Sunday, April 30, 2006

RIAA. Piracy, & iTunes

The RIAA says,
"The consumer is the ultimate victim, as pirated product is generally poorly manufactured and does not include the superior sound quality, art work, and insert information included in legitimate product."

So wouldn't the iTunes store be concidered Piracy? or Electronic Piracy?

and PS.. iHate iTunes

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Greg of Vaux on End Transmission.

-Daryl Taberski of Snapcase one of the men that make a large portion of my music and ideolgies

Greg and the other boys of Vaux are also a large part if my music collection and what i consider good music.

VAUX blog on myspace

27 April 2006
Snapcase 'End Transmission'

so, honestly, i was never really into Snapcase before we toured with them. their early stuff was the kind of hardcore i just didn't get. Snapcase was together for a long time. Adam put on a show for them in Denver or Colorado Springs way back. long before i was going to shows.
'End Transmission' was their last official album. 'Bright Flashes' came out afterward, but it was a collection of b-sides and covers.
'End Transmission' embodies the perfect balance of hardcore in rock. not too 'tough'. not 'chuggy'. not overly technical without reason. little screaming. it does have clear, straight forward rock beats. good riffs. powerfull dynamics. and they allowed themselves to write slower and lighter songs, invoking a higher level of emotion and feeling.
Daryl has a very strange voice. one that took a while to grow on me. it's not quite a scream, not quite sung, more of a yell. for some reason it works perfectly.
experiencing their raw power night after night was awe-inspiring. another band that never got what they deserved. watching Snapcase was like being taught how to be in a band, how to perform, how to carry yourself. professionalism. everything about their band inspired me to be a better musician. i have the highest level of respect for those guys. it's unfortunate they weren't able to pull through.
'End Transmission' is a career defining record. highly influential.

Greg and Vaux.

Currently listening:
End Transmission
By Snapcase
Release date: By 24 September, 2002

Colin Roe Ledbetter

This is probably the only blog you have posted in a while that connects to me the most.
The Snapcase, Boysetsfire, Atreyu, Vaux tour was the best show I have been to for a long time. I don't think I have seen a better combination of talented musicians.

This was the first tour I saw Vaux play. I was blown away by the light show you put on. Joe's Drumming also caught my eye and i watched for every time he put the drumstick in the air and twirled it.

Snapcase is also the one band i own the most music of because of Daryl's amazing way of saying things.
End Transmission is one of the most amazing concept albums i have ever listened to. and with out Bright Flashes the story would never have been completed. There are a few tracks that didn't make it on the E.T. but are vital to the story. when i listen to ET i organize them in the order that is laid out in the insert.

Daryl also took some lyrics from Modest Mouse's Tiny Cities Made of Ashes off of The Moon And Antarctica and while reading the insert i saw that it was connected to Issac Brock. and at the time i didn't know about modest mouse, i had heard about them but i didn't know the music. and that is how i got into that form of music.

I love you guys for this. and I cant wait to see you again in June at Boom Va. although i don't like the venue because the guys who run it are dicks to the local bands.
I hope Daryl and the other boys of Snapcase are doing something cool.

- Colin Roe Ledbetter

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

one night with theSTART

So I met theSTART. also, Finally made it to a show.
AGAPE played before them... and he was nuts.. check it out

here are more pics

Colin Roe Ledbetter

Friday, April 21, 2006

Editorial Cartoon: The Grand Kerfuffle - Opinion

Editorial Cartoon: The Grand Kerfuffle - Opinion

Tony, you are the only reason I open the Daily Utah Chronicle. I propose you make a book of all of your editorial drawings and make a book, if only one, so that I can buy it and laugh about the everyday random rant you have. The Grand Kerfuffle is how you portray it. There was one you were talking about the 0110100001100101011011000110110001101111 stencil outside of of the S. BEH building and that is where I fell in love with your work. Back to the GK, people hate fences!, Whether coming in or going out. I think someone said they were going to eat my heart. Don't eat my heart I need that for finals week.

Colin Roe Ledbetter
Mass Communication, Freshman

Thursday, April 20, 2006

We Are All Electrons + Protons

Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past.
George Orwell (1984)

I feel that with the advancement of media and news outlets the public has a better chance of controling the truth. But also since much of everything is now electronic I feel that we will lose all of that information or that it will be erased because there is now real archival information except electronic informating.
This is why I have a problem with iTunes and mp3's. I would rather own a CD for life and not have the memory of my computer remember and organize my music/life for me.
I hate Technology and Mass Media. I am a Mass Communication major at the University of Utah. I am also majoring in Photography. I dont want to do a lot of digital. I want to work with film and chemicals, that feels more real to me than anything. Like pain, if I didnt feel pain I don't think that I knew that I existed.

-Colin Roe Ledbetter