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Just thought I should mention that sometime soonish I’m going to be reorganizing the MP3s that I have online, probably replacing them with the album versions. So if there’s anything that you want to keep, I’d grab it now before it’s gone.

Posted on - September 18, 2003 [at] 9:11 pm by Brad
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So I’m almost 100% sure I’m going to upgrade my main computer this weekend. The only reason I can find to upgrade these days is audio. On my AthlonXP 1600+ with 512MB there’s almost nothing I do that taxes the system other than when I get all hardcore with music. My maybe new system:

AthlonXP 2600+ CPU, Abit NF7 Nforce 2 Motherboard, a gig of DDR400 PC3200 RAM and a Thermaltake Volcano 11 CPU fan.

Posted on - September 17, 2003 [at] 1:09 pm by Brad
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Dicer is an exciting new VST plugin from ConcreteFX:

Dicer is a PC VSTi beatslicer which can load in samples and then splits it into slices, each slice has it’s own audio properties and can be triggered separately. Dicer can do everything from simple tempo alteration to complex phrase synthesis

I’ve played around with the demo a little bit and it’s a lot of fun. I’m pretty intrigued by the possibilities it opens inside Cubase. I had looked around for a plugin that did this a while back but only found Phatmatik Pro which I found to be buggy and kind of a pain to deal with.

Posted on - September 17, 2003 [at] 1:31 am by Brad
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Author Orson Scott Card wrote this column about copyright. If you’re like me, you have a real short attention span, so probably the best summary came from the Slashdot thread:

Maybe you pirate one of his e-books and you like it enough to buy the print version for the “feel.”

Maybe you don’t buy that one in print, but buy others either in paper or electronically because you like his writing.

Or maybe you decide he sucks as an author and never read anything of his again.

In any of these cases, what has he lost? Nothing. You weren’t going to plop down $7 for his paperback anyhow.

The only way he loses is if you decide he is a great author, so you pirate all his books.

Even then he doesnt, technically, lose, he just doesnt gain, it’s as if you never read his first book to find out how good he was.

I think it’s difficult for most people to make the switch to this way of thinking but I’m pretty sure it’s where things are going.

Posted on - September 17, 2003 [at] 1:20 am by Brad
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Brad Sucks patriot Kaddar did some Brad Sucks shirt designs which you can now get on Cafe Shops:

Click the images to take a closer look. Thanks Kaddar!

Posted on - September 15, 2003 [at] 4:49 pm by Brad
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The Unhappy Clowns Society of Frankston has made a Barnyard Fun remix of my song Making Me Nervous:

I wanted to do something with farm animals. Then when I found out there’s laws against that, I decided to stick a bunch of animal samples over a Brad Sucks song instead. I thought it would be funny. And maybe, just maybe, someone, somewhere might actually enjoy the song.

I found it pretty funny.

Posted on - September 14, 2003 [at] 12:37 pm by Brad
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Reviews I write on this humble weblog will now also be posted on which is a self-described “sinister cabal of superior bloggers on music, books, film, popular culture, and technology”. My last review is over here.

Posted on - September 12, 2003 [at] 2:03 pm by Brad
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You would think that a book called “How To Write Songs On Guitar” would be relatively simple and straightforward, but you would be wrong.

Posted on - September 12, 2003 [at] 1:41 pm by Brad
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Since I have no budget for videos, you will have to use your imagination. The video for my new song There’s Something Wrong is this little guy here:

During the intro he just stands there and then he begins to dance. He pauses at 1:57 during the little break and begins again at 2:14 and does not stop until the very end.

If you watch it backwards there is somehow additional meaning. Good luck.

Posted on - September 10, 2003 [at] 2:29 am by Brad
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“I just got the CD today…oh my, does it ever smell really
good – can only hope that it sounds half as good!!” – Becky Campbell

Posted on - September 8, 2003 [at] 8:35 pm by Brad
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