The Amazing Rolo's old blog (the new one is at
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
  New things
You'll notice lots of design changes around this blog (hit "refresh" a few times if you don't). My goal is to consolidate my websites, which had very little in common with each other and were difficult to navigate. Hopefully this new layout will encourage my blog readers to check out the rest of the site, and vice versa.

Please bear with me while I finish updating the site. I have not yet tested it in Windows, and I know that it takes longer to load. I will fix those problems in the next few days. Please let me know if you find anything that doesn't work, or if you have other comments or suggestions.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
  In the Dark

My brother recently showed me a really awesome page full of old appalachian recordings for free download. I took one of the songs and used it as the base sample for a new Rolo song.

The lyrics are inspired by a cool art piece I saw down at the Royal Scottish Academy.

The Amazing Rolo - In the Dark
Sunday, October 01, 2006
  Field Recordings

I've made some pretty cool field recordings recently, and I thought I would share the excitement...for starters, this is the sound from my window this afternoon:
Bagpipes in the distance

And 10 days ago I borrowed the binaural microphones from my school and went to a Hibernian FC soccer game with a friend. Here are some of the results:
The game gets started
Just after a goal is scored (the recording of the goal itself is too distorted, sorry).
You'll notice that the stereo image is only really effective on headphones, particularly for those last two recordings.

You'll also notice a nice little change on this blog...I've discovered a very cool little mp3 embedding system made by Now you can just click the blue arrows to play, or right click (ctrl-click) the name of the song to download.
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