Hey everyone Cody here with some more blog action.
this month has been exciting, working with Ol'brother Paul on several projects including the 'Paulcast' and the reunion of the way out.
Got a chance to talk to Solid Smith about his chip tune project. Chip tunes are a really interesting little micro-genre. Imagine 8-bit video game music, very technical, with interesting hooks and progressive and metal-esque themes. These songs were built in a web app (beepbox.co) with a discord community with contests and stuff. Sounds interesting?
Yep, Edgefest happens every year. It's a great little festival and the proceeds help needy folks in our (100 mile house) community.
This year we had 'I'm Not Steve' who plays Acoustic with Cajon drum harmonica, tambourine. I really enjoyed his originals and he had a great voice for bluesy rock.
Headlining the show once again, was Space Waste. who are planning to get some open-mics happening (again locally) but sadly they are losing one of their band-mates to re-location due to work. Don't worry though. The core of their band (Aaron Tim and Chuck) are still going strong.
I'm excited what these folks will bring musically in the next little while...
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Patrick (aka None the Weiser) is polishing up some tracks for his latest project, a dubby, electronic-style album under the name box-fire. As Pat and I are both Tree-planters I get the reference, imagine burning hundreds of 2' x 4' boxes coated in a waxy fuel-source. It's bright, it's impressive.
I sat down the other day with Singer/sowngwriter Doug Maxwell for some video. One of his Originals by the way, and an excellent story too.
Here's how he describes it...
"This song commemorates a 1962 road trip my mother, sister and I took. I was just turning 11 at the time and living in Florida. This point in time was the end of innocence, both in my life and in world affairs, as I have come to understand them. The vast glacier we hiked to in Glacier Natl. Park no longer exists, only one example of vast change. Many thanks to Gene Media for invaluable assistance."