Free Friday: Superbowl Sunday Edition

One car, 288 guitars, 55 pianos, 1157 homemade instruments, and OK Go Musically speaking, the Superbowl is generally a disaster.  Will Kelly Clarkson be slain by the Star-Spangled curse? Will Her Madgesty be chewed up by the monster that ate the Black Eyed Peas? Maybe, but at least we can count on some entertainment from [...]

By | February 3rd, 2012|free friday|

Andrew York solo flight: a Kickstarter Classical Music Project

MMT featured artist Andrew York wants to release his next recording without a label, and is using Kickstarter to make it happen.  He set a modest goal, and after one day is more than half way there.  Get a preview of the music below, where Andy explains his preparations and plans for the project.

By | January 24th, 2012|Guitar|

Animoog: Editor’s Choice – Best Synthesizer App for the iPad

Capsule Review:  Buy it -- NOW! originally posted 10/19/2011 Christmas 2011 Update: Moog Music Inc. now offers Animoog for iPhone at an introductory price of $0.99, and has put the iPad version on sale for $9.99 (regularly $29.99). A year ago, we wrote about the mixed reviews for Moog's first iOS app: Filtatron.  Our main [...]

By | December 25th, 2011|iThing, Tech|

2011 Holiday gift guide for music & audio geeks (part 4)

The 1% Edition - gifts under $4,000 The Anvil "Alloy Convertible" Turntable - $1,600 Finally, an heirloom quality turntable with a cast iron plinth (base) and a proprietary cast alloy non-magnetic platter.  Made in Detroit, USA. Sennheiser HD800 Headphones - $1,499.95   Calling these "headphones" simply will not do. For this is the Sennheiser HD800 [...]

By | December 18th, 2011|Gig Bag, Tech|

2011 Holiday gift guide for music & audio geeks (part 2)

Thanksgiving Thingamagoop Thinglink Edition - gifts under $200 Thingamagoop 2 - $160 (built) (hover and poke the thingamgoops in the eye for a demo)The music and audio geek in your life is sure to be thankful after unwrapping a Thingamagoop 2. The T2 marries the original analog Thingamagoop with a digital synthesizer you control with [...]

By | November 24th, 2011|Drums, Gig Bag, Tech|

Animals As Leaders release new album: Weightless

The Future is Here Instrumental metal progressive math rockers Animals as Leaders released Weightless on November 8th.  This is their second album on Prosthetic Records, a follow up to their self-titled debut from 2009. And if you're wondering what instrumental metal progressive math rock sounds like, play the SoundCloud clip and continue reading. [soundcloud url="" [...]

By | November 9th, 2011|Guitar|

Andrew York: MMT Featured Artist

Sure, any two guitarists can perform Andrew York's "Sanzen-in", but two marimbas -- now that's something special.  We introduced Grammy-winning guitarist/composer Andrew York as a Free Friday pick last year. Now we are proud to announce our Grammy-winning friend and former schoolmate/bandmate as the second performer with a featured artist page on My Music Thing.  [...]

By | October 18th, 2011|Guitar, MMT Featured Artists|

Apple Employees and the Trevor Project: “It Gets Better”

In addition to being rated as the top gay-friendly brand in tech, Apple was an early supporter of domestic partnership benefits.  From a 1994 post: Our position was to make our benefits equitable,” says Bill Keegan, spokesperson for Apple Computer Inc., which made same-sex domestic partner benefits available to its 12,500 employees worldwide last year. [...]

By | October 11th, 2011|Gig Bag|

OK Go: “Do What You Want” at the Kennedy Center

Twitter-sourced video premieres on Kennedy Center ArtsEdge Channel On June 23, OK Go took the stage at the Kennedy Center to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the Millennium Stage and the release of their live album: 180/365.  That’s 180 live shows over the course of a year. My Music Thing was part of a twitter-sourced [...]

By | October 10th, 2011|Gig Bag|