My New Garage Band

“GarageBand,”: the latest and, hopefully, greatest new application from “Apple”: arrives on Friday and promises to be a hoot to play with. The basic premise behind GarageBand is that you can create music on your Mac without any musical training at all. The concept has been around a while, but Apple always seems to deliver while other manufacturers always seem to botch it up (Mixman Studio).

As I said back in “November,”:/archives/031103_52_pickup.html I intend to record my musical ramblings for you guys to see what you think… I’m thinking of it as writing music like a blog. I would post a new song, you guys would take a listen and I would repost a revised edition, unless I thought that your comments sucked… like somebody out there says Barry Gibb isn’t the king of disco. It would be a big experiment, that will probably self-destruct but it’s worth a try.

GarageBand is basically a program to supply anybody with a backing band for their musical expressions. You can even record into the thing using a microphone, or guitar! I am totally stoked. I have already started looking at new electric guitars for recording these compositions.

* “Fender Stratocaster”: (American Made)
* “Epiphone Casino”: (Lennons guitar) (No, not the dictator)
* “Epiphone Dot”: (Like Chuck Berry’s guitar only cheeper)

The best part of GarageBand is that it costs a measley $49.00 with 4 other great iLife applications (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD). The only question I have, is why didn’t they call it iBand, or iPerform, or iMix? GarageBand seems like a strange move in their naming strategy.


4 responses to “My New Garage Band”

  1. Hmmm. I am looking forward to this musical blog of yours.
    By the way: Lennon = deceased Beatle whereas Lenin = deceased Communist leader.
    As usual, it's all about the spelling.
    Hope you are staying warm!!!

  2. I get confused sometimes.

  3. I'm extremely enthused and interested in this program but only have an IBM clone. Do you anticipate garageband being available compatible with IBM?

    It sounds like a rare killer application.

    tom pyle

  4. Alas Tom no, Apple will never release GarageBand for PC, because Apple creates it's groundbreaking applications to entice people to use Macs… a program that is similar on the PC is fruity loops, but I have never used it.