Sunday, June 5, 2016

Dr. Mindflip - 160605 - Music Manumit Podcast

Dr. Mindflip

In this episode:
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

Arrogant owl

Judgmental death

Doll head

Dr. Mindflip is theatrical name

Shows are new!

4 EPs from the past

Musical background

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.” - -- 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:

What do you record with?
Bedroom at beginning, but now Rainwater Studios:

Full length

Big intimidating mountain

Exhausting process for three EPs


It was an experiment

People can donate on bandcamp


Doug guesses...Mike.

When will it be out?

When it is done. :)

Side project 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: CC BY-NC-SA, at least some

Philip Wheel??



Bing Satellites:

Carl Sagan’s ghost:

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: CC BY-NC-SA (this is a different license than the rest of the EP)