Monthly Archives: March 2011
I consider myself, pretentiously, an international citizen. I speak a couple of languages and I’m learning another. That, coupled with travel has made me aware of what I call the “Treachery of English”. Why is technology so inherently English? In the futuristic TV show Firefly, everyone speaks the only two languages that are left – […]
Finally. Music is saved.
When I was young, I would program the VCR for my family home. I don’t think this was a rare occurrence. Most kids I know were better than their parents at it. They were old and didn’t understand how these new machines work. Years later, I realised that I didn’t know how to tune a […]
First two days involved just running through the songs and getting them down. We did almost everything to a click track, to make it easier to add drums, bass, or whatever else later. We worked at Adrian’s home studio in Rose Bay. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Walk around […]
Today I will start making a third album of songs I’ve written. I am going to blog about it. If you’ve ever wondered what people do to prepare for an album, then I can tell you sometimes it’s a lot. My last record was rehearsed intensely, and had a clear vision going in. This time […]
Open source, open platforms, closed ecosystems – seems these terms have been bandied about A LOT of late. They are very technical terms, and very important causes, with plenty of pros and cons on both sides. But what about outside of the technical world? For the music fan, the movie fan, the culturalist – where […]
Some people say computers are a waste of time. And they really, really are. – In 2009, I had a job where my computer was very slow. But also, we were trying to be green (ta, Trish), so we did the right thing and we turned off our computers every night (including monitors). So one […]