August 23, 2018

In the time since "In the Meantime" was released, there's been a lot going on in the world of Octathorpe, although this blog and website have been sorta quiet.

Octathorpe is ALWAYS making music.  Since "In the Meantime" there have been some straight-up house music dance...

January 11, 2018

I’ve had Jeff Chang’s “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” sitting on my shelf for a few years.  I’d been waiting for a time I could spend the amount of time I felt it would be necessary to fully absorb this book which seems to have become a classic text on Hip-Hop history.  In De...

December 1, 2017

I don’t make one type of music.  I make many types of music. I have no interest in making one type of music.  This is not my flaw, it is my feature. 

I don’t play one instrument.  If I meet you on the street and you ask me what instrument I play I will tell yo...

September 12, 2017

Roughly two years ago, after a way-too-long period of musical/artistic stagnation I did the unthinkable – I hired a coach to help me get out of it.

Let me back up a bit.  Sometime around 2003 or 2004 I stopped making music.  I didn’t completely stop, as in, I didn’t say...

May 30, 2017

Here I am, 5 months into the Independence Project.  I’m trying to answer a huge question for myself and for my college students:  “How do I make money by making music?”  I’ve spent the last five months brainstorming, researching, and taking inventory of all the places...

April 21, 2017

The words "classic" and "legendary" are often overused in the music technology world, but when describing the ubiquitous Shure SM58 microphone, they are more than appropriate.  The SM58 can be found in use everywhere from garage band rehearsal spaces, to recording stud...

February 7, 2017

I’ve been DJ-ing since the late 1990s.  I’ve played every type of gig imaginable from clubs and rave parties to weddings, corporate conferences, and athletic events.  I’ve even owned my own mobile DJ company.  These days I’ve mostly retired from playing out, but I stil...

January 11, 2017

This is the first in a series of blog posts documenting my journey toward complete independence from working for other people.  Since my mid-20s I’ve always had side-business projects to supplement my income from regular jobs.  I’ve always dreamed of making my side bus...

October 15, 2016

Greetings!

I’ve had “get back to regular blogging” on my TO-DO list for a couple years.  I’ll keep this short and sweet and just say, “I’m Back!”

There’s a whole lotta news to talk about:

The new Octathorpe album came out September 30th, 2016.  Check it out – it’s availab...

April 19, 2016

As an active electronic music producer and musicology researcher, I find this site fascinating. Check it out!

120 Years of Electronic Music

 

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