By Purple Planet, 10-Mar-2013 16:19:00
Thought I'd do a blog post for once! Been doing a lot of remixing of tracks recently - check out Rain On Lake Erie, Masala Madness and New York Cab Ride for examples.
By Purple Planet, 26-Jan-2013 16:03:00
t is surely one of the truisms of our time that web cams are generally rubbish.
Most links to them are dead or they're turned off - or if they're turned on,
the view is inexplicably of a vicarage carpark in Lampeter.
But's here's one that actually works, is worth watching and,
for the purposes of this blog, related to music.
Abbey Road Studios has a permanent webcam stationed at the 'zebra' crossing
pictured on the cover of The Beatles 1969 album 'Abbey Road'.
It's looking from the 'wrong' direction - revealing that it's almost on a junction.
Most telling is the number of people who seem to be permantly milling around
(odd, considering its hardly in central London).
The chance of seeing someone splattered must be quite high given that British people
only have a hazy recollection of how zebra crossings are supposed to 'work' and
Japenese tourists have no idea whatsoever.
By Purple Planet, 18-Jan-2013 11:50:00
Thanks to everyone I met in Calis for a great Xmas and New Year.
By Purple Planet, 10-Jan-2013 14:34:00
We have recently stumbled across an App which will make our website now work with your hand-held device's. It is called "Puffin Browser" and is available for free from the App store.
You only get 14 days with the free version, but some of these codes will extend the App for 4 months:
find more of them on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/puffinbrowser?fref=ts
You can now listen to our tracks at your convenience :)
By Purple Planet, 02-Dec-2012 21:49:00
I was pleasantly surprised that a little Christmas jingle I wrote recently may be gracing a British
TV advert, as it was purchased by a major London ad agency. However, the combination of festive
smaltz and a medieval-style wisdom tooth removal operation has left me unable to face Xmas in Britain. So if anyone wants to find me on Christmas Day, I'll be at the Kings Garden Restaurant, Fethiye, Turkey.
By Purple Planet, 05-Nov-2012 22:31:00
Last week we reached the milestone of 3,000 credits on youtube. Yippee! So Chris and I have taken a stab at chosing our favourites.
Chris has opted for a Maru compilation uploaded in May 2011 featuring the knockabout Cowboy pastiche "Side Saddle".
I'll opt for the super sleek Hiroshima Timelapse using the ubiquitous "Swaying Daisies".
By Purple Planet, 30-Oct-2012 21:15:00
If there is a secret to comic timing, I think it lies in the fact that we find things
funny if they happen a lot slower, or conversly, a lot faster, than real life.
In the case of the classic youtube 'fail', I tend to think slow, slightly drawn out,
scene is funnier than a very sudden 'shock'. It doesn't have to be a lot longer
- just a little more than we are expecting.
Take these two exploding snowmen. The fact that is second disintergrates
at a comparitvely stately pace (even though still under a second) seems to
make it funnier than the sudden wasting of the first.
(Explosion is at 5:18)
By Purple Planet, 04-May-2012 15:37:00
Today, we unveiled the first batch of our horror tracks for professional licensing.
We've rather surprised ourselves at just how ghastly they are. One in particular, Inquistion, seems to be making people physically sick. Virtually all the vocal effects were recorded live - very few samples. Some of the people who worked on the first phase of this project, including me, are actually unwilling to listen to the results in full. Not sure what the effect on theatrical audiences might be.
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