December 23rd, 2006

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St Paul, but without a good beat and you can't dance to it

I was pleased when I learned that the year-end CC Mixter Dot Org remix contest was of Christopher Willits, a fellow who adds ambient touches to more traditional music to create a pleasing sound.

After spending the evening remixing his "Colors Shifting", I've come to realize that he is gifted indeed. What gorgeous samples!

My remix changes this piece a lot, but leaves in all the beautiful bits. The result is posted at:

this locale.

I named my remix "Minnesota", because it features ample field recordings from Minnesota, as well as Verian Thomas, who would, no doubt, be from Minneapolis if he were not from the United Kingdom.
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Twas the parody lost in wonder

I was going to paste "Twas the Night before Christmas" in my weblog, alter the words, and create what surely must be the 24 billion served parody of this classic poem. Then I went to Project Gutenberg, saw the illustrations by Jesse Willcox Smith, and instead provide this link to the 1912 edition, because they're simply gorgeous illustrations:

here.