Testing Minolta 28-70 2.8

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Testing out my new (old) Minolta 28-70 2.8. I’m not too sure if I like it though. I recently lost my very similar Tamron 28-75 2.8 and wanted to try something different when I replaced it because though the Tammy was a very good lens in many respects, I was also kind of bored with it compared to my vintage lenses. This Minolta lens was a high end pro lens released in 1993 and manufactured until sometime in the early 2000s, so I suppose that’s technically vintage but it’s still the youngest lens in my small but growing collection. (Shout out to friends and family for all the donations!)

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Steady Pace – Feeiln’ the Wind Progress Report

I’ve been wanting to get to this progress report for a few days but I just haven’t had time. In fact, I haven’t even listened to this for a couple days, so I’ve kinda lost track of what all I did with it this week or what it sounds like. I remember I built up the break a little and I recorded the vocals yet again.

I am so glad that I decided to track the vocals again. Continue reading “Steady Pace – Feeiln’ the Wind Progress Report”

Feelin’ the Wind – Finally a wee bit o’ progress

*Side note. I used to have a very good command over punctuation and grammar but it’s been so long since I was in school that I can’t remember the rules. Sorry.*

Well, as the title implies I did work on the song a little bit this week but not much. I think I re-tracked the vocals about a week ago but I didn’t get around to listening to them or chopping and lining them up until this week. All in all, not a whole lot has changed about the song. Ignore how bright and airy it sounds. I’ve struggled a lot with that in the overall mix with every song I’ve made so far. I plan to bounce down each track and strip out most of the FX I’ve thrown in along the way so I can get more of a clean slate and work without taxing my processor with the double duty of running the synths/samplers along with the FX at the same time. I didn’t even set up the buses as I went along this time or write out and color my labels properly, so it’s a big mess that’s gonna take some time to clean up. Continue reading “Feelin’ the Wind – Finally a wee bit o’ progress”

Weekly Song Round Up (Or why there’s no progress this week.)

Well, there’s no audio clip with this week’s progress report… and that is because I did not make any significant progress on “Feelin’ the Wind.” Two solid weeks of making very little progress. – And why is that? Well, I’ve been pretty ill for the past couple weeks and had some other things I couldn’t not do, so something had to give. Last weekend I had a short set at the OE and this weekend I’m playing piano on a friend’s album.

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Isadora and the Fridge

Isadora takes a peek inside papaw's ancient Frigidaire. (For new followers: my grandfather has dementia and I work as his care taker.) I'm pretty sure that before he developed dementia he was obsessive compulsive, (and well, I guess he still is. He's just not as good at OCD as he used to be.) For him, everything has to look exactly the same all the time. If anything is ever out of place or moved even a few inches from where it usually is, he panics. He has spent his entire life refusing to spend money on anything that's not absolutely essential and he's never discarded anything that was originally costly. Because of this, his home is rather spartan, but does contain an interesting collection of old, well preserved, weird stuff. : #antique #vintage #blackandwhite #fridgidaire #refrigerator #dementiacare #phonepic

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Chris Brewer at the Oregon Express

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Got a few great pictures of Chris Brewer on Saturday at the Oregon Express. Usually, I think my concert photos aren’t very good, but I’m very happy with the ones I got of Chris this past Saturday at the gig we shared with Dave Berry. I’m especially happy about Continue reading “Chris Brewer at the Oregon Express”

Miranda Live at the Oregon Express

I had a hard time with the audience last night – which totally sucked every bit of subtly out of this performance. (WARNING!! Long rant ensues.) Update: Just found a friend got some better video, so this post might be replaced soon.

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