Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit (DVD Error)

One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you... vomit digital nonsense.

I was watching The Game a few months back when the digital gods blessed me with the happiest of accidents: the DVD began skipping and stuttering uncontrollably towards the end of the film, making the actors sound like extras in a Ninja Tune remix.

The DVD error also happily coincided with the closing credits, thus decimating Jefferson Airplane's White Rabbit into a sonic apocalypse. I managed to pick my jaw off the floor long enough to hook my DVD player up to my laptop, record the audio, and capture a miracle.

Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit (DVD Error).mp3

Now it is available here for you to enjoy. This is the sonic equivalent of finding the image of the Virgin Mary in a cheese sandwich. It's a sign from the digital gods that they are pleased with us and our technology.

Worship the glitch!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Limahl - Neverending Story (Jason's Bootleg Remix)

And now a splash from the shallow end of the pool.

I fell in love with the movie when I was 12 (as any 12 year-old gay boy should) and I fell even more deeply in love with Limah's ridiculously sugary theme song. I found a vinyl copy of the 12" version when I was about 14 which I played more times than I care to admit.

Then in the late 90's a friend and I began to spelunk through my vinyl archives in search of an old pop song to remix for a happy hardcore project, and The Neverending Story was an obvious choice.

Limahl - The Neverending Story (Jason's Bootleg Remix).mp3

Made in 1999 with an Ensoniq ASR-10. Thanks to dj Spree for the inspiration and encouragement.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Valerie Etienne & Jazzanova Revisited

My life changed forever the day I first heard a Jazzanova remix. It was 1999 and the song was What's Your Number (Jazzanova Renumber) by Ian Pooley, and it took me a good week to get my mind around how much I loved it.

Every other remix and single since then has done nothing less than blow my mind in two. I ran, not walked, to buy their first full-length CD back in 2002 (In Between), but I only recently downloaded the remixes. Most of them are OK, but one really caught my attention. Here's the original and the remix:

Jazzanova - Mwela Mwela (Here I Am).mp3
Jazzanova - Mwela Mwela (Here I Am) (Bugz In The Attic Remix).mp3

The Bugz In The Attic Remix has been an absolute revelation. I haven't been this excited about a future jazz project for at least two years. I can't believe I missed the original release all the way back in 2003.

Groupthink and Facebook

This post has been migrated to my essay blog. The new direct link is here.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Do Not Play

This post has been moved to my new dark music / lit blog, Percival Ravenwood, Esq.

The new link for this post is here.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Vanity 6 - Nasty Girl (Bootleg House Remix)

I Heart Old Prince!

I always loved this song, and somehow I found a copy on vinyl years ago. I used to spin it on top of instrumental house tracks, and the effect always electrified the crowd. (Maybe not so much anymore: "Who's Vanity 6?")

Vanity 6 - Nasty Girl (Jason's Bootleg House Remix).mp3

Anyway, it's a very basic house re-do with some fun bits thrown in and dj-friendly intro/outro. Made with SonicFoundry SoundForge on a PC.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Have Yourself A Satanic Little Christmas

I fell in love with those wacky, Satan-worshiping freaks known as Coil back in the 80's, and this summer I was delighted to learn that they actually have their own Christmas song.

Coil - Christmas Is Now Drawing Near

It's really quite a beautiful song. It's from their Winter Solstice: North single, part of their seasonal cycle that was released in the late 90's. I bring it to you now, in anticipation of the holiday I hate most of all.

You can learn more about Coil at their Wikipedia page.

Merry Christmas, sinners!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Thomas Dolby vs Oingo Boingo

Quasi mash-up of two 80's favorites.

Thomas Dolby vs Oingo Boingo - She Blinded Me With Weird Science.mp3

Made for a Halloween party dj set list back in 2006. Created on a PC using SoundForge by Sonic Foundry .

The Cure - New Day (Bootleg Remix)

This has always been one of my favorite Cure b-sides, and I finally got around to remixing it this summer for my annual Halloween mixtape. I didn't wind up using it, but I'm glad I have a chance to share it with the online world via this new music blog.

The Cure - New Day (Jason Herrboldt Bootleg Remix).mp3

I used Twisted Wave Version 1.5 on a MacBook to remix this song. Created July 2008.

Maiden Voyage: First Music Blog

Who doesn't like free music? I know I do.

I always love it when I stumble upon a music blog with lots of free goodies to stick in my iPod. And now I've finally pulled my act together and published my own! I want to share a little piece of the world of music with you. Aren't you lucky!

Click here to download/listen to the first episode. It's just a vocal introduction. I'll post a real song in a minute.

May there be many, many more to come.