Head over to remix.moby.com to get your hands on the parts for “Lie Down In Darkness” (listen above) and make your own remixes or versions of the track!
“This way you can do your remix, or just borrow/sample my sounds (I see sampling as a form of flattery). You’ll be in good company, as Paul Van Dyk, Photek, Michael Mayer, Chris Leibing, Sei A, Gregor Tresher, Arno Cost, Rob Da Bank, Ben Hoo, Kasper Bjork, Document One, Clouds and Bassjackers have all done ‘Lie Down In Darkness’ remixes.
I hope you enjoy the multitracks. Do a good remix. Become famous. Buy a private plane. Build a villa in Ibiza. Collect horses on your private horse farm in Bedford, NY. Spend new years with Martha Stewart and P. Diddy in St Barths. Buy a condo on the moon. and etc… All from doing your own ‘Lie Down In Darkness’ remix. And if you sell your remix and don’t tell me, that’s fine, I guess. Well, within reason. If you sell your remix and make some money maybe do something nice with it, like take your mom out to dinner.
Thank you, Moby. I will! Haha.
Finding A New Hobby: iMovie and GarageBand 101
When I have this hobby-acquiring streak, it really seems to come in bursts.
So yeah, just a couple of days after my Sticking To A New Hobby post on Yoga, I just gave myself a basic tutorial for iMovie and GarageBand. I guess the nice thing about these relatively basic yet still fully functional Apple apps is that they really don’t make it hard for you to learn how to use them.
So yeah, I tinkered around with both applications today.
I have nothing to show for it though because the footage I experimented with was crappy, and the track I created still needs some critique and refinement. I promise I’ll come out with something in a month’s time though. :D
And yes, I still do owe myself an outlined schedule/routine to stick to in order to achieve my goals. Indulge me in my little digressions.
Write a comment or send me a message if you think I’ve been putting off drafting my strategies to achieve my goals too long. :P
Sticking to a New Hobby
I can feel another hobby/interest coming.
And yes, I’ve had a number of them. All fizzling out too soon, most of them before I can even claim a novice status.
Not counting other hobbies as a kid, some things I got initially super passionate about only to lose interest/motivation or both after a few tries include: guitar, cooking, baking, digital photography, lomography, boxing, Japanese language, Spanish language, drawing, Aikido, and music-mixing to name a few.
Some of the fizzling out involved the inability to keep up with the regular expense of engaging in the said hobby, but most of them just died due to intrinsic reasons, i.e. laziness and/or getting discouraged. I notice that I tend to have those bursts of interest, that if unsustained just die natural deaths, sometimes in a matter of weeks, sometimes days. Other times, when it becomes challenging (frustrating), I just stop trying. Maybe because I fear failure. But this just makes it all the more ironic because not trying is a failure in itself.