Week in review

September 4th, 2010 by Geoffrey Hing | 1 Comment

What I’ve been doing this week – on and offline. Getting older I went to see Paul Baribeau this week.  It was one of the more crowded house shows I’ve been to in Chicago.  The feeling between Baribeau and the audience as pretty strange.  He writes songs that are explicitly personal, so it’s strange to […]

nonlinear digital music narratives

November 27th, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

As the start of my graduate program grows nearer.  I feel like I need to talk and think about what I want to do with journalism more concretely.  Last night in conversation, I mentioned that I was interested in exploring how the web and other new media could tell stories outside of the linear narrative […]

Fest 8 Day 2: Kickball and Costumes

November 1st, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I started my second day at the fest playing kickball. I know that plenty of people have traumatic experiences with sports from their youth and that, even with punks, its easy for things to turn ugly, but I do love the feeling of big groups of people being involved in something together. As Bepstein was […]

November 1st, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I get to the hotel where we’re staying for the fest and start paging through the dense, brightly covered booklet that describes the bands playing and other events over the course of the weekend. Bz tells me, “just read the first sentence of the description,” and I do. It says, “Welcome one and all to […]

Updated HID + OSC + SooperLooper Patch

September 23rd, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I finished wiring up my hacked USB game controller and made an updated version of my HID SooperLooper Controller PureData patch.  It might be a good reference for working with HID and OSC in PureData.

HID + OSC + SooperLooper

September 7th, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I’ve always had trouble writing guitar leads, and lately, I’ve been having a horrible time writing lyrics.  I wanted to mess around with a software looper (I found that SooperLooper works well for my needs anyway, but found it was really great for my process as I could try different lyrics or guitar parts over […]

Re: Your Music

March 17th, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Someone e-mailed Defiance, Ohio with some questions for a school project that produced this brain dump on the Britney Spears, the band, digital distribution, and media-based economies. They wrote: I know that big artists (for example Britney Spears??) are angry because of course they want the money, but I was wondering, do you think it’s […]

monetizing music

January 30th, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

The music industry is whack.  We all know this, but as a person making DIY punk music it’s always hard to reason about making money from making music.  Working a crappy (and moreover, undignified) job to support making records is something that is respected or revered.  With many folks making music coming from college-educated backgrounds […]

Rad 5 Fest

March 31st, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

4/8 – Rad 5 Day I: Counts of Bounce, Ready T @ Bloomington Playwrights Project 4/9 – Rad 5 Day II: Flosstradamus, Action Jackson, Flufftronix @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater | $13 advance, $15 day of | Order tickets now! 4/10 – Rad 5 Day III: Fancy Footwork w/Action Jackson + Special Guest DJ Wushu @ The […]

Audio from WFHB’s Local Live Live

March 31st, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Update: pushing this to the top because I messed up the quadrillion babes upload. I ripped a few tracks from the Quadrillion Babes and Gourmet Scum Performances at WFHB’s fundraising Local Live Live show: Quadrillion Babes – Party Song Quadrillion Babes – Water Babies Gourmet Scum – Hash Slinger Gourmet Scum – Slime Trail