Sunday, April 28, 2013

20lb Sounds - 130428 - Music Manumit Podcast

20lb Sounds

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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 ):

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)?
Amanda Palmer

Ross (the drummer)!

Jonathan Coulton

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)