First new tune is in the wild, YouTube channel is set up, live rig creation is a work in process, selecting tunes from the back catalogue (as well as a couple of noobs) to work up to being giggable. So it’s a shame I’ve just ran out of time to do anything.
My day job comes in lumps - it’s not atypical to have zero clients one week and three the next. Having achieved all the above during the last trough it’s slightly frustrating to have a big peak all of a sudden (although good for the bank balance) but at least the music deployment pipeline is up and running again. Next free moment will be pure creativity as opposed to setup and faffing.
Meantime, I guess I’ll get used to one-thumb phone blogging on the tube. I miss my guitar.
Currently listening to "Heaven" - Pumarosa.
Currently reading "The City in the Middle of the Night" - Charlie Jane Anders.
Posted Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
I’ve been hoarding gear for twenty years and have completely run out of space. For the next few months I’m going to be chucking some odds and sods on eBay. The occasional guitar, some synths, a shed load of FX pedals and a couple of slices of Looptron history...
End of days for Daredevil
Marvel and Netflix have rammed the billy club of cancellation through Daredevil’s skull. This is no bad thing.
Made a little timelapse film using my iPhone and the top deck of a surprisingly empty 207 bus from Shepherd's Bush to Acton. I'm teaching myself Final Cut Pro using my typical "learn by doing” method. As such, I have discovered my default approach to editing video is the same as playing the guitar. USE ALL THE PLUGINS.
Sell your eyeballs direct!
Radioactive Love (Rig Mk2 Demo)
New(ish) song, first successful(ish) run through on a rainy Tuesday lunchtime. Ableton is doing patch switching in Guitar Rig AND the loop triggers as part of the scene changes so only one pedal is required to drive this. It's the future people.
FFS. Google have now started putting banners in Inbox (my mail app of choice) to remind everyone that they're killing Inbox next March, something I'd be studiously ignoring since they announced it back in September. I actually wish they hadn’t told me at all because my OCD will be spending the next 6 months evaluating Inbox replacements and rebuilding my "workflow" in them (which mainly consists of repeatedly snoozing mails until I HAVE to deal with them) before I inevitably give up and just revert to using Gmail like they want me to.
Twenty years ago today.
It had been fifteen years seen the hero beat up his father so badly the old man died from his wounds. Fifteen years since we watched a group of terrorists enlist the help of the Care Bears to slaughter thousands of unwitting civil servants and proceed to overthrow the closest thing to a strong and stable government the galaxy had seen in millenia.