Personal

Lack of updates

Posted on January 20, 2010

I’m still here, I’ve just been Tweeting more than blogging lately. Schedules have been hectic. I just realized I posted studio photos everywhere but here. I should probably have posted them. Since I had it build we had a freeze over the winter that flooded it. Insurance is covering the damages but it has been out of commission since mid-December. The last of the repairs should finish up this Friday and I will hopefully be moving equipment out from storage and back in this weekend.
I’ve been contemplating redesigning this site and also moving the blog from Movable Type to WordPress. After building a couple of WordPress sites for people I’ve seen a lot of handy features that seem to be lacking in Movable Type. Perhaps I’ll move stuff over in the next month or so, depending on what kind of time I have.

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Live, Personal

Can I sleep now?

Posted on November 16, 2009

No one ever told me this Thomas the train shit was so expensive.
Just blew a bunch of money at Toys R’ Us for holiday gifts. If people want to get Dres gifts for the holidays, get him some size 3T thick winter clothes. He has enough toys coming.
I saw a really loud-ass metal band in NYC last week. I think my eardrums are still recovering. Guitar player had 4 guitar cabs going in a venue about the size of the Lion’s Lair. Here’s their myspace for those who are interested. All instrumentals, just drums and guitar but they kicked serious ass at the show. One of their songs was 40 minutes long. Very rock. I’m digging on the song “Deep in the Caves” at the moment. They were the middle slot band. The headliner was a NY band that I didn’t like as much. Later in the week I had a $300+ steak dinner at Peter Luger’s in Brooklyn that was paid for by a client. It was my second time eating there, still the best steak I’ve ever had. Even though we had 6:30PM reservations we didn’t get our table until about 9PM. Of course, I see JJ Abrams walk in and schmoozed with the staff and get a table right away. Fucker. Flying back this time was not as painful because I avoided getting completely smashed the night before, unlike my trip out in September. I did find a cool new spot for some great Japanese bar food. It’s called Hagi and they are only open after 5PM and it’s in a little basement next to another Japanese restaurant. We had to wait about an hour to get in but we killed some time at a Irish pub down the street. Oh man, the food was great. Takoyaki, teriyaki squid, sweet fatty pork, fried chicken gizzard, wasabi flavored octopus…my friend and I had about 12 dishes between the two of us. In the next table over from us were a group of five Japanese girls with two gaijin boys doing sake shots all night for someone’s birthday. They were pretty entertaining by the end of the evening.
There are times when I miss New York. I miss my friends and the amazing things you can do there, I don’t miss living there everyday though and putting up with the bullshit.

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Advice for the creative folk

Featured, Music

Advice for the creative folk

Posted on November 06, 2009

Some advice for those of you engaged in creative endeavours. Courtesy of Ignore Everybody by Hugh MacLeod.

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Studio photos

Featured, Music

Studio photos

Posted on November 01, 2009

Finally got around to uploading some photos of the studio. Most of the summer was spent doing the construction. There are still some items left like sound treatment and equipment upgrades. For those in the know, the Mackie board does not touch the recording signal path, it’s strictly there for live and composition. Recording all goes through some nicer pre-amps.

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Politics

Net Neutrality

Posted on October 23, 2009

McCain just introduced a bill to the Senate to block Net Neutrality, conveniently named the ““Internet Freedom Act“. Apparently, an uncensored internet is a Marxist plot!

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lauren

The Tubes

Ralph Lauren bad photoshopping

Posted on October 09, 2009

As if people didn’t have enough issues with the body image already Ralph Lauren’s latest ad campaign employed some blatant Photoshopping to make the model appear skinnier.

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News

Glory of the Singles

Posted on October 08, 2009

D’ has a guitar performance on the song “Sailing” appearing on K Phanie’s upcoming debut EP Glory of the Singles. It will be released on October 20th.

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Glory of the Singles

Music

Glory of the Singles

Posted on October 07, 2009

For those of you near Vancouver, my friend K Phanie is releasing her first EP, “Glory Of The Singles” on October 20th.

She’s a very talented up and coming singer/songwriter that I had the pleasure to collaborate with on one song off her EP.

You can see the CD release party details here

If you can’t attend the release party, you should still pick up the EP when it comes out.

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Religion and Philosophy

You need it, you want it but why?

Posted on September 13, 2009

Your “live” TV isn’t as live as they’d like you to believe. It’s pre-staged, scripted and packaged for easy consumption. Even reality TV isn’t real, it’s just another simulacrum. Clever editing and camera work turn the truth into a sanitized censored version of itself.
It disgusts me that people are so easily manipulated these days. Every moment delivered to you has a insidious monetary motivation behind it, every blip is revenue driven. Even today when nearly anyone can create something unique of their own they still subscribe to the drivel that’s force fed by the dinosaurs of the past.
Choice has been replaced by the illusion of choice. It appears that most do not know the difference. Those who do are possibly feeling too apathetic to care.
It’s not real punk rock if it’s brought to you by Capital One Bank.

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Personal

Thursday

Posted on September 03, 2009

Jolene is still recovering from the flu. She seems to be getting better but it still feeling crappy and hasn’t slept all night. Her doctor assures us that she is no longer contagious so I’ve released her from quarantine.
Thanks for the well wishes, we appreciate it.
Thankfully Dresden and I are not infected. Jolene has spent the day bleaching and disinfecting. Little guy has missed his Mommy I think, he’s been stuck hanging out with me all week.
The final building inspection for the studio is tonight! Fingers crossed that we pass. If we get the sign off I’ll be spending tomorrow hauling all of my gear from the temporary space into the new area. Unhooking all of that audio gear is a painful time-consuming task.

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