Time can really get away from you, when you stop paying attention. We’re already three weeks into September, and I have no idea where it went. Potentially good news on the job front, but I’m not getting my hopes up until I see some ink on paper. Been down this road too many times the last few years.

What strikes me as funny this morning is the predictability of my site stats. The last six months have been relatively flat, in terms of average visitors, with the same five sites contributing virtually the same number of click-throughs each month. It’s mildly comforting that I can count on these visits. It does appear, though, that word of the recently revived Sound Design Tools has spread. My bandwidth usage is way up compared to earlier this month.

Spent some time last night working on a Controlled Dissonance track for the new compilation project. I haven’t really been much inspired to make noise lately. I’m loathe to pull out any hardware, because it’s such a pain in the ass in my tiny bedroom. But I’m also sick of just taking sound sources I find on my computer and beating them to death with VST effects. And that’s why I’m trying some new techniques. I had a short and very minimal live performance that I’d recorded a few months ago. Over that I’m layering some tracks that have been culled from a sample performance on my old SH-101, databent and then processed acoustically with cassettes, stereo mics and a snare drum (snare drum distortion for the win!). It turned out to be a pretty decent bed of sound that I now have to pull together with something. It may not be my best work, but I feel that I’m pushing my boundaries a little bit and that is refreshing.

What I would really like to do is find out what has been sapping me of all my energy lately. If I can figure that out, I might be able to turn this thing around and get myself rolling. I need to score a short film and have that finished before November, so I can concentrate on NaNoWriMo.

Until then, etc. etc.

Author: john ingram

This iteration of John Ingram was created in response to increased demand in global John Ingramness. Previous incarnations were less suited to fulfill this need.

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