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Monday, August 25, 2003

Dog Days and Summer Lethargy

It's that time of August when the summer heat catches up with everybody and makes us all lethargic. Perhaps this is why, from a marketing standpoint, you don't announce new products in August...

Sunday, August 17, 2003

Announcing the Distaster news service, releasing the sights, sounds and secrets of Distaster artists, including Radio:Tahiti and the individual projects of Jon Lester.

New recording is happening now. Short on machines, I am using a demo copy of PC Drummer for some of the backbeats, and since the demo has no "save" function I simply run a cable out to a tape deck and figure I can work from there. For all the computers I have, none are top level PC's of our time, so I really don't have true multitrack capability, but do have a Win95 machine running Goldwave and a very basic multitrack program by the same author, Multiquence. I'm not sure how well it will work but I think I can work around issues of synching my .wav files.

For other instruments I have recently acquired a MIDI keyboard made by Nintendo, of all companies, apparently as a piano teaching tool developed in tandem with The Software Works. Quite a period piece and a nice score. I also have a Yamaha MIDI box that basically is MIDI-in and stereo out, with a large number of instruments available. We'll see how it works out.

This is all for the one all-new project coming out late this year under my own name and the working album title "33." It's been a slow trip from A to B getting this off the ground but now things are moving. More to come...

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