Thursday, October 1, 2009

Beth Carty

I had a sister named Beth. She had big bright eyes and a wide honest smile that put people at ease. She was smart and funny, talented and creative. She took more pictures than you can imagine, made collages, scrapbooks, and so many other crafty little things. She played music. She worked with children and loved animals. She was always ready to lend a hand to anyone who might need it. She left us this past weekend and I’ll miss her wry comments, boisterous laughter, and helping hands. I won’t by any stretch of the imagination be the only one that misses her, or the light she brought with her.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The end is nigh

I've gotten the AARP mail before and never felt like I was old, but I now know I am. I just received my first piece of mail addressing me as and I quote "Dear Senior Citizen". I feel sad, and old. Now get off my lawn you damn kids!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

When did it happen?

Holy *#%$! When did Morrissey get old? I saw him about an album ago and he seemed fine then. I just saw a video of him preforming "Something is Squeezing My Skull" and I realized for the first time, the Wizard of Mozz grew up and got old. In my head he's always been eternally young, never aging from those 80's videos with The Smiths. This leads me to one conclusion, I might be growing older as well...nope look the same in my mind as I did before.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Idiots and their money...

...are soon parted in some of the stupidest places. Why do people feel the need to throw coins anywhere they see water, and sometimes even where they don't. I've seen it in fountains, at the ferry dock in Disney World on the pilings of all places, in streams in the mountains, I mean really what do they get from it? I just was watching a show on the National Geographic channel about the Grand Canyon and they were talking about a condor that choked to death on a coin thrown from an overlook by tourists. From what I saw you can't even SEE WATER!! Why? What pushes people to throw coins? Where do they believe the coins go? Charity? I doubt it, probably goes into someone's pocket. I gotta find a way to put a pond, a fountain, some kind of water feature in public. I seriously doubt I'd ever have to work again.

Friday, June 19, 2009

From the iPod

This is the first post from my iPod, and quite possibly my last. What a pain to type on something this small. Well had to try it at least once I guess.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Didn't last long did it?

I'll have to find other uses for the blog, as the industry just doesn't have that many events any longer. No small tours, no "get togethers" everything is just announced on the web, very little human interaction. Got a question? Write support. You can check on a forum, and maybe you'll get the answer, or maybe you'll just get a troll trying to stir up trouble. I know tours, shows and the like cost money no one seems to have any more, and attendance always seems light, but there has to be some type of middle ground right? In some fantasy world maybe but its all or nothing in the real world.

Aldo Nova pick me up on your way out.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Back to the beginning

I started this blog to be able to update people about what I was doing, especially when I was out of town at tradeshows. In an attempt to get things back on track all the way around I thought I'd start doing the updates from industry events again at the very least, and so I present Mix Nashville, or wish I could. So many are missing from this years event it makes me wonder about the very industry itself. No Apple, NO Digidesign, no Logic, no Microsoft. I know this doesn't spell the end of the business but come on, Digi has had a rep in Nashville forever and they couldn't even muster a table or at least some brochures? Some of the panels seem interesting, and Cakewalk is here, so is Roland (they own Cakewalk) so not a total loss but things seem very different this year. I can't put my finger on what it is but I'm keeping a weather eye on the horizon for next minute or two for certain.