Musescore arrangements on YouTube? Ok I’ll bite ….

When I first posted my initial “transcription-arrangement” (The famous Soprano Solo from 1991 by the inimitable Larry Shane posted for bugle in G and trumpet in Bb- though imitate they did…anyone with an earthworm shooter *ahem*) There was an option to “create a YouTube video” and post it there. The procedure was buggy and did not work (at least on my end) NOW Musescore added a link that claims to generate a YT vid, simply by allowing the site (which I trust) to access my channel. I haven’t posted a YT vid in a looong time so to let viewers know the channel is on life support I’m creating vids for my two most popular arrangements, “Adagio for Strings version X” and “Killing in the Name of Rhythm.” Over 3000 people have downloaded those arrangements from me and scores more thousand have heard it; especially the Rage cover (as a local band, a cover band that mainly does booze-cruises; has been using it “note-for-note” …copying the chord stacks and original structure, composed by Zach De La Rocha, but inherently changed SO MUCH by yours truly, I post it as IP. I’ll take it as a compliment that its “good enough to steal,” I just want one of the bands performing it to say, “see the sad, bespectacled man at the bar? he arranged this…yeah, that guy right there …” Is that too much to ask? Perhaps. Ok lets test it. IF YT vids exist of these two scores; I’ll be able to embedd them below. Note that these are MIDI files – they sound good on decent sound cards (your new-ish desktop/laptop & or iPad have one)…BAD on anything w/o. Old computers and Android phones are most likely to “not jive” well with MIDI. Ok so w/o further adeiu….

result–> free account allows one YT vid to be made at a time; so for now “Adagio” is posted. Still fiddling with the chords after subito piano (immediately following the dynamic climax). Think I have a wrong note in there too. I create these by singing into a tuner (shown)

a pic of tappers tuner by korg
Note im singing right-thru-the-bullseye-in-tune…woot!

so if you can help me with that one chord get at me on FB, @chris_welke or chris.e.welke@gmail.com; while im on the subject of how to contact the pulisher; note that chris@Tapper7.com is not currently supported so use the methods listed or leave a comment. Also open to requests. I’m considering an original arrangement of “Concierto” [de Aranjuez] that is both original, fun, complex and with a nod to the fan-versions played by the Madison Scouts and The Velvet Knights. The piece is composed by Rodrigo but perected in arrangements by Scouts leader Stewart and VK Brass Caption Head (and bass tbn. bad-ass for the LBSU Basketball Band)…Mr. [dispensa…] Sr. Greg Flores.
Note – featured image made in Adobe Sketch using an iPad Pro. The stylus is great for graphics but I’ve yet to find an adequate touch-screen music notation app to use with this new user-interface, which we truly prefer to keyboards, mice and touchpads because a “pen” is more object-oriented. Think — we’ve been writing on walls and then parchment for millenia. The “mouse” interface is younger than most of those reading this post. Which interface is more natural, more REAL…more abstract; that is; closer to how a human being would ACTUALLY feel at home using to communicate and create? If you said “pen” — you win. Btw do not be taken in by 3rd-party manufacturers claiming their “stylus works with any touchscreen” the only stylus that jives with the iOS products is the one that is sold at the Mac store. Same for the Surface; the only “pen” you can use effectively with the Surface Pro is the one sold by Microsoft. …buyer beware. So to wrap this test; let’s tack on an advert along the bottom. We’re very close to getting another check from Google so – know that your viewership/listenership/readership is going to a good cause and that we appreciate you. Not YOU…but everyone else, I’m sure you understand. We are also testing a new ad-format; if it seems invasive no worries ill wipe it-t

Entertainment news, new arrangements + Featured Image by a dear reader….

I’ll let this one speak for itself.

Killing In The Name of RHYTHM arr. Tapper by Tapper7

The featured pic is an enhanced sigpic/Avatar from my self-aggrandizing Facebook page. It is by a treasured reader so I cannot reveal her name, however I await an opportunity to “tap” her back, online in-person or both, so until that time I said I would feature this in The Socal Picayine and so I am. Hence I categorized this under “Plug Love” though I’m unsure what to plug or how at present. The artist took The cropped off #NSFW message at the bottom of this t-shirt was surreptitiously moved it to the top, embedded it carefully and REPOSTED the finished work to my FB Timeline.That took punk-rock historical knowledge, meticulous graphic design and a strange affinity for this writer in order for it to happen. As a massive attention wh— I expressly approve and say thankya.

I hope a few FB friends were offended, but I choose/revise them carefully so I kinda doubt that. “We” appreciate it, “We” love it and “We” think you have a nice blend of intelligence, humor and beauty….she knows who she is.

*Breaking News* Proving my mid-to-late 90s nostalgia is NOT misplaced, SQUARE ENIX (fmrly SquareSoft) announced that it will REMAKE Final Fantasy VII —- a complete reboot! Here is the unveiling (hey cheer up about the death of Jon Snow and be happy about something you negative Nancies….)

Thus, For my next small ensemble arrangement…”Aerith’s Theme” aka “Flowers Blooming in the Church”

I'll reboot the music while SQUARE reboots this EPIC RPG.
I’ll reboot the music while SQUARE reboots this EPIC RPG.
More pics to stir your sense of teenage wonder:
Tifa look to the starry night....
Tifa look to the starry night….
Midgar....2015!
Midgar….2015!
Cloud escapes Mako Reactor, snapped from the original.
Cloud escapes Mako Reactor, snapped from the original.

On top of all that…who the fuck said the movie industry is dead? At long last the greatest story of all time (2nd, behind Cerebus) The Dark Tower, by Stephen KIng, has been optioned for a major motion picture! Woot! It sure is lame that this is all I have to get excited about the future…but ill take it. I’m all good and yes, IT’S all good.

Who “Taps them?” I Tap Them. Who knows? You KNOW!

Post dedication: Doug, Ray, Jen, Glen, Sophia, Arianna, Rich, Dominique, Tony, Michele, MaryJane and whomever I left out: Rest In Peace I remember and love all of you guys – I always will.

Etude from the video archive: Allegretto in D by Rochut

I shortened it, added a title scroll, sepia tone effect, credits, remastered the audio mainly to remove an egregious frack…and appended a credit page with a movie quote from Tombstone …”don’t you know any Camptown Races?”

Doc Holliday: “Its a Nocturne, … You know…” heheh. Dedicated to music lovers, technophiles and movie aficionados.

More music. math and other travesties coming soon. -t

Report from Hell: Cats, Public Domain and Elevator Music

a photo of the postaers that came with ff3 and earthworm jim for super nintendo

Intrepid AVI film producer Bill Feynman captured another amazing part of reality not normally seen.

What is Hell?

What does it look like?

Do they play good music there?answer…kinda…

More SNES madness, SLO-stories, Drum Corps Tales of Yore and semi-human thought-process expression coming soon! -Bill F.

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  • Yes…there are lots of ads in Hell…how do you think they keep the heat on?

Christmas day….and the classic pics I promised! ….

a photo of rich skare in his 89 bd uniform

Featured: one of the special photographs I promised. Rich Skare in 89 BD garb w/ Meehaphone. RIP brother. What I wouldn’t give to be chillin’ with best friend today. I am in a way. heh….
Below: the other I recently obtained permission to publish. Gail Royer and Jerry Seawright at DCI. Bridgemen are seen in the background. ca. 1984 (???).
Photos Courtesy: Tim White and Sylvia Skare…special thanks to both of you and happy holidays!.
A photo of Gail Royer and Jerry Seawright at DCI in ~1985
Sorry for the cliche’ but…wow. ‘talk ’bout a picture being worth a 1000 words, this …what are they discussing?
Not a whole lot going on today. I found a relevant video to what I’d posted on trumpetherald.com, a lame brass forum I just got banned from. I was particularly active in the /range-building section (or whatever it’s called…), where people dropped useless spam EVERYWHERE and bad information about how to develop your range. I highly doubt you can read my “Rules for ‘Playing high'” which was only tongue-in-cheek for ONE of the rules, the rest were actually useful and appear here. I think my IP is banned. “Tapper7” is ABSOLUTELY banned. I must admit I started out TRYING to troll the site, but then I felt bad for the students reading the forum posts and learning poor brass performance practices that would limit their ability and I wanted to post something helpful. Funny it’s what got me banned.
Here is the OP in it’s full naked glory:
Rules for "playing high"
For the last time:
1. Play through the center of the horn, even if you like to place the mthpc a li'l off-center.
2. Vibration creates frequency, therefore MORE and FASTER air is req'd for each subsequent partial.
3. GET YOUR STUPID TONGUE OUT OF THE WAY DURING LONG TONES AND SLURS
3a.articulation should be "HA" not "Dah" ...."Dah" is for accent or legato, "Tah" is staccato.
3b. YOUR TONGUE WILL NOT HELP YOU PLAY "HIGH"!
3.4(Weed helps you "play high")
3c.anyone who says "tighten" "pressure" "spc. trick" "buy this mthpc" "do x w/ your cheeks/face/tongue"...anything that's not related to the PHYSICS of how sound is produced by a human using their lips and a horn as an amplifier is a f---ing liar
and prob. has some bogus book or vid for sale too. IGNORE OBVIOUS LIES.
3d.anyone who uses or buys a special "shallow cup mthpc" or buys any add-on or uses a special material in hopes
of "playing high" should quit or at least kill themselves. Your CG3 or 1 and a half is FINE.
4. You should have a solid "high C" by 6th grade.
5. You should be able to play confidently above a high C (as a soloist) by freshman yr. of HS.
6. dub-C by jr. year of HS(and go march drum corps like a man) or GTFO. NO EXCEPTIONS.
7. More air.
7a. The inspiration of the Billy-Bad Asses who came before you, that inspire you, met these req'mt's.
7b. A few of them did not march drum corps. Louie Armstrong, Clifford Brown and other
legends like Jon Faddis and Adam Rapa.
All OTHER RULES WERE/ARE FOLLOWED BY THE ABOVE PLAYERS TO A T.
8. More air.
9. Read rule 7.
10. Still needs more air. Breathe.
10a. Grow a pair. If female, do this figuratively.
10b. Not enough air. Re-read rule 7.
10c. It's not "all about practice" some people will never be able to play above a G on top of the staff (treble-Bb). Some have it. Most don't.
10d. Joey Pero can bust out "Gospel John" better than you. NO EXCEPTIONS.
10e. Scott Steward is an all-around better musician than you. NO EXCEPTIONS.
10f. Sean Billings is louder and can play way higher than you. NO EXCEPTIONS.
10g. Jim Prime. If that name is unknown to you---> fix that.
10gPrime. If any name listed is unknown to you---> fix that.
10h. Rick South said to tell you that "YOU ARE NOT USING ENOUGH AIR. MORE AIR."
Notes:
Yes I am the OP so that makes me a fa---- by default. Feel free to point it out. Don't buy anyone's bull$#!
chop development book. You want to know some slur-patterns I will post them NO CHARGE. Same for breathing exercises and common warm-ups. Hell I'll explain Jack Meehan's hand signals if you want. HE GAVE IT AWAY.
His sons built on top of it...then ALSO gave it away, to jerks like me.
I've in turn built my own conglomeration of their exercises, Arban's, Rochut's, those taught to me by Mike Hoffman, Dean Westman, Greg Flores and Gordon Henderson INTO SOMETHING I CALL MY OWN AND ALSO WANT TO GIVE AWAY.
Cuz we love brass performance, not spamming dorky web forums or making $ off bs.
Information is free. If you have a "how to play high" book and you want to spam this
site and impressionable kids? OK-maybe you know something I don't: post a YT vid of yourself
PASTING a dub-C....no warm-up, no lip-up...just HIT the m-fer and don't blow sharp like a retard!
Bonus points if you can shake the E above it and kiss it off. THIS OP REFLECTS THE VIEWS OF TAPPER7 AND NONE OF THE PERSONS LISTED-

I said I wanted to release my own brass method – for free, right? I presume that’s what got me banned. My 1st few posts were just awful and INTENDED TO OFFEND but people like…agreed with me. Some old guy from NC posted that my OP was reminiscent of an old-school brass forum he missed and that he thought it was hysterical and informative. I replied. “North Carolina knows what’s up,” then. BANNED. It will prob. publish on this site, why not? Cost – zilcho. I’ll even transcribe some cool solos for the back. I’ll write it in “Bb treble” so whatever tin-can you play on you can read it w/o having to transpose. I prefer “C” like as-written for a piano, but hey it’s just a whole step for me in my head – a minor 3rd for G Bugles and the exercises needn’t be transposed at all.
I also insisted that hacks spamming that forum with all their tips and tricks to “play high” that are “for sale” on their site to PROVE they can play above a double-C: in fairness. Here’s me. It’s not that hard.

If you are visting this site FROM trumpetherald.com…WELCOME! I’m not the greatest writer OR musician, but at least you’ll occasionally have a laugh with me…and I won’t try to sell you anything. Go buy a beer. or 36.
Also made the upgrade to WP v4.1 as-promised. Can’t really say if it’s better and I’ve yet to review the 2015-theme PHP (for now I’m sticking w/ my most recent customized CSS and variation on an old theme)…but it’s ALLEGEDLY MORE SECURE (This site is locked up hard…whatever security upgrades the WP people added is like throwing an extra padlock on a Kittner-Redoubt, but hey it can’t hurt! Happy holidays to all my wonderful readers. You know how it is with ol’ Tapper. I got mad love for ya’ …have a great holiday.

Christmas day….and the classic pics I promised! ….

 
 
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Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Tapper….a winning combo….

a .wmv frame of Tapper

So I haven’t posted SHIT worth watching in over two years…you kinda need a computer that can record sound a video, edit, compress, export, publish etc. et al.

I remixed an old track I found on a SUPER-RARE album: Paul Cacia – Portrait. Cacia is a generation ahead of me….I was in his band in 97-98…this is one of my favorite arrangements we played, but I could do w/o the ballad, so I mixed a track about a month ago in Audacity.

Then my recording device got jacked by some —-. current laptop is still going thru the process of taking a VERY LONG SHIT will end badly…the Acer Aspire 2009 model has a fucked registry, self-replicating adware…and hardware (circuit) decay.

Now I can spend my time CREATING and DESIGNING, not fixing and patching and restoring….fuck THAT noise …I got podcast to start and stories to write.

For fun I used some new tools to make a lil VCAST… just me, f-ing with iTunes, Audacity, a laptop, Cyberlink, a pair of sticks, a webcam and some basic tools to cut something worth checking out on YouTube….this is a 1st try with about 4 pieces of hardware, 6 pieces of software and improving with my dumb face and voice…ill tell u what…if you like to listen to rare jazz with screamin brass that fucking rocks….you’ll enjoy the vid.

This first one is on behalf of the Woodpile with respect to the Northsiders, SouthSiders, Border Boys y La Raza…Dispensa la Tierra…Tapper’s Firme Musica.
Firme.

A frame featuring Tapper from his new vcast s1e0
Another frame from the dumb video I made

Youtube’s Content ID threatens Tapper’s Memorial Music Video….

I never thought this was a threat. I thought was POSSIBLE but it seems to be happening…for all the wrong reasons though…..

Ill just say what happened then below there will be a lot of processing of ideas, memories, most good. accented by moments, days or years of grief. It comes back when I lose a piece of that past. Like pictures, stories. I cannot replace my eulogy of my Dominique, which I did in a way she would have wanted – combining my musical talent with performance experience, sound recording and editing, from college, with what she taught me about shooting and editing video.

I can’t ever explain to anyone how much I still love her….my memory get’s worse. At the same time every record I have is constantly chipped away at. The final 8 seconds of my lament was “Matched Content” to something visual...it won’t just be you who can’t see it, or me who won’t be able to share that two minutes and two seconds of human emotion with you….I’ll lose it too! here is no backup …the laptop was stolen about two moths after I uploaded the .wmv file.

GIVE IT BACK TO ME! Or MONETIZE IT AND TAKE AALLLL OF THE AD REVENUE (this was done on my youtube vids looooooong before this website was approved to RUN ADs.) I don’t get paid NOR WOULD I IF I DID. 38 people have watched it all the way through it besides me sice I posted it…it’s probably 38 people who care about me. It’s sad enough that my least relevant ramblings on this site are worth more than an art project I spent six weeks on. It isn’t enough for me to give my artwork away for free? A third party wants to take it?

I normally argue “Fair use” and explicity state it on this site to protect the content and it’s availability…There’s about 100 copyrighted chunks of text I have left dangling unedited because I have not the time to clean it up but I need it available to interest to the public until i do…. 3rd party man…you can’t flag my original work for shit —THAT’s what you flagged! 8 seconds of ONE of MY TWO MUSIC VIDEOS!!!

Readers please —-visit my memorial page for Dominique….It’s at the TOP of the right column on this page. The video may get pulled soon. It expresses my feelings better than my words could ever do. The text is my best attempt at an epitaph…had I written one, it’s a poor excuse I know…better keep priorities where they belong. there are a few anecdotes and In my not-normal fashion I link and recommend her blog, explain how you can help her family and I also link and recommend her step-mom’s blog. Despite my bias it REALLY IS a good blog. I wouldn’t trash it either if I didn’t like it…I just wouldn’t mention it at all. Dominique’s stepmom is 1 on myshortlist of 5 blogs I’ve located of any redeeming quality whatsoever. I tthink I have spent at leats 2 minutes on over 4000 blogs this year. The page will stay up. The video may not play.

LET ME BE CRYSTAL CLEAR BEFORE MY WORDS GET TWISTED OR DISJOINTED:

1. This is not the fault of Google.com

2. Code running on their property Youtube.com that is called CONTENT ID is making mistakes. Harmful ones.  Please review TCP/IP Protocols HTTP, HTTPS and w3c, Standards. I’d would also Like to see if either client or server is ISO 9001 certified. My assumption is that YOUTUBE IS compliant, and will take no action against my youtube account or that post that my production residing there being threatened by a 3rd party

3. The 3rd party is located in Germany. I don’t trust Germany. Germany’s like….the worst country to have ever existed. ever. -not “Nazi’s” …Nazis. 

my intitial rxn follows (posted to a technical site that was relevant and active on this subject):avail: http://waxy.org/2012/03/youtube_bypasses_the_dmca/index.shtml

never thought this would be an issue…

My fiance’ passed away after a cancer relapse and part of dealing with it (which was not possible nor is it) was to make a music video that was original and self-published EVERY FRAME and EVERY SOUNDWAVE could not possibly be matched to a content ID submission. But the sound is irrelevant in this case, the last 8 seconds of VIDEO was claimed…it’s a short, three-panel-slide that says…
1. For ****her name****(only her first name due to my vast awareness of media law including privacy and copyright)
2. Rest in Peace My Love
3. fin

UFEA (????) made a claim on that 8 seconds of 3 strings with a gray background and blue left-border I made using the “windows media creator studio” I had at that time.

UFEA is like a european soccer league! wtf?
I’m the arranger, performer, recording engineer, I filmed MYSELF, I carefully edited it and it took me months to make it perfect I posted it to youtube for archive reasons and lucky I did cuz that laptop was jacked 2 months later. that was over 2.5 yrs ago…

Some soccer league can have my last words to the love of my life if I can have the 1:44 of audio and film back. My artwork (that one most of all) …I put there for safe-keeping. My youtube account isn’t monetized…I have no cameras or mics right now but my site is …BY GOOGLE…the policy says they aren’t responsible “UFEA” (???) is…I’m at loss but to rescue the audio and see if it’s possible to rescue the video. b4 it gets pulled. I disputed as soon as I read it was red-flagged…I know the law – I break laws sure – but not media laws im a musician/writer it’s my goddamn job! Thanks to the author of this page for highlighting something I WISH I HAD KNOWN yesterday. (The 1st two blogs were shams as usual)
Regards ..etc etc…

Legally AT BEST if you review the entire composition I Could be compelled to run ADS on it….I would at least get it back.

It isn’t the music btw! I will post the text of the warning here too. It’s visual content….the cast majority of the content is MUSIC. I tastefully edited the content match my feelings so I can remember them. Content ID found an issue with a fixed camera that is shooting me playing a farewell ballad to my lost love..my closet and lamp are in the background….I’m in the foreground. (For about an eighth of a second) Then three animated pages of text will scroll….“For Dominique” “Rest in Peace my Love” ….fin. 

In 2012 I transcribed a melody from “The Love Theme” (Dances with Wolves) by John Barry. from transcription to developing the melody into a solo, all the practice I put in– 30 or 40 takes …agonizing over the sound and video editing….

When my partner/best-friend/love-of-my life passed on in 2012… I kind of lost it. No I DID LOSE IT. I worked for months to create a very special music video for Dominique….something to remember her by. The day after we met, she came over and was asking me a lot of questions about who I was…and what I liked….about my hopes and dreams—so I told her about “Drum Corps” I told her about VK and SCV and the Renegades….unlike most non-drum-corps hacks she was interested I showed her the picture of 97 Santa Clara at DCI I had posted to my wall.

Then she asked if I would play for her. (Almost no-one outside my corps-circles pseudo-expert musician circles EVER asks me to play).

I picked my 1991 Kanstul 3v Baritone Bugle in G(w/ tune-any-note slide, VK stamp on the bell and original Jack Meehan all-purpose tuning system marks on it!)  and said “sure I’d love to.”

Normally I’d play a quick warm-up and then just improv…but I really wanted her to like me and my horn and the the combination of the two. I have a library of licks to pull out for any occasion…I’ve been a big fan of “Dont Cry for Me Argentina,” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita” I liked it when there were TV commercials for the show as li’l guy and I liked 1981 Santa Clara equally well. It’s my favorite song of all time…she was my favorite person of all time …It was as true when we first met as it is …closing on three years since she passed on.   *whew*…..

So that’s what I played. She liked the my sound…more than I thought she would. She was interested by it. she liked the sound. She liked me . It was 1 of 1000 reasons to fall for her immediately. She listened to drum corps music with me… it wasn’t forced on her the way i normally impress it on new friends “if you want to get to know me you have to listen to this….” No. Dominique WANTED to hear corps music. She listened to 91-97 BD. 86 BD, 89 BD…all 81 SCV, 84 SCV 87-92, My yesr – 97. 95 Madison. 96 Rockford. 89 Star. 93 Star + my accompanied commentary on each. She deserves a medal for sitting through that.

Her nickname for me was “Drum Corps Guy,” “you’ll always be Drum Corps Guy,” she said. She usually called me Christopher. I like that. I like being “Drum Corps Guy.”  We met in August of 2009. Half of the last 5 years…she’s been gone. Three months after my best friend Rich Skare died, Dominique died too. It’s still impossible to comprehend that kind of loss. I definately blanked out several months from Jan 2012 to about mid-July.

“Drum Corps Guy” was still around then though…he even bought a nice camera and a laptop for recording “Drum Corps Guy stuff”…

I started putting together a solo arrangement of “The Love Theme,” from “Dances with Wolves,” by John Barry. I always tear up during the flute solo….same as I tear up during the oboe solo in “The Love Theme,” from Braveheart. I was very slow in transcription as usual …but it’s in G (concert D). There’s several octave and majot 7th intervals. It took me longer to get throught it w/ a noticeable frack than it did to write it.

This was not meant for my repertoire of “licks” though… it was going to be a multi-level creative project to record my feelings at that time. I combined my ear training, brass technique, sound-editing skills from college and filming/editing education from Dominique…to put them all together and make something. For her. There were at least six weeks between putting pencil to paper and my final cut of “The Love Theme v2.wmv” arr. cwelke. In the end I recorded about 40 takes….maybe more. I spliced the best cut of 1 section with my best take the last (lest I did 100 or 1000 takes…) the audio is seamless…the video “ghosts” a little bit…but it fits my purposes.

I spent a great deal of time in post production on 2 minutes and 3 seconds of music and video…I layered in a sepia tone and learned how to max-out audacity’s ability to clean up the track. I used a default program that came with my laptop called “windows media maker” (or something like that) I have neither the knowledge or $ for Final Cut….same goes for Audition.

In all the finished product was good. I was happy with it. It caputures my feelings from that time…It made me feel good to watch AND listen to something I’d worked a long time on I felt better if nothing more than it distracted from sadness…when I was missing Dominique really badly…I pick up my horn and play my new arr. of The Love Theme, or Don’t Cry For Me Argetina, Clowns or You’ll Never Walk Alone…outside of drum corps, I like to play “I Remember Clifford,” with Lee Morgan’s version in mind….. “A Time for Love,” feat. Bill Watrous* or if I can’t play there’s lot’s of songs in my vocal range that are passable, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” -The Band, “Dead Fowers” -Townes Zandt. “Melissa” -Greg Allman…..

That’s all for now…There is a web-tool i mentioned on this site I’ll be using to recover my track from National Socialism and return to America where it was created and belongs. “Fucking Gremans man!! Fucking nazi’s….nothing ever chamges.”-Walter..The Big Lebowski, Dir. by The Coen Bros.

//extra material the Departed and the transcription process

Dominique was a published film critic. Everything I ACTUALLY know about writing for the screen is from her. She was equally interested in my music critique’ as I was in her film critique’ (and all the writing we did….)…

I have “reletative pitch” that means if I’m actively playing I can hear a note before I play it so I do not frack. I can also tell if I’m over 5 cents sharp or flat. Nut if you hit a random key on the piano and say “what note is that?”  I can’t tell you without testing. Likewise with no instrument if you say “sing an Eb”… It’d take me minute to remember a concert C…then I can sing the 5th, then the third….then picture the triad going minor and give you an Eb….in other words, I can sing/play in-tune  w/ precision and I have a framework in my head links notes and some chords in my memory….I wish I had perfect pitch but I don’t. Transcribing a solo is a slow process for me…w/o a chord chart I cannot transcribe in > 3 part harmony (even that is REALLY PUSHING IT)

I CAN ARRANGE so long as I have the chords written down, or tabs or whatever. Fortunatly a G Bugle makes the key of C, D, E, F, F#, G A and B very accessible and much of the old-school corps-classics are in major and minor forms structured on these keys.

My arr. of “Don’t Cry for me” is in of B (Emaj for Concert instruments)

My arr. of “The Love Theme v2” is (mostly) in G (Dmaj for “CI”) I added accidentals and grace notes, changed the tempo volume and added personal emotion that can only come from in a musician is a specific instance . It cannot be reproduced even electronically w/o losing significant fidelity. The original recording is is as close as I or anyone else can ever get.

I am again rendered speechless. fuck. me. this is such bullshit 12 hours on THIS ALONE. Not even close to finished with work I must do ASAP.

YouTube Pulls Chris Hadfield’s Elegant/Viral “Space Oddity” Video….

A photo of Chris Hadfield aboard ISS

****Tapper’s Sunday Morning Digest****

One of the most elegant, moving cover-songs/videos ever made is no longer publicly available.

David Bowie licensed the song to Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield to create a music video while aboard the International Space Station.

Hadfield recorded the audio down here on earth before he was rocketed into space, where he spent most of his time….monitoring systems. ….he knew there’d be a lot of downtime.

Scientists/Astronauts are afforded a unique opportunity on the ISS, but also conduct long-range studies in zero-gravity. Frequently there are precious few people aboard the ISS and all of them are deeply enmeshed in mission critical systems, maintenance and research. It is said to be a “beautiful prison.” “desperately lonely.” …it’s also time for valueble research and a lot of thinking. Where else can you get a look at “the big picture” than from space? It’s a perspective we can understand, but never comprehend.

Hatfield turned downtime into value using cutting edge visualization of zero-gravity, time-lapse photography of orbits around the earth at nightfall and expert music performance/recording a cover of “Space Oddity” on acoustic guitar with small sound-bed’s from Bowies’ original track (like the count down 10….9…..8…..7….6…….) with a  lilting, mournful piano and a balanced drum-kit....it is heartbreakingly beautiful.  

The resulting combination of technical imaging and artistic expression was posted to YouTube. Views grew geometrically-with web-users sharing the video across Facebook, twitter, Google, and other platforms.
…taken down just recently, it had over 22 million views.

Hadfield w/ guitar in zero gravity picture
b-roll from actual music video

Not exactly “Gangnam Style” but a remarkable success in North America for reminding us of the nostalgia of our shared past, and technical-audio-visual capabilities of our present. Hadfield’s expertise in engineering and music breathed life and energy into space exploration in a creative way.

This clip has the audio, and carefully altered video to keep it from the notice of Youtube….the author interlaced most of the video with b-roll from “Gravity”***(see my footer on security, fair use and legal protection you’re covered by IF you access relevant audio/visual HERE. I do NOT recommend searching for a pirated copy it may contain malware, or you could be flagged by your ISP, clients could put their server at risk. This site is the only safe place to hear the audio and view clips of the video please give it a listen before it gets pulled… Hadfied’s cover is gorgeous but the visual-component has only about 5% of the of the actual video, Bowie’s count-down intro is removed and replaced. It has 4000 views, but these and others like it will trend and get blocked soon so please enjoy, especially if you’ve never heard it….this may be your last chance— as for the complete, historic, viral inspirational video? we may never see it again. WATCH/LISTEN BEFORE THIS VIDEO IS PULLED. CHRIS HADFIELD IS NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO PERFORM THIS SONG UNLESS BOWIE MODIFIES THE LICENSE HE GAVE TO HADFIELD. THIS COULD BE YOUR LAST CHANCE TO EVER HEAR IT OR SEE VIDEO LOOSELY RELEVANT TO HIS PROJECT.

 

In Bowie’s original song, The beauty, isolation and concern for the safety of “Major Tom” by “Ground Control” highlighted the societal fascination and fear with space travel, the inherent beauty of NASA , and The Apollo Missions– it’s subsequent technology and massive contributions to education, machines and electronic of every kind. The microprocessor, digital technology, major progress in materials engineering and household products of all kinds
….by-products of technologies The Apollo Program required to put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon.

By 2011, The Obama Administration retired the space exploration program indefinitely…with “hopes to restart it” at an unknown later time.

Even Nasa’s Blog expressed the sadness felt by a generation of scientists, inspired by the space program and given the case to sustain it forever by Carl Sagan.

This writer cried when that shuttle came down. Americans cannot get into space without “3rd-partyshuttle services” provided by constituent governments involved with the ISS. I thought about Carl’s hopes and dreams about our future. Carl is kind of spiritual father to me….he died in 1996. In 2011 I thought “Carl would be deeply saddened. Profoundly…” I knew the moment the last shuttle landed it would break his heart. It subsequently broke mine.

A picture of the ISS
You cannot get from the US to the ISS since 2011.

As of September 28th, 2014… Americans must “hitch a ride” from other nations in order to access space.  There is still no discussion in the legislature or executive to even consider bringing it back.

Hadfield is Canadian, but was no less effected by the dawn of the 70s Space Age...when kids thought “science was cool” and if you asked any child of the 70s what he wanted to be he grew up, “I wanna be an Astronauts, just Like Neil Armstrong [or Buzz Aldrin]”

It was the first thing since that tragic day in mid-2011 to give me hope for the future of space exploration. We humans seek the unknown by nature, we learn…there is nothing left to see on the earth or the moon and robotic craft like Voyager I and II mapped most of the solar system…..but as of today there is still no official program to send humans to Mars, though it has been proven there could be an American station base ON Mars BY 2020 if the gov’t would fund it.

The administration said a shuttle progran is “too expensive” and “wasteful in a depressed economy” When in fact; sending 5-10 Americans to Mars to establish a functioning colony would show massive ROI across the American landscape. PBS artist Melody Sheep uses auto-tune to mix catchy beats with scientific/cultural media. His “case for Mars” sums it up better than my prose:

 

 

Bowie licensed “Space Oddity” to Hadfield for 1 year with options to renew. The reasons are unknown why Bowie cancelled the renewal. Perhaps it will appear as an iTunes/amazon download……perhaps he isn’t making the money he feels is deserved for his contribution to this viral project….and his timeless track that inspired it’s initiation.

As a human being though, he is harming the inspirational nature of Hadfield’s project, it’s ability and contribution to moving society away from war, terror and fear and back into innovation, creativity, exploration and peaceful solutions.

When Obama cited financial concerns” regarding space explorations, saying the “program is to be placed on hold indefinitely,” Noted Theoretical Physicist Neil Degrasse Tyson said on “Real-Time with Bill-Maheravail: HBO/HBO-GO that “The defense department has spent $14-trillion since the Afghanistan-campaign began,” $14-trillion, if stacked in $100 bills beginning on the floor would reach from here to VENUS”” (!!!) The cost to maintain a small fleet of space shuttles, an adequate secure-base, ground control, systems maintenance and process validation, fuel etc….it could all be maintained at Vandenberg Air Force Base or Edwards Air Force Base in California…..or The Kennedy Space Center in Florida, or other staging/deployment zones w/in the US for less than 1 percent of what we spend to kill “brown people”

Afghanistan is where Lithium is mined. Lithium is needed in batteries, computers, medicine and all sorts of electronic and mechanical infrastructure. It’s a vital resource. I must also note that 90 percent of the opium is grown and harvested in and around Afghanistan. KBR has been wanting to build an oil pipeline running directly through Afghanistan—>That’s probably unrelated….KBR’s subsidiary Halliburton wouldn’t drain $1 trillion a year from taxpayers just to build a pipeline, would they? hmmmmmm…. Afghanistan has important, valuable natural resources….it would make far more sense to spend all those trillions on R&D – which would include a sustainable colony on Mars as opposed to military and military contractor work. After all…once those resources we need so bad are stripped clean, what would we do then? There are other sources of energy than Litium and oil, Likewise we have synthetic painkillers ever stronger that opiate derivatives. Getting back to research and creativity isn’t just the right thing to do, it a better business strategy.

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Audiomack …music and content upgrade?

It's a bit neefy

Hope it’s a good way to feature new music….let’s test some code. This song uses dre beats which automatically makes a song REALLY GOOD. Fantastic.

[audiomack src=”http://www.audiomack.com/song/mjb-1/daft-punk-forgot-about-dre-mjb-remix”]

If you don’t know that much about music, here is a tutorial by Oliver Age 24