Summer Night
10:10 PM   Friday
June 26, 2009

Yes, it’s true. Twenty months later — MUSIC! No, I’m serious! Really!! Hear for yourself! …but don’t expect too much.

Maybe I can shake out the rust and produce something better in the weeks ahead.

What you say???
11:30 PM   Monday
June 22, 2009

Hmm. Well, after an epic battle with WordPress (not that epic… delete the /wordpress/ directory and reupload it…), the administrative section is working again! I have no idea how long it’s been down, but it’s meant that no one could comment, and I couldn’t post. I guess that shows you how attentive I am to my site right now!

I was going to save this until I was finished, but… perhaps this will force me to wrap it up, finally… I have written a track. (GASP!!) Yeah! Really! Although I’m afraid that now there will be these really high expectations for it. I’ll have it out hopefully within the week, but the real news is that my style, regardless of going into hiding for two years, hasn’t changed at all. Amazing. That could be a good or a bad thing, and that’s yet to be seen. The resulting track (working name “garden”) isn’t something I’m super proud of, and hell it may even… nah, will, disappoint my old fans. Both of you. But it’s music, and I’ve needed to write some for a while now. It could even result in more as I attempt to stop being so horrible and out-of-practice! Who knows?

I’m considering making posts about my coding adventures at work here in this blog. A lot of people have saved my ass at work by posting weird solutions or tricks they’ve discovered along the way, and I feel like I need to be giving back, so-to-speak. I’d probably talk a lot about NHibernate, Fluent NHibernate (<3!!), Tesseract, Tessnet2, and maybe some generics, Linq, and other stuff along those lines. I’m sure whatever I’d say wouldn’t be all that impressive to most people, but I just spent the last six months being a total n00b with these technologies and now that I’ve been through the grinder, I may have a few things to share. And I freaking love C#. So much.

World of Warcraft! What can I say… I still play. But ever since I got my [Reins of the Raven Lord] some months ago, I just haven’t had the same drive to play. That’s what I wanted, then I got it, and now the whole thing is so much more relaxed for me. It’s as if I beat the game. How did I beat an MMO? Mad skills, I guess! I should post all the videos I’ve recorded of my adventures throughout the years. I’ve seen some pretty wacky things.

Alright… that’s enough of that. I’ll have that track out soon. It’s actually done, I just need to make sure it’s REALLY done. =P

10:25 AM   Thursday
January 15, 2009

WTB partner in ryhme / inspiration KTHX
9:15 AM   Monday
January 5, 2009

Or shall I remain a solo artist? Once I start writing again in the first place? Hmm.

I was listening to some of my old collaborative work and I think it was really good. Would like to do that again…

Come to think of it, though, it’s highly unlikely that anyone will see this post. It’s weird, I still get a pretty hefty amount of traffic, but I don’t know where it’s coming from or why anyone would bother to come here. No new music in over a year, no other redeeming content… very confusing.

I’m not dead yet! I don’t want to go on the cart!
1:10 AM   Friday
December 19, 2008

See title! It’s the truth. My life is still kicked into high-gear right now as I juggle the multitude of demands on my time: work, a new place of residence, the girlfriend-person Cat, World of Warcraft (not so much these days), and miscellaneous things that seem to fill in the elusive leftover “spare time.”

That’s not so much fun to read about, is it? Every couple of months, ol’ jerky here writes another post about how damn busy he is and how he’ll “try” to write some more tracks at some point. 2007 goes by with three, count ‘em, three tracks. 2008 goes by with NONE. Pretty pathetic. I have no excuse — my life probably isn’t any more jam-packed than anyone else’s. If I really made time for it, I could be composing several a month. But I’m not making time for it.

I definitely do miss it. It’s fun to finish one, give it a name, upload it, listen to it over and over again to make sure it’s as perfect as it’s going to get… then find a minor flaw no one else will notice and have to do all that over again, but I digress. I liked being able to say that I write music and not have to back it up a notch and add that “well, I did… it’s been over a year though…” Yuck.

Well, how about this: I’ve got Reason 4, a brand new office, and a fresh install of XP. I’ve also got a pretty good deal of inspiration. The problem is TIME. Got none of that stuff. And I need it so I can get a better understanding of Reason 4 (they changed a lot) and stop being rusty in general. Hah, jeez, when I do finally write again — and I will — it’s going to be… interesting!

10:07 AM   Wednesday
November 5, 2008

Looks like America is ready fix itself!

4:40 PM   Tuesday
October 28, 2008

“London’s iconic red buses could be plastered with the slogan “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life,” in an atheist advertising campaign responding to a set of Christian ads.”

Movin’ on up…
12:56 AM   Sunday
June 1, 2008

Oh hey, check it out. Another post from ComradeF about how he isn’t making music for some reason or another. Surprise.

Yeah, well, it’s the truth. Music’s not on my mind right now. Just don’t feel the need to write any! What is on my mind is moving. I found a new job and am going to move a bit closer to the office so my commute doesn’t suck (I hate driving and the public transit in Dallas is waaaay gross). I’ve been cruising around all sorts of realty sites to find that perfect place to call home. At least for a year or something. ;) Maybe once that’s settled, I dunno, that could inspire me. No promises though — it could also just make me busy as hell.

And so, in closing… Obama ’08!
1:40 AM   Friday
March 7, 2008 is, if nothing else, very fun to use.

K, that’s it.

Pssst. Hey! World!
9:15 PM   Wednesday
March 5, 2008

A great deal of Americans actually do give a damn about what the rest of the world thinks of us. Half of this country apologized when Bush got his “mandate from the people” by getting a 51% win in 2004. Then, of course, we cried for ourselves because while Bush may be a laugh riot for you, we suffer the consequences.

Anyway, in the spirit of giving a damn, I caucused for Obama last night. Took three hours. I want to know what the hell the Democratic Party here in Texas could have possibly been thinking when they designed this horrible system (which basically disenfranchises us and makes us vote twice if we want our votes to mean anything). Maybe it’ll be addressed after that debacle. But yeah, go Obama. Because it really is TIME.