iPod Redux

With the passing of my dear, beloved 30GB iPod last night I had a chance to tear her open and have a look at her guts. Unplugging the battery and hard drive and re-connecting them was a last-ditch effort to resuscitate the old girl, as that apparently sometime works. Didn't for me and she officially … [Read more…]

Damn It, Got Hooked Again

A couple years back, I swore off of network television. I decided that, once Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel ran their course, I’d never again watch any new network shows on a regular basis. There were a number of reasons: the piss poor quality of the shows, the endless commercials, annoying product placement, starting … [Read more…]

A Change Of Lifestyle

When I was cleaning my bathroom two weeks ago, I discovered my scale under the counter. I’d placed it there many, many months ago during a previous cleaning to get it out of the way, and there it’s sat, dejected and forgotten, ever since. So, I stepped on said scale for the first time in … [Read more…]

A Fair Trade-Off?

My mood hasn't been so great lately, pretty damn depressed actually. Between job woes, out of control emotions, and a melange of other things that have beset me, I've been pretty down in the dumps lately. As a side-effect, however, I've been much more creative (musically) than I have in a long time. Before the … [Read more…]

New Track: The Wrong Muse

Okay, so I went back to the basic four-on-the-floor techno stuff here. I gotta write what comes out, not wat I want to write. Besides, I don’t mind the four-kick stuff so much anyway. This is another one of those kinda personal tracks, though the messages aren’t so subliminal this time (but still rather veiled.) … [Read more…]

Back To Work

Well, I finally got back to work today. It's temporary and part-time, but at least it's something. It should give me enough work to keep the bills paid and still leave me enough time to continue looking for something more permanent, as well as pursue my recreational creative activities. As a nice side effect, it's … [Read more…]

Joining The Current Century

Well, I've finally rid myself of my one little bit of luddism. I've broken down and gotten a cel phone. Not sure what motivated me to finally do so, but I've done it nonetheless. I'm not a big phone person, I mostly hate talking on the phone, so I've never really seen the use for … [Read more…]

New Track: I Don’t Mind (Yes I Do)

This is breaking completely free of the usual over-structured four-kick techno stuff I usually do. I’ve been experimenting a lot with alternate grooves and random sound generation, and here’s the first result. It’s pretty much 7+ minutes of shifting textures and subliminal messages. Download (128k MP3) here: I Don’t Mind (Yes I Do)

Taking Stock

I'll finally be getting back to work next Tuesday with a contract job. It's at a company I've contracted with several times already, so there's no real surprises in store and should last "several months" according to the client. Mind you, last time I worked for them it was supposed to last several months and … [Read more…]

New Track: Recurring Themes

This was an attempt to finally break free of my usual four-on-the-floor techno stuff. Less minimal and more abrasive than usual, and a bit random. Still thumping though, it just doesn’t go “boom-tsk-boom-tsk” the whole time. :) Download (128k MP3) here: Recurring Themes

New Track: Diverging Paths

This song was heavily influenced by the current events of my life, and, as such, is one of the more personal songs I’ve ever done. Not much more to say, really. The usual minimal techno style with a little added vocoded vocals for something new. Download (128k MP3) here: Diverging Paths

Another Rest In Peace Post

So, I just found out that Denis D'Amour ("Piggy") of the band VoiVod died from colon cancer last Friday. Damn. One of the most unique and inventive (and woefully under-appreciated) guitarists out there. The band may have had it's ups and downs and stylistic mis-steps over the years, but Piggy always had a style all … [Read more…]