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by Silencio
Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: General Music Chat
Topic: ProTools or MOTU - that is the question
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

Learning ProTools is not easier than learning DP in my experience. Digital Performer will give you much, much better MIDI control than ProTools. while giving you what I've found to be an equal flexibility in editing audio. Also, you won't get better-than-828 converters on an mBox. I was a MOTU user ...
by Silencio
Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Local Band Chat
Topic: Live Recording Anyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 2874

Sorry for the confusion.... I'm not "signed..." I am self-employed making music for advertising (jingles), songs for special events, scoring for TV and radio, some general audio production, sound design and Foley... I even have some clients I do VO for. My point was that making a living by making mu...
by Silencio
Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Local Band Chat
Topic: Live Recording Anyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 2874

You basically can slap 'employee' on your forehead once that happens. Yeah, how horrible... to be employed doing what you always dreamed of. Man, I hope that never happens to me... Oh, wait, it already did. For that recording, did you run your own mics, or did you create a submix off the FOH or the...
by Silencio
Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: General Life Chat
Topic: Lincoln Museum closing in June
Replies: 11
Views: 1357

I think there is a perception that there is too much risk by just teaching the truth. Parents will get up in arms, teachers are gonna lose jobs, etc... But I don't think that ignorance automatically means that history will repeat itself. All this information is available to anyone using an internet...
by Silencio
Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: General Life Chat
Topic: Lincoln Museum closing in June
Replies: 11
Views: 1357

America has never cared about history, save for a handful of Civil War buffs or the Lincoln freaks who have written 2,500 biographies of him. We care only for novelty, for what's next, for tomorrow, when the sun'll com up and it's only a day away. Also, you sneer at Hollywood as if we could trust so...
by Silencio
Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: General Life Chat
Topic: There is a large disturbance in the universe today...
Replies: 6
Views: 1426

Slashdot seems to be the only source so far. My brush with not-quite-fame: I almost went to work for him back in 1979 or 1980 or so, when Lisa and I were first married... they were looking for a writer who could digest the geek version of D&D into something regular folks might understand and play. T...
by Silencio
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: General Life Chat
Topic: Books you are reading or have recently read...?
Replies: 23
Views: 2811

deek - It's awesome, isn't it? I got a lot of my persistent ideas about the purpose of art from Gardner... that stuff really resonated with me.

He also taught me to describe art and music that doesn't illuminate but merely narrates as "dreary," and I thank him for that. :D
by Silencio
Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: General Music Chat
Topic: I'm So Metal. . .
Replies: 9
Views: 2710

My wife and I are both so metal, we didn't get married... we were alloyed.
by Silencio
Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Local Band Chat
Topic: Why cancel the blues jam when...
Replies: 21
Views: 6969

1734 High Street, in the no-man's land bounded by Spring and Leesburg... you could probably spit from Deer Park and hit it. I got dragged in there by a collaborator who was an aficionado of dives... back in those days, we used to joke that we should give a writing credit to Jack Daniels. A&O, Shady ...
by Silencio
Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Local Band Chat
Topic: Why cancel the blues jam when...
Replies: 21
Views: 6969

You've never been to the A&O? And sat in that one special front booth, and watched as the neon "Beer" sign gets projected through your glass like a camera lens, so a tiny, miniature "Beer" sign floats on your table? And you call yourselves hipsters. :D If attendance is poor at the MidCity Blues Jam,...
by Silencio
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: General Life Chat
Topic: Every geek's paycheck even further in danger. . .
Replies: 11
Views: 1865

With Signature Mac next door to Guitar Center, my credit card is suddenly producing a strange, audible hum.
by Silencio
Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Local Band Chat
Topic: WHATTAYA THINK OF OUR NEW CD ARTWORK? - VIEW IT HERE!
Replies: 25
Views: 8319

It's okay. But I really like the original cover much, much better.
by Silencio
Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: General Life Chat
Topic: Interesting Quote
Replies: 18
Views: 3137

This thread already contains too many words.
by Silencio
Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Local Band Chat
Topic: i have to say...
Replies: 10
Views: 2282

Mark Magdich of Brother sang a new project for me last week and just perfectly nailed that classic rock tone. His pitch and phrasing are dead nuts, and he's got rock swagger to spare. I haven't heard the band, but if the rest of them are as good as Mark, they must destroy all monsters. He tells me t...
by Silencio
Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: General Life Chat
Topic: Interesting Quote
Replies: 18
Views: 3137

The Western idea that Zen consists of passive detachment and a resulting freedom from both pain and passion is not only an impossible ideal, it's wrong. David Brazier's excellent book The Feeling Buddha does a fine job of explaining how Lisa and I have came to understand Zen in our practice, long be...