Posts Tagged ‘music video’

The newest top YouTube video of all time: Lady Gaga

April 15, 2010

Here it is, the biggest YouTube video ever, courtesy Lady Gaga (with a bit of help from Beyonce.’) Enjoy….


Olympic curling: the music video

February 23, 2010

It just so happens I work out over lunch, so I’ve had to pleasure to watch some Olympic curling. Thanks to Erica Smith, I realize there is an actual curling music video! This is Hammerfall, a heavy metal band, in a video of their song “Hearts On Fire” that honors the Swedish Olympic women’s curling team. Rock on curlers!

Understanding the remix culture

February 11, 2010

Here’s an interesting take on the remix culture — why people remix videos and music, and how it becomes a part of real relationship-building. I don’t know who the creator, “Normative,” is, but I enjoy his insights. And who doesn’t love John Hughes movies and soundtracks?

Thanks to Simon at Bloggasm for finding this…

Who is this Christopher Ave character?

December 9, 2009

Are you new around here?

I thought I’d take a moment to introduce myself to anyone who recently stumbled on this blog, to reveal who is behind this oddball mix of multimedia tips, music musings and Beatles trivia.

I’m Christopher Ave. Nice to meet you.

I’m a musician who creates original tunes for clients and for pleasure through my side business, Music for Media Productions. I have delivered tracks for videos, multimedia projects and radio commercials. I produce a podcast for Wealth Magazine, and I’m recording and producing some music for other artists. A couple of my own “pop” tunes are available on iTunes, Amazon, Lala and elsewhere. I periodically perform around the St. Louis area, where I live. And I play guitar in a worship band at my church, The Journey.

If you’re a journalist, you may have heard one of my songs, “Copy Editor’s Lament (The Layoff Song),” my commentary on the news industry and on copy editors in particular. And yes, there’s a video:

I’m also an incurable Beatles fan who has had the pleasure to have written about the group. I especially enjoyed the few times I’ve gotten to speak with the band’s balance engineer, Geoff Emerick, a supremely decent fellow, and I’ve talked to several authors who have studied and written about the group extensively.

On the journalism front, I direct political and government coverage for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and its website,, including supervision of our bureaus in Washington and the state capitals of Missouri and Illinois. I have been a fulltime professional journalist since 1987 and have worked for newspapers in New Jersey, Illinois, Texas, Florida and Missouri. I’ve also written about music technology over the past several years, including reviewing some products that help musicians record their masterpieces.

So what’s this blog all about? What I’m trying to do here is write about the creation and use of music, especially in multimedia platforms. If you design web pages, record music, create television advertisements or just listen closely to music, I hope you’ll find something interesting around here. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints, hit me up right here!

Paul McCartney, Good Evening New York City

November 6, 2009

The man still has it….

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