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I added a guestbook because people seem to just leave general comments wherever on the site. Thanks to thegirliematters for her Movable Type guestbook tutorial thang.

Posted on - December 31, 2003 [at] 3:41 pm by Brad
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I’ve been told the interview I did last week showed up on NPR and they played some of MC Frontalot‘s track. That’s pretty cool.

Posted on - December 31, 2003 [at] 3:10 pm by Brad
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So for a while now I’ve been thinking about buying a sexy new guitar. I’m not much of a guitar nerd, but after seeing the band Saturday Looks Good To Me perform months ago I decided (without knowing what one is) that I wanted a hollow body guitar. Something that’s a little bit cool and a little bit retarded.

After vaguely describing what I desired, my good buddies on the Songfight IRC channel pointed me to the Ibanez Artcore AFS75T:



So I am all ready with my money and my desire for the new hotness guitar. Should be a pretty simple process after this, but I play guitar left handed.

Here are the two main ways this is annoying:

1. I can’t find a store around here where I can try one of these guitars out.
2. It’s not clear whether a left handed version of this guitar actually exists.

And if we were to ever get past those two, there would be:

3. The left handed guitar is probably more expensive than the right handed.

So it’s looking pretty bleak for the left-handed guitar lust.

Posted on - December 30, 2003 [at] 1:43 pm by Brad
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Did a kinda sleepy interview about Outside the Inbox for Future Tense today, which is a 5 minute technology show that (if I remember right) airs on about 70 public radio stations in the US. Pretty sweet!

Posted on - December 26, 2003 [at] 1:33 pm by Brad
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I got these books for Christmas and I’m pretty excited about reading them:

Songwriters on Songwriting
Tunesmith
Melody in Songwriting
Money Chords: A Songwriter’s Sourcebook of Popular Chord Progressions

Maybe I’ll be able to write songs again after I read them.

Posted on - December 26, 2003 [at] 12:10 am by Brad
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Hope everyone has a great Christmas!

Posted on - December 24, 2003 [at] 9:19 pm by Brad
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I got an email from CD Baby over the weekend updating me on the progress of the digital distribution service. Apparently I Don’t Know What I’m Doing is up on MusicNet which is AOL’s bundled music service. If anyone’s on AOL out there and wants to let me know if my stuff actually shows up, that’d be real cool.

The list of pending services is pretty nifty: iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, MusicMatch, BuyMusic, Emusic and AudioLunchbox. Apparently the album has been delivered to most of them so it’s just a matter of them sticking it online.

I kind of just bumbled into this digital distribution thing but I’m finding it more and more exciting as time goes on and the world slowly changes. People in real life are talking more and more about various digital music services and having my stuff on there feels somehow like I have snuck infinite copies of my dumb album onto the shelves of some massive international store. And I likes sneakin’.

Posted on - December 24, 2003 [at] 2:47 am by Brad
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My album I Don’t Know What I’m Doing is now up on Magnatune. This means you can listen to, buy and download high quality versions (including full CD-quality WAV). The price is flexible, you can pay anything from $5 to $18 and I get 50% of whatever you decide to pay. Pretty cool! I’m real interested to see what happens and happy to be on board with the not evil folks at Magnatune.

Posted on - December 19, 2003 [at] 3:59 pm by Brad
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Got it installed. It was pretty easy and nothing seems to have been broken. SWEET. God I just want to smash my old CPU fan into pieces for the amount of awful noise it subjected me to. Why would anyone suffer with NOISY HELL when you could have SWEET QUIET BLISS. Once again the flower cooler is well worth it and I am so so happy with it. Go buy one at QuietPC or wherever the heck else they sell Zalman coolers around you.

Looks like I give up about 5 degrees of CPU cooling to run it on the absolute quietest mode. There’s a fan speed control included so I can crank it up if I decide I care, which I doubt I ever will, ever.

Posted on - December 18, 2003 [at] 10:19 pm by Brad
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I now have in my possession the previously mentioned Zalman CNPS6000-Cu Flower Cooler and I’m trying to drink up some courage to install it. I’m pretty good with computers but I am also sometimes an idiot who just plum breaks stuff he loves for no good reason at all.

Such is the hex placed on me by that witch I dissed.

Posted on - December 18, 2003 [at] 7:15 pm by Brad
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