Busking With An iPad, part 1.5

Since the first post about my sidewalk performances with Unwoman on Sunday morning, many more videos have popped up. I’m actually really happy with our “Moebius Strip Tease” and Unwoman’s “Cruelty”. I’m using Nanoloop for iPhone for most of the set, with the exception of “Riot Suit” (at the bottom of this page) where I’m using Chippad for iPhone.

Check out Busking for iPad parts 1 and 2. With any luck, there will be more to come.


Busking with an iPad, part 2

A few weeks ago, BoingBoing hosted a picnic in the Golden Gate Parkhole. I had just bought a rechargeable amp, and was anxious to get some use out of it. I was still trying to figure out how to execute my “app music” in public settings. The live version of my “Take Off Your Riot Suit” remix ended up working its way in to this awesome clip video:

Geek-tastic.com recently posted these two recordings from my makeshift show. I’m obviously still searching for my groove with these live shows, but I think they are already getting better than these early songs in the park (my first live solo iPad show).

Doctor Popular


Busking with an iPad, part 1

Unwoman and DocPop Making Music

An unexpected consequence of Unwoman’s “Play Somewhere Weird Everyday” project is that it’s resulted in me going out and making music publicly. I’ve long been terrified of busking, but with Erica’s encouragement (and musical support) I’ve been performing some of my iPad songs on local street corners and subway stations.

Yesterday, we performed an hour long “UnPopular” set in front of Mission Comics and Art. Although our material was written as solo pieces, we chipped in on each others songs. Below is a clip of my rendition of Prefuse73’s remix of TransAm’s “Different Kind of Love”. I’m using Nanoloop for iPhone, which has a brief spazz-out near the end of the song… sorry about that.