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Everything and Nothing / Re: Your first Recording ever?
« on: February 04, 2008, 07:16:30 AM »
1979, FSU, MUS 356 (electronic music), Moog 900 series synthesizer (a monster).  No telling what happened to all those tapes.  It was alot of fun.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Vinyl
« on: February 03, 2008, 06:42:47 AM »
Went to the flea market in Tallahassee yesterday.  My wife got a very, very new looking, kept in plastic cover, copy of the soundtrack for "A Fistful of Dollars" for $2.  The second side is one 13 minute track of combined themes from the movie.

I think I'm going to get a turntable.

Everything and Nothing / Re: What should a small record label do?
« on: January 31, 2008, 11:29:02 AM »
No, mgriffin, you are not coming off as whiny.  Every disc you have for sale that is on this site for free is not going to be sold by you! 

Everything and Nothing / Re: Your MySpace experiences ?
« on: January 30, 2008, 02:05:29 PM »
You know how many girls solicit my dog?

Everything and Nothing / Re: Your MySpace experiences ?
« on: January 30, 2008, 10:38:05 AM »
Interesting place, that Myspace.  Suicide Girls Rock!  I just don't want my wife finding them as one of my friends! :D
The funniest one I have seen, read and communicated with is a Steven Spielberg myspace.  He has been in trouble for doing it, and even though he clearly states that he is NOT Steven, just a fan site, he still get messages of people trying to audition or submit screenplays.  I wrote the guy and asked if people really thought it was him, saying "that's like all those people who actually think theirs votes count on the American Idolatry show."  SO I got this comment back from him I had to keep.  From Steven Spielberg (with his picture next to it) "You won't believe the e-mail I get."  It just looks funny.  My dog Ringo has a Myspace page, and he has quite a few friends for never actually loggin on.  The reasons I did it was 1:  so that my top friend would be my dog Ringo and 2: so that I could figure out if messages, comments, and other things I try to send out actually work.  You'ld be suprised how many pets have Myspace pages. His is

I do consider it a great place for networking.  I got my first and so far only gig through it.  I have met up with local musicians that I would never have known existed without it.  It also good to meet up with people from all over the world that have the same opinion and are working towards the same goals.

Also, check out Virb ( the same, but different.  Not nearly as saturated.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Vinyl
« on: January 29, 2008, 11:43:55 AM »
Probably why not too many people are jumping at these 5 hour Oenyaw discs, huh?!?! :D

Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: January 27, 2008, 06:37:28 AM »
My wife and I went out and was There Will Be Blood last night.  Magnolia is one of my all time favorites, and Paul Thomas Anderson has done another film that qualifies as a masterwork.  There Will Be Blood is one of those movies that a half hour or so into it, I said "this is great".  The construction of the time period on film was flawless.  The music was unbelievable, no... perfect, no kidding.  Kind of like very early Tangerine Dream meets Ligeti.  I will be getting the soundtrack CD today.  I heard it was compared to the music of Planet of the Apes.  In the light that Jerry Goldsmith in POTA made a orchestrated music sound electronic, so did this one.  But the performance of Daniel Day Lewis is nothing less than spectacular.  I don't want to critisize anyone else here, but he makes every other actor look like an amature.  The ending of the movie borders on surreal.  Don't miss this one.  I'll admit, I tend to over exagurate on movie quality at times, but this one is a true work of art.

Of the other three best picture nominees, I haven't seen Juno, Michael Clayton or Atonement yet.  My predictions so far are...Juno is the indie that will win a screenplay award, Atonement wasn't nominated for best director and the only movie to ever get best picture with out a best direcetor nomination was Driving Miss Daisy, I need to see Michael Clayton before I say no, and Tilda Swinton is a babe, but I think it will be either No Country for Old Men or There Will Be Blood.  They both left me speechless.  The only sure things between the two is that No Country for Old Men had better editing and There Will Be Blood had a better soundtrack.  Javier Barden gets my best supporting actor nod, while Daniel Day Lewis gets the best actor.   

I aslo saw the trailer for Peresopolis on my night out.  Looks like an incredibly creative animation work, but I don't know if I could sit through the entire film.  Any one who has seen this one, please comment.

Everything and Nothing / Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« on: January 26, 2008, 10:56:59 AM »
I have had a cold all week.  I was just begining to feel better.  I didn't know I'd be playing out side last night.  Frozen fingers, stuffy head, ill-prepared.  It was like painting blindfolded.  First gig since the mid 1990's, first gig as Oenyaw.  One electical outlet, one extension chord, one surge protector to plug my amp and surge protector for all of my effects.  Scary.  Brought back many memories.

All-in-all, a very pleasurable experience.  I love playing live, and can't wait to do it again. :)

Everything and Nothing / Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« on: January 25, 2008, 10:20:45 AM »
Yep. Its a benefit for the Behome Institute.  A local organization for homeless mothers. 

Everything and Nothing / Re: Vinyl
« on: January 21, 2008, 08:08:54 AM »
Wendy Carlos wrote that vinyl could never have the dynamic or frequency range of a cd.  I tend to agree.  I also have to admit that my ears aren't as good as they were in 1972.  The only problem I have with vinyl is that after listening to cds for years now, I can't handle the sound of a diamond needle scraping across a vinyl platter.  Oddly enough, I do still expect a few pops when I listen to King Crimson "Islands".  The worst thing about a vinlyl release is postage.  My first band did an album on vinyl and spent all of our money having it shipped to us from the printer (of which, there were'nt nearly as many vinyl printers in 1988 as there are cd printers today).  Anyone want a Gothic Playground lp?  I've still got a case or two in my closet.

Quicksilver.... wow.  I have a German import of "Happy Trails" on cd.  Sounds great.  Much better than the 8-track.  (had to throw that one in :D)

If any of you are looking for old albums, check antique stores and estate sales.  I found a mint copy of Walter Carlos "Swithed on Bach" a few years ago.  I get them mainly for the covers.  Led Zeppelin's forth, Ringo Starr "Goodnight Vienna."  I was estatic when I found a copy of Chicago at Carnigie Hall with all of the posters.  One album of the four was missing, so they let me have it for $10!

I recently got Led Zeppelin III and Doobie Brothers "Toulouse Street" on cd in little tiny album covers.  I've actually got all the King Crimson up through "Red" in those.  Cute, but not the same.

If digital downloads do become the way to purchase music in the future, than the artwork, liner notes, ect, will sadly become a thing of the past, as well as Phil Austin put it, the memory of having to get up and turn "Don't Crush That Dwarf" over to hear the second side.

As for me and nostalgic sounds, I still have a stereo from 1972 in my closet that I keep debating to hook up to see if that "sound" is still there.  I'll let you know.

Everything and Nothing / Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« on: January 17, 2008, 12:07:49 PM »
Here I go!

Everything and Nothing / Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« on: January 08, 2008, 03:34:57 PM »
To quote Daniel Day Lewis's charecter in The Last of The Mohicans..."Stay Alive!"
The cardiac stress test is in three weeks.  Van Halen and Salmon Rushdie in February.
I think I have a gig next Friday.  I have two discs ready for the copyright registration routine.

New Years Resolution...Obey traffic laws, no more speeding tickets.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: January 08, 2008, 03:30:18 PM »
Lost Highway...hmmm
I wrote a spoiler for that one once.... "After murdering his wife, a man sells his soul to the devil so he can go bowling."

A few people I know considered it pornography.  After reading a few of the interviews with Lynch, cast and crew, I feel as confused as everyone else.  And after seeing Mulholland Drive, I am truly convinced that David Lynch considers Hollywood to be the entrance to Hell.

I find it hard to believe the same man did The Straight Story.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 08, 2008, 07:03:31 AM »
If I win the lottery, or retire and sell the farm, that looks like a wonderful place to spend a few years!
Thanks much for the link!

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 07, 2008, 06:42:15 AM »
It's a sitar.  I took lessons for 8 months.  My dog Cleo loves it when I play, but I don't consider myself good enough on it to perform or record.  I love the music although.  Some day I'll get a Sarod, that's what I really want.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 03, 2008, 03:16:17 PM »
Well, there is a poster of Dean Martin on the opposite wall.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: January 03, 2008, 11:37:02 AM »
I saw "No Country for Old Men" over the weekend.  My pic for picture of the year.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 03, 2008, 11:34:59 AM »
The world of Oenyaw

Detail of effects

Instruments closer

The recording device

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