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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2008, 05:51:44 PM »
I started this topic, and intended to post some of my own plans and goals, but never got around to it.  So then, an incomplete list, with both Hypnos stuff and personal stuff.  During 2008 I hope to:

> release at least one new Hypnos (or HSS or Binary or other related) project per month
> release more new projects total in 2008 than any prior year
> finish the Binary compilation
> finish the Echoes of Polyhymnia compilation (though Lena will be doing almost all the work)
> launch the Binary Explorer Series sub-label (limited edition version of Binary)
> take Binary in more of a minimal techno, IDM, modern electronica, glitch direction with several new releases
> release our first video DVD "Vapors and Magnetism" and plan several more
> expand the Hypnos store's list of offerings by at least double
> launch our new offshoot store by mid-year -- to be called SoundSwim
> start selling downloadable products including FLAC and MP3
> expand the distribution of Hypnos and associated labels into some new outlets
> record some new music with my wife
> read The Silmarillion finally
> go skiing at least a few more times than I did in 2007
> complete a "mountain century" (100 mile mountain bike trail race) or at least a half-century
> feel (and look) better and healthier than at any time since I was 25
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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2008, 06:54:47 PM »
That's a hellava lot of things to accomplish this year Mike.
I think the most challenging will be to complete The Silmarillion!  :o

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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2008, 07:05:38 PM »
That's a hellava lot of things to accomplish this year Mike.
I think the most challenging will be to complete The Silmarillion!  :o

Heh heh... I've been intending to read The Silmarillion for more than 25 years so I figure, this is a good time to do it.  Right now i'm listening to the full, unabridged audiobook versions of Lord of the Rings, and think that will be a good lead-in to reading The Silmarillion, and then Children of Hurin.

I was going to add a bunch of other stuff to my list, but figured I wouldn't include each and every upcoming Hypnos & Binary release as individual plans and goals.  Those are already listed on the "Upcoming Releases" list, so I left them off here.
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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2008, 08:43:33 AM »
I've read the Silmarillion 2 or 3 times, but it's been at least a decade since I last tackled it.   It's rough going at the beginning, but starts to get a bit more coherent the further you get into it.   It's intended to somewhat be the ancient history and myths surrounding middle earth - so part of the writing that way is intentional (and partially just due to being unfinished...).

I just started Children of Hurin.
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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2008, 10:16:36 AM »
Nothing brings an interesting topic to a screeching halt like the discussion of geeky books.
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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2008, 10:21:51 AM »
Well - getting us away from geeky books.   Heidi's told me my Valentine's day present is a new sound card - so I just need to pick one and buy it.  :)

(ummm - not that I normally get a Valentine's Day present (at least something that expensive!).. but she's giving me a bit of a kick start to get back in the studio and start writing again.   :) )
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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2008, 11:33:59 AM »
That Heidi...what a FABULOUS woman you've got yourself, John!
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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2008, 12:07:49 PM »
Here I go!
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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2008, 09:55:36 AM »
Wayne... good luck tonight!

If I'm reading that tiny poster right.. you've got a gig at 6:00... :)
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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2008, 10:20:45 AM »
Yep. Its a benefit for the Behome Institute.  A local organization for homeless mothers. 
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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #30 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. :)
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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2008, 10:05:06 AM »

Get the Infraction vinyl series in full swing
Improve the house, sell the house, & get another that comfortably fits my wife and I and our little 8 mo. old girl
Start running again
Take an overdue vacation outside of Ohio.  3 years of anesthesia school with little time off, has made me extremely dull.  That's a fact.

Get caught up on the backlog of things to listen to.

I think that's it for now - seems semi-achievable.

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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2008, 04:11:05 PM »

Get the Infraction vinyl series in full swing
Improve the house, sell the house, & get another that comfortably fits my wife and I and our little 8 mo. old girl
Start running again
Take an overdue vacation outside of Ohio.  3 years of anesthesia school with little time off, has made me extremely dull.  That's a fact.

Get caught up on the backlog of things to listen to.

I think that's it for now - seems semi-achievable.


The vinyl move is an interesting one, Jason. Will that be for a different style of music than we are used to from Infraction?

Good luck with your plans !
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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2008, 04:25:18 PM »
There has been the separation of Databoem and DataObscura on the horizon for me. Taking a while still because Dennis in Holland doesn't have his new Databloem store ready. I'm pleased with my new Dataobscura / Blue oasis site though.

Looking to put some great releases out this year. A new Kwook is almost ready, and a new Nunc Stans is just around the corner ... its full of vast frozen expanses. Great stuff.

I will start work on a new Lammergeyer project very soon.

I've been moving my studio into a nice bright big room ... slowed everything down for me, but is now looking super functional.

Planning to do a number of house renovations in the spring ... looking forwad to it. I'm a practical guy.

And planning a big european trip in early summer. We live in Canada, but my wife was brought up in Germany, and I'm English. So always great to go back when we can.

That's what comes to mind.


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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2008, 01:07:22 PM »
1. Finish reading Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles (2nd read-through...12 years after first reading them. hehe)
2. Get a track released on a compilation album.
3. Pay off my last 2 credit cards.

All completely doable...as long as I stay focused.  :)

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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2008, 02:38:16 PM »
An on-going what to do this year list.  It's not the list, it's how you work it, right?

1:  Still no speeding tickets.  I paid the on from December, now I have to take a driving class.

2:  The stress test.  They found a blip, so they did a second one with nuclear imaging.  I had no problems with the test, didn't even breath heavily.  The blip is still there(something is different wht the BPM increases).  I'll find out more on 2/18.  I did get really sick from the isotope marker they injected in my blood stream.  I don't see how anyone can take chem/radiation.  I have an entirely new respect for any one on that treatment.

3:  Working on MP3 disc #9.
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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2008, 09:24:11 PM »
I've been moving my studio into a nice bright big room ... slowed everything down for me, but is now looking super functional.

Well when you finish the move please post pictures in the studo thread.  :D

As for me, still looking for work. Am hopeful as their are some great jobs that I applied for out there. Other then that hopping to release two solo CDs this year and some other stuff as well.  ;D
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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2008, 12:54:41 AM »
Get a job. The rest I will think about once I can pay the bills. :(

Goal number one for 2008 has been achieved I am happy to say. I was officially hired today by my old alma mater. I am now a "recording technician" for the music department at UCLA. What that means is I am one of two guys who records all the concerts and recitals that occur in the music building.  :) Its only part-time but I found out that I might be able to make up extra hours by doing audio work for other departments, and their is the possibility that it might become full-time in the future. Another very rare bonus these days is it comes with full benefits.

Thanks to everyone who wished me well, and also to those who helped me out last December by taking some of my gear off my hands when I really needed the help.

Now, I think the next step is to start losing some weight.  ;D
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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2008, 04:23:44 AM »
Get a job. The rest I will think about once I can pay the bills. :(

Goal number one for 2008 has been achieved I am happy to say. I was officially hired today by my old alma mater. I am now a "recording technician" for the music department at UCLA. What that means is I am one of two guys who records all the concerts and recitals that occur in the music building.  :) Its only part-time but I found out that I might be able to make up extra hours by doing audio work for other departments, and their is the possibility that it might become full-time in the future. Another very rare bonus these days is it comes with full benefits.

Thanks to everyone who wished me well, and also to those who helped me out last December by taking some of my gear off my hands when I really needed the help.

Now, I think the next step is to start losing some weight.  ;D

Congrats loren, sounds like a great job. 8)

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Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2008, 05:22:44 AM »
Fantastic news on the job.   You can't beat full benefits with a stick. :)
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