Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Anything You Want

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Here is a new ambient track for you.

I’ve been playing with lots of reverb and delay.

I love attempting to capture a mood, and making it into music.

Let me know what you think!

John Moreland

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

John Moreland represents Oklahoma in the best way. His soulful tunes will make you feel things. He also has ‘OKLAHOMA’ tattooed on his fingers.

Start here with his song “Hang Me in the Tulsa County Stars.”

Wow. I love his fingerpicking paired with his deep voice. What a combination.

Next, check out his TV debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He plays “Break My Heart Sweetly.”

Want more? Go to his website: John Moreland


MainStage 3 Is A Guitarist’s Dream

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

If you’re a guitarist who owns a Mac, then you should buy MainStage 3 right now.

Here’s why:

Derek Olson Is Addicted To Ableton Live

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

It is true, Derek finally got the Live bug.
For a long time now, I have been a Logic guy. I started using Logic Express back in 2006. It was about the time I was in my recording class at Tulsa Tech.

I remember the feeling of not knowing a single thing about this monstrosity, this multi-colored beast up on my screen.

One night, I gathered my gear (Presonus Firepod, Laptop, Logic Express) and my bandmates. We piled into the spare bedroom at our drummer’s house.

This room was ready for mayhem, with its walls covered in airplane insulation and old carpeting. As I think back, I realise this probably helped very little. But, I guess everyone has to tack carpet to the wall at some point in their musical life.

The band was fired up, and so was the gear. The songwriting was done, and we had practiced many, many times.

The mic’s are placed, their cables running back to the corner where I am with my laptop.

I open Logic Express. The monster stares me down, but I am confident I can topple her. (more…)

Derek Olson – “Digital Tigers” (Surgery Mix)

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Last week my brother Logan was having his shoulder operated on. While in the waiting room, I was going through my music and got some inspiration. Funny how creativity hits at times like that.

So I sat with my laptop and headphones in a corner of this large waiting room, full of people. The sound of 20 different conversations, and the irritating buzz of mid-morning television. My youngest brother sleeps in the chair next to me, and my parents solve crossword puzzles.

Every once in a while a doctor comes around in scrubs, looking for a certain family.

This song is basically a glitch-rock mashup of two songs by Thrice, “Digital Sea” and “Paper Tigers.”

Have a listen my darlings.


New Album – Everyone Is A Ghost

Friday, December 4th, 2009

I just uploaded my new album, so head over to my music page and check it out. It’s a free download so what do you have to lose?

It was a lot of fun making this album. I know you’ll enjoy it. Its got beautiful guitars, processed beats, big synths, and some ambient sounds.

Also used some samples from some of my favorite bands, such as Blue October, Brand New, and At The Drive-In.

Lemme know what you think. Get it here

MadMixMustang – Is This Digital Love?

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

My computer may be hitting on me…. I stumbled onto this song earlier, and I’ll admit the song is an awesome compilation. It mashes Daft Punk and Bob Marley.
Digital Love…
What could be wrong with that?

In the meantime this song continues repeating in my head.
“I wanna love ya. I wanna hold and squeeze ya. Everyday and everynight”
Love ya to computer

Listen here care of

Whize – Marauders

Monday, October 26th, 2009

I’m really digging this stuff by Whize. The crackle-sounding synth and the massive beat, then the sound bites and noises. Cool stuff, check it.

Brand New – Daisy

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

So… How’s it going people?

Brand New.

They have an album arriving Sept. 22nd.

I’ll be getting it. mmmhmm.

Apparently its been leaked for a while, so you can go online and get it now. (Thanks Jimmy)

Get it. Listen.

Spitalfield – “Better Than Knowing Where You Are”

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

This is a band I discovered while listening to Pandora one afternoon. This is the title track off their third album.

Check out their MySpace

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