1999-09-27 The Farm: page2 (from the archives)

Part of a series of posts from my old website archives. Enjoy!

[page 2] what’s important to me.

Creating a monster

It’s been a while since I spoke online. I know. I have times where some of my muses grow silent, and occasionally other muses speak up after their turn with silence. Most of my time of late has been spent doing other things on my computer. I’m working on a song which I’m kinda proud of. The style is my version of old-school dance-techno with a dark “monster mash” spin. Kinda humorous.

I got the itch to write music about a week or so ago, and this time, instead of cutting and pasting sound files together in Cool Edit, I decided to go online and look into some serious software multitrack programs. Most I found were lame, but a few I’ve found shine through. I’m giving them a spin, and we’ll see how it all works out. When my song is finished (and when I feel good about releasing it), I’ll post it on [mp3.com] and I’ll tell you where it is so you can check it out whenever you like. (If you want, I could tell you when it’s posted.)

I’ve also started doing some image editing as a gift for some friends. I’ve decided that last year’s Renfest pictures needed some good old-fashioned touching up. Most of the pictures I took last year were pretty good, but I’ll be damned if there weren’t mundanes in almost every picture! Clone brush be my friend…. A few images will provide short work of removing the mundanes from the frame, but others will take a little more time. No big deal, though.

Speaking of Renfest, I’m gearing-up to go to this year’s festivities. Me and my large, large group of friends are going this year on the weekend before Halloween, October 22, 23, 24, and 25, and just about all of that will be a blissful repeat of last year’s drunken orgy of a good time, with (hopefully) less rain, dammit!

I’m making lists of what I need to do / get / pack beforehand so when we leave, which is exactly four weeks away, I’ll be plenty prepared to camp and have a good time. Due to the preparations, my big-assed-doohickey-of-a-website project I’ve mentioned will be on the back burner for a while. No loss, to be sure. As our motto goes: I’ll do (such-and-such) … AFTER RENFEST!

So, now, the urgency for a real job has hit me hard. Gotta have money to go to Renfest, see?

We’ll see how it goes.

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