I turned 47 a couple of days ago. Nam and Mina surprised me with a great dinner at my favorite restaurant. Aside from not being able to get Max back with us yet, life is good. I’m just old and I have to acknowledge that.
And lest you think that was a one-off:
Nam, Mina, and I invited my friend Taro to go on a road trip last month and we played Okinawan music in front of thousands of people. We got back a couple weeks ago, but it seems like so long ago… I need to write about it here, but my time is split working and learning Adobe Premiere, which I’ve put off for years. Anyway, I still have many hours of reviewing and editing ahead, but I managed to put together a title screen.
I started playing with FL Studio (which I haven’t touched since I was using FruityLoops on MacOS) last week and put everything into creating the perfect piece of electronic music: https://soundcloud.com/cosmicbuddha-1/da-bestest-first-song
Watch a master handpan (hang-type drum) craftsman tune random pots and pans:
Actually, the whole video is worth watching if you have the time.
I wish I had time to enjoy Pink Floyd properly, but it just hasn’t happened for years. Lulz.
I remember seeing the original scene for the first time and that was all I could think. Revision time:
Next station, Synthwave (I heard where we’re going is actually closer to Retrowave, but whatever):
Tomorrow, I will blast this in the Crown (New! Improved! Exhaust Note!) with all the windows down and melt into the Tatooine sunset.
Says the Daver: “I could see Cosmic Buddha doing this in the sticks of Masa Harakham”
Aadab arz hai.
Cosmic Buddha has never charged for music, mostly because we know we suck (although that obviously does not stop others). We have not released music for many years, but we have the Real Media files, several mixtapes, and Y2K coding errors to prove we were first. Our band predates our blog on this domain by 10 years or so, and it’s been going since 2003.
Also, here’s some album art and gig posters from back in the day:
I was online looking for a cheap amp to replace my current cheap one (which has bust a capacitor or something and picked up an oscillating ground loop type hum) when I stumbled onto this beauty of a knockoff:
At first glance, I thought it was a legit Marshall product made for millennials, because with the similar font, my brain just skipped over the odd letter.
But this is only part of the reason this is one of my favorite knockoffs this year. The other lies in the specs:
Wongchongkrong noise is the sound of the People’s high-end AC power filter…
Wongchongkrong for the people!
WONGCHONGKRONG FOREVER !!
Buy your own Wongchongkrong generator here.
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)
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.
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.
Because it is the only xmas music approved by our cats.
As long as we’re on a wutang tip: