March 2009

Just Hear !t

03.30.2009 by Mark Forman
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Just Hear !t is a new streaming music service that offers you the ability to search for desired music. It'll deliver up related selections to you for your listening. This seems to be the future of online music. Just Hear !t is licensing and working out licensing with copyright holders so that the service is […]


Breathe Easy Benefit

03.30.2009 by Mark Forman

This is mad creative and kooky (paraphrase: just my cup of tea). The Dandy Warhols have put together and inspired reverse-karaoke type project. Different bands and musicians get to contribute to the works started by others to create  new mashed-up musical pieces. The different mashups mp3's will be sold. Some pretty impressive names are on […]


Da Bridge

03.25.2009 by Mark Forman
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Wow really felt this piece deeply. Talking about one of the major icons of my home town- the Brooklyn bridge. Not only mentioning it but discussing it in such a way to bring inspiration and focus at a time when those are much needed. I walked over this engineering marvel numerous times. Did it to […]


5 Dimes…

03.24.2009 by Mark Forman
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Just having some random thoughts thinking back over the first 50 years of my life. Some of the obvious highlights were holding my daughter Michelle and son Kevin moments after they were born. Visiting Crater Lake and the Badlands-two amazing while completely different landscapes. Hanging out with Muhal Richard Abrams listeningto his piano playing and talking to him about stuff. […]


Cyber-Punk random thoughts…

03.20.2009 by Mark Forman
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Lately I've been having some thoughts on how hiphop which grew out of graffiti culture is a very cyberpunk culture. Oddly many people would think of punk music as a natural bedfellow of cyberpunk because of it's bare bones approach to making art. Hiphop even more bare bones-rapper, beats, microphone and some samples. Graffiti is […]


Elevated Entity-Ancients Speak

03.17.2009 by Mark Forman
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Recently on Twitter I met Melvin Gibbs a journeyman bassman who has played for a variety of talented and edgy musicians ranging from Rollins and James White to Ronald Shannon Jackson and Defunkt. Melvin has been focusing more and more on his own musical vision lately which he channels via Elevated Entity. One of the thoughts I […]


Recycled Pixels

03.16.2009 by Mark Forman
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This image is some of my new Photoshop post process work. I have been inspired by some friends new and old on the post processing theme.. Thought it was time to get more than big toe in the pool. I used an older image I have and did different treatment. Never dawned on me to […]


Photographically speaking…

03.10.2009 by Mark Forman
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 Haven't posted photo essay in a bit. I've been getting more and more involved in PP(post processing) of my images. Why? 1) Because I can, 2) Because I like it. I feel that tools like Photoshop allow a photographer to better reproduce his feelings and vision. I also feel certain photographs(many for that matter) speak […]


State of Music Now

03.03.2009 by Mark Forman
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There have been numerous conversations going on now for a while now on music and how it it's business side are: changing,dying,being reborn or?? People like Lefsetz and Leonhard have made it the focus of there life. Lately I've been tracking and participating on this conversation here at this blog and on Twitter in virtual […]