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procrastination....

Discussion in 'Recording' started by llornkcor, Dec 1, 2002.

  1. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    Ok, so after many months of not booting into my audio os (win2k) because of a stability problem, this afternoon I conquerored it!!
    After goofing off with irq/CMOS , and software updates, the stability problem was .. can you guess?
    DirectX 8.0a

    :) updated to 8.1 and it no longer crashes at every chance!!
    So,..
    I crammed my rme back in... and if I can find more time during the day, wipe the inch of dust and spider webs off my guitars, and get back to my roots! recording music!! WOOT!

    Now.. where'd I put that 428.. oh.. heh and a leftover 822.. somewhere.. heh

    ljp
     
  2. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    You mean it's not Linux??? hehe...

    Welcome back to the real world llornkcor2!!! We missed ya! BTW, since you've been gone, things have changed just a teensy bit:

    1) All music must now be recorded backwards (you can play it forwards no problem, it is just the recording part that has changed).
    2) All linux boxes within 5 miles of a recording studio must be destroyed.
    3) There are no more 1/8 notes, you must skip from 1/4 to 1/16, however dotted 1/16 notes are allowed, but only if necessary.
    4) Rap and Hip Hop are now outlawed, and Eminem has a bounty on his head, right below Osama Bin Laden.
    5) Country music (?) is also outlawed except for Ford Truck commercials (the punishment here is so severe that it deserved its own rule).
    6) Only one midi file per song, and no quantizing allowed.
    7) Any royalties earned from music creation, production, and marketing must be forwarded to "Double Helix" at this address.
    8) When in doubt about any of this, see rule number 7 above.

    Cheers, and welcome back!
     
  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    DH,
    I have it on good authority that George Jones is bringing Hank Jr. to your place to kick your butt! Merle Haggard is also with them but just to watch. It may take a while, as they're traveling on a riding lawn mower! :D
     
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Lorn bud...homey dude....I guess you have been out of the loop for a bit haven't ya? That's been known for a bit that 8.01a sucked the big donkeys ass! lmao :D
     
  5. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Country Music....This is generally accepted as the worlds most perfect country song, written by Steve Goodman. "You Don't Have to Call Me Darlin, Darlin."

    I was drunk, the day my mama, got out of prison,
    And I went, to pick her up, in the rain.....
    But before I could get to the station, in my pick up,.... truck...
    She got run over by a damned old train...... :D
     
  6. bgober

    bgober Guest

    i just want y'all to know that i'm not taking this country music (america's music) bashing to heart. :D
     
  7. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Easy Dan, Easy.....
    Don't get the wrong idea... I love good country music, not the shirt and hat thing but Merle & George..Hank Sr. , Waylon Jennings..Lefty Frizzel. That's real honest music. Now, most of the crap outta Nashville is rock n' roll with a cowboy hat..if you look good on the teevee you got a record deal. Dixie Chicks rock! (except for "Landslide") That's what I meant when I told D.H. that George and Jr. were on the way to kick butt!..... btw that "You Don't Have To Call Me Darlin', Darlin' " thing...it's a real song. It was recorded by David Allen Coe, written by Steve Goodman, who also wrote "City Of New Orleans". ...... Fats
     
  8. bgober

    bgober Guest

    it's cool dude, yeah today's country is all hat and no cattle for sure. but that's all right with me as long as the check don't bounce. ;) that is when i finally sell on of these didies i'm slavin' over.
     
  9. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Dan,
    I want to sell some country demos too! Do you know of anyone who listens to stuff? I am not opposed to sharing in the take... 100% of nothing, is nothing but 20% of something is ... well you get the point. Fats
     
  10. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    1) hmm already do that.
    2) not gonna happen.linux has some up and coming audio software that kicks ass: ardour
    Not to mention it's alot easier to admin.
    3) I dont use 1/8 notes anymore. I am in 1/8 notes anonymous.Gave them up now for 4 years.
    4) hmmm sounds dangerous
    5) well, country music does pay the most...
    6) bah! I'm also in Midi Anonymous. Real music for me...
    7) Thats assuming there _IS_ any money being made
    8) This rule will create an endless loop, for which you need to insert a break; somewhere
     
  11. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

     
  12. bgober

    bgober Guest

    hey Fats,
    no i don't have any contacts i can offer to you. wish i did. when i'm ready to send out a demo i'll just start calling all the publisher's in town and see who is accepting unsolicited
    material. it's a frustrating process but what the hell.
     
  13. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Dan,
    Thanks for the reply... I initiated a letter campaign a few months ago with no success. Perhaps I can save you some time and energy and tell you who isn't accepting unsolicited material. These are the ones who returned my letters marked "Unsolicited Material not accepted....
    Warner Songs, Acuff Rose, Ploygram, Chrysalis Music Group, Fortune Music Group, BMG Songs, Music Alley. I found it to be disappointing but the only way to do this is to keep slugging. I don't know of anyone who has found success in the industry without first suffering some rejection. Keep trying……….. Fats
     
  14. bgober

    bgober Guest

    i hear ya Fats. you got to really want it bad to go through the amount of frustration. my hats off to anyone who perseveres. thanks for the list of the 'don't bothers'. keep on twangin'.
     
  15. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Dan,
    Yep. This is a business that is full of rejection If you get your feelings hurt easily you need to find something else to do. I think one of the reasons that publishers are so reticent to accept unsolicited material is the need to minimize their exposure to future lawsuits. That's why the only way to get to them hear your stuff anymore is through an attorney. ………… Fats
     

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