Archive for September, 2012

Barrage of Music!

September 24, 2012

I find myself in my usual chaotic state, surrounded by music.  I think I can subdivide ‘music’ in my life into a few different categories:

  • Casual Music: The music I want to listen to, have in my iPod cause I lurve it, seek out…you know, the kind of music 99% of music listeners listen to
  • Work Music: Sometimes this passes into Casual Music, but generally means the music I ‘need’ to listen to, the artists I work with, the people who come to us for work
  • My Music: The music I make…you know, that stuff I kinda haven’t done much of in awhile.
  • My Work Music: Music that is pretty much done for fun, but also I have an obligation to do.  Like when I say I’ll make a song for a video…it’s my music, but it’s also work music.

My Casual Music has been all over the place recently, from old faves (Aimee Mann) to new faves (Cher Lloyd…I know, I know) to in betweeners.  I recently opted to delete my whole iTunes library and reimport it from my folders to eliminate problems I’ve been having forever.  I accidentally deleted my playlists too so I’m discovering what I’m missing when I go to listen to it and don’t have it.  GAH!

Work Music has also been all over the place.  Urban artists who claim to be better than the ‘Canadian crap’ that pop stations play…hip hoppers and RnB’ers who have some talent but need some work…and country country country.  Yup, I spend most of my time listening to the music most people list as the geners they don’t like: Rap and Country.

…though, if Rap and Country is the music most people don’t like, why is all the money there?  Quandary.

My Music comes in brain idea spurts that sound like “Doo Doo Doo” as I try to capture them through Evernote or some sort of recorder on my phone.  They generally stay there, and have for about a year.  I need to set up my studio at home again.  Lazy.

My Work Music is dead in the water.  I want to help a friend out with some audio for a video he’s making, but no ideas come to me.  I’m blocked!

In all, my life is music and music is barraging me!  It’s hard to sit and focus, figure out what I should be paying attention to and what I should just move to the background.

And this is why it’s hard to write blogs these days.  What would I write about?  I don’t want to focus on artist’s I work with, but that’s where I’m listening most.  And focusing my attention for thirty minutes…that’s hard…

Being a Roo is hard…

Very Hard

Is there anything in particular you miss about this blog or you’d like to see me focus on?  The ‘Awesome Album Art Fridays’?  The posts on the industry and how it relates to an artist?  Reviews?  Randoom posts about nothing?

Knowing what people expect may help me focus!  So, if you were focused enough to read through to the end of this blog, I trust your judgement!  Hit me up, either here or on Twitter.


Holy Crapknuckle!

September 10, 2012

I haven’t posted in a LONG time! I apologize and offer no excuse other than distracted brain between sleeps…meaning I sleep, am confused and wander through the day, then sleep again. Which is no excuse at all.

To let you in on things, here’s an update:

– I am looking to start recording again…so, first I must set up my recording studio!
– I am switching directions on the ‘Something Weird This Way Comes’ podcast and it will focus solely on the music of low- and no-budget films…everything from the movie scores to the eclectic bands who record songs for movies that didn’t have the budget to pay them. Because I love that stuff…

That’s the music side! So that’s what’s coming up.

I will hopefully get some reviews up…such as the very very late Donna Fullman review, reviews of albums that have crossed my desk at work such as Jeffery Michael Straker, The Trip and many many more.

And of course, the usual rambles about the industry, bad movies, and being a furry in this wild, wild world.

Hope you haven’t abandoned me! I ‘should’ be back!