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Recorded and mixed on board a Jet Blue A320 aircraft between Long Beach, California and New York City, December 21, 2008 - seat 10A.
Michael2 recently referred to my in-flight studio as the skylab. Many thanks to the crew of Jet Blue and the ambiance of the Airbus A320. We had a strong tailwind yesterday so this piece was completed in under three hours.
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Lyrics
our snacks today include
chips nuts animal crackers cookies
please have your selection ready
when we come down the aisle

I'll have
the sweet potato chips
please
Song Stats
Hits: 3424
Comments: 37
Fans: 14
Plays: 90
Downloads: 105

Uploaded: Dec 22, 2008 - 10:21:44 AM
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2008 - 09:14:09 AM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 02:08:29 AM
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Hardware:
MacBook
Software:
GB08
Comments
tokai said 3225 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
Great
Mile high music. Nice touch, did you have your guitar and bass with you too? Love the concept with those soundbites, i got to try that.
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bud said 3225 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
No instruments
just loops and the keypad. Soundbites recorded with pinhole and noise removed in Audacity at different levels. When you take heavy noise like the ambiance of the plane and use noise reduction you end up with those little electronic glitches you hear in this piece.
Thanks for checking in - and have nice holiday.
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ktb said 3225 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
wow
this is great. Any time I try to write while flying I would always loose focus, or my battery would die, etc...the guitar is outstanding. gotta be some more loops than just the GB stock. really a great listen. You may have given me the motivation to try it again, seeing as I spend enough time running around. Excellent the way you incorporated the audio samplings.
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bud said 3225 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
Thanks KTB
The guitar is a stock sample AI believe - Progressive Solo - which I messed with because it was too clean in it's original state.
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Feter said 3224 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
skylab
very nice ride thanks for the journey ...!!!
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bud said 3224 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
You're welcome Feter
nice to see you again
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lengold said 3224 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
Away and
into the beyond. Great stuff. Lovely mix.
Cheers
Len


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bud said 3224 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
Thanks Len
This is really just a little trifle - quick and light. Glad you enjoyed it.
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said 3224 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
Fantastic concept
I love it
bud said 3224 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
Thanks Bryn
It's a nice way to pass a flight - and it's always a surprise to hear the results when you get out of the cabin and the noise.
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Vic Holman said 3224 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
here I am floating in my tin can
this turned out pretty cool. the sound bites tend to give it a eery feel. kinda like a flight into the twilight zone.

I personally have nothing against planes.... just heights.
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bud said 3224 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
Ground control
I have to start soliciting homegrown loops from jammers so I can do the skycollab thing. Would have loved to have your guitar up there.
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Vic Holman said 3223 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
that would be a cool idea
i could yank some solos out from tunes and you could have away at them. that would be really interesting.
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LunaTrick said 3224 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
Nice Bud..
You slipped the surely bonds of earth with this one!
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bud said 3224 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
Hey Daniel
thanks for stopping by - have a great holiday!
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michael2 said 3224 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
nice one kevin
i too love the noise removal tool, just for the weird things it does when you abuse it. cool use of loops too. did you get the salty peanuts or the fake chex mix? we should book a flight to Paris someday, bring some extra batteries and see what we come up. nice one.
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bud said 3224 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
The sweet potato chips of course
it's in the lyrics!
I like the Paris concept - but a greyhound bus from LA to Frisco might be more in my budget.
Enjoy the family and a few days of rest.
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tempie said 3224 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
skylab
jet blue has the best snacks.

this is great. for whatever reason there are certain records that I think of as "flying music" and before I fly i load up the ipod...the Postal Service, Thievery Corporation, etc. I never flew as a kid, my first flight wasn't until my mid twenties, and though i've done a lot of flying since then airports and planes still strike me as kind of alien, like buck rogers comics. Cool listen, thanks!
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bud said 3224 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
I always go for the Terra Chips
usually they only have the blue ones - but they added sweet potato for the holidays. I tend to do a bit of flying and have for many years. First the Bose noise canceling headphones and an iPod changed the whole experience - and then the laptop and GB made the it fun and productive. Check out Jet Blue w/Ginsberg
http://www.macjams.com/song/25019
my first skylab project.
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blaky smith said 3223 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
Seat 10A
Amazing concept, work built in original conditions, nicely done Bud,
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bud said 3223 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
You can go into a closet
turn on a vacuum cleaner or hair dryer - eat some chips and sip ginger ale and pretend. Just be f=sure to have a tape of a crying baby playing n the background.
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five_extra_arms said 3223 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
The Captain Has Turned On The Fasten Seatbelts Light
Bud,

you are so original!

This is just the coolest thing I've heard all day!!

Great concept and I'm glad the plane landed safely so we could hear this. Although the ending makes me wonder....

Bob
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bud said 3223 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Abrupt ending is an airlock effect
needed to get out quick cause we were about to land.
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DWL said 3223 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Amazing -
stratospheric.

3 hours? It'd take me that long to just choose a loop.....

Cheers

Dick
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bud said 3223 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Thanks Dick
the pressurized cabin speeds up the process. Now if I could just get the oxygen to drop down without causing a stir.
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paul f. page said 3222 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
My two cents...
...Awesome that you could put this together ON A PLANE BETWEEN CALIF. AND NYC. There is such a "real" feel to the recording, like I am riding with you...or riding through the air somewhere...or perhaps in an airport on a very rainy day waiting for my flight to take off. There would be no end to the visuals you could put with this. ... Nice, Bud... and then ... you crashed!!! I am so sad.
Peace.
Paul
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bud said 3219 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Always nice to hear from you Paul
Thanks for the imagery. Don't be sad - I backed up before I crashed.
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egobandit said 3222 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
its
the coolest revolving constant with jabs of just the right sounds! Sweet as the younger generation says
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bud said 3219 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Oh those kids
Thanks Tim.
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mvh9591 said 3222 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Very Nice____
Bud, They actually let you take your guitar out and lay tracks on the plane? (lol)

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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bud said 3219 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
No - if only
the guitars are loops. Thanks for giving a listen.
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jgurner said 3219 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
This makes me wonder...
Just how much music on MJ is written on planes, in cars, while sitting in cafes, etc. Not just tunes like this which were actually created and recorded while sitting in transit, but those whose ideas were born in those moments of unfilled waiting that have become the mainstay of the modern traveler.

This is very cool, not just in its creation, but its sound. The captured sounds and the backing blend so well. Very nice. It'll be interesting to see what kind of new creations will come about now that recording a true multitrack tune can be done even on the iPhone.
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bud said 3219 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
I agree -
mobile music making is getting interesting and will only get more so as time goes on. I find it the best way to pass the time while traveling.
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Heightened said 3214 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
You had me at
skylab.
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Dj French Toast said 3189 days ago (January 26th, 2009)
French
Toast was here (you can tell by the trail of syrup)
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SmokeyVW said 3104 days ago (April 21st, 2009)
better late
than never!

cool sound effects - like the strings background - spacey guitar licks - the auto filtered voices is freaky

thanks
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Schello said 3079 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
=)
sofisticated
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Name: Kevin Bud Jones
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Born in Philly and living in Brooklyn, NY. My home studio work predates digital and my gigging experience was mostly in the early eighties. Lately I play out from time to time with Airport Seven and try to keep up with what's going on around here. Th... [see more]

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Experimental music is any music that challenges the commonly accepted notions of what music is. There is an overlap with avant-garde music. John Cage was a pioneer in experimental music and defined and gave credibility to the form. As with other edge

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