Tuesday, December 20, 2005

i'm only half listening

i got hand-me-down floor speakers from brad 2 years ago. i love these speakers. i think they sound great. they're like the ones my folks had when i was growing up singing along to the flashdance soundtrack and pretending to be irene cara live in concert every night in the living room. all the connections on the back of one of the speakers got ripped out during the move, so for a month i've been listening to music completely panned to one side. at the same time i'm learning how to record with Logic Express software and getting really interested in how songs are mixed- what goes where in a sonic landscape- and how our ears perceive it. this month has given me a completely different perspective on records i'd heard a billion times before. brad talked about having "big ears" for listening. i think mine are growing and i would definitely recommend half listening for a while...

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