Blog posts, photos, videos, and more created by Chris DeLine, 2005 onward.
- villin: “v-sides” ()
&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=”https://villin.bandcamp.com/album/v-sides”&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;v-sides by villin&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; The v-sides EP includes three tracks I made in January of 2022 using the BeatMaker 3 iPad app, released as a collection on May 1. “styles” samples the “Which Cup” loop from thricedotted’s 2021 Music Loop Variety Pack!, while “ching ching” samples the #11 loop from Hip Hop Makers‘ “Free Synth Sample Pack.” Listen on Bandcamp […]
- villin on the We Own This Town Podcast ()
For well over a decade, We Own This Town has been a staple in Nashville, putting local music in the spotlight via their blog and podcast. I was asked to take part in WOTT’s 300th podcast episode, selecting a track for the milestone mix, which went live April 19, 2022. To celebrate, I went with […]
- villin on the Fringe Radio Show ()
On March 7, 2022 host AL-D invited me to select an hour of music for his radio show, which hit the radio airwaves on Radio Free Nashville, featuring 19 tracks from Nashville artists: 1) B. Cooper “The Introduction” (produced by Dirty Rice)2) Negro Justice “G.T.S.H. (Got That Shit Honest)” (produced by JustVIBEZ)3) Mike Floss “Never […]
- villin: Nashville Lunch Counter Sit-Ins ()
This past month I’ve dedicated myself to learning more about the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins, which began in February of 1960. Moved by the process, I’ve made a two-part audio/video collage in tribute to the heroes who so greatly impacted our city (and nation). Part one (released February 2, 2022) is titled “peace, quiet and […]
- villin: “king’s breath” ()
The “king’s breath” beat was made with a sample from YAVANE‘s “Vocal Chords,” using the Beatmaker 3 iPad app. The video uses excerpts from “The Flow of Zen” with Alan Watts, retrieved from the Internet Archive. The track also features a brief audio clip from a separate Alan Watts recording, in which he says, “And […]
- villin: “for thich nhat hanh” ()
This video was created in appreciation of the life and teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, serving as a mediation on breathing, happiness, and being. The track underlying “for thich nhat hanh” was created using a singing bowl drone from myNoise, in conjunction with a selection of singing bowl samples from a “Crystal Singing Bowl Healing Sound Bath” video […]
- Minnesota Travel Photos ()
Photos taken January 11, 2022 from the descent to Minneapolis. Photos taken January 12 at the Woodlands Trails Regional Park in Elk River, Minnesota. Photos taken January 13 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and January 14 at the 5-8 Club in Champlin, Minnesota (of a Roadhouse Juicy Lucy).
- 2021 Photo Dump ()
Hiking and nature photos taken August 22, 2021 at Beaman Park in Nashville, Tennessee. Hiking and nature photos taken August 27, 2021 at the Warner Parks, via the Burch Reserve Trailhead, in Nashville, Tennessee. Photos of the sun dial art taken September 4, 2021 at the Tennessee Welcome Center on Interstate 40, mile marker 267 […]
- Inks Lake State Park (Burnet, TX) ()
Photos taken December 25, 2021 at Inks Lake State Park in Burnet, Texas, including roughly 5.5 miles around the Amphitheater Trail, Lower Fisherman’s Trail, Upper Fisherman’s Trail, Lake Trail, Woodland Trail, Connecting Trail, and Pecan Flats Trail.
- Hot Springs, Arkansas Travel Photos ()
Photos taken December 23, 2021 around Hot Springs, Arkansas, including the Quapaw Bathhouse and the Ohio Club.
- Savage Falls (Palmer, TN) ()
Photos and video from Savage Gulf State Natural Area hike (including Savage Day Loop, the Dinky Line Camp, Mountain Oak trail, South Rim Trail, and Savage Falls) shot November 27, 2021 in Palmer, Tennessee.
- Charlies Bunion Hiking Trail (TN, NC) ()
Photos and video taken Sunday, October 31, 2021 on the Charlies Bunion Hiking Trail via Newfound Gap, Boulevard Trail and Appalachian Trail near Gatlinburg in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina.
- Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (Gatlinburg, TN) ()
Photos and video taken Sunday, October 31, 2021 along the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, including the Alfred Reagan Tub Mill and Historic Ely’s Mill, near Gatlinburg in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
- Alum Cave Trail to Mount LeConte (TN, NC) ()
Photos taken Saturday, October 30, 2021 on the Alum Cave Trail to Mount LeConte Lodge near Gatlinburg in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina.
- Clingmans Dome (TN, NC) ()
Photos and video taken Friday, October 29, 2021 at Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina.
- Lost Creek State Natural Area (Sparta, TN) ()
Photos taken Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Lost Creek State Natural Area in Sparta, Tennessee, including Lost Creek Falls, Rylander Cascades, and Virgin Falls. The video features an excerpt of the track “Expedition Chant Cup” by Music For Your Plants, used under a Creative Commons license from the Free Music Archive.
- Machine Falls (Tullahoma, TN) ()
Photos and video shot September 25, 2021 at Short Springs State Natural Area in Tullahoma, Tennessee, including Machine Falls, Adams Falls, Busby Falls and Laurel Bluff Loop. The video features an excerpt of the track “As Colorful As Ever” by Broke For Free, used under a Creative Commons license from the Free Music Archive.
- Monte Sano Nature Preserve (Huntsville, AL) ()
Hiking and nature photos and video shot September 12, 2021 at Monte Sano Nature Preserve in Huntsville, Alabama. Visuals cover the Three Caves Loop Trail, Alms House Trail, Fagan Creek, Watts Trail, Bluff Line Trail & Water Line Trail.
- Walls of Jericho (Estillfork, AL) ()
Photos and video taken September 5, 2021 at the Walls of Jericho trail in Estillfork, Alabama. The video features an excerpt of the track “Self Driving” by Smo, used under a Creative Commons license from the Free Music Archive.
- Bryant Grove Trail (Hermitage, TN) ()
Hiking and nature photos taken August 28, 2021 along the Bryant Grove Trail in Hermitage, Tennessee. The trail is part of Long Hunter State Park and follows the shore of Percy Priest Lake, running between the Bryant Grove Recreation Area and Couchville Lake.
- Seattle, Washington Travel Photos ()
Photos taken August 14, 2021 around the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. Photos include apartment wall art, Isamu Noguchi’s “Black Sun” sculpture, the Seattle Asian Art Museum, Bruce and Brandon Lee’s memorial in Lake View Cemetery, Streissguth Gardens, and Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church. Photos taken August 15, 2021 around Seattle’s Capitol Hill and downtown […]
- Gas Works Park (Seattle, WA) ()
Photos taken August 17, 2021 in and around Gas Works Park in Seattle, Washington.
- Jimi Hendrix Memorial & Park (Seattle, WA) ()
Photos taken Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at the Jimi Hendrix Memorial in Renton, Washington and Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle, Washington.
- Pacific Bonsai Museum (Federal Way, WA) ()
Photos taken Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at the Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way, Washington.
- Mount Rainier (Chinook Pass, WA) ()
Photos taken Tuesday, August 17, 2021 of Wapiti Outdoors in Greenwater, Washington, Mount Rainier along the Mather Memorial Parkway, and Sheep Lake trail (part of Chinook Pass along the Pacific Crest Trail) in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
- Oyster Dome Trail (Bow, WA) ()
Hiking and nature photos taken August 16, 2021 along the Oyster Dome Trail, as part of the Pacific Northwest Trail, and at Taylor Shellfish Farms in Bow, Washington.
- Boulevard Park (Bellingham, WA) ()
Photos of Boulevard Park taken August 16, 2021 in Bellingham, Washington.
- Olympic Sculpture Park (Seattle, WA) ()
Photos taken August 15, 2021 at the Olympic Sculpture Park in downtown Seattle, Washington.
- Seattle Japanese Garden (Seattle, WA) ()
Photos taken Sunday, August 15, 2021 along the Washington Park Arboretum Loop Trail and at the Seattle Japanese Garden in Seattle, Washington.
- Foster Falls & Fiery Gizzard South (Sequatchie, TN) ()
Photos of Foster Falls and the Fiery Gizzard trail, via the South trailhead, in Sequatchie, Tennessee. Foster Falls is part of the South Cumberland State Park.