Archive | October, 2005

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New interview

Posted on 27 October 2005 by Kheperi Global Media

The next issue of Denver’s Buzz Magazine features an interview with D’ discussing the past and future of Deviant, the process behind recording the new album, and more.

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Turn your toaster into an amp

Posted on 26 October 2005 by D' MacKinnon


For $149 (or $109 if you supply your own toaster) you can have one of these badboys. A 9volt battery powers this solid state, 6-inch speaker amp. This reminds me of those cigarette pack amps from awhile back.

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White House serves The Onion

Posted on 25 October 2005 by D' MacKinnon

The White House doesn’t seem to be busy enough, they found time to stop the satirical newspaper The Onion from using the presidential seal.
NY Times article.

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A boy named Google

Posted on 20 October 2005 by D' MacKinnon

You know you must really love your profession when you work in search engine marketing and name your son “Google”.
From the Google blog:

This just in: Walid Elias Kai, a Ph.D. in search engine marketing, is, it must be said, an avid fan of our company. Dr. Kai, who is Lebanese, and his Swedish wife Carol live in Kalmar, Sweden, where their son was born on September 12. His name? Oliver Google Kai.
About this choice, Dr. Kai writes, “When we first knew that my wife Carol is pregnant, I said, ‘we will name our child Google.’ Everyone laughed and did not take me seriously. My brother said, ‘Yeah, name the next one yahoo fuji nikon.” And then, says Dr. Kai, the day came to make the baby official in the Swedish Registry. “I was with my friend Magnus Foss and my wife Carol, and I said yes, GOOGLE KAI. Carol knew how serious I am – she knows how much I adore Google services.”

Google Kai’s site.

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David Reilly

Posted on 18 October 2005 by D' MacKinnon

David Reilly, vocalist for God Lives Underwater, passed away early Sunday morning.
Press release from his label.

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The dead girl fetish

Posted on 06 October 2005 by D' MacKinnon

Ana Voog discusses in her journal the rise of death fetishism in fashion magazines and art. More specifically, imagery of deceased females used in advertising.

Now images of dead girls are being used to sell the latest must-have handbags, makeup, and shoes.

Does the appeal of this imagery stem from some society embedded subconcious need that women feel they must be victimized in order to be desirable? That the inanimate girl is unthreatening therefore more attractive?

From her entry:

women have been so subjected to violence both real and propaganda, we have been objectified to the point of unreality or hyperreality.
that we just don’t really exist anymore.
we have been killed by the media (and in real life…but both are real..who can really tell anymore?) so much now that we are now dying by the media, as well.
we, as symbols, as symbollically dying…and still selling products while doing it!

Ana’s journal entry.

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Politics

Posted on 04 October 2005 by D' MacKinnon

I realize my blog has been a bit political lately, mostly because of Hurricane Katrina.
I’m going to try and return the focus to mainly music production.
Keyword being try.

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