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This needs to happen more often.

Vimeo user Nick zammuto has figured out a really ingenius way to use media for reasons other than it was intended. It is also an ingenius way to get amazed music nerds to buy your record. He’s been using household implements to scratch beats into the locked groove of vinyl records. Scratching beats. Into records. The template he uses is screenprinted, cut out and placed on the record. Then he uses a pushpin to put a small notch onto the record according to the quarter, eighth, and sixteenth note divisions on the template. It’s really cool.

From Nick:

“I’ve invented a method of scratching rhythms into the ‘locked groove’ at the center of vinyl records. This kit includes a unique hand scratched vinyl LP of our first record, with a hand screenprinted cover including templates for making your own scratched rhythms on other records in your collection. The music portion of the LP is unnaffected, of course. Includes five templates for common time signatures. All are signed, dated and silkscreened by me here at home in VT. The first 45 copies are on spectacular blue splatter vinyl.”

So there.

Sidenote: Who saw his awesome studio shed?




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Over the past 4 months I’ve been trying to learn guitar. I wanted to learn a reasonably hard song and this one popped into my head. Noone told me playing a lot of guitar makes your fingertips look like toes. This is part one. Part two will get the Kid Static treatment.

Dust In The Wind by Kansas