I can no longer deny the obvious: I am a giant nerd. This has become an inescapable conclusion since yesterday I began my Harry Potter movie marathon*. Going back and watching the first three movies, I have to say that I do find Michael Gambon to be a better Dumbledore than Richard Harris. I didn’t want to admit it, but it is true.
A few quick notes of projects on the horizon, should this nonsense of being unemployed and potentially homeless resolve itself in a timely manner. First, it is with great pleasure that I announce the unofficial resumption of the Nests of Disorder project. Joseph and I are kicking around some sounds and have, at least momentarily, hit upon the same magic we discovered the first time around. With any luck, the magic will persist, and hopefully I will end up in a place where I can spread my wings a bit and have the room to set up what little gear I have left, so that I can really get back into the swing of noise-making.
The other endeavor currently occupying my time is an expansion of the Sound Design Tools area of the Projects section of the site. I am in the process of uploading six years worth of field recordings. Some of these will be mirrored in SIGHUP’s fantastic Sounds Found project, and some of them are from my personal stash, as-of-yet not shared with the plebs truculenta. I’m not the FLAC fanatic that SIGHUP is, so I will be offering the files in WAV and MP3 format (I hate downloading something that I have to then convert to a usable format). It’s close to 2GB of recordings, so it might be a few days before everything is uploaded and the page is available. I’ll report back when all is available.
In the meantime, caveat emptor, motherfuckers.
* Oh, who am I kidding? I’ve been a giant nerd for as long as I care to remember. This is not even the nerdiest thing I’ve done in the last seven days.