Color Theory
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Hi, do you have some USBÅ› with discography?


Color Theory responded on 06/20/2012
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I do! It's called The Complete Color Theory and you'll find it at music.colortheory.com.

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What's your single most important piece of advice for someone getting started in the music business?


Color Theory responded on 06/16/2012
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Tough one. Assuming you mean a recording artist like myself, I'd say make your fans your top priority, even if there are only a dozen of them. That means communicating with them regularly via email, and making yourbandname.com your base of operations, with regularly updated content.

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What's the strangest thing (experience, idea, observation) that's inspired you, musically speaking?


Color Theory responded on 06/14/2012
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Probably the idea that we can "try on" emotions by playing out fictional scenes - even horribly tragic ones - in our imaginations, as I describe in "Hypothetically"

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Could you update the fans about the second and third Adjustments releases?


Color Theory responded on 06/12/2012
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I suspect they'll be along in six months and a year, but I don't want to jinx it by setting firm release dates.

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What's your favorite album so far released in 2012?


Color Theory responded on 06/01/2012
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I just looked over my Last.fm profile, and it doesn't look like I played many releases more than twice. I've probably listened the most to Porter Robinson "Spitfire" and Skrillex "Bangarang" - the latter because my son really likes it.

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No really, what's your attitude towards Britney Spears? Is her music as hot as she is?


Color Theory responded on 05/25/2012
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I believe if you look up the word "indifferent" in the dictionary, my attitude toward Britney Spears will be cited as an example.

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What is your attitude towards Britney Spears?


Color Theory responded on 05/16/2012
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Pretty sure I don't have one.

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What influenes you to get ideas of your songs or yet to them developed and have them become a song you want to record?


Color Theory responded on 05/10/2012
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I always have trouble with this question, because I try not to think about it too much. I just keep a list of ideas, mostly song titles, and add to it when something hits me. Then when I've got a little production idea or instrumental snippet to develop, I check the ideas list to see if any titles or phrases resonate with the music, and build from there.

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Do you like beer?


Color Theory responded on 05/08/2012
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My favorite is Blue Moon with an orange wedge.

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Your songs tell stories of all sorts. How do you 'get into character' for each song? Surely you're middle name isn't danger (Game Over) and your life isn't a hopeless mess (Sagittarius)? :-)


Color Theory responded on 05/03/2012
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I confess, my middle name is Keith - but I am a Sagittarius!

Avoiding french fries for lunch (so I don't clear my throat from the grease) is about the only preparation I take. Oftentimes I'll have just written the lyrics and/or melody right before recording, so the first few takes are an exploration. With any luck, I land on something that furthers the emotion of the song. If not, I try again the next day!