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Filmed by PCP & Jay Ness
Edited by PCP
Live Engineering by Alex Proctor @ Icehouse MPLS
Mixed by Adam Krinsky & Graham O’Brien @ Bellows Studio

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Directed by Sadistik & PCP
Filmed by PCP
Edited by Sadistik 
Song produced by SXMPLELIFE

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Filmed by PCP
Audio Engineered & Mixed by Carnage & PCP
Mastered by PCP

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Filmed by PCP & Elliot Malcom
Live Sound Engineered by Alex Proctor @ Icehouse MPLS
Mixed & Mastered by PCP

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Filmed by PCP
Audio Engineered & Mixed by Carnage & PCP
Mastered by PCP

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Filmed by PCP & Elliot Malcom
Live Sound Engineered by Alex Proctor @ Icehouse MPLS
Mixed & Mastered by PCP

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Directed by Joe Horton & PCP
Filmed by PCP
Edited by Joe Horton & PCP

Produced by No Bird Sing

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Filmed & Edited by PCP
Directed by Kristoff Krane & PCP
Audio Produced by Carnage The Executioner, Toki Wright & PCP
Mixed & Mastered by PCP

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What’s up with Unique Techniques?

Unique Techniques has been in an ambiguous fugue state for the past year and a half.  The podcast was placed on indefinite hiatus as I began working towards the completion of One Man’s Trash.  Simply put, good podcasts are a full-time job and I would rather stop doing while I’m still happy with it than continue it on half-heartedly.  However, Unique Techniques is definitely still producing visual stimulation.   

While I’m re-envisioning what this space will be, please visit me on my personal explorative vehicle:

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PCP Announces “One Man’s Trash”

Unique Techniques has been on a quiet hiatus, but as anyone who frequents this blog could tell, it hasn’t been without reason.  Over the course of the past two and a half years, I’ve been slowly but surely working on the biggest project of my life to date and I couldn’t be more proud to be playing an instrumental part of something so profound:  My father, JC Pegg, passed away unexpectedly in November 2010, and it is in his honor on this Father’s Day I announce “One Man’s Trash”, both a legacy project and PCP's first LP record.  

I am launching a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise funds to preserve and promote my father’s legacy of over two thousand original works of art created during the final five years of his life on earth.

It would mean the world to me if you would take a few minutes out of your day to watch the short film I have created explaining his work and my involvement with it.  If you feel so inclined, throwing a few dollars my way makes all the difference.

Much love to all the fathers, dads, pops, and old men in the world.  Teach your children what respect means through your actions and loving support, because you never know when it will be their turn to support you!  Unique Techniques will return after these messages. 

Happy Father’s Day!

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UTvid#20: tha mammoth

mammoth is a freestyle monster. good luck catching it all the first time around.

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UTintrvw#20: Tha Mammoth

Nate Velleux AKA Tha Mammoth is one half of i.ONE, a member of FRESH crew, and a freestyle monster in his own right.  I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Mammoth for about 8 years, and I’m happy to release his podcast episode on his birthday.  Join us as in the fallings leaves as we discuss the origins of Tha Mammoth, the nature of time, multiplication of the infinite one, and some banter you’re only likely to only ever hear between the two of us. He just released a new project today (or maybe it was yesterday. or tomorrow), you can snag it here: http://thamanthamyth.bandcamp.com/album/bald-baby-jesus    

Download the episode HERE or search “Unique Techniques” on iTunes and subscribe for updates, interviews, videos, and more.

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wild horses

pcp

two years ago today, i received one of those phone calls we all dread.  i remember the few minutes afterwards eerily clearly.  sitting at my workstation, i couldn’t decide wether to sit down or stand up.  my body went into a kind of revolt against itself.  growth is painful.  our entire lives we are meticulously trained to avoid painful events and bask in the comfort and laze of ease and luxury.

since then, i’ve discovered the meaning behind my life, and it has nothing to do with being right.  or being better / greater than.  or winning.  i have realized i define my world; heaven and hell / bliss and suffering / enlightenment and ignorance are nothing but states of mind through which we engage with this plane of reality.  even the dichotomous nature of these seemingly polarized entities is a construct of western civilization’s simply bizarre approach to death.  

i choose to use the sudden loss of my father as a sobering realization:  it is up to me to interpret every event in my life.  If I choose to walk through my life as a victim, deciding to personalize negative connotations as an attack on myself, I will undoubtedly lead an incredibly stressful and difficult existence.  

so i choose not to.  

instead, i choose to use hardship as a learning experience, discomfort as incentive to grow and pain as a screaming realization that i am indeed alive.    

i demoed this version of “wild horses” by the rolling stones in may, and while i never planned on sharing it with a public audience, i think my father would appreciate it, and probably tell me to relax.  

so that’s what i’m going to do.  

i love you all, thanks for listening and taking time out of your day to ingest what i have to offer.  

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Guante & Big Cats

Over the past few months, I’ve been doing extensive work with Kyle Tran Myhre AKA Guante.  On Halloween, we released a video for the first song on Guante’s newest project with producer Big Cats, and I think it’s some of the best visual work I’ve personally produced:  

In addition to this, we shot and directed a bevy of both poetry and music videos @ Bryant Lake Bowl with the help of Davin Haukebo-Bol (who is an amazing videographer in his own right:  http://davinhb.com).  Here’s one of those poems.

Big Cats (http://bigcatsbeats.com) deserves a post of his own, but I want you to read the entire story of his recently released album “For My Mother” for yourself, so you can understand the depth and passion he put into the project.  I captured the final culmination of this project on film @ the Cedar Cultural Center with the help of Davin Haukebo-Bol (http://Davinhb.com) and Mike Olson (https://vimeo.com/lumnivore).  

You can watch the entire show HERE:  

More to come…  

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Fall Children

I haven’t updated for awhile, so I wanted to share what Unique Techniques has been up to as of late:

In March 2012, I shot and directed a video for “Micheal” by Seattle-based emcee Sadistik. We had never worked together before, and basically met when he showed up to crash at my loft for the weekend while we shot. I’m really proud of how this turned out, especially since it’s the last project I shot with my Canon t2i: In May 2012, I shot and directed a video with Kristoff Krane, for the self-titled song on his latest record, “fanfaronade”. I was excited to help show the world a side of Chris his friends know and love, but might not always translate through his dense wordplay and intense presence. This was the first project I shot with my Canon 5d mkII, now I fall in love with footage all over again nearly every time I watch it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK02zkP5iXs&feature=share&list=ULsK02zkP5iXs

In July 2012, I went to Thailand for a few months. I needed to close a chapter in my life in which I had found myself playing victim to my own insecurities and vices. Traveling alone is a magnificently freeing experience, and it taught me much about experience, perception and, indeed, the nature of my self. While I was there, I made every attempt to learn how to love being alone and found I have a long ways to go. I took this photo my last night in Phuket, before I headed to Chiang Mai.