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    Blue Distortion: Unce

    Posted on November 22nd, 2010

    Blue Distortion Podcast

    First tune to start of the podcast. Welcome back.

    This song started as a joke to make a fist-pumping, happy house track. Unce is Un (kick) and ce (hi-hat) to emphasize a 4/4 house beat. Also know as throat techno. I was going to do a series of these songs at some point with just vocal samples, maybe soon.

    Released on He Thinks He Is Peoples in 2010.

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    A Website Update Finally? For Whom?

    Posted on November 4th, 2010

    This thing follows me everywhere.

    The galvanized technophile clicks publish on his latest composition, which is certain to bring internet stardom, anonymous donations and hopefully free cookies. He sits only illuminated by the blue glow of the monitor, anticipating the onslaught of page views. They trickle like Reaganomics. As time goes on, as it’s known to do, enthusiasm begins to wane. His writings become less out of habit and more out of necessity. Then to begrudgingly avoid neglect.

    His creativity machine grinds to a halt like a factory shutdown. He carefully constructs the inevitable apology to his 3 readers. The blogging software goes out of date. Comment spam starts to take over. He has failed at the internet and regrettably joins Facebook.

    Personal websites and blogs not entangled by the tentacles of the large social media monsters are declining. If you want to just share links or photos with friends, there are specific social media services for it. Seems a bit redundant to post a link to a photograph on Facebook when you could just post the photo itself. I have observed the interesting balance, and now, tipping point between social media and personal websites over the last few years.

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    More Waldorf Microwave XT Sound Samples

    Posted on July 22nd, 2007
    More Waldorf Microwave XT Sound Samples
    Waldorf Microwave XT!

    Well, I am back sooner than expected with even more Waldorf Microwave XT Samples, a continuation from the previous entry. I have been getting some great sounds out of it lately, working the XT much like a an old school analog modular synth. Digital, strange and evil sounds have been emanating quite easily from this orange monster. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

     

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    New Waldorf Microwave XT Samples, Site Update

    Posted on July 17th, 2007
    Waldorf Microwave XT
    The Orange Wavetable Monster!

    Well, it’s been quite a while since there has been new samples uploaded to Blue Distortion. As much as I would like to keep up with this site, it unfortunately sits on the back burner for long periods of time. I do apologize for that. More importantly, I would like to apologize to all of those that have emailed us in the last few months with tracks for the podcast. I haven’t been updating it recently.

    I am currently working on writing a system that will streamline the submission process and make it much easier to add tunes to the podcast. Till then, please hold tight. Now, finally, on to the new Waldorf Microwave XT samples.

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    James Brown, Sampled to Death

    Posted on December 25th, 2006
    James Brown is Dead
    James Brown, lol.

    James Brown is a household name, one of the godfathers of funk and soul. He was admitted into the Emory Crawford Long Hospital with ‘severe pneumonia’ yesterday and passed away around 1:45 AM this morning. He was 73 years old.

    It is safe to say that James Brown rode the downward spiral in the last few decades. He was repeated arrested for drug possession and domestic abuse. For example, did you know James Brown spent 3 years in prison for threatening pedestrians with firearms while high on PCP? It’s the classic case of genius that self destructs into malignity. It’s easy to give respect when considering what he has done for music, but, in most cases his dark persona proceeds him.

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