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We talk with creative commons musician Dr. Mindflip.
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Notes from the interview
Where did the project name originate?
Both solo and group
Dr. Mindflip is theatrical name
Shows are new!
4 EPs from the past
Toy keyboard at 4
B-side of dance single
No drugs, just music...for experience
Get into an imaginative space
Piano lessons...but not really
Piano is great for writing
Guitar as a teenager
“Goldfish attention span”
Lead Balloon...Led Zeppelin
What drew you to Creative Commons?
For a time, mostly just listening to CC music
Just giving back
“Jamendo S.A., originally created under the name Peermajor SARL in 2004, was launched in January 2005.” - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamendo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Rainbows -- 2007
Not rock, not singer-songwriter, not
He had been invisible.
Visual “equivalent” of people releasing music
“No idea” ...deviant art
What about the videos?
Use a short video? Yes!
Videos were under CC
Someone made a short film
Last three EPs had art
3 EPs in a year! (all but A Brand New You, which is 2013)
Weekly beats: http://weeklybeats.com/
What do you record with?
Bedroom at beginning, but now Rainwater Studios: https://soundcloud.com/rainwater-studio
Big intimidating mountain
Exhausting process for three EPs
It was an experiment
People can donate on bandcamp
When will it be out?
When it is done. :)
Side project http://www.rifftrax.com/ does The Room
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)?
The Fullerenes: https://thefullerenes.bandcamp.com/ CC BY-NC-SA, at least some
Bing Satellites: http://www.bingsatellites.com/
Carl Sagan’s ghost: https://carlsagansghost.bandcamp.com/
Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?
Characters are about communication, which is a big part of the CC community
Saying “thanks” is important
Closing track: http://drmindflip.bandcamp.com/track/too-little-too-late CC BY-NC-SA (this is a different license than the rest of the EP)