Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Camping With Grand Kids

While the lake mountain weather is gorgeous, I'm gonna grab Jennie and go camping with Kathy and the grand kids.


Saturday, August 09, 2014

01X and Facebook

Am disconnecting the 4416 [digital router] from 01X and jacking strait FireWire from both 01X and MOTIF.XS to LogicPro9 > the easy, strait forward way to dive into familiarity in order to bang out a new song. Where as this is my blog I will express a few details that I forego posting to Facebook which I am very close to fully disconnecting.

First, perhaps you think to yourself, he's a musician and recording artist and he's talking about disconnecting from Facebook? I thought social media was a publicly known component to marketing yourself online. But, that's really not true. Sure, perhaps you may sell a few more CD's or downloads based on the zillions of users you "Friended" but it was never about that for me; but I think there was a moment when I felt that mattered. For me now, Facebook was an opportunity presenting itself to me. 1)A place where grabbing copies of photos of family and friends without needing to get a hold of them, or take their photo or ask for copies of photos they showed me at their house. So this feature of Facebook interested me from the beginning. 2)Once creating my recording group on Facebook, it quickly grew into an additional musical playroom for me, with peers who work at the professional level that I do. Of course there are thousands of users who are in fact learning or trying to, or they bought equipment and have not learned how to use any of it > same for musical instruments. [again] Of Course, none of this has to do with writing a song OR already having a song to record. So grabbing family & friends photos and being useful and helpful to anyone in the recording groups; which now this is about 8,000 users. So, yes. Less than 1% of all users online sharing something about their interest or sharing a story with regards to their recording project, less than 1% of them are really doing it; or certainly have the ability to do so. In my personal 01X group there are five (5) users who are the real deal; I am 1 (one) of those 5 (five) >>grin<<

My late father & step-mother who passed 4 days apart, has certainly focused my lenses with regards to creativity, direction and production. I try to remain 24/7 in a mode where I am simply waiting for opportunity to present itself to me. This is a very powerful and successful space to live in. I have my sadness for obvious reasons, but I was gifted with sadness for the sake of music. I have always desired to write love ballads with the intention to write, create and record a song that emotionally rips your heart out and throws it across the street. I have always loved listening to somebody's song that does that exact thing to me. It's very inspiring; it's haunting.

My physical life is very good and is a blend of usual arthritis, aches & pains, temporary mobility conditions and toss in some 60 hour screaming headaches to frost the cake. But [again] none of this has to do with hearing songs in my head, or writing a song from scratch or recording any of that material.

Anyhow, I said what I said and now I'm gonna go reroute three (3) pieces of gear and bang out this song. I think you'll really like it, because I really like it. It's not my song and I like getting excited to record another artists song; and I have some big surprises for the author when they hear my version!


Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Times They Are A Changin'

Nothing about me is required or needs to be said > Stay the course.