timE is a melody

recently in the studio (not spacejunk )  and currently being more of a musician,   and in particular back hitting drums ... usually in some organised fashion- organised by the brain and some grey matter bucket brigade- messages relayed , to instruct muscles to pull levers that instigate motion, and result in an impact- a stick/ a mallet... strikes a surface... cymbal/ batter head... a resonant cavity beneath explodes or just..( if covered in cloth).. thumps..... and a trigger makes a circuit- sample leaves a speaker-  all at once or in singular fashion

....there's a pattern to it all, and the pattern can be learnt and enjoyed and played repeatedly.... just the same as a harmonic melody,  its mantric, memorable, hypnotic,  it makes us move...

BUT also the RATE at which it progesses , a rate that can and should sometimes be Variable , this TOO  is a MELODY  to be learnt and enjoyed and played  -

timE is a melody

   .. and  i love it

i am addicted to th challenge of chasing tempo maps, and finding th line alongside/between groups of instruments that have their own tempo melody.       learn it.

learn it just like a chorus hook or refrain- or one off poem-

then do it- play it- make it sound as tho it all was born of the same moment, same impulse, same wave....

it's a zen thing... it's a belief...

its addictive .

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something for everyone.....

a thought for the thoughtless, a wire for the wireless, a care for the careless, .... couldn't care less...

a coal for the blackness, a hole for the chatlist, a snare for the snare head...  a beater for the beaten bread..

a plug for the plughole, no button for the button hole, smoke for the smoke stack,  rope for the roofrack,

lust for th lustless, a list for the listless, sing thru the singlets, a set for the setlist, a song for the songless...

two wrongs for the wrongless,  to the right of the righteous.... it's on the left, on top of the topless...

under the underdog, a fire for the fearless, a cure for the illness, a strength for the weakness.....

see here is something for everyone




interestingly,  a while back i invented something for myself i call telepsychoserendipathy, its the art of leading others to 'accidentally find something good, while they THINk they're not specifically searching for it-      ----- while the concept is well worn, the true proponents of the art are thin on the ground, i personally wander from student to master, case dependant , and perhaps sometimes weather dependant too.........

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th year of the timElord ......... 2 0 1 2 open for (sound) biz

thursdays are saturdays this february, so timE today to reflect on the first few weeks back in th 'junk with th junk that makes all the stuff we lovE.....    still in love with the Empirical Labs Fatso, and using it last in the chain on nearly everything, either active, 'spanking' or just doing its ridiculously fast hi hi end 'de- ess' smoothing-  its the perfect positive counter to the negatives of the digital domain we nearly always have as our DAW destination now and forevermore.......  i wonder whether many others have had time and inclination to fully explore this brilliant machine, and use it enough to experience the cumulative effect of its harmonic colour and ANALOGUE- ness         which reminds me how POSITIVE i am about digital overall, loving the functionality of Logic Pro (now a $200 app???????????????????£™¢∞§¶•ªº–≠‘“πøˆ¨¥©ƒ©˙ )   and the sound of Lavry Blue AD and DA.    THIS  begs the question again, "just how dumbed down or brilliantly fixed up will LOGIC X be???????? "-               if it goes the way of the former, then i am OFFICIALLY calling all magic geeks who build software daw's,     to design and supply a one off prototype for this bandit and Spacejunk III that is MINE..................... save us from the "update or be deleted" treadmill that the machine and software makers have us all running daily, for ever. 

      ..........muse=        knowing the ultimately divergent ways of my mind, the daily use of the common man's tools doesnt really threaten one's creative originality..... BUT starting work daily with th same app available for peanuts to every Mac owner on th planet still feels a tad uncomfortably NOT special.     

................. muse again=     with th slow demise of large studios and shrinking of recording budgets, what are the new realities of musicians and artists being able to experience both time and relationships and self correction and improvement in groups or large numbers??? and ........... where and when does the "net" get turned off to lessen distraction, promote originality and style, feed the dreamers and lose the fast fix merchants? 

did i say??- i LIKE sansamp- the classic with dipswitches and the original rackmount PSA 1-

i LIKE the new VXT-8 monitors KRK sent me to try in lieu of the tired old V8's-

i LIKE old Princeton Amps

i LOVE my Yamaha Electone Organ which is so much more-  couldnt quite drive to Dural to nab one on ebay for $1.50 tho.... still with 2 spares in the wings thru friends we are safe?

i like a wet summer mostly- tho not for those who suffer from floods and trouble-

i like the trees, it hurts when one sees them hacked down-

apparently i have allowed tress to flourish that are in fact weeds-

who says?

i need a new drawers cabinet for my microphones, now that a "minor "flood has been averted in the spacejunk  "laundry' drum room, with so much packed up in haste- so many beloved toys have no home-

the tree's make the drawers that i need,  thats a dilemma-     

i LIKE to hang things on hooks


(note to self- provide pictures here )

-  and,


why are drums so noisy?


they hurt



May madness

tricks discovered:
 1/ record the Mohave M200 thru Empirical LABS FATSO with EVERY  BUTTON engaged and EVERY LED active-  on EVERYTHING-
 2/ cheap Bardl PZM Boundary mic ON TOP SKIN  of SNARE drum- what a sound.........        
 3/ drum room sound of th year thus far- Audio OM7 dynamics rear end pointing on axis to snare drum - L and R- thru FATSO in same EVERYTHING FLASHING MODE-
boost OPPOSITE frequencies on TOFT channel eq L and R