We Can't Rewind, We've Gone Too Far… 4

I spent the better part of the weekend working on a promotional video for 80s Invasion. At this point I’m probably 50% finished with it. This project is one of the more complex multi-track audio / video edits that I have done to date; I have 20 cascading audio tracks (one for each song segment) ...

Grumpy Tube Rant 2

During the paleolithic period, primitive man made tools out of stone and everything “electronic” used vacuum tubes. We’re talking all those ancient computers, televisions, radios, audio amplifiers, spacecraft and so on. Vacuum tubes were everywhere and you could find a tube tester in pretty much every grocery store, along with a stock of tubes in ...

Brrr!

This morning we awoke to discover it was quite chilly in the house. Attempts to adjust the thermostat were unsuccessful and we decided to call in a service technician to diagnose and (hopefully) fix the problem. Our furnace is probably 25 or 30 years old. We know someday we’ll have to replace it but are ...

Tapping Instrument Search

It’s been well over a year and I still haven’t landed a good tapping instrument. My top choices would either be a newish Chapman Stick (with the adjustable tailpiece) or a Warr Guitar. I’ve played a Warr Guitar on and off lately, and it’s fabulous. I can’t seem to get the owner to part with ...

Welding Class #2 1

Last night I finished up my take-home project in welding class. My original idea for incorporating smaller design elements proved difficult to accomplish. I just haven’t developed the skill to make those tiny welds. So instead I went in a slightly different direction and made a couple of arguably pointless (but fun) doodads. As expected, ...

Welding Class #1 2

Last night was the first meeting of my MIG welding class, which continues through Thursday. I had a great time making my first welds and within an hour it seemed pretty natural to me. My friend Bill and I decided to enroll in the same class, so we’re learning together and will soon (dramatic pause) ...

In-Ear Monitors

Over the course of the past few weeks I’ve been playing a lot of shows with various bands. Maybe it’s my recent birthday, but lately I’ve been especially aware of the overall stage volume and the need to have better monitors. And so I have put some effort into ensuring the best balance of what ...

45

Well, have successfully completed forty five trips around the sun. We celebrated last night with wonderful friends and family, and it was great to see everyone. Many thanks for the kind wishes and silly cards. I hope the next forty five years are even more fun.

Urf. Root Canal.

Lame. My tootheache is now officially gone. It’s been replaced by a general pain in my entire head. Root canals suck.

Ack. My toof huts.

Dang. Something has been bugging one of my teeth for the past week and I am starting to really have a hard time ignoring it. Good thing my dentist is available to see me today. Meh.