I just spent a long but satisfying week putting together and presenting a lecture called "The Story of Selling Out." I tried to trace the roots and development of the idea of "selling out" in popular music from the 1920s through the 1950s.
As a reward for my toil, I spoiled myself by finally buying a copy of Garageband (a piece of music recording software for my Mac laptop). I've been playing with it all morning: it's basically a "recording for dummies" type program, and I was surprised by its annoying limitations and even more surprised by some of its very high-end features. One thing's for sure: it's very fun to use, and already more than worth the 35$ Canadian I paid for it.
I plan to put the program through its paces by writing and recording some original material on it. If the songs turn out to be half-decent, then maybe I'll post them on the net for you folks to hear and tell me what you think...
Posted by matt at March 25, 2004 01:51 PM