence

I was under the influence

+The Chemical Brothers's  #SurrenderTrackByTrack
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This one features a bass drop used as standard testing of sub response in audio-systems.

Vocal sample is one of "a friend who was under the i...." 

Starts showcasing what makes Surrender such a special album with the tracks tacking unexpected twists and turns, swirly buildups (achieved mostly through delays rather than synth LFOs)...

And generally setting the tone for an album that's going to be more psychedelic than Tim Leary doing spoken word versions of The Grateful Dead's discography whilst under the influences of 500 mikes of Hoffman's Potion.

Features armies of robot toys and green lasers live.
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+Change.org - like trying to piss on the fire whilst the world is burning.

Still signed it though....

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I'm 13 years old, and I’ve been going to McDonald’s with my mom and dad since before I can remember. But every time we go, I think about just how much plastic our food is served in -- and how McDonald’s doesn’t have recycling bins, so all that recyclable plastic goes straight into the garbage. McDonald’s doesn’t let customers recycle all the plastic their food is served in, so it ends up in the trash. That should change. Tell McDonald’s to put...
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*FUCK OFF DAVE*
_how to spoil your Bank Holiday Monday in 2 easy steps_

So I decide to route the audio of the mac to my sound interface and listen to this on my studio monitors. Put it on full screen, HD, repeat. Go tidy up the kitchen.

Then I hear, coming through the loudest PA I have in the house, the voice of +David Cameron starting to explain about how five years ago, la la la la... I run to the study with my stomachs doing backflips, and my coffee halfway on the way back up to my mouth, to make it stop MAKE IT STOP.

Panic. I don't want this. Not this pink bloated face on my 27 inch pontificating at 80 dBA. Fuck. Which fader is it. Aaaah, can I click "skip Ad?" Where am I? I feel cold. I can feel my mind numbing. It's all labour's fault.... fuck... what am I saying? 

This can't be real, I'm in my bed. I'm having an acid flashback.

Seriously, +YouTube - I know during the election every party needs to be given equal time across every media channel, but surely by know you know your user base better than that. _ I Don't Vote._

*I can't vote*, I'm not British. I pay taxes, yet have no say over how they are spent. Don't show me ads for shit I don't care about, you've been good about it so far.

Ugh, what a way to start the day. Now I need to get some vomit out my mixing desk...
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The electronic freebase pipe!

"Available in a range of flavours: peanut-butter meth, cheeswcake cocaine, bubblegum heroin..."

This is why +Rockstar Games is still the top dog.
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