Author: Kris Halpin

  • Live From The Lockdown: TONIGHT

    So it’s finally happening. I’ve resisted for a little while, but tonight I will be performing live online with the gloves. I’ve taken my time on this for lots of reasons, mostly just technical ones, but it’s time to try. I’ll be doing a very short appearance, just 1 song, for the Disability Rights Action […]

  • VLOG: Why I Quit Twitter.

    I’ve stopped engaging with twitter, and I’m spending less time on social media. Here’s why:

  • What Disability Is/Isn’t.

    This is a copy of a Twitter thread that I posted yesterday which is going to bit of traction. Of course, the problem with the social media is that none of us own the space, so in the interest of taking ownership of my stuff, here it is. Please consider sharing this; I’d really like…

  • Lockdown Block.

    I fell for it. You know the spiel. Write that novel! Make that album! Learn that language! Like many people, I expect, I wanted to believe that I was going to make the best of this time. But it’s going stale. Becoming toxic. The idea that all this extra time is an opportunity feels horribly…

  • GGD Modern & Massive Ableton Live Template.

    I love Getgood drums’ Modern & Massive. I love Ableton live. Using the two together is almost perfection. The one feature I always wanted was to have Drum Rack style note naming when programming M and M. And now… I have it! I’ll explain how this was done in another post if people are interested…

  • Studio Diary 2020_1

    I’m starting a new studio diary! Yes. I am so in the zone right now; I’ve been making music every single day for long enough to feel like I found my thing again. I’ve been super withdrawn from recording in recent years. There is loads of reasons for that. Before the gloves came along I…

  • Jared Dines – Pop Goes Djent.

    Old video, but (somehow!) new to me. Obviously, I think it’s hilarious. Also the first time since La La La that I’ve been able to tolerate Sam Smith’s voice…

  • MiMu Gloves II.

    Almost 5 years to the day since I got my first pair, my new MiMu Gloves arrived. These are the production models, and they are BEAUTIFUL. There’s a lot to say, but for now, here are some pics… MUCH more soon.

  • Post Brexit Challenges for Touring Musicians.

    Last night I posted about the possibility of turning down a European date due to Brexit. Lots of “Don’t be silly! Go for it!” type comments, which suggests a misunderstanding about how careers like mine work. If I don’t play, it won’t be up to me. So here’s a quick explanation of what I mean…

  • Berxit Means Berxit.

    It’s such an unbelievable farce.  Such a cynical move. Let’s spell it wrong. That’ll get them talking. It’ll game the algorithm. The Left will share the hell out of it.  A deliberate mistake.  Like Brexit.  Today of all days, I’ve been asked to appear at event in Europe. First week of February. It’s a really…