22
Jul

Day 137 / Ending Somewhere

I had to think fast because by the time I left work last night it was already 11pm.  I decided on my drive home to do a little backburner project.  I have two unfinished tracks from previous Monome Community Remix Projects.  So, I decided to finally finish my MCRP V5 track no matter how it […]

19
Jul

Day 134 / Yesterdays Monome Fodder

Yesterday I made the mistake of over-recording our jam with the monome.  We used as our sample a song I composed for my music box on Day 110.  I basically pressed record and my buddy Jeff and I went to town on the monome.  Two hours later I had a lot to sift through.  So […]

5
Jul

Day 120 / Prep, prep, prep

Today I decided upon the song I will attempt to animate to for my dry-erase animation.  It’s a song that my buddy Brian Keegan wrote.  Keegan is a lyrical wizard in my opinion.  He does mostly hip hop but this song was part of a collection of songs he did with my buddy Tony under […]

3
Jul

Day 117 / Jesse La Tour – Fullerton’s Soldier of Culture

Doing these interviews with people are interesting for me because it really becomes a confidence issue.  Jesse La Tour is a person that I’ve been interested in for awhile now but he’s also someone who I hardly know.  So approaching him was truly the challenge.  Luckily, he appreciates creativity and was wonderful to talk to. Jesse […]

24
Jun

Day 109 / Urban Ore

Jenny, June and I got breakfast this morning and decided rather than head into the city we’d stay in Berkeley all day instead.  It was a beautiful day.  We stopped at our favorite place in Berkeley, Urban Ore.   Urban Ore is a giant warehouse and outer yard filled to capacity with stuff.  All sorts […]

22
Jun

Day 106 / Morro Bay At Night

So, I’m posting a couple of these late because our hotel in Morro Bay didn’t have internet.  The day pretty much consisted of Jenny and I running around the house either watching after June or making sure everything we needed was packed.  We didn’t actually head out onto the road until about Noon.  Once we […]

19
Jun

Day 104 / More Work On My Remix

This evening I decided to continue work on my song for the latest MCRP (Monome Community Remix Project).  We had some friends over for drinks so I didn’t get started on this one until pretty late.   I was hoping to finish the track but unfortunately my session wasn’t as inspiring as two days ago (Day […]

17
Jun

Day 102 / Why Monome = Magic

This evening I decided to finally put some effort into my song for the latest Monome Community Remix Project.  The deadline is fast approaching and I haven’t put enough focus towards it.  This one is the seventh of the remix projects and the theme of this one is toys.  Everyone uploaded a sample of a […]

14
Jun

Day 099 / Machine Mixing

So, before leaving for work I grabbed my two contact mics.  It’s been awhile since I’ve done a contact mic post.   I knew before coming into the office that for my creative endeavor I wanted to record the sound of all of the decks that we have in the machine room.  The machine room […]

5
Jun

Day 090 / New Module!

I finally got a chance to test out the new module tonight.  It’s called the Rotating Clock Divider.  It’s such a simple concept it’s surprising it took so long for the design to come to light.  Basically it does exactly what it says. It takes a clock and divides it.  There are plenty of other […]

28
May

Day 082 / Meet The Soundlab

I’m posting this one late because last night I was up past 2 am playing with this guy.  This is my Soundlab.  Before I had the modular I built this.  It’s actually a kit that you can buy and build yourself from this website.   I love my soundlab.  I have a special place in […]

23
May

Day 077 / Collage Song #001

No work today!  I spent my saturday with the family.  Jenny had some relatives who were visiting from Wisconson so we spent most of the day with them at the beach.  That was nice.  It was something that Jenny and I have been needing for a while now.  Plus, June was loving it as well. […]

19
May

Day 073 / A Sampling Of Past Patches

So unfortunately pulling another all-nighter tonight at the office.  I think this should be the last one.  I’m getting there.  I’ve refrained from talking about what I’m working on here but it’s really not a big deal to mention.  For the past three weeks I have been involved in intensive late night editing for Toy […]

18
May

Day 072 / My Favorite Recording

The busy days continue.  This evening I worked the Prince of Persia premiere as an editor.  Working premiere’s is always a stressful experience because tapes come in minute by minute and you have to cut something together for a satellite feed later that night.  So, I ended the night pretty much sapped of all energy. […]

15
May

Day 069 / Getting Somewhere

Well, I am finally getting somewhere with my song for the last Monome Community Remix Project.  I think the next time I sit down with this track I will be ready to start arranging.  I feel like I have enough material to play with now. I would love to let you listen to it all but […]

12
May

Day 66 / Beginning Somewhere

For most of the day I felt pretty aimless.  I kept getting caught up in little details in the piece I’m editing at work.  There’s this thing in editing called a Franken-bite.  It basically means, you have an interview with someone and they don’t quite say what you need them to say in order to […]

5
May

Day 059 / Vocal Manipulation

This is why I love the monome.  I have been in crunch time for the past two weeks at work.  I spent the night last night at the office and then went home early today to get some rest before coming back this evening.  In other words, I’m busy.  I haven’t devoted hardly any time […]

3
May

Day 057 / Freedom of Choice

Today was a great day!  I left for work around 11:30am and halfway there I get a phone call from my buddy Justin.  It turned out that he was in town for the weekend and looking for something to do.  So I played a little hooky and made a detour into downtown LA to pick […]

2
May

Day 056 / The Holy Trinity of the Jam Night

HaHa! I didn’t go to work today.  No, no I spent most of the day the way I like to take it.  Breakfast out with Jenny and the baby, Nap, Hang out in the backyard.   We bought a tree today. At the end of the night I invited over to the studio the two guys […]

29
Apr

Day 053 / Creepy Editing House

Well, it was another late night at the office.  So, I was forced once again to do my creative thing there.  I decided to do another evil symmetry post.  I guess it’s becoming a series now.  Though I think my evil hotel photos were a bit more creepy I still think some of these images […]

28
Apr

Day 052 / Garden Hose Stereo Delay

I really wasn’t sure what I was going to do tonight.  An hour before work ended I walked around the place and gathered up random junk to perhaps try my hand at junkbot building but I had a feeling that I probably wasn’t quite ready for that yet.  Then suddenly I remembered a concept that […]

20
Apr

Day 044 / Evil Hotel Symmetry

Hotels are creepy.  Especially the chain hotels because they are all made to look alike.  And I don’t get the idea behind the carpet design.  My hotel this evening reminded me a little of “The Shining” so for my creative thing today I decided to snap some pictures and take the symmetry of the place […]

17
Apr

Day 041 / Atypical Gage

This is Gage.  He is a co-worker of mine.  I feel that I can safely say that he is not like you or me.  No, Gage is different.  He can’t really be typecast or labelled.  If there was any word to describe him then it would be “random” because he is always saying something completely […]

10
Apr

Day 034 / Contact Mic Chaos

I was joined by a group of friends, Jeff and Wendy and Matty and Diane, for this evenings creative thing.  It was a fun night.  I decided I was going to do something similar to my first contact mic post except this time I’d take it outside to the streets.  Feel free to press play […]

5
Apr

Day 029 / Impromptu Jam

Jeff came over for a little impromptu jam session tonight.   In the past, it has been a regular friday night thing with a small group of friends but due to the many things going on in all of our lives it’s been awhile since the last one. Tonight was surprisingly satisfying because it was my […]