Monthly Archives: September 2019

Chuck on the Clash

I listened to the Stay Free podcast a few months ago. It’s Chuck D of Public Enemy narrating the story of The Clash. It bleeds off the edges of our ds106 80s theme, as The Clash was late 70s-early 80s … Continue reading

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“Good to go on your radio”

Title borrowed from LL Cool J’s 1985 hit “I Can’t Live Without My Radio” We’re into Audio Week, so I put together a three-hour show, the ds106 Hour, for ds106 radio. What it does is take a random sampling of … Continue reading

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Roll Your Own

Something you can do at any point in ds106 is add a new assignment. Maybe you don’t like any of the options. Maybe you have an idea and there isn’t anything in the Assignment Bank to go with it. Maybe … Continue reading

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Jammin’ with Dave

For this week’s video, I wanted to show Audacity in action, to give people an idea of audio layering and combining tracks. I’ve also wanted to play with David Lee Roth’s isolated vocals from Van Halen’s Running with the Devil … Continue reading

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“Reality of My Surroundings”

After looking at the photo reflections people have written, I thought I’d do a quick one of my own. I feel like photography isn’t really my medium, even though I have an extensive background in art and design, and did … Continue reading

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The other stories

I watched Ridley Scott’s pseudo- true crime film All the Money in the World yesterday, after having had it sit by the TV for two weeks while I was too busy. It’s about the kidnapping and ransom of J Paul … Continue reading

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Tagging UMW

Today’s Daily Create was Creative Graffiti. I tried a graffiti assignment a long time ago, so I liked the idea. I don’t have any recent pictures of graffiti, but I did photo some street art a while back. I could … Continue reading

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Monkey Shines

One site/feed/whatever I like following is Behind the Grooves. Occasionally it brings up things I didn’t know about, more often things I forgot about. So today is the birthday of Peter Gabriel’s Security album: https://behindthegrooves.tumblr.com/post/187582817474/on-this-day-in-music-history-september-8-1982 I don’t even know if … Continue reading

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“ds106 is pure joy”

Here we have another discussion with ds106 godfather Jim Groom. I should do some editing, but I think it’s better to just get it out there without the delay. We talked about public access TV in the 80s as a … Continue reading

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The Hits Keep Coming…

One of our ds106 crew had the brilliant idea to put an 80s twist on the Name That Single assignment, so I thought I’d give it a shot. I wonder if we can make a trend out of this. I … Continue reading

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