Doing the EP Thing

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I’m finally going to do it. I’m going to self-produce, self-record and self-mix an EP of my music. … At least that’s what I’m telling myself. After seeing friends and clients go through the process over the past few years, I’ve found myself digging into the vault of “finished” and W.I.P. music and getting visions of releasing it – officially. …

2012 “Discoveries”

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My third “annual” discoveries post is finally here! It was odd, in that I’ve been thinking about this for the past month – not obsessively or anything like that. I found myself almost dreading “drudging” through the music I’d downloaded as I couldn’t really think of any key albums or bands that really stood head-and-shoulders above the rest. Once I …

Incubator Improvements

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I’ve been a little lax in updates on the Incubator. A LOT has gone on since the last post I tossed up with a photo-diary of running Cat 5e cable out to the “Incubator”. The first of a couple of projects I’ve been working on was getting better lighting out there. The previous owner had used the structure as a …

Say “No” to Stock Responses

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Over the past few days, I’ve been able to kind of sit on the proverbial “other side” of the boss’s desk. Instead of me pounding the pavement and knocking on doors offering my wares, I’ve been (the “boss”) entertaining requests from around the world to consider the merits of others’ creations. It’s been enlightening to see the variety of approaches …