I’m just putting the finishing touches on the last couple of tracks from Themes for Guitar and Voice – Volume 2. I should have the tracks finalized and uploaded sometime tomorrow or Wednesday.
In other news, I’ve just acquired a Line 6 X3 Pod the other night. It’s quite a change playing through either a Peavy practice amp or recording direct from the guitar, as I’ve never really been in a place where I could crank the volume high enough to get some of the extreme distortion and saturation from some of these models. It can record 24 bit/96k digital right to my soundcard, which is infinitely more high-tech than some of the methods I’ve been using to record for Guitar Themes. Speaking of which, I need to stop playing with the new toy and get this album finished.
I’m not sure if I’ll have it before the end of the year, but I do have a new instrument coming. It has twelve strings and will probably turn out to be bigger than my car.
12/28/2008 found through WWFTD
quidnunc : One who is curious to know everything that passes
Two weeks after Betty-June retired from her job at the Tresstaurant, the hairdressing quidnunc found herself returning daily to her former employ so she could catch up on the latest in scandals.
thaumaturgist: a performer of miracles ; especially : magician
As she circled the mall parking lot for the third time, Sandy wished she had a thaumaturgist on speed-dial who could conjure her up a parking spot somewhere in this zip code so she could get some last minute shopping done.
Frost* – “Falling Down”
Anubis Gate – “Andromeda Unchained”
Camel – “Flight of the Snow Goose (single edit)”
Deluge Grander – “Inaugural Bash (excerpt)”
The Third Ending – “Eleven”
Control Denied – “Cut Down”
The Watch – “The Border”
Jack Foster III – “Outbreak Monkey”
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – “The Curse of Baba Yaga/The Hut of Baba Yaga”
Tool – “h.”
3 – “My Divided Falling”
sequacious: easily influenced or led; servile; compliant
Albert left the Walkathalon in mid-lap to try and get himself a milkshake from the burger joint across the street, not realizing that half a dozen sequacious and/or thirsty fundraisers had followed him, deserting for some dessert.
I have half a dozen or so songs from 2000 to 2005 that I’ve been thinking about re-releasing. At this point, they exist as a series of mp3s uploaded to soundclick or last.fm, often with fictitious album names to go with them. There is a fairly wide range of styles on these tracks, and some of them are experimental to the point of being painful to listen to. The songs are out there and I don’t want to disown them, but would it be in my best interest to officially release them on a compilation?
I’ve created myspace pages for my two projects. I’ll add these to the side link bar as well.
Rewiring Genesis – “Anyway”
Pagan’s Mind – “Evolution Exceed”
Kansas – “Paradox”
Elfonía – “Aura”
Marillion – “Warm Wet Circles”
Cynic – “Adam’s Murmur”
IZZ – “Ancient Memory”
Lunatic Soul – “The New Beginning”
Dionysus– “Puppet Show”
Mörglbl – “Les Mécanismes du Temps”
Devin Townsend – “The Greys”
Agalloch – “A Celebration for the Death of Man”
Ayreon – “Eyes of Time/Brainwaves”
Eyestrings – “Groove Seven”
12/07/2008 found through WWFTD
apricate: To bask in the sun.
After learning of the phenomenon of midnight sun, Johnson booked a trip to Greenland so he could apricate for three days straight while gorging himself on halibut and reindeer meat.
Steven Wilson – “Harmony Korine”
Cherry Five – “The Swan Is A Murderer – Part 1”
Spock’s Beard – “Thoughts (Part II)”
Andromeda – “Worst Enemy”
Damon Shulman – “Scum”
Genesis – “White Mountain”
RC2 – “Coming Down Again”
Ark – “Absolute Zero”
Martyr – “Realms of Reverie”
Saga – “Sound Advice”
Enemy of the Sun – “Feel the Beating”