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RE: WHUS Radio's Moebius Trips
Thanks, Joe--I trust you got the live looped album I sent to you a while
back; I hope you found some if it useful. I must say that you have an
interesting set of musical parameters upon which to build programs...
I too agree that a forum board would be a massive improvement to this
First, let me make clear that my radio show was about live looping
generally. It was not confined to Mobius brand technology or limited by
genre or instrumentation. I chose the name for the show several years ago
when I first began to think that I might stir listener interest in looped
music. That was long before I set about producing the show. Moebius Trips
was, of course, a play upon the Mobius Strip; my spelling avoided trade
I made a broad appeal to the LD list initially and had a good response.
I also solicited individual members whose work I found interesting. But
all the promises were fulfilled. I had the same experience when I
individual loopers from time to time via their MySpace pages; some followed
through, some did not. And yes, I was selective in what I solicited from
performers and also later in what I played when I had recordings in hand.
It should be noted I am not singling out loopers as unresponsive. I have
similar results when I solicit Celtic music and Chapman Stick music, for
example, for other programs.
For sure I might have had an adequate stream of looped music if I had
solicited the list more often. But the production and distribution of
in all genres these days is almost totally fragmented. Many performers
choose not to produce and distribute their work with the help of
labels. And there are fewer labels. Broadcasters such as myself must now
spend more time than is affordable on identifying and acquiring listenable
self-produced recordings. With my range of musical interests - Celtic,
Stick, looping, carousel, and silent movie accompaniment - I have a tough
time staying abreast of what's new and worthy, even in these somewhat
PS I shall be withdrawing from the LD list. It would be more useful, I
think, if it could be organized as a topic-oriented forum rather than a
general free-for-all mailing list. My Delete key is pretty much worn out.
From: Jim Goodin [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2008 9:46 PM
Subject: Re: WHUS Radio's Moebius Trips
Joe granted that is probably a great deal of consistent 'quality' material
that your show has needed on an on-going way and I'm sure you undoubtly
down material I'd think for your broadcast but it surprises me that there
has not been enough material generated by Mobius users in this community.
had casually used Mobius but am by no means a seasoned user but I know
several among us here are. Forgive me if I'm amiss but have you promo'd
this need for material on this list a lot? I'd think you woudn't be able
keep them away frankly. It seems that running a series promoting certainly
a wonderful product given freely to the world and then getting current
input, seems a shame to kiss it goodbye. I may be speaking out of turn
here, I'm sure other more serious users would respond. I would clearly like
to have sent you some trax had I known though as said I felt my efforts
the software were more exploring and were done mostly on the violin which I
was experimenting with earlier in the year. Samples are on the My Space
<http://www.myspace.com/jimgoodinviolinelectro> page for what it's worth.
Regardless maybe others will respond and your show will find a new door at
some point if desired. Just thoughts here that may be as said out of turn.
On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 8:56 PM, Joseph Cavanagh <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
As the fall schedule gets under way at WHUS-FM, I have aired the
edition of my live-looping show 'Moebius Trips.' I enjoyed
presenting the show and sharing this music with my listeners.
I am truly grateful to those members of Looper's Delight who
show by donating their recordings. Sadly, I could not acquire
material to sustain my programming. Even with the additional music
purchased at my own expense, I could not achieve the variety and
consistency I believe necessary to keep a weekly show fresh and
Best wishes for the future of Looping.
Producer 'Moebius Trips'