Making your music your own

By Alexander P Hobbs

The year is 1930-something, and the characters are fictional. Three escaped convicts and a hitchhiking guitarist arrive at a radio station by the side of a dusty road in Tishamingo, Mississippi. One of the convicts bears a remarkable resemblance to George Clooney, but no-one else seems to have noticed. They enter the small, dingy establishment and negotiate a recording deal with the proprietor (a blind man who they swiftly take advantage of in order to get extra remuneration for non-existent members of their group) to ‘sing into a can’.

The Soggy Bottom Boys, before they were famous

The success…


The evolution of non-fungibility

By Alexander P Hobbs

On a balmy summer’s day in 2007 (note: author’s interpretation of historical weather patterns is based on artistic and narrative licence), a man named Mike Winkelmann embarked on a life-changing project, although he did not know it at the time. Having majored in Computer Science, and having more than just a flair for digital sketches, he set out to produce a new digital creation every day, come hell or high water.

The dedication to which he pursued this project no doubt at first surprised the people around him. But as Winkelmann honed…

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