Friday, April 25, 2008

The Real Story About Why 6 Was Afraid Of 7

I'm not going to bore you with the details. The original writer tells the story much better than I can, so suffice it to say...

"There is an old joke that goes like this:

-Why was 6 afraid of seven?
-because 7 ate 9!

Why was 6 afraid of 7? Most people think it had something to do with 7's consumption of 9. This is not true..."


Get the full story here.

Cover Art Comes Alive

Ah, the days of album covers. That used to be the second best thing about buying music, or if the albun sucked, it was the first best thing. Well, now the album covers strike back.



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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Now That's A Funky Guitar


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Papa's Got A Brand New FunkShip

Yup, after a long stint of creating several different mock-ups, both flash and static, I have finally just done it and released this new incarnation of my official site. FunkShip.com has a brand new look and more content than ever! For the past couple years I have been toying with new looks, especially an "all Flash" version. I decided to stick with a static site for now, but don't rule out Flash in the future.

One section of new content is the Productions page where I list out a few CDs I have worked on. Another is the return of the Funkalizer where you can stream my latest hits from SoundClick.com. (Be on the look out for my very latest, "Sex Funk Ambulance", set to be released in the oh-so near future.)

I hope you enjoy the site and please, comment back on what you think.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

WeFunkRadio.com


Yup! For Old School, New School, Rap, Hip Hop fans everywhere, this site is for you. It's a companion site for the WeFunk radio show out of Montreal hosted by Professor Groove and DJ Static. Every Friday night between midnight and 2am, these two bring you all types of Funk. The nice thing is that all their shows are archived on their site and available on iTunes. I strongly recommend putting on the headphones and listening in.

Here's an excerpt from their about page:

"WEFUNK celebrates a lineage of powerful, inspired music. The roots of soul, funk and rapping go back way further than the 70s, but something special began when James Brown gave the drummer some, Larry Graham hit the bass harder, Kool Herc gave the dancers breaks, DJ Hollywood worked the mic... and musicians worldwide found the funk seeping through their walls and into their music. Strong music gave a strong foundation to speak on social problems, relationships, politics and living conditions. And it made one hell of a party groove. Funk gave birth to hip-hop, and as the past grew into the present funk and hip-hop touched every modern music, leaving their mark—a swagger, a groove, mo' bounce... and something to twist your face and nod your head to. You know it when you hear it. And we play it on WEFUNK."

WeFunkRadio.com

The Right Way To Create A Photoshop Tutorial

In my world, I view/read many graphic design and web development tutorials. If you're like me (MW), then you probably know how dry and un-entertaining they can be. They are often voiced by a soft spoken person with their mouth way too close to the mic. Sometimes the instructor thinks they are a comedian and attempt to spice up the doldrums with bad levity. This usually happens in the written tutorials.

Well here's a guy who knows how to take the sometimes pathetic world of online tutorials and make it very pathetic, even smug. I give you, "You Suck At Photoshop".



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