Friday, February 19, 2010

March 2010 Already Here

Seems like yesterday when I was only 7 years old. Life was much simpler and I had a wonderful childhood. My parents were married 53 years before mom passed. So, I had both my parents my entire life, including many years of my adult life.

Anyhow, I've got a lot of irons in the fire right now. Of course, it's important to me to accomplish things which hopefully secure making some of my dreams come true. To assist me in that process I am again listening to Tony Robbins, Personal Power II, now for the 3rd time. It's really great inserting a CD and hearing Tony again. So that's my motivational program right now.

It appears some people on the Internet don't approve of my new method of managing online drama and personality profiling. Whether it be facebook, myspace, paltalk or some other TCP/IP chat client, I have grown to a new place in my life. Life is short and regardless of how much happiness you have, you never can get enough. I am sick of people who are literally freaking out about their lives, and If you mention something about it, then they in turn disrespect you in kind. Whether it be drama or these insideous posts of profanity, consider yourself history. I won't tolerate it. I don't have to tolerate it and losing your online friendship (whatever that was) won't cause me to lose any sleep if you up and disappear out of my life. Mind you, most of you (so far) have removed yourselves from my friending. Meaning, I have not befriended anyone, or removed or banned anybody from any of my accounts. So, consider your little acts of immaturity your own doing.

Meanwhile, I am beginning to dabble with drum programming. The MOTIF_XS takes a little more work than I initially expected whereas it's a music workstation. But still, the end results are satisfying. Better yet, connecting my Korg_i3 to my XS renders instant, very cool, arranger automation. The Korg_i3 and MOTIF_XS are both nuclear_MIDI machines, so they pair well together.

Still, I am saving to buy Drum Core 3 which is an astounding virtual synth tool for creating solid, dynamic drum tracks in a pinch. Very easy to use and the drums sound top notch. You can mix and match using samples and/or MIDI so there is lots of flexibility.

The new 12-string guitar is a pleasure to play and it's good to be spending more time playing guitar than I use Paltalk. That's a good switch IMHO.

My tailbone is still bothering me enough that sitting isn't the most enjoyable thing to do. So, recording music has slowed down quite a bit. Luckily, I bought the right gear that allows me a lot of flexibility. And always the option of coming back to projects at a later date with total recall.

Spring seems like its already here. I look forward to more outdoorsy, walking, exercise and bicycling now that warmer weather is here.