Monthly Archives: February 2014

Breaking the Pattern

I read something really interesting today, in a book by Philippa Perry, called “How to Stay Sane”.  It’s a very good read and full of interesting information and insights.  The particular piece that struck me was how we repeat patterns … Continue reading

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Some More Cubase Fun

Today, I decided to try adding some audio to the MIDI tracks I was getting used to working with, last time.  I came up with this little ditty.  Hope it amuses you.

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A Readjustment of Priorities

Today is the day that I began to do more of what makes me smile, while I am doing it and much less of what doesn’t. Here is a taste of the future.  I made this track this morning, while … Continue reading

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Verum in Consilium Quaerere

The title is in Latin.  It means, roughly, “Truth in Search Suggestions”. Google keeps track of what the majority of the population enters, when they type in a search term.  When you begin to type in your search terms, it … Continue reading

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Sometimes the Obvious Answer is the Easiest

Today, somebody on my timeline was looking for some software that could determine the key a song was in.  People chimed in with various suggestions and technologies.  Some even wanted to know why the key had to be known.  It … Continue reading

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It Isn’t True

The motivational gurus like to tell you that in this age of attention deficit and intense competition, where anybody and everybody is trying to market their own particular brand of uniqueness to everybody else, all you have to do to … Continue reading

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Re-Imagining Imagination

Artists are pretty good at imagining.  They often have very good imaginations.  However, have you ever stopped to wonder why some people don’t use their imaginations very much, if ever, or indeed if the imagination you do exercise is all … Continue reading

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There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards

I found this lesser known Blockheads track recently.  I hadn’t heard it before: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPvRsLWlDXw What a clever lyric!  Ian Dury is now sadly departed, but he sure knew how to bring life to song, through his choice of subject matter … Continue reading

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A Little Zealotry

If your creative work involves computers, I want you to consider this very seriously.  Like all recent converts, I’m a zealot.  If you have ever added up all the time you spend waiting on your hard drive to do its … Continue reading

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Spider Webs

I was watching a spider in his web, today.  An impressive, hard-working and clever creature, really.  He had, over the course of weeks and months, built himself an elaborate web, which of course he depends on for his survival, that … Continue reading

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