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In this episode:
We talk with Dan and Gary from the band 20lb Sounds.
Here are Doug's notes that he took during the show.
Our previous interview with Dan: Link
band site (complete with ): http://20lb.net/
Tell us about the band!
three-piece going for three years!
We have Gary the bassist.
Dan the lead singer (and guitarist)
Drummer never turns up for anything!
in the process of recording the first album
The Cavern next month: International Pop Overthrow Festival
Where did the name of the band come from?
Gary came up with it.
Gary got a new bass.
2000 is longer than 20!
What are your ambitions for the band?
They’ve known each other for 12 years.
band was for Rathole Radio Live
after about half an hour they had a good version of Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Judas Priest or The Clash...or John Mellencamp.
model themselves after Judas Priest...only in fashion
What’s going on with Kickstarter?
It’s over. One month campaign
Initially a low target of £250 which went within an hour.
went up to £900.
Gary is the recording guru!
What’s the recording process like?
pretty simple setup
small, portable digital 8-track
drum kit has three mics on it.
5 mics total
Thelonius Monk would record live in studio. Wouldn’t play the song more than three times in a row.
started off micing bass, but they are going to try a few different things
16-track, but only 8 tracks at once.
size of a small laptop. very light. goes straight to SD.
What’s going on with your mixer?
mainly for podcasting (SoundCraft 328)
Dan lets Gary do all the mixing!
Gary says it’s a phase!
All the Linux Outlaws stuff was done in cubase.
AV Linux Show: Link
Tom still likes Renoise
Dan doesn’t understand the fuss with ProTools.
Gary says it’s too expensive.
Doesn’t matter what you use as long as it sounds good at the end
Were the other members into CC, or did that all come from Dan?
Dan just did it!
Gary wonders “Can you really own a song?”
Amanda Palmer and NIN come up yet again!
Flickr has done a lot to promote CC
Tom talked Amanda Palmer into CC (at least for one of the albums): Link to full story
Any interesting remixes using a remixable license?
Good story now!
a cover, not a remix
Why do you use the the license you use (there’s a couple different ones)?
-NC vs. BY-SA
didn’t record the acoustic sessions, some podcasters did
Dan is just respecting their decision
Rock and Roll Piss!
What is the Creative Commons culture like in Liverpool?
More than Dan knew when he start.
lots of electronic musicians
What are your other projects, if any?
Gary does some engineering work for people
used to do some Drum’n’bass stuff
Rathole Radio special song tomorrow: “Still Alive” by Jonathan Coulton
The Cavern Pub, Liverpool - Monday May 20th @ 4:15pm (free show)
The Cavern Club, Rear Stage - Tuesday May 21st @ 7:45pm
Do you gig outside of Liverpool?
Did a lot of gigging last year, but right now focused on recording
last full gig was in September in Blackpool
Don’t call it a comeback!
Johnny Sands does acoustic events
Blackpool was a seaside resort. Curtains open!
What are some of your favorite bands/artists/genres, CC or otherwise?
Gary: so many! everything! even the bad stuff is an influence. Beatles and Rolling Stones. Adam and the Ants. Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Some punk with the Sex Pistols. Public Enemy
Dan: Jimmy Eat World. Gettin’ heavier. Motor bikes!
lots of influences
Ross: listens to everything. Wishing Well, TTD
balls out rock!
Who are some people you think we should try to get on the show (aka, who are the important people in Creative Commons music today)?
Ross (the drummer)!
I Am Not Lefthanded...again, perhaps
Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?
album coming in two or three months (but no guarantees)