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I recevied this email from Kevin Dorin of the band Bigger Fish Than Guns. If you can help the dude in any way, send him an email at email@example.com. And there's a link to his Pledge Music campaign at the end of the email.
I'm in Toronto right now doing interviews for a documentry and doing some recording. I have 2 shows the 27th and 28th in Toronto at The Pour House and Free Times Cafe respectively. After that I'm going to be heading out west on the road, looking for rides from touring bands and or anyone willing to help me along the journey and making a mobile record about the experience.
The documentry is really a vehicle to ask "What is Canadian Music?" and dive into the struggles and triumphs Canadian artists are facing in the world of today. A great example is getting off the plane in Toronto after being forced by air Canada to check my (mini travel) guitar and paying $20 extra to do so only to find that my guitar had not arrived, for a documentary that requires it.
Growing up on the prairies, I've heard the aurora borealis. I swear they make noise, a ghostly, tinkly sound. Now Damian Kulash of OK Go and some collaborator friends traveled to northern Sweden to capture these sounds for a special project for Sony. From Wired:
The band’s lead singer Damian Kulash and digital strategist Mike Rosenthal travelled with former OK Go bassist Tim Nordwind and singer Drea Smith (who perform together as Pyyramids) and photographer Martien Mulder to the village of Jukkasjärvi in Northern Sweden in March. They were there to create an audiovisual representation of the Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, for use in a Sony advertising campaign.
Read the full story here. Thanks to Rupinder for the link.
Murray Gershenz runs Music Man Murray, an LA record store. If you have a few minutes, you might find this documentary rather inspiring. Lovely man.
With Peter Murphy launching an all-Bauhaus concert tour (see some video here), someone has also decided to extend the 9-minute classic "Bela Lugosi's Dead" to nine hours.
But this extended mix is unusual in that it used time-stretching technology. It's oddly...relaxing.
You're welcome. (Via Boing Boing)