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Tue - Mar 08, 2011 : 12:20 pm
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3 Nephi : 30
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 So, I'm pretty sure these words are being spoken to us, the Gentiles, and they are meant for people living now.  The last chapter was spoken to those who would be alive during the coming of the Book of Mormon, and it doesn't seem like this chapter deviates from that. Interesting that included in the list of "wicked ways" is t...
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Tue - Mar 01, 2011 : 10:32 am
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3 Nephi : 29
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Seems like chapter 29 is all about "spurning", and to be honest, I really don't know what that means.  The word is used 4 times in 3 verses, and is used no where else in scripture.  It's definitely something we shouldn't do, and may be related to "hissing" or "making game".  Very interesting. I believe...
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Fri - Feb 25, 2011 : 05:57 pm
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RSL and Camilla Hiatt
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 So this week has been pretty awesome.  First off, we finished up a project we've been pounding on for the past month or so, which is now doing its circles with the Salt Lake Real crowd.  It's an anthem for Salt Lake's soccer team, and was written and recorded by Jesse Crowley.  The drums were taken care of by our in-house drumm...
Music
Tue - Feb 22, 2011 : 05:13 pm
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3 Nephi : 28 - Fulness of Joy
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 So, I was reading this chapter when I came upon the phrase "fulness of joy" in verse 10.  The phrase caught my eye primarily because it was only mentioned for the 3 Nephites who chose to stay.  It was not mentioned for the others.  That caused me to wonder how often the phrase "fulness of joy" is used in scr...
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Thu - Feb 17, 2011 : 05:00 am
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Stop Waving Banners!
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You know, I don't mind people preaching. It's what religions do; we Latter-Day Saints do it through the Priesthood and the Missionaries, but I do mind people wafting pamphlets in my face telling me we're all doomed and that my wages for sin is death.I know fully that sinful people can be saved through repentance, yet some churches don't bother expl...
Wed - Feb 16, 2011 : 04:14 pm
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3 Nephi : 27
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 Seems like the first half of this chapter is a gentile rebuke coming from Christ himself, to his Apostles, for not knowing the scriptures well enough.  It seems like he goes on for a bit in the why, though.  I wonder why it's so important to put across the point that things of Christ need to be done in Christ's name...?  Seems ...
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Tue - Feb 15, 2011 : 03:48 pm
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ABS + Mixbus = Good Times!
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 Man...  I've been so busy recording good music lately, I haven't had any time to let you all know what has been going on. It's no secret that the studio uses Ardour as it's main digital audio workstation.  So far, the program has been superb in its stability, scalability, and features to help create great music. Recently, howeve...
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Tue - Feb 15, 2011 : 01:05 pm
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3 Nephi : 26
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 Woo, baby, am I tired! One thing that I often think about while pondering the Gospel is how blessed I am to live in a time where the fulness of the Gospel is available - and not only available, but I was born into a practicing family, and have made the life choices necessary for me to continue worthy to obtain the blessings given to God's c...
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Tue - Feb 08, 2011 : 04:09 pm
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3 Nephi : 25 - Burn Like An Oven
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Among the discussions I've had of the scriptures, this one is always a fun one. "When God says that the earth is gonna burn, does he mean it literally?  Are the wicked really gonna burn at the second coming?" Honestly, for me, I have enough scriptural evidence to convince me to respond in the affirmative. Thoughts? Also - I'm...
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Mon - Feb 07, 2011 : 05:40 pm
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3 Nephi : 24
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Interesting that I should choose to read this today, because my wife and I were talking a bit about the 2nd coming last weekend.  The second coming shall be like a "refiner's fire", which, of course, is meant to purify - or to burn out impurities.  That which abides by the law is sanctified by the same.  A talk I once heard...
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Tue - Jan 15, 2013 : 09:06 pm
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Sooo close!
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What a whirlwind, I tell you what. The usual cliche's about this being the busiest time of my life seem to pale against reality, so I'll just dive into the thick of it all. I've spent the past 3 weeks working intensely on getting the new studio up and running. Thanks to the help of my brother Ryan, my dad Ray, and a good friend, Jeff Stock, th...
Studio
Tue - Nov 10, 2009 : 10:55 am
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Project "Herod The Fink"
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You know you've got a great project when its name is "Herod Fink", and it's Christmas-themed with an alternative flavor.  Yeah...  I'm really enjoying life right now. Anyway, so far, this project has been a whirlwind, but one we definitely cannot get enough of.  we couldn't stand it anymore, so we posted a little diddy f...
Audio / Music
Fri - Aug 13, 2010 : 02:46 pm
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3 Nephi : 11
PoeticIntensity
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I've often wondered what the significance is behind them not understanding God's words the first 2 times.  What immediately comes to mind as I ponder this, is the angel Moroni speaking to Joseph Smith 3 times, repeating the exact same message, added upon, each time...  But Joseph understood Moroni's words each time.  I can't think of...
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Wed - Jun 10, 2009 : 12:11 pm
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ATI fglrx vs radeonhd
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Man...  Starting my new job, I had the opportunity to build a new computer.  They ordered me the parts, and I was good to go. For this computer, I opted to buy two acer 22-inch widescreen monitors.  In doing so, I knew I would have to be up and functioning quickly with a dual-head setup running gentoo Linux.  I knew this was ...
Computer Hardware / Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Sat - Feb 04, 2006 : 11:58 pm
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My Wife Says......
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Some very interesting things to me when I ask her "Hmm.... What should I write about today?" She suggests that I write about my undying love for her. Well... If that isn't obvious, I'm obviously not myself. Anyway.... Tonight we went on a date, and it was a good date. We were with Scott and Alison (and Steve, who never showed up..... poop-on...
Sun - Mar 22, 2009 : 12:52 pm
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Alma : 16
PoeticIntensity
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The main thing that stuck out in this chapter was obviously the destruction of Ammonihah.  As I've stated in a previous post, I find it so interesting that one of the judges of Ammonihah was the one who mentioned that "even if thou shalt declare this city shall be destroyed in one day, we shall not believe it."  It was as if the...
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Mon - Aug 20, 2012 : 10:52 pm
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It Has Begun!
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Well, I'm happy to announce that after a month and a half of jumping through hoopes to get this thing off the ground, it has finally begun! The construction of the new home for Advanced Budget Studios has officially started, and I cannot tell you how excited I am. The only down part of this whole situation is - the waiting.  I anticipate t...
Studio
Sat - Aug 28, 2010 : 11:27 pm
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Alex Bateman
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You know those types of musicians...  The ones that just "get it".  They don't worry much about writing the music, but rather, it seems to write itself.  Now, I'm not going to put words in his mouth, but it sure seems like this is the case with Alex Bateman. He came in, knew what he wanted, and the way he wanted his reco...
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Sun - Nov 15, 2009 : 01:19 am
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It's Been Awhile...
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Wow... It's been a long, long time since I updated anything about my life on here.  Mostly because stuff got really busy, and really interesting about April of this year.  I've documented all the crud that we've gone through, so no need to rehash that. What I would like to say is that music is more a part of my life now than it ever has...
Life / Music / Personal
Sun - Dec 16, 2007 : 05:31 pm
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Gotta Start Another Project....
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I'm going crazy in my life again.  I'm kinda weird that way. Things are going well and then I finish a project, or get sick of it, or something else.  Heck, the whole "project" mentality I have is what started this whole "ilovemyjournal" thing (as well as ldscompanion.org).  I also wrote and produced 17 very ama...
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Fri - Jun 14, 2013 : 01:20 pm
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Utah Valley = Talent!
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So, I've had the opportunity for the past few months to work full time with clients from all over Utah Valley.  From the sweet harmonies of By Request's soft country swing, to the relentless brutal drive of The Suffering's hardcore sound, the longer I'm in company with musicians of this area, the more I'm convinced that Utah Valley seems to be...
Music
Sat - Jul 27, 2013 : 02:56 pm
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Music Speaks For Itself
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With everything going on that has to do with running Art City Sound, and making sure everything is taken care of, it's easy to forget what is really important.  Of course, my family is, and always will be, #1 in my life, but aside from that, the most important thing in this studio is good music.  Having a good time is a definite plus, but...
Music
Sun - Nov 01, 2015 : 09:43 pm
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Thanks4Giving 1
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 So, I haven't been one to get on the 31 days of Thanks in November, just because I generally think it's shallow to do such a thing only in November, as we should be doing it all year round, but that, in itself, is even more shallow, because I've never ended up actually doing anyhting of the sort, ever.  So, this November, in the Spirit o...
Personal / Spiritual / Thanks4giving
Thu - Dec 13, 2007 : 05:25 pm
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Best Project Management Explanation Ever!
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Words could not have said it any better. Makes me smile every time I look at it....
Programming
Wed - Aug 14, 2013 : 04:18 pm
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Musical Gifts...
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So lately, I've been experiencing a lot of clients coming in, giving studio time as a gift, and to be honest, I think that is awesome.  As always, ya never know what to expect when a new client comes in, but I've gotta say, anyone who gives the gift of music is probably someone I wouldn't mind hanging around in the studio. As a way of saying...
Miscellaneous
Sun - May 25, 2008 : 12:54 am
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New Camera, Nikon Cool Pix S210
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Not much more to say, other than what was in the video.  I'm trying now to work out the best bitrate to video quality trade-off with FLV files. I plan on having a bit of fun with this new camera in the ensuing weeks. I'm amazed at the technology with which these new cameras / camcorders are built....
Personal
Tue - Jan 11, 2011 : 05:33 pm
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3 Nephi : 20
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So, in Gospel Doctrine, from time to time, we talk about praying, and how we're supposed to pray all the time, and then we get the comments that it's impossible to "pray" all the time, and then someone else says that we need to be praying "always" in our hearts.  That's true, and verse 1 of this chapter is Jesus' commandmen...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures / Spiritual
Fri - Jan 08, 2010 : 11:23 am
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Recording Jeff Felix's "Peculiar"
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Picking up new clients is always a good thing, but in the case of yesterday, it was a great thing. I had the privilege of recording his new song, Peculiar, and it was very refreshing.  It was a simple tune with some great acoustic guitar work, and vocals.  Jason Jones added some percussion accents, and the song came to life. Knowing...
Audio / Mixing / Music
Sat - Nov 24, 2012 : 12:07 am
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Coming Together...
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I chose "Amazed" as the mood for this entry because it just fits.  I had no idea what would be involved with getting this studio build ready to go, but it seems as though it's all coming together. We've got a truckload of materials coming on Monday of next week, and I have the entire week off to begin the build. Hopefully I remem...
Studio
Thu - Nov 26, 2009 : 12:57 am
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Life is Good
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Yeah, I'm tired, but man - life is good.  I spent way too much time on our Herod The Fink project last night (and into the wee-hours of this morning), but it was so worth it.  We are really cranking to release a truly unique Christmas album.  My only regret is that we didn't start this sooner, so we could get more content.  But ...
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