Monday Morning Post Production Comedy: Adam Buxton’s MeeBox

CDM’s Most Eligible Bachelor 2008, Adam Buxton (who is indeed married), had the pilot of his new TV show – MeeBox – playing on BBC3 last night, so it’s now available to people inside the UK, and nobody else. However, Adam has posted some clips on YouTube: Beautifully simple, effective, cheap-arse post production. Hopefully the full version of MeeBox will appear somewhere online soon. (For more Adam, check out Radiohead, Spoon, and camping and racing on Dermott’s Sporting Buddies [Parts 1, 2, 3, 4])

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Off-Topic: Flight of the Conchords Video Asks, Do You Like Ladies?

In fairness, this isn’t really off-topic. The connection of ladies to music is clear here. There are, too, the fantastic Ladies of CDM — few in number, yes, but mind-bogglingly awesome in quality. (Ladies, feel free to roar here.) And, of course, for those of you who are not ladies yourselves but an aficionado of ladies, it’s clear that, like roller skates, synths and music are part of the essential lady-attracting formula. The bad news I have to break for Flight of the Conchords fans:you’ll be waiting until well into 2009 for a new season. Side note: CDM loves New …

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April Foolery Round-Up

Since it’s now April 2, the music technology April Foolishness has been revealed for what it is. Composer/educator Steve Horelick provided a sneak glimpse of future functionality in an “unreleased” version of Apple’s Logic Pro: Logic 303: Logic TNT … although I wouldn’t be surprised to see Region Animation in a future version of FL “Fruity Loops” Studio. Moog Music claimed to introduce a Moog guitar in a video teaser segment — that video appears to still be up. Personally, I thought this wasn’t as classic as the Moogerfooger MF-433‘s “pure analog silence” — but some people did think it …

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Richie Hawtin Now Uses Traktor; Does That Make it Ubercoolische?

Minimal techno pioneer, digital vinyl advocate, DJ superstar, and subject of a surrealist Internet parody and very popular joke t-shirt line Richie Hawtin is now evidently using Traktor and Traktor Scratch. So is Magda (of “make the tea” fame). So is Troy Pierce. Gentle hint to NI’s DJ marketing: embrace it. Give us a special “Ubercoolische Edition” of Traktor Scratch. Heck, I’d buy one. I assume people in Berlin may also find it funny, given the influx of us Americans into their city. (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, read on.) Internet memes aside, the real reason …

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The Onion on Gibson’s Guitar Hero – Rock Band Lawsuits

American voices respond. “Finally, the name Gibson will be synonymous with fake guitars.” Gibson Sues Over Guitar Hero Thanks, Patrick.

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More Cute, Yellow Keepon Robot Videos

The Keepon Robot — a bopping yellow bot — was easily the technological darling of 2007. It sent even the most skeptical, hardened technomage into spurts of giggles. So, we’re giving you more: take note, because you, too, could learn to dance to the electrical sounds in the club if this robot can. (Thanks, Mandy, for all the links!) And yes, Carnegie Mellon is advertising how cool they are in these videos. In these days of geek chic — and with involvement on various projects just beginning with the Keepon — I can’t really argue. (I wasn’t paid to say …

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Music Video: Don’t Dance (Take That, Electronica)

Yes, it’s the electronic music video you’ve been waiting for. Quotable: Don’t listen to your body ’cause it only tells you lies This could also be an IDM anthem. (Glitch remix, anyone? Stems, please, Olde English?) No wonder Michael Gondry started showing up at Olde English shows. Via Adam Conover, editor and co-creator of the video. See also: Olde English’s blog.

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We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Weekend

… to go entirely off-topic for a moment. This has nothing to do with creating, or digital, though it is music. And it’s important: by parodying herself and the Black Eyed Peas’ “My Humps”, it seems as though Alanis Morisette has readjusted the balance of the musical space-time continuum itself. The universe may again be in harmony. What greater power can musical comedy have? Enjoy. Thank you to my mate Mike of GarageSpin. Somehow, I believe Alanis may have saved the music industry forever. And she really was the best cast member on You Can’t Do That On Television.

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A Musical Comedy Break: Bill Bailey Bonanza on Youtube

Peter’s fantastic, historic and educational vintage tape looping and Dr Who posts made me think of the BBC and theremins (yes, I’m fully aware that there were no theremins used for the Dr Who theme, but the myth is too strong), and the person who best combines the BBC and theremins: Bill Bailey. If you’re not familiar with Bill Bailey, have I got a treat for you! I’ve never encountered anyone who combines music and comedy to such great effect (If you know of someone else with these skills, please tell us in the comments). Fortunately there is a huge …

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Iggy Pop’s Tongue-in-Cheek Tour Rider

The good folks at The Smoking Gun are infamous for breaking confidentiality rules and leaking the surreal world of major artist tour rider documents to the world. Hilarity ensues, such as when Christina Aguilera demands “Soy cheese and Oreos. Flintstones chewables and votive candles. Nesquick and dried cranberries.” and rival Britney Spears chows on Doritos and International Foods coffees (hopefully not at the same time). The world laughed. The world vomited. Iggy Pop is different, taking each legal item as an opportunity to add jokes — all while subtly threatening all on the tour who would deny them a properly-working …

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