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wdlove
Apr 19, 2004, 08:16 PM
Give them each a laptop computer, recording equipment, and the expertise of two LA-based studio pros. Sequester them in a downtown B&B with all the junk food they can eat. Can they make music worthy of the dance floor let alone jump-start a career - in just 4 days?

By Geoff Edgers, Globe Staff, 4/18/2004

The man with the dreadlocks slams down his headphones. For two days and nights, Rodney Marable has been huddled over a PowerBook, packing the computer with RZA, Black Uhuru, and Gipsy Kings samples. He's trying to turn these clips into a song. And he's failing. As a DJ at bars in Somerville and Cambridge, Marable has been stuck spinning other people's stuff. That's why he applied to participate in the Red Bull Music Labs, an intensive four-day workshop paid for by the caffeine-spiked energy-drink company. To make his own track.

The students were given 12" PowerBook! :cool: http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/109/living/Take_10+.shtml

Sparky's
Apr 19, 2004, 08:43 PM
Hell of an article, but the guy sounds like he's writing an opening scene for a Huge Broadway Musical or something. I can feel for those students, when you know you can do it better cause the tunes just won't stop hammering the sounds in your head. But when given the technology to do it..... all hell just goes blank. Nice to see a couple managed to overcome it though. In the video arena I keep druling over the 2 page Apple Ad in the front of Mac Addict $50,000 set up to edit or create just about any damn movie you want, but sit down to it without knowing how it works???? and you sit there and do "see spot run, run spot, run..." :confused: