Saturday, August 13, 2005

This is a skunkape. Presumably a type of bigfoot. In Florida.

This is me dressed up as Butter's alter ego, Professor Chaos, last year for Halloween.

This is us with our friends Nick and Sarah, and Ken and Jessica, enjoying the Lights of the Ozarks last year. You can't see Ken because I'm pretty sure he's taking the photo. Nick is leaning out behind me, and Sarah is right between Beth and Jessica. Sarah and Jessica are both wearing very stylish scarves.

This is my incredibly cute wife.

This is me enjoying a very good iced mocha at the Broadway Cafe in Kansas City. My wife and I went to KC for our anniversary back in late June.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

So, I spent a good part of yesterday evening recording From The Secret Laboratory by Lee Scratch Perry, and The Dub Factor, by Black Uhuru, and converting the results to MP3s. It's tedious, but ultimately I want to convert my entire record collection (it's pretty massive), or at least the electronic music bits, into MP3 format. Next I'm working on Experryments at the Grass Roots of Dub, by Lee Scratch Perry. I love dub.

On a related note, been trying to wrap my head around Ableton Live 5.0. If you haven't gotten a demo of the program, I highly recommend that you do so. If you're at all interested in making music on your computer. Those guys at Ableton make it remarkably easy. And fun. Addictive, even. What's really cool and exciting about the latest version is the sophisticated way that it can automagically beatmatch two different MP3 tracks. It's pretty cool. I haven't gotten it to work 100% of the time, but it does work.

Expect some very strange Dub Beyond Dub type experimental mix sometime soon, with tons of delay and sweeping phase effects. And then I need to finish up a few of my other projects.

Monday, August 08, 2005

A few links today.

First of all, ever seen an octopus eat a shark? Want to? Go here. Warning, Real Media.

Second, here's a picture of a bunch of bouncy balls that some people let loose on a hill in San Fransisco. Cool. I want to do that, only with pianos.

Finally, although I'm sure it comes as no surprise to Ken, with his almost encyclopedic knowledge of Marvel comics, but I was not aware that Marvel made a thinly disguised version of DC Comics' Justice League of America, called the Squadron Supreme. Very interesting, if you're into geeky type stuff. Like comic books.