The best band in the world today, bar none. I kid you not. Don’t forget to see their movie “Mad Tiger.” The best band in the world today, bar none. I kid you not. Don’t forget to see their movie … Continue reading You’re Welcome.
PART ONE: DURATION: 8:03. Don’t be put off by the cheesey video introduction or the word “mystic.” What you have here is simple wisdom about the process nature of life and the larger systems, the web of life, within which … Continue reading If you want flowers, think soil, manure, water, and sunlight: none of them look like flowers.
The assertion that a playful sealing off of the ‘real world’ to create a confined psychological space conducive to great creativity and transformation has a precedent in Hellenic mythology: During Hellenic times an amalgamation of [the trickster god] Hermes and … Continue reading Freedom, Inspiration and Limitation: Hermes Trismegistus
In 2012, I published an article (Heiser, 2012) in the peer-reviewed online Journal on the Art of Record Production regarding Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys’ SMiLE project. It consisted of one half of a chapter (chapter 4) within my … Continue reading The Beach Boys’ SMiLE: a complete chronological sessionography
Computer programs need to determine how to proceed at certain points in their program flow, depending on whether certain predetermined (or variable) conditions have been met or not. Such operations are a mainstay of computing and are known as a … Continue reading Conditionals for Pure Data: Interactive tutorial
I first became involved in the Australian independent music scene at the dawn of the 1990s. I was young, idealistic and full of passion to make music that challenged the status quo of the “normals” and bean-counters of the world. … Continue reading Where did all the benevolent gatekeepers go?
“We tend to treat the studio rather like a sort of sophisticated sandpit. So it’s just a place to play around in. Which is how we usually work. We get an idea, which might be a word or a lyric … Continue reading Godley and Creme: Playfulness, pastiche and the grotesque.