Music News and Asides Roundup: April 2007,

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If you haven’t noticed, I’ve integreated a News, Tips, Quips and Aside RSS Feed to the top of the title sidebar. With it I will be posting interesting and related news that will link directly to the source of the news.

I’ve decided to use an RSS feed to deliver the “Asides” rather than a standard plugin or widgit because of the flexibilty and ease of use it offers me (for instance: this roundup report which I’m generating through feed digest).

As with any RSS feed, you can subscribe to it for the quickest notifications of what we’re posting and what’s new. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome!

~J. Pisano

» *Top 20 Greatest Synths!
29/04/07 15:59 from Asides from
“So come with us on a journey to the uncharted edges of music technology and join in the search for the Top 20 Weirdest Instruments of All Time…Ever! … This is an aside… More great articles/posts at

» *Music-playing toilets?
27/04/07 22:00 from Asides from
A new design in the field of toilet technology has been unveiled by Inax, a Japanese company specialising in the manufacture of lavatories. … This is an aside… More great articles/posts at

» *Mogul calls for music industry to sanitize hip-hop
26/04/07 03:48 from Asides from
Sanitizing hip-hop won’t address the social problems and industry’s greed that are behind the music, said Josh DJ Funklore, a Bay Area disc jockey who … This is an aside… More great articles/posts at

» *Amon Tobin: “Technology is a tool. Music will always come from people”
25/04/07 00:01 from Asides from
Technology is a tool. Music will always come from people.” He carries this attitude over to his live performances. “I am trying to use turntables and … This is an aside… More great articles/posts at

» *Have a question? Ask in our Forums!
24/04/07 19:16 from Asides from
Check out the forums at! This is an aside… More great articles/posts at

» *Great Idea Gleaned From Miikka Salavuo: Publish your powerpoints online….
24/04/07 17:39 from Asides from
Miikka Salavuo made a presentation about the Funkdammen online community and posted it online at is an awesome free service that allows you to publish your slideshows online and share them with the world. This..

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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018.  As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.

He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association,  a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries. He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website

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