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Radio appearance

Posted on 30 August 2006 by Kheperi Global Media

D’ will be on KVCU’s Remission show on Friday, September 1st, 2006. Read more about it.

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Radio appearance, Friday Sept 1

Posted on 30 August 2006 by D' MacKinnon

On Friday September 1, Jolene Shook and myself will be guests on KVCU radio 1190’s weekly goth/industrial show, Remission, from 9PM -11PM Mountain Standard Time. We’ll be talking about the launch of our record label, our favorite bands off of MySpace and the state of the music industry. We’ll be playing a couple of cuts from artists on our label and also songs we’ve discovered while on MySpace.
If you have questions for us, feel free to call the station during the show and we’ll answer them on air, 303-492-1190.
For those outside of the Denver-metro area, you can listen to the show via the live internet stream located at I hope you tune in on Friday!

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Billy Idol

Posted on 12 August 2006 by D' MacKinnon

I went to see Billy Idol last Wednesday night at the Ogden Theater in Denver. He didn’t have an opener, which I was suprised by but instead played for about 3 hours. His voice was spot on with the album recordings. I’m very glad that I was able to see him live in my lifetime as he was a big influence on me growing up…not so much musically but just as one of the artists that I was into as a youngin. He seemed to be having a bit of trouble moving around but I suspect it’s due to the altitude here, he still appeared to be in amazing physical shape. A lot of singers tend to struggled when they come to the Mile High city. Steve Steven’s guitar work was amazing and his forways into flamenco styled instrumentals during the show was a treat. I can honestly say that I could have done without the cover of Van Halen’s “Jump” though, I was never a fan of that song and it was a bit on the cheesy side covering it.
Thanks Tina for hooking me up with those tickets!

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Weekend of Aug 4th

Posted on 05 August 2006 by D' MacKinnon

Spent last night in the studio with a certain young lad. We recorded some vocal overdubs that turned out rather nicely, especially after a little bit of studio experimentation. Two tracks completely recorded and mixed, hopefully next Friday will yield a third.
On Thursday I had Mad Wax over and we finished a track that we had started in our previous session. Next week we’ll clean up the mix a bit and start a new track. Pretty hopping club tunes.
I think the cable jack on one of my guitars needs to be fixed, the connection kept shorting out last night. I opened it up today and tightened some things, hopefully that fixes it because I’d rather not have to replace the jack on this one already.
After our little session I went out for a few drinks, dropped by ol’ Netherworld to say hi to everyone. Despite a slight hangover today from the well rums I was able to record some piano for a trip-hop style tune I’ve been working on. The piano sound itself turned out a bit dark, probably because the strings and hammers on it are old so I threw a little EQ on the track to brighten it up. I had picked up this piano originally from the CU music conservatory, it dates back to the 1920’s I believe. It’s got a sticky key here and there and should probably be tuned again but it’s nice havinig a real piano around. I really can’t stand the sound of fake piano modules in recordings.

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Time to sleep in the grave

Time to sleep in the grave

Posted on 03 August 2006 by D' MacKinnon

To say I’ve had a busy schedule the past two weeks is putting it mildly. Between working on songs for multiple music projects, a remix that’s about half done, taking care of record label business, freelance web development, going to shows, and my 9-5 gig I haven’t had much time for anything else except sleep. Which explains my lack of updates.
I’m contemplating pulling an all nighter or two this weekend to catch up on things. Many things in the pipe musically and they all look promising thus far as long as I can dedicate enough time to each.

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