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I revised this humble weblog a bunch. Things should hopefully be a little easier to navigate and a little tiny bit prettier. There are probably broken and unfinished things kicking around, feel free to point them out, I’ll get to them as soon as I can.

I gave up on CSS for layout because it’s a total pain in the ass. I couldn’t get it to do what I wanted in any of the browsers despite the finest minds in the world working 24 hours non-stop on my dumb border problems, so I’m not buying that it’s Internet Explorer’s fault.

Anyhow, back to trying to be a musician again.

Posted on - April 30, 2004 [at] 10:44 am by Brad
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I bought the Cubase SX Complete PDF and it’s real nice. All hyperlinked and searchable and indexed and good. I recommend it highly.

Posted on - April 28, 2004 [at] 1:41 pm by Brad
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Looks like me and my bad CD image made it onto NPR’s All Songs Considered. Thanks to Scott for urging people to request me and thanks to any of you fine folks who actually wrote in.

Posted on - April 27, 2004 [at] 6:31 pm by Brad
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I own the book “Cubase SX Complete” and it’s fantastic. You can now buy the PDF of it for $11 US right here.

I had been anxiously awaiting “Cubase SX2 Complete” for months and the page says “For a variety of reasons we have decided not to publish this edition.” That is a huge drag because the first book was the best Cubase resource I had found on the net or otherwise.

Posted on - April 26, 2004 [at] 8:40 pm by Brad
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I’ve been working on a very slight redesign and thorough rewrite of this website. I pretty much want to kick whoever invented CSS in the nuts.

Posted on - April 24, 2004 [at] 1:22 pm by Brad
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What’s weird is seeing a Google ad show up when you search for “brad sucks” on Google.

Posted on - April 20, 2004 [at] 3:42 pm by Brad
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I’m doing some blogging over at Sellout Central now, which is a new weblog exclusively covering music industry news and opinion. If you’re interested in the crazy junk going on in the music industry these days, you might want to check it out and mouth off in the comments.

I’m hoping it’ll be a more balanced and optimistic look at the changing music business than most of the stuff I read on the web.

I’m not sure how the balance will go between this blog and that one, obviously there’s some overlap in content, but we’ll see how it goes. Maybe I’ll talk about the issues over there but I’ll write melodramatic poetry about them over here from now on. “O music industry, why hast thou forsaken me…”

Posted on - April 14, 2004 [at] 6:45 pm by Brad
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Over at the J-Walk blog, John postulates about the Google Suck Index:

Way back in December, 2002, I invented something I call the Google Suck Index.

This index consists of the number of pages returned for a search query that contains the phrase “xxxx sucks.”

The highest ranking results were “Everything Sucks” at 20,000 and “Bush Sucks” at 15,800.

“Brad Sucks” clocks in at 22,000. OWNNNNNNZED.

Posted on - April 14, 2004 [at] 3:00 pm by Brad
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Scott (who once again is just a plum nice guy) noticed this on NPR’s All Songs Considered:

You Play DJ: Got a favorite band nobody’s heard of – something you’d love people to know about? Send us an email (allsongs@npr.org) with your favorite unknown artist. Include a CD and song title and a bit about why you love them. We’ll compile the best submissions and post them on the Web site.

And Scott says this:

It’d be pretty cool to get some Magnatune artists on this list. I call upon the fearsome distributed power of the Web to push Brad and Williamson into the front ranks. Excelsior!

Thanks for the plug, Scott. I would graciously accept any promoting anyone would like to do on my behalf. I am 100% not too proud to accept it. Feel free to direct link to any of my songs in your emails to NPR as well if you think it’ll help your case.

Posted on - April 14, 2004 [at] 12:09 am by Brad
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The death of the album is an article by Ken Napzok of Tiny Mix Tapes about how the album is dying.

I actually started out assuming that the album was dead with the ol’ Brad Sucks here. I mean if I’m posting all my songs as I do them, why bother putting everything into an album? But then I decided to jam an album together and people were all excited about it and had a different impression of me altogether. I was a dude with some songs before and then I was a guy with an album. Also people gave me money for it, which is A-OK.

Posted on - April 13, 2004 [at] 2:31 pm by Brad
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