Eric and I were chatting about how cool Garage Band was and we decided to try collaboration over the Internet. I grabbed some samples off of a talk Lawrence Lessig gave in Helsinki, laid down some beats and "started the car". The I passed it over to Eric. Eric laid down some more tracks, added effects, mixed it and sent it back to me. I added some metadata and posted it to archive.org (being processed now) and "Permission Granted" was born.

We just figured this out a few minutes ago, but I think Permission Granted will be a collaboration between Eric and me. We're "co-pilots". We'll mess around putting samples from talks and discussions to music. We're still sort of not-stupid-enough-to-be-funny, but not-good-enough-to-be-cool, but hopefully we'll the the hang of it soon.

Starting the car (2.25 MB mp3 / 2.70 MB ogg)

Update: Where we got the title of the track...

“why don’t you start the car, and i’ll jump in”, something i heard bob dylan say to tom petty on a tape of them drunkenly playing the lounge of a holiday inn one night when they were on tour together.

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i wonder if some wiki-like audio format might emerge to track /explore these collaborations? i.e., who added what and when? as collaborations like this become more commonplace (toss in mashups for good measure), could exploring the genesis of the music be as much fun as listening (or creating it for that matter)? kinda throws open the entire creative process.

Yeah. ccmixter sort of tries to do that.

Kinda reminiscent of Psychic TV. It sounds great.

Nice little track there. Some of the musicians I've talked to poopoo Garage Band but I think it's quite a nice little tool. You can whip up all kinds of tunes very easily by just putting together different samples, which is essentially what most pop producers do these days as well. I expect we'll here some definite "Garage Band" tunes in the next year. It'll be interesting to see if more loops are made available for Garage Band, both from Apple and from the music community.

Nice, funky break. I want to add that to my playlist, but it's too short. And you should post a sample and loop pack for remixing after you get a stable mix going.

did you get a chance to listen to the PopChop tracks?

There are several very active sites catering to GarageBand users including macjams.com and icompositions.com.

Joi those mp3s I sent you on ichat a while back were done in GB.

Dangit, my new subwoofer wants more of that deep, deep bassline. I'm pestering my neighbors with it right now. (Hey, they're blasting crappy commercial R&B.)

A samplist named John Holowach and I have begun a project similar to this. He took a recording I had stored at Archive.org under a Creative Commons license, sampled it, added music, and sent it back my way. Then I took that product, sampled from it, added my own commentary, and put it back out. The latest edition, "Copylefting Your Podcasts", is available at my website audioblogs.info:

Copylefting Your Podasts

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