Progress On The Solo Album

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Uhm… There hasn’t been any. 🙁

But I have good reason. Work has kept me fairly busy.

I had recorded bits and pieces of a few songs, but realized I was still a little lost on the new digital recording software I’m now using, Presonus’s Studio One. It’s not that different from the old tried and true Adode Audition 1.5 I’ve been using for the last, oh eight years, but it has a ton of features that weren’t even invented yet when AA 1.5 was new.

I have to change the crank shaft seal on one of the cars today. But after that, I think I’ve got enough of a handle on the new software to start recording.

PS. The Presonus FireStudio Project (or “precious” as the Sonic-Mate calls it given the way I fawn over it) is an awesome interface! Audio signal is vrey clean! Can’t recommend it enough!!!


Puting My Money Where My Mouth Is

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On Friday, I did something I’ve been meaning to do for quite some time. I gave a donation to KFCF / KPFA Pacifica Radio.

What, don’t you call them “Communist Radio”?

Yes I do.

The views and political editorials aired on the Pacifica stations is far left at its mildest, and completely lunatic at its boldest! But, I am a firm believer in free speech, and absolutely support their right to have their opinions heard, even if, in my view, they are sometime 100% wrong and insanely nutty!

My pledge was a small donation; business is slowing down and I can’t afford to give much out of my wallet. But it felt really good doing it. And it’s worth it. They have some very interesting book reviews and chats with the authors. Plus, they also air various Congressional hearings in their entirety, something no other commercial radio station would ever be able to do. That alone, to me, is worth the cost of the donation.