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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 ...
Babblings
Fri - Nov 20, 2009 : 10:49 pm
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Home Page
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Visit my homepage!  http://www.advancedonlinedrums.com...
Fri - Nov 20, 2009 : 10:37 pm
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Jazz Goodness...
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I just got done playing some sweet jazz for a client, and with the usual rock 'n' roll requests coming in, this was a great change of pace. I'm always intrigued at the different nuances that exist between styles of music as it pertains to rhythm and percussion.  Rock and roll pounds out some great 4/4 along the occasional 3/4 timing, with so...
Drums / Music
Wed - Nov 18, 2009 : 06:20 pm
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Advanced Online Drums!
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A few months ago, I thought I'd get a bit more serious about setting up a semi-professional studio in my home.  It's worked out great, so far! As I've worked with clients, they've been more than happy with the results, and I'm learning new techniques and tricks of the trade at the same time.  So far, so good. So, along this trail, I b...
Audio / Drums / Music / Personal
Tue - Nov 17, 2009 : 09:17 pm
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Remo Ambassador Black Suede
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Through the 20 plus years I've been playing drums, I've had all sorts of drumkits, and I've used all sorts of heads.  Well, it came time to replace my snare head recently, and I was offered a new type of head by Remo. The Remo Ambassador Black Suede is a single-ply head which is meant to offer a softer sound without muffling the inherent res...
Drums
Tue - Nov 17, 2009 : 04:04 pm
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Clockwork vs Groove
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From the first memories I have, my life has been lived through rhythm.  There has always been an inherent "groove" of my life.  From walking down the sidewalk after school when I was in Jr. High, pacing the rhythm of the lines in the cement, and timing my steps accordingly, keeping the "1,2,3,4" clock in my head going ...
Audio / Drums
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
Tue - Nov 10, 2009 : 07:14 pm
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My day
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My sister died a week short of her birthday. It was really hard but we got through it.   Today, my nephew drove me right up the wall. I couldn't believe how much energy he had and how much trouble he could get into. Ben did most of the taking care of as I was busy with helping Holly with her resume   I get to move out for the first ti...
Current Events / Deaths
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
Tue - Nov 10, 2009 : 10:25 am
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CAD Trion 7000
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So... The studio has been missing an essential piece of hardware, which, in past recordings, we've wished we had.  Well, that problem has now been remedied.  After much hum-hawwing about what should be done to get our hands on a good figure 8 microhpone, we found the CAD Trion 7000. The microphone is precisely what we needed. Afte...
Audio Hardware
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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...
Audio / Music
Thu - Mar 11, 2010 : 02:59 pm
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Helaman : 2
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Ya know...  I sure would like to know what the politics of the time were back then.  Helaman's guard was able to single-handedly save the newly-appointed chief judge, by disguise, intellect, and ultimately a firm blade straight through the heart.  Yet, the account says nothing of telling anyone what was happening during the incident....
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
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 ...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Tue - Sep 21, 2010 : 11:57 pm
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Herod the Fink - Coming This Fall
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Some of you may know that I've been working on a Christmas music project called "Herod the Fink" with someone who has been steadily becoming a great friend of mine - Jesse Crowley. This started September of 2009, when he called me up and asked me if I wanted to work on a few Christmas songs he had been cooking up, and I accepted.  We...
Music
Thu - Nov 08, 2007 : 09:30 am
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Steve Ballmer At His Best
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About a month ago, I came upon this video, which you simply must watch.  It's basically a re-make of videos previously posted about a pretty animated Steve Ballmer (Microsoft's CEO) put to music, and hacked up beautifully. At the time I watched it, I didn't think much of it.  It was funny, and it was Steve Ballmer.  Hooray. But...
Microsoft
Thu - Feb 11, 2010 : 04:53 pm
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Session with Fatigi
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So, last night we finished recording the first two songs from a band called Fatigi.  One of the best recording sessions ever. So, on Tuesday evening, Adam, Christian, and Robert came in, with drums in hand, ready to get to work. We tracked drums first, which, for my studio, is rare - mostly because drums can get monotonous with nothing b...
Audio / Mixing / Music
Fri - Aug 21, 2009 : 11:50 pm
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Alma : 39
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First thing out of the gate that I noticed this time around with this chapter is that the first thing Alma says to Corianton regards his disobedience - in a possibly sarcastic way, or at very least - sincerely displeased.  "Haven't your brothers been a good example for you?"  Anyway... I found that interesting Also noteworthy ...
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Fri - Sep 26, 2008 : 11:52 am
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Mosiah : 16 & 17
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Trying to read this section of Mosiah as a whole concept, rather than nitpick each individual nugget of doctrine has given me a new appreciation for how stupid people can be. Seriously...  How could a person or people be so dense as to burn someone at the stake who, 3 days previous, had the power of God upon him to the degree that nobody wan...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Wed - Sep 24, 2008 : 03:02 pm
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Mosiah : 14
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One question comes to mind this time reading chapter 14 and the beginning of 15. Why in the world did Abinadi think these priests could understand what he was talking about? An interesting perspective can be had when the audience of each scripture is considered. The thing I don't get about these chapters (14 and 15), is that the doctrine A...
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Fri - Dec 18, 2009 : 04:10 pm
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Alma : 45
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The first thing I noticed this time, is that apparently, Helaman had never had any proof of the existence of the plates of gold Alma and the previous prophets were writing on.  Not entirely sure why that caught my fancy this time, but it did.  I guess keeping the historical records was a pretty sacred thing back then.  I wonder if th...
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Wed - Sep 19, 2007 : 05:36 pm
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Building a Computer
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I guess I just take for granted all the tips 'n' tricks I've learned over the past 10 years I've been building my own systems (along with most of my family's and friend's computers), so with that thought, let me try to explain how I build computers. First off, this article is intended for those people who are not necessarily tech-wizards, but ar...
Computers
Tue - Sep 22, 2009 : 05:34 pm
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Unbelievable... *facepalm*
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I'm not entirely sure how to begin this post, but I'm just sitting here kind of wagging my head back and forth in disbelief.  I hope this is at least exaggerating. With everyone blathering on about how wonderful Windows 7 is, Microsoft hasn't changed a bit. Before I begin, let me just say how wonderfully reassuring it is to be using Linux ...
General Insanity / Linux / Microsoft
Sun - Mar 30, 2008 : 12:31 pm
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Jacob 3
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I've often wondered why this chapter isn't included in chapter 2.  They both seem to go on about the evils of Jacob's audience.  This chapter even goes further to say that the Lamanites at this time were more righteous than the Nephites because they have only one wife, and the husbands love their wives and children.  They also are wi...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Mon - Dec 29, 2008 : 03:50 pm
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Christmas 2008
PoeticIntensity
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Hmmm....  It's hard to write about something so wonderful when I'm not in the mood...  But I've found that when I feel like "blah", and I write about something wonderful, I usually am feeling closer to wonderful when I'm done... So, here goes. First off, I'm at work, so I don't have any pictures, but I'll update it when I get...
Fun / Life / Personal
Tue - Jan 08, 2008 : 09:42 pm
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1st Nephi : 4
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One way I really enjoy reading the scriptures is from a very empathetic point of view.  I find I learn more when I study, if I try to imagine what would *really* be going on if I were actually within the scripture. Chapter 4 is perfect for this.  Reading somewhat between the lines of the first part of this chapter allows us to imagine ...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Mon - Jan 10, 2011 : 05:10 pm
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Great start to 2011!
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So, Advanced Budget Studios took a bit of a break during the holidays, and with that came the usual curiosity as to how the new year would be. Well, I'd have to say that 2011 is looking great.  We started off the year recording a wonderful new artist named Taylor Miller.  He'll have a website up soon, and his music sounds fabulous! ...
Miscellaneous / Music
Sat - Oct 06, 2007 : 11:44 am
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Conference 1
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Brother Packer's talk about everyone in the church being the same, and no office being more important than the other was very inspirational to me this conference, along with Thomas S. Monson's talk about Sister Patton and the talk he gave in 1969 concerning her and the death of her son in the Navy. I feel inspired as I sit here listening to the l...
Lds / Spiritual
Sun - Oct 16, 2011 : 10:17 pm
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Moroni : 10
PoeticIntensity
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 ...and so we've come to the last chapter, and the closing of the book I opened almost 4 years ago.  The goal was to read and write about each and every chapter in the Book of Mormon, no matter how long it took me.  Tonight, I'm gonna complete that goal.   Wow.  That just feels good. Let's charge on to Moroni 10, shall w...
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Fri - Aug 22, 2008 : 12:36 pm
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Mosiah 4 and Other Thoughts
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I decided to get back into reading the scriptures now that I've finished the last conference talks. This has nothing to do with Mosiah 3, but one thing I neglected to write about was the last gospel doctrine class I attended.  Our wonderful teacher, Ryan Anderson taught again, and made a wonderful parallel out of Amalickiah and Satan. We...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Scriptures / Spiritual
Sat - Apr 03, 2010 : 02:09 pm
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Conference Notes 2
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The hymn the choir sang "I Feel My Savior's Love" was absolutely gorgeous!  Well done, Orem Institute Choir!  What a great way to begin a general conference.  Had me in tears by the end of the hymn.  Thank you, Institute Choir! L Tom Perry's talk about teaching in the home brought back both thoughts of my upbringing,...
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