It’s a question that should be asked again, now the Internet is underway and mankind has morphed around its powers, twisting bodies into huddled, comfortable little blobs that love to interconnect by cyberchat. Who are we connecting with?
Now we don’t, though, just align with people on the Internet, we align with groups, causes. And even though a world of information is immediately available, we don’t need more than a meme to make important choices. Continue reading “How the Internet Twists Reality”
How far am I going to go? If you’ve been reading my recent articles, you may have me peeking down, right at the edge of the rabbit hole, just a tiny slip away from reporting insanity! What I’m writing doesn’t sound like reality. It sounds more like an episode of a TV show.
I wish it to be a classy old show with genuine humanoids writing and performing … like The Twilight Zone from back in the day!
How far will I go? Just following the dots! Keep your hat on!
I don’t know if it’s true, but it sure makes a great finale …
The Battle to Save Humanity
Get ready, my friends, to balance on a cliff of credibility.
“A respiratory virus doesn’t explain why people are magnetic! A respiratory virus doesn’t explain why people are spinning around thinking they’re being attacked by demons! A respiratory virus does not explain why, when a woman is injected, her baby is murdered inside of her womb, Continue reading “The Final Episode of The Twilight Zone”
The following press release from Rhode Island Energy proposes, from the horse’s mouth, your electricity and natural gas prices are going up in the next six months! It’s unusual for a utility company to make an announcement like that, which sounds like a warning.
Below the press release you can learn more about the option mentioned in the release, “choosing a supplier that’s right for you.” For businesses of any size, savings can be substantial, and I can lead you through the simple process. I have access to a wide matrix of different suppliers who are licensed to broker and contract prices in states throughout the country, and there’s no obligation or cost to get a list of quotes.
Despite summer rates being the lowest in years, escalating costs of natural gas will have major impact on electricity supply prices starting October 1
PROVIDENCE, RI (July 21, 2022) – While most Rhode Islanders use less electricity in the winter months, they likely won’t see a decrease in their monthly electric bills this winter as they may have noticed in the past. That’s because there are several ongoing market conditions that are impacting most sectors of the economy, including the rising cost of natural gas and other global economic events, which are driving up the price of electricity supply.
Rhode Island Energy delivers electricity to customers, but it doesn’t own the power plants where that electricity is generated. Customers can shop around and choose the electricity supplier that is right for them. If a customer chooses not to shop around for electricity supply, the company secures the energy supply customers need to power their homes and businesses and passes it on to customers at cost without any profit. That rate is called the Last Resort Service (LRS) rate.
I can assure you, when you start playing barre chords, you’ll also start to learn how to play the guitar! You’ll begin to understand the simplicity of how the guitar is laid out and how to find all the notes you need!
Everything on a guitar is done is sections, even when it appears a guitarist is flying all over with his hands. There are simple reference points, which can be found by counting up to what fret you’re on, using the dot markings as reference points, or, most likely, using your current position as a reference point (where you’re moving from).
Let me show you how versatile and simple the guitar can be, by starting in one place. There are many things you can “assign” to a location on the neck of the guitar. Then, I’ll show you how you can move at once, to another location, and, relatively-speaking, everything stays the same.
When Mackie came out with its “Big Knob” series of monitor controllers (designed as big volume knobs to save you from having to walk over to your powered speakers and turn them up and down), it was a brilliant invention; and first of its kind!
We’re on a mighty trip! We never get it right! But God grades on a curve You get what you deserve! A song!
By popular demand (not my cat!) I’ll do a Turkey Day share.
This is still in process, and represents my latest project.
It’s called “Neaky Freat.”
It’s about dancing.
I play all the instruments, designed the drums and wrote the tune.
Working on this in iMovie as I migrate to a better interface (DaVinci).
Also getting to know Apple Motion a little better, which is fun!
At this point, I haven’t added the bass guy, some FX and finishing. Continue reading “Neaky Freat”
Re-posting one of my articles from Quora. The question: “Why don’t musicians use expensive studio microphones when playing live?”
Because a typical studio microphone would feed back.
Many studio mics have a pickup pattern that is very generous; a circular area around the microphone, as if viewed from above the mic, showing the primary area of pickup … almost like a radio station coverage area …
Here we have a fine local group in Connecticut that goes by the name “Malaena.” It’s a six-piece act and you’ll see they have a team of strong vocalists, including a bass player who sounds just like Van Morrison!
This was a casual outing, where I tested a DJI OM-5 gimbal arm that holds an iPhone. As a result, I was shooting this video in 1080p with my iPhone 6, which is actually software upgraded to an iPhone 7.
Something’s got to go in between your microphone and your PA system! Over years of working with doo dads and widgets, I can testify, there are many devices that belong nowhere in your setup. But if you find that thing that goes after the mic and before the speaker, it may turn out to be more important than either the mic or speaker! Continue reading “Gear Review: Boss VE-8 Acoustic Singer”
So, I saw a great band, and they did this song, so I went home and figured it out. The only problem is, I’m not as great as they are!
But I’m trying! Playing with a Boss VE-8 Acoustic Singer pedal, with no amp. The electric guitar is plugged into the pedal, which goes into my recording DAW. The pedal arrangement on the VE-8 is quite excellent. In all my time playing with audio equipment, I’ve never Continue reading “Love Yourself (Sheeran) – Mark Urso”