Archives: August 2007
To top it all off, I'm supposed to be on vacation. When you work at home, the word takes on a new meaning, of course. I was supposed to not be working on music or Audio Damage stuff, but I can't help it. Real vacation starts on the 6th, when the missus and I are heading down to L.A. for a few days. We're going to see Underworld, among other things. So if there's anything interesting happening in San Francisco on the 6th, or L.A. on the 7th, 8th, or 10th (obviously the 9th is taken up) this is the thread to pimp it. No hippy shit, though.
This is Erin Lee the Marketing/Advertising Director at HM Magazine. HM is the leading Christian Hard Music Magazine and we are doing our annual Gear Special Feature. THIS IS DEFINITALY YOUR DEMOGRAPHIC and I was wondering if you would be interested in advertising with us.
Oh, dear sweet baby Jeebus. Where do I start? If it's the "leading Christian Hard Music Magazine," does that mean there are more than one? I could really go to town on this, but I'll leave it to you. Needless to say, making fun of Christians isn't really very exciting; they're so miffy that it really takes the fun out of it. I'm sure this post will engender several emails, the content of which will be "I'm Christian, and I find your latest post offensive, and could you please stop?"
I'm so fucking sick of Christians. I swear to christ. They make Diamond Dave look like good company. (And to our European readers, yes, all Americans are insane. I'll back up any statement you'd like to make in that regard.)
In a nutshell, it's a 909 done entirely in Flash. And, surprisingly, it's not bad. Source code is provided, and if you go to the front page, you'll see there are a bunch of other fun little musical toys, including a 303 and a couple other synths (although none are as good as this one), plus some fun visual stuff.
Yoiks. An instructional DVD (volume 2, natch...) for "teaching the art of screaming to metal singers." I guess it's for sale on the Alfred site but I couldn't be bothered to hunt the actual product page down. Suffice to say that I think an instructional DVD to get metal singers to stop singing metal would be a better thing, but that's just me.
I'm still looking for someone to take this Evolver off my hands. I'd like another mono synth, please. I'll gladly add cash to the deal. Or buy your mono synth if someone wants to buy this off me. No reasonable offer refused. Unless that reasonable offer involves a ridiculous lowball or someone saying "hey, I've got a CS1X that I'll trade you!"
(And in no way do I mean to offend Mr. Smith with my comments. I just don't like it. It's a fine little synth.)
I'm also still looking for a Hohner Pianet T or N. In a perfect world, someone would write and say "hey, I'd like to trade my Hohner Pianet T for your Evolver, and I live in Portland" but I know as well as anyone that this world is far from perfect.
EDIT: This lil' bitch is SOLD. Thanks to the buyer...