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Friday, April 15th, 2011


Check it out I hope you enjoy!




Wake up kids it’s time for your classes

Hop outta bed and put on your glasses

but don’t leave your room because the fact is

ds106 is fantastic


listen girls and boys

I’m about to make some noise

I wanna talk about a class that I enjoy

Digital storytelling

That’s what I’m yelling

If it were a stock you know it’d be selling

You can take it online

Or in the room

Everybody’s gotta follow Jim Groom!

He’ll get you into twitter

He’ll get you into flick’r

He’ll get you into anything on the inter-

Networking devices are essential

Make sure you reach your full potential

Open your eyes to the cyber web

There are plenty of stories waiting to be read

Hold on this isn’t your average story

Looks like Paper pages got too boring

We’re way past the days of AOL

Let’s get started type that URL



It all started when we had to make a blog

And I was unfamiliar, I was in a fog

But step by step directions made it all clearer

Made my destination point seem a lot nearer

All I had to do was make a domain name

That’s when dustyzeigler became my claim to fame

Before I jumped into my own assignments

I had to read up to get proper alignments

I read a bunch or articles to open my mind

To digital storytelling and then I find

Myself back on the web and I’m bloggin my thoughts

Thinking you read it all? probably not

I remember when I figured it all out

I knew all the things I wanted to post about



Man my first post seems so long ago

Time flies by semester’s all over yo

Audio, visual, combination mash ups

This is a class you just can’t pass up


Final Project Update #3

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Lyrics are complete! the song looks to be about 2:45. I’m working on memorizing the words so it doesn’t sound like i’m reading them off. i tweaked the instrumental a bit. expect for the final ds106rap to be recorded and uploaded by the end of the week!

My Favorite Mashup

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Well, if you’ve gone to a college party lately then you’ve probably heard dubstep before. For those of you who don’t know what dubstep is, it’s an emerging genre of electronic dance music that originated in London. It usually has a wobbly bass and minimal vocals. In my opinion, it’s a pretty scary genre of music. The reason i bring up dubstep is because it’s a genre that the majority of it’s songs are remixes of pop songs. I enjoy dubstep mostly because i hate most pop songs and the dubstep versions of these songs give them an edgy more exciting sound. So i suppose my favorite mashup or remix is probably just the dubstep genre as a whole. Here are some of my favorite dubstep songs:

Final Project Update #2

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

To keep everyone updated on my final project (and the much anticipated) DS106RAP I thought i’d let everyone know how the progress of the song is coming along. As of right now I have completed the instrumentals. To answer Jim Groom’s question (and if anyone else was wondering) I am using the loops provided by Apple’s Garageband program. I like using that program, I’m familiar with it and have used it so many times to make my own songs by myself or with my friends. I have about half the lyrics completed. No vocals recorded yet. I debated on whether or not to release the instrumental right now but I thought why not, as long as I’m not giving away the lyrics!


ds106rap instrumental

Final Project Update #1

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

I picked out a loop that i want to use for the beat of my rap that i’m doing for my final project. i used two different beats so far (one for the chorus and one for the verses) and i may add another one for a bridge if i get that far. my next step is to pick some loops for a simple melody to make the song catchy and for continuity. i want this to sound like an early 90’s rap song. i love how cheesy they sound between the simple computer generated beats in addition to the extremely simple lyrics. great for making a catchy informational rap like i am.

ds106 Final Project

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

ok, so i’ve been doing quite a bit of brainstorming over the past couple weeks about what i want to do for my final project. I think that my favorite portion of the class was the audio segment. i’m really into music (who isn’t!?) so i thought i should record a song. i decided that to make a ds106 rap song (exact title still on the way..) that will touch on every topic of the class and maybe poke a little fun at the subject. i’m going to make all the music by downloading loops and recording my own voice rapping lyrics that i will write on my own. i had no idea what ds106 was going to be like when i signed up. i’m glad i took it of course but i’m making this rap for any future student who is considering taking this class (hopefully it will encourage them to sign up!). I will keep everyone updated on my blog as to the progress i’m making. good luck to everyone else on your final projects!


My Favorite Post (By Me)

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

looking back on the daily shoot assignments one picture keeps coming to mind as my best photograph. bare in mind i don’t own a camera so all my photographs are done with my webcam. well, hope you enjoy it anyway!


My Favorite Posts (By Others)

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

With the visaul and design portion of the class wrapping up here are some of my favorite photographs i saw that were turned in for the daily shoot! beautiful work, everyone!

Photo 1 from:

Photo 2 by, colin.maximized
Photo 3 by, eschmieg


Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

I’m having trouble putting links into my posts. Can anyone help me?

Buddy Photos Assignment

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Description: Find a little figurine or a stuffed animal that you can carry around with you. Use that “buddy”; and take photos to document where you have gone together. ie: going out to lunch, going to the movies, etc.

Hey, I want everyone to meet my buddy, Ziggy Stardust, but you can just call her Ziggy! Here’s some pictures from our visit to my girlfriend Hannah’s house. Enjoy!

My Buddy Photos