Chris Randall: Musician, Writer, User Interface Designer, Inventor, Photographer, Complainer. Not necessarily in that order.
 

Archives: August 2006


August 11, 2006

Distro...

by Chris Randall
 

Okay, this is gonna come out of left field, but I haven't had to do this in a while. It seems that our label has outgrown its current distributor, so I'm in the market for a new one. The last time we went shopping for a distro deal was in 1997, and the music industry was a much different beast.


So, anyone have any good/bad stories about distributors, and thoughts one what a good one would be for our catalog? While the majority of the Posi catalog is, of course, SMG stuff, SMG has ceased to exist, and our current and upcoming crop of releases is all downtempo, melodic electronica, dub, and Nick Cave/Tom Waits style modern... uh... whatever that is. Blues? Something. Thoughts? (And no one-stops, please. We already have a one-stop deal, and that works about as good as you'd think.)


 
August 11, 2006

Diamond Dave, The Gift That Keeps On Giving...

by Chris Randall
 

So, if you read the comments of the last post, you know that Adam Jay got another voicemail, wherein the entire country of Belize has been disgraced, and is a "very serious matter." That's funny enough. But naturally, there's more.


I took my wife to the dentist this morning, and when I got back, I was rewarded with five "internets" from Dave. Here they are, in folio form, since I dig the whole "stream of consciousness" thing:


IM CALLING LAWERS


NOT AFTER Gearslutz

IM AFTER ADAMJAY

he is messing up your web page


look folks just need to lay off me.
I don't know anyone in here.
they don't know me.
yes im mad my lawyer got the info.
I want is peace just keep diamond studio off you web.
I think there playing word games
if Adam keeps up I will be forced to protect my company.
just like you would in yours.
im not breaking any laws just trying to keep my good hard working name..
let just keep a clean word or chat.
I want peace.
message from my lawyers
PLEASE TAKE ALL MESSAGE OFF OF DIAMOND STUDIO LTD. IF NOT WE WILL CONTACT MSN NETWORKS TO WORK SOMETHING OUT.
WEB PAGES CAN DO HARM TO OTHERS IN ANGER OR DAMAGES TO OTHER COMPANIES
WE WANT PEACE WITH THIS COMPANY AND ITS NOT YOU WERE AFTER YOUR COMPANY BUT THOSE WHO TREAT HARM IN DIAMOND STUDIO LTD.WE HAVE RIGHTS JUST LIKE YOU.


http://www.analogindustries.com/

IS GOING TO MSN


ok now I just heard my voice message on yaw page

funny but true

listen to it and see if im joking

adamjay is going to be in big trouble


Dave, since you're obviously reading this, let me help you out a little bit here: if you post something in the de facto public domain (e.g. YouTube) you give implied consent for it to be "shared." In case you're not aware, your idiotic representation of yourself in said public arenas was what engendered this whole thing in the first place.


"To make a long story short" there's an easy solution to all of this: stop being such a fucking idiot. I know that sounds harder than it is, but just put down the webcam. Seriously. You're only hurting yourself. I'm trying to help, here.


Some other quick tips: my "internets" have nothing whatsoever to do with MSN; I'm not sure where you got that idea. And the "Prime Minister Of Belize City?" Last I checked, Belize City had a mayor, so I'm not entirely sure you're barking up the right tree there. I think you might be confusing "prime minister" with "coke dealer." Just a thought.


UPDATE: Shit. I didn't notice the six other messages that were in my spam filter. Apparently, I have two hours. Until what, I'm not sure. If this site is replaced with an MSN domain parking notice at 1:13pm PST, I guess we'll know.


UPDATE 2 Okay, I'm starting to get bored with this. It's fun to poke someone who can't take a joke, but you can make fun of a retard all you want, and at the end of the day, he's still a retard. This just came in:


now you have crossed the line
now your messing with me but I got bigger plain for a bully.
its called well open your door see who calling you.
maybe its ohhhhhh the law.
stop messing with me last chance bully.


Ironically, I'm usually the one sticking up for the little guy, trying to keep 'em from falling prey to parasites like this. So, there you have it. I've gone too far.


 
August 11, 2006

Diamond Dave is, in actual fact, The Real Thing...

by Chris Randall
 

So there was a thread on Gearslutz that kind of went concurrently with the Diamond Dave shit we were rockin' here earlier. It was in good fun. In actual fact, it was a bit kinder than our conversation here, because to the best of my recollection, they didn't call Diamond Dave a fucktard, like, 25 times.


The creator (and main motivator) of the Gearslutz thread was our good friend Adam Jay, who has graced these very pages several times with his excellent kit. Long story short, Diamond Dave got wind of the thread, and wrote Jules (the operator of Gearslutz) with all kinds of drama. Jules, not being very fond of drama, just removed the thread, which is expedient, but not much fun. However, I'm my own ISP, and could give two shits, and love drama to boot.


Diamond Dave made what some would construe as a mistake by calling Mr. Jay. When greeted by voice mail, he left a 10 minute message, wherein he told Mr. Jay that while he could wear a shirt that says "I'm A Pirate," that didn't mean he was one. Also, his father is an Airborn Ranger (retired), his mother is FBI (retired), his brother isn't happy, he might sue Gearslutz, and he is the Real Thing, among many other excellent tidbits.


The only possible thing that could make this better would be if Adam found a way to make a recording of his voice mail so he could share this with us, right? Oh, wait. he did. Enjoy.


 
August 9, 2006

Monolake Deathstar

by Chris Randall
 



Apologies if you're already hip to this, but I just found out about it, which makes it almost like it's new. This is Robert Henke's new MIDI contoller. It will be for controlling Live and Max/MSP when Robert is performing as Monolake. A whole slew of pics on his site, and some info here. Suffice to say, it is pretty much the end-all-be-all of Ableton Live controllers. Dig the RGB LEDs. While I'm not a Live user, I could become one if I had one of these bad boys as a steering wheel. Fuggeddaboudit.

 
August 8, 2006

Done and done...

by Chris Randall
 

Okay, we're finished with the guitar overdubs, and I'm sending Miguel packing back to Chicago tomorrow, so we'll be returning to our regularly scheduled programming/fucktards/HCGP/etc. here in a short while. Sorry for the interruptus maximus over the last three weeks, but it is summer, after all. You guys should really have, like, a life and stuff.
 

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