Saturday, November 25, 2006

Biz stuff and sneakers

Evening,

I have begun business course that goes for a month. It's really quite hardcore. Actually it isn't, but I also have a million and one other things that I am doing. So going to a course from 9:30am-3:30pm weekdays and then homework is a bit much. Good practice for time management, but still intense. After the first week my sleep deficit is massive. The course is very inspiring though.

On more superficial matters (read: more interesting) here is a pic of my new limited edition K-Swiss sneakers I got in Sydney after a massive search. For more on the Sydney trip read the previous post below.

I have now set up a serious broadband audio link with my mate Micheal Pigneguy in Dubai. He went over there with his wife Anna and kids about three months ago. Anna is teaching music and Mike is setting up a composition studio and aiming to work on jobs from the UK. So, I have setup a cool broadband GoogleTalk system where I can control what goes to the listener on the other end. It's like being an online realtime DJ with effects. I'm hanging to have a go with the OCAU.com podcast. If they will let me. I chatted to Mike in Dubai and he was a bit spun out. I do need to get a better broadband service. I'm on 512kbps (about 60kb/second download) which is usable but my upload is only 128kbps (~15kb/second). It makes Skype/GoogleTalk calls dodgy and takes ages for me to send big files. With the OCAU podcast it took me nearly 1.5 hours to send all the files. Then there was an edit I had to make and thats another 1.5hrs. This is not very practical.

Back to my point. After chatting to MikeP and freaking him out with my mad DJ skills (;-p) I find that there is a big demand for people like me over there. Even though I do not speak the language. I like the idea of teaching and doing some audio production jobs for a 3 months hit and then coming back. Just little contracts. This would also fit into my business plan. Hmm.. contemplation. Of course I would have to find time and sync with other Res stuff. My initial biz plan is to do international projects from Australia, online. Ahh, it's all a concept.

Here is the latest incarnation of the Res logo I did for the Sydney demo. It looks hot on the CD.


Cheers, Comments welcome.

Trilby of The Res

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Shmoozic

OK, Bec and I just got back from MusicOz in Sydney. It was a crazytrip. I feel like I have weeks of sleep to catch up on. We didn't win the 'Dance Track of The Year', but we did get into the final five and it was a great excuse to adventure to Sydney. On the night Bec was late.
Our award was first up and I was seated. Bec got there with Erin just in time and her makup was great. ;-p They like to put dance and urban first to get them out of the way for all the billions of rock catagories. 'Dance' I mean really, it's one name for heaps of styles. Anyway enough bitching.

Bec and I clasp each others hand firmly as the award was read out. It was great to hear out track in a big concert hall. The rest of the tracks were four on the floor (doof, doof) so our track stood out. When we didn't win (a Euro techno track won, quit trashy from what I heard) I felt a great relief. I had this terrible feeling that I wouldn't know what to say, first award and all. Time to party, and we did.


I have been looking at a new audio mixer from M-Audio, the NRV10. I always get asked by people to recommend a sound card or mixer. This seems like a great combination of both. It has in built effects that you can control from VST plugins and it runs on Firewire. I'll wait for the reviews. M-Audio generally make good sound cards but aren't known for their mixers. If it's software upgradeable it could be a winner.

I set up a friends new Dell laptop (6400). It was an Intel Core Duo running at 1.83Ghz with an 80gb HD, firewire, 4 x USB2 and a gig of ram. He payed AUD$1600 for it and got a free laptop bag and printer. Damn! It totally shat on my computer for speed and the internal sound chip was pretty decent (20ms latency). Only problem was that his new PCMCIA sound card wouldn't fit because it had the new PCIe interface.

Seems strange to end this lively post on such a geeky note. Hmm, on my long trips I have been listening to heaps of podcasts lately. Here are some of my favs:

http://www.themovieblog.com/
http://crankygeeks.com/
http://suicidegirls.com/ipod/

If anyone has any others they can recommend then please leave a comment. I'm addicted.

Well, that me done for the mo. Life does not seem to be getting any simpler, but I'm not bored thats for sure.

Cool,

Trilby of The Res
www.theresonance.net

Monday, November 13, 2006

Sydney Pt.1

Trilby and Bec's Sydney adventures. Part 1.

Bec and I madly ventured to Sydney for the MusicOz awards in Sydney. We are in the finals of the dance catagory. It's like the Arias for unsigned acts. I have been walking a lot (did Oxford Street) and meeting heaps of friends I havn't seen for ages. the awards are tomorrow night. I think that deserves a post of it's own. Let the phone photos begin.

Hmm.. wing. Thats what I call inflight entertainment.






We arrive in Sydney. Bec is the troupadore with her guitar. Her man servant Marcel carries her bags. ;-p






Marcel and Bec at the D&BBQ gig (I think?). Not sure what's hapening in this pic. I like to think Bec is sending vibrating SMS's to Marcel's pants, but the truth is not so funky. Leanne really wanted to be there and was SMSing us every three minutes. If that happens at the awards I'm spamming her (lots of Viagra for Li).

DRUNK!.
Film producer Ben, Becenfurter and I later in the night. I really should have made a stupider expression. I didn't realize the proposed stupid level for this shot. Next time we have to do meetings, ok, Bec.


IKEA models . . Beque and Benjua








OK, enough pics of Bec. Here is the Death Star of mobile towers. It's big, it's badass and it can blow up planets (I think). Woah, I have a bit of a headache..





I caught up with Trilby girl (Trilby Glover). She's so pretty. She just got a part in a sitcom with Melinda Messer from 'Will & Grace'. You go girl! Her cool boyfriend Paul is in the band 'Minder'. They have a Placebo/ thing going on. Great sounds.. and yes, Paul Trilby girl played me your old demo and I liked it. So Ner! You rock! We will talk.

Ya, I know. another shot of me with a gal. This gal happens to be one of my best buddies that havn't seen for ages (since she moved to Sydney, funnily enough). It's my distant cousin Britt. We unsuccessfuly went shoe shopping for some classy sneakers for me (I'm such a sneaker snob). Basically, they have some serious gourmet sneakers but they never get the rare ones in my size 13. (I'm talkin' carbon fibre, wood panelling, patent leather, emboidered...). So close, yet so far.
Last of all a pic of a cool dark red vase from my dear aunt Katherines beautiful house. She has taste, I must say. This is where I am staying from Sunday to Wednesday. I stayed at my beautiful friend Tanas place on Saturday.

The next part of the Sydney report will be done from Perth. The MusicOz awards are tomorrow night. I'm hoping my bro Kav will give me a few labels to visit tomorrow and I'll get all these cool demos out to some reputable individuals. Oh, and I hope we win of course.

Last but not least, here is a special treat. You can download our Sydney demo from this link:
http://www.theresonance.net/audio/TheResSydney06_MusicOzDemo.mp4

It's a AAC/MP4 file (iTunes...) you can go to foobar2000.org to get a player/converter or use iTunes or Quicktime to play it.

Sydney Trilby, OUT!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

AAAAH!

Wow, what a week.

First up my band The Res got into the finals of the OzMusic awards and asked to Sydeny. Nice. My Brother Kav's band Eskimo Joe won the Aria for the best song of the year (basically the most popular song in Australia) for their tracks 'Black Fingernails, Red Wine'. Then my girl Sigrid found out her grandmother is in a coma so she left for Austria with one days notice. Full on.

I finally finished the 'Hz to Oz' track for Killamatic and his Belgian rapper crew. It sounds pretty great, very hooky.

Here are a bunch of my favourite shots from my phone. The WAMi song of the year awards that we were nominated for but didn't win. The opening of the Crush clothing store with hot model/dancers working it in underwear. Angel at the Crush opening. A shot of Georgia dressed as a Russian bride for the Moscow Disco party (she is now in Seattle). My crazy hot friend Brooke dressed as a Vampiros Lesbos. a beautiful friend of a friend and some random shots of Perth in the sun... and yes I like beautiful women. Luckily they are all my friends.


Damn, it's 4am. It's been a bit like that lately. Oh, well. Mix done and blog updated. Now sleep