It was Gay Pride weekend here in the Emerald City. I didn’t realize that until this afternoon when I took the kids out to eat downtown, and ran into the obstacle that was the Gay Pride Parade. After I saw the kids safely off with their ride home, I hit up some friends and wound up paying an exorbitant cover to get into the happening gay bar in the neighborhood. The good news is that my friends are cheap and shifty, so we were drinking tailgate style at someone’s car, instead of paying for drinks in the bar. The bad news is that I’m far too drunk, now, to be productive.

I’m going over the submissions for the Mental Hygiene League release, and trying to determine a proper order for the tracklist. We’ve got the cover art done, the one-page history done and now I’m just hacking out the tracklist and the accompanying one-page for that. Then the project will be finished.

I also got a sound file from Joseph today. If everything goes according to plan, this will be the second track for the new Nests of Disorder album. I’m using this tentative collaboration as an excuse to invest in the Zoom H2. I need a better method for capturing field recordings than my current hodge podge of miniDisc and microcassette recorders.


Random update

Finished mastering my submission to the Of Places and Moments compilation. Turned out a little better than I anticipated – even though I stuck with a relatively familiar deep ambient style.

I haven’t been invited out to play live in a few months, and I have a stock of Controlled Dissonance CDs that are collecting dust here in the apartment. I may have another Controlled Dissonance Giveaway Contest, similar to the one that I had when I released Thoughts Made of Sound; Sounds Made of Hell. If I opt for such an endeavor, you’ll find details here.

My contract with AT&T is up, so it’s time to ditch the old Blackberry and move into the 21st century. I’m definitely going with an Android phone, but I haven’t made up my mind which I want. The Droid has a terribly reviewed camera, and is huge, but I’m not sure that I’m ready for a touchscreen keyboard. I have until the end of the month to figure it out, so…

Until then, etc. etc.

Project in Progress: Of Places and Moments

Of Places and Moments is a celebration of the art of field recordings. Tracks to be included will utilize recordings from the Sounds Found Project. The recordings can be mangled, manipulated, abused or violated beyond recognition, so long as some audio source in the track is taken from one of the available recordings.

Submissions will be accepted until the deadline of July 31st August 14th. Click the Contact link on the right for more information.