The Great Combining…

…is still in progress. But everything now sits here under this one banner, at least. All of “me”, from the various special-purpose sites I (very) sporadically updated over the past decade. It seems fitting to do this now, at the end of the year. End of the decade. Also the end of this particular ‘era’ […]

a christmas ‘carol’…

Ok well, no human voices were used, only synths, so technically not a ‘carol’. But Christmas ghosts were on the mind while putting this one together: Three tracks, all sound synths (Logic Pro and/or Ableton Live). ¬†Live was used for the final arrange and mix down. Happy Merry, all…

roses in december…

Basically just wanted to put this here since Twitter feeds are so ephemeral. Snapped this last Friday when I got home from work. I’m no gardener at all, so this poor rosebush has been left to fend for itself until I can find a decent landscaper next Spring. One can only admire its stubborn opportunism, […]

so, as i was saying…

It’s been over a year. Not yet over, a year. ¬†(Won’t get into that… here). Just never really felt like writing. Moulting time, I suppose. But at least I’ve been making a lot of music. Maybe I needed that more. IMO, the particular “decade-ness” of any decade doesn’t really become apparent until the 3rd or […]

marathon memories, in no particular order…

For the first handful of years to my life, Patriot’s Day just happened to be the Monday of April vacation week (most Massachusetts schoolchildren have this week off, and most businesses are closed today as well). There was a Marathon or something, it was a Boston thing, it was all over the local news. It […]

the night before…

Almost everybody is exhausted, and just wants it the hell over with. Even a lot of people who wouldn’t normally care about such things. The Quants like Nate Silver and the rest say that Obama’s a statistical lock. The Reality-Creators have already coronated their next Reagan, and are eager for the 1980s to return. Most […]

after the storm

The wind had died down by morning. There were leaves and large branches strewn everywhere, as you’d expect. Also more than a few asphalt roof shingles scattered all over the street and sidewalk. I did my best to look around and color-match them to the roofs around me, and more than I liked looked like […]

sandy

So there’s a hurricane post-tropical cyclone going on outside. First high tide was about noon, the harbor looked like this. Too soon to say, but it’s looking like this area’s main issue will be the wind. Basically an October Nor’easter, like 1991. Or a February storm without the snow. I was worried about storm surges […]

the third debate

Watching the pre-game chatter on CNN. It’s the sound of Middle America, gazing up its own ass, remarking upon what it finds there in wonder and amazement. I described at the old place about how, all at once, everyone just Decided to Pretend. This is what it felt like.