CREAM Piano

Wow, this title just gave me flashbacks of my Thai nicknames research… Anyway, this piano is firmly stuck in my head now. I can leave the player on loop, go teach a class, and come back to hear the piano still haunting my living room. Awesome.

But hey, you know, if you’re going to go Wu-tang you have to remember where it came from as well:

We should also remember some of the places it ended up going as well:

Here’s more info on how these are related: ‘C.R.E.A.M.’: The Story Of A Sample

The Amerigo Gazaway track at top just dropped today. You can see his work here: Wu​-​Tang Clan – C​.​R​.​E​.​A​.​M. (Amerigo Gazaway Rework)

Delfonific!

I’m on a kick looking for BGM tonight, because I need to start writing chapters 4 & 5 of my master’s dissertation tomorrow. I will be aided by my trusty steed, Dragon Naturally Speaking and all of these badass beats. Sometimes Lofi radio on YouTube gets old…

And speaking of steeds, I’m planning selling my trusty CRF250M to help pay off Max’s upcoming trip to the states… Which looks likes it’s really gonna happen.

Where art thou, Casiotone?

All throughout university, I lusted after a Groovebox… the object of my affections has changed several times since then. Not that I have the skills or anything, I just want to watch the cow:

These used to retail for $1,000 when they were available.

Here’s another great video, with even more cow:

I actually don’t want the OP-1, I want a dedicated cow display with maybe one button to make it chew and kick start digestion.

Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Yoyoka Soma


The world needs hungry and talented drummers, even if most current music doesn’t employ real drums. There’s a story of past giants, as well as promise for the future laid out in these vids:

There is a self-intro from the girl on the Vimeo page where it was uploaded that wasn’t carried over to the YouTube version embedded above (and it’s a shame that Vimeo has never gotten to the level of reliability of YouTube, since it kicks ass in so many other areas):

My name is Yoyoka Soma. I am 8 year old Japanese drummer.

youtube.com/user/kaneaikaneai

When I was a just small baby, my parents had a home studio and there were various kinds of instruments. My parents were performing music activities as amateur singer-songwriters and they cradled me with their music. When I listened to their songs and guitar performances, I was eager to join them and couldn’t stop beating out a rhythm. That was why I started playing the drums. The drum was the first instrument in which I felt an interest in my life. My parents’ music peers often visited us to play together. I was glued to the powerful and dynamic performances by the drummers. At age 2, I was playing the drums as if I were playing with toys. At age 4, I started performing at concerts. At age 5, my family band “Kaneaiyoyoka” was formed by my parents. We have released 2 self-produced CD albums so far. Not only the drums, I also play the keyboard and perform as a vocalist. I compose lyrics and music as well.

My favorite drummers are John Bonham, Chris Coleman and Benny Greb.

As a drummer, I enjoy being groove, tones and try to support vocalists carefully. My dream is to be the best drummer in the world. In addition, I want to be an artist who can do anything: playing all instruments, recording music, mixing the sound and designing the CD album jackets. As I am aiming at overseas activities, I am studying English conversation. I want to become friends with people all over the world through my musical activities!

As HLAG is a contest only for women, I definitely can’t lose it. I want to be the best female drummer. Thanks to the great support by my family and fans, I can continue the practice and other musical activities. I want to show the best result of my daily practice and come out on top of this contest!

Social Network:
facebook: facebook.com/kaneaiyoyoka/
Twitter: twitter.com/yoyokadrums
web: kaneai.jimdo.com/