Hodown – A musical interlude…

07 May

Old friend and blog artist-in-residence, Ho and I have always exchanged some sort of musical birthday gifts.
Whether it was the good old days of the meticulously compiled mixtape, made on C-90 cassettes (of which I still have hundreds) and back-timed to within seconds of the running time, or digging something interesting out of the CD racks in the local record shop to put in the post, or nowadays maybe just sending a few mp3 files via e-mail, we’ve been giving each other new stuff to listen to for thirty years.

Well, this year I thought that, due to;
a) having a permanent mental block on the date of Ho’s birthday
b) having no money, and
c) having run out of excuses
that I’d make Ho’s musical birthday present instead.
I mean, a homemade gift is far better than one you’d buy in the shops, right? (Go with me on this, ok)

Without further ado, I turned to my trusty Pocketband loop making app and began tinkering.
What eventually emerged was a little something I call Hodown. (in no way does this indicate any similarity with barn dances) and you can listen to it in all its glory via the link below.

It will also get a permanent slot on the Sound and vision… page and for those of you who have yet to sample my sonic experiments and animation projects, why not go check that out while you’re here.

So Ho, ladies and gentlemen, readers, followers, and haters of the “Oxford comma” everywhere, put your hands over your ears together for….

      Link>>> HODOWN <<<Link


Please let me know what you think.

Happy birthday Ho.


Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Animation, Arts, Ho., Music, Personal anecdote


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6 responses to “Hodown – A musical interlude…

  1. Ho

    May 8, 2014 at 08:50

    That’s one hell of a groovy bounce ol’ chum, many thanks indeed ! I’m going to be skanking around Brighton like a demented drooling funky chicken xx

    • dalecooper57

      May 8, 2014 at 15:44

      My very great pleasure old chap.
      I will have a new art commission for you soon, you can return the favour.

  2. jerseylil

    May 9, 2014 at 07:02

    Very cool musical interlude and gift, Dale! It has a captivating, joyful sound that made me want to dance. Homemade gifts are definitely better than store bought gifts because they come from the heart and the imagination. Happy Birthday to Ho!

    • dalecooper57

      May 9, 2014 at 07:06

      Thanks Lil, glad you liked it, it’s not often I produce anything that people would want to dance to so I consider that a success.

  3. menopausalmother

    May 10, 2014 at 03:40

    Hey, that’s really cool, Dale. My son loves to produce music, so I can appreciate this. I think it’s great that you made this for your friend. Homemade gifts are the best!

    • dalecooper57

      May 10, 2014 at 14:27

      Thanks Marcia, not bad for a complete non-musician really.


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