Gene Simmons: we don’t have a clue

In creative commons, culture by Michael Tiemann

The hosts 35,000 producers, musicians, audio engineering professionals, and aspirants who talk about everything from high end gear (aka the expensive stuff) to low end theory (studio bling on a shoestring) to politics and serious social issues (as seen from the mix position). I believe that experience is the …

What’s your story?

In Manifold Recording, Miraverse by Michael Tiemann

Yesterday I heard Dave Isay promoting his new book, Listening is an act of love. The StoryCorps® oral history project began in 2003 in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Since then over 30,000 stories have been told and recorded, and the stories broadcast weekly on NPR have become one …

Three stories and an argument

In creative commons, culture, kids by Michael Tiemann

Here’s a link to Larry Lessig’s speech from the 2007 TED conference. Spend twenty minutes to understand twenty first century creativity and culture. It is dazzling in its brilliants, and shattering with its insights. Please comment with your reactions.

Chamber Music Returns

In culture, Manifold Recording by Michael Tiemann

In the What’s Up? section of this week’s News and Observer, correspondent Roy C. Dicks wrote a wonderful review-cum-article about a renaissance of chamber music in the Triangle Area. He begins by observing the extent to which chamber music has strayed from its roots: Nowadays, chamber music concerts are typically …

Kid Pan Alley in North Carolina

In +1/-1, creative commons, culture, education, kids by Michael Tiemann

My daughter is eight years old, and one of her favorite CDs is the Kid Pan Alley Nashville CD. She knows all the lyrics, all the melodies, and uses it as inspiration for her own flights of poetic fancy. Which is wonderful when you consider the mission statement of Kid …

An Open Business Plan

In +1/-1, Manifold Recording, Miraverse by Michael Tiemann

What makes more sense: writing down a business plan that is limited to what you know, or writing down a business plan that asks the world answers to questions you don’t know? In my opinion the answer is “Both!”. There are a bunch of questions about the business of Manifold …

What is the point of music?

In Miraverse by Michael Tiemann

Art is never finished, only abandoned. — Leonardo da Vinci While I cannot find the definitive source of the above quotation, there is much evidence that da Vinci maintained an ongoing relationship with his art, particularly with the Mona Lisa. What does it teach us that such a genius, such …

Putting a value on recorded music

In Miraverse, music industry by Michael Tiemann

I can’t change the fact that my paintings don’t sell. But the time will come when people will recognize that they are worth more than the value of the paints used in the picture. — Vincent Van Gogh (Attributed) There was a time when digital media was not so cheap …

Food For Thought

In books, culture, Miraverse by Michael Tiemann

Physical construction has not yet begun, but the website is up and ready for business. The plan for this blog is to write and reflect on ideas that don’t have a proper home in the website proper–ideas that expand beyond “what is the one thing you want people to remember …