Friday – August 31 2012. Nearly eight years after its inception, saw Matthew Tumbers’ legendary mockumentary “Pablo Velasquez Shoeboarding” hit the MCA theatre screen. A good time was had by all.
So we’ve all known about Instagram for a long time now. I’ve used it many a time on the odd snap here and there but never really bothered much with uploading the images until now. For some reason now I’m hooked so I’ve decided to add a gallery page to share the images with the world.
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For those of you who have been following you may have seen the invite at the end of last year to a gallery opening for the artist Matthew Tumbers. Part of his works included the film “Blue Lonely Holidays”, which Matthew asked me to write the score for. Below is the complete film in its final form.
The film comprises of three distinct sections thus I wrote and recorded three songs, one for each of the three sections.
I love the drone in the first piece, I will definitely use this again.
The last piece Matthew wanted a 1980s sound song, all I could think about when he told me was the cheesy built-in keyboard demos from that era. Samples from a 1980 Roland TR-808 drum machine and a 1974 Yamaha Electone Organ were used on the recording.
I was watching the BBC programme called “Mastercafts”, a show where contestants spend six weeks learning traditional crafts in order to win time with leaders in the field. This particular episode was on hand-loom weaving.
During the course two of the three contestants take their time in the early stages perfecting the technique of setting up the loom then learning how to use it. This process is incredibly difficult as every individual strand must be meticulously fed through various contraptions,… Continue reading
Human instinct only gives you the desire to do something, it does not give you the ability to do it. Take walking for example, as a baby, instinct made you want get up and walk, but you couldn’t just walk. Your instinct kept your desire high enough to keep at it until over time you learnt how to do it.
Now a little experiment for you. I want you to to take your hands and interlock your fingers. Now I… Continue reading
I first ordered an Ibanez RG7321 7 string guitar as my first venture into playing 7 string guitars. The low price tag and already being an Ibanez fan, the RG7321 was an easy choice. Straight out of the box the guitar was incredibly well setup and the intonation was nearly spot on. The 5pc maple/walnut Wizard II neck with jumbo frets is fantastic, has a nice low action, and feels incredibly smooth. Honestly this is one of the best necks… Continue reading
In this lesson I’m going to show you a simple way to know instantly the notes in the Major Scale in any key. As an added bonus you’ll also be able to recognised any key signature as well as the reverse, work out what key your in by analysing the notes in a song.
Knowing the notes in the major scale opens up a whole musical world. If you know the notes in the major scale you have the tools… Continue reading
Greetings! Thanks for visiting my site. After such a long time since www.bentinker.com was conceived I’ve decided to make it go live. There’s not much content here at the moment, but I hope what you find here is quality over quantity.
Stay tuned, there’s plenty more to come.