Iain Cameron's Diary
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2010-08-14 - 10:14 a.m.
I was out waiting at the bus stop by 10.00am and so I reached Heathrow in time for the 10.30am bus to Oxford. I phoned ahead from the bus and I met Paul at the ParknRide. We drove off to Brill just as the weather was worsening. We lunched in one of the 2 village pubs. I finished off Fear of Music - it ends with a plea for the musical avant garde to stick to its guns esp now that electronica has invaded all domains.
Thursday night I started on a piece using a some hiphop beats from the SMS DVD - a bit of delay made the groove sound quite authentic. I added some quartals on marimba and a fairly sparse slap bass in MIDI leaning a little towards atonality - I need to explore where I can get to with selective deletions on the WAV groove. I have also discovered how to load mp3s into SMS which immediately opens the prospect of developing one of the Stories.
I wondered whether I could wake the bear from Brill - he played a few favourites before hitting his stride with Hhancock's Little One followed by Circle which I think is from Miles Smiles. I now think that the comparison of HH's Little One with the ESP one shows how MD is indeed ahead.
A good bottle of red from my sis with supper.