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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
Thu - Jan 06, 2011 : 12:11 pm
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AnythingSlider is Awesome
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So, when I started the re-design of my studio website, I knew I would need sliders, but I didn't realize how many unconfigurable, and generally static sliders were out there.  I must have gone through 5 iterations of sliders before I found one that matches my needs (and probably will be the go-to slider for any project I work on in the future)...
Programming
Thu - Jan 06, 2011 : 12:19 am
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Taylor Miller Session
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Man... I'm kicking myself right now for not taking a photo of this amazing musician, but I was way too interested in the music I was hearing to worry about silly cameras. Taylor Miller came in for a visit, and recorded 3 original songs tonight.  They have yet some proper embellishment to receive, but the tracks we got tonight were primo.&nbs...
Music
Tue - Jan 04, 2011 : 12:43 pm
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Website Re-design!
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About 2 months ago, a great musician, designer, and friend sent me a new design idea for AdvancedBudgetStudios.com.  After getting various opinions, I decided to have a go at it.  Also, with all the free time I had during the holidays, I thought it would be a good time to get crackin'. So, without further ado, I present you the new and ...
Miscellaneous
Mon - Dec 13, 2010 : 02:08 pm
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We're on the radio!
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Okay.. Not really the "radio", but a cool little Internet radio station picked up Herod the Fink (a band I'm in), and decided to feature us.  They decided to play our song, "Desperate Husband's Chorus", and I think it's way cool. The radio station is called "LDS Music Today" and can be found at http://www.ldsmu...
Herod The Fink / Personal
Sun - Dec 12, 2010 : 10:31 pm
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Merry Christmas to A.B.S.!!
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Since we haven't been booking clients during November and December, we've had a few extra moments to really think about and research the needs of the studio.  The success this little studio has had is very exciting, and only makes us want to hone our craft that much more. Honing the craft is great, but pouring the success of the studio back ...
Audio Hardware / Babblings / Miscellaneous
Mon - Dec 06, 2010 : 12:22 pm
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Thoughts on HtF
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So, the Christmas season is officially here, and I'm feeling more Christmas Spirt than I ever have in my life - by a long shot. I attribute this to two things...  First and foremost, attitude, and making good choices.  To me, Christmas is a spiritual season because it's filled with love, good will, charity, friends, and family.  If...
Herod The Fink
Fri - Dec 03, 2010 : 06:45 pm
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Holiday
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Friday December 3, 2010 Today was filled with the usually chore, practicing for the Christmas Cantada, and puttting up the Christmas tree. Finally! me and my family put up our tree. We usually do it after Thanksgiving but we where a little late. You know. The more the years go by the faster Christmas seems to come. I can remeber when I was a litt...
Fri - Dec 03, 2010 : 11:37 am
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Scramjet X-96 Contest!
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Scramjet, a valued client of Advanced Budget Studios (and an amazing band, as well), has recently arrived in the top-ten list of a contest put on by X-96.  Please support them by clicking here and voting for them and their awesome song, "Tread Softly". Thanks, and thank you, Scramjet!  You guys are awesome!  ...
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Tue - Nov 30, 2010 : 04:55 pm
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3 Nephi : 19
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It might be that I'm a techno-geek, but the first thing I thought of when I read this was "social media".  People went from house to house and "labored exceedingly" all through the night to let it be known where Jesus was going to come the following day. Also interesting are the activities of the people when the arrived t...
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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
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...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Thu - Jul 19, 2007 : 10:48 pm
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Fires in Utah / Gratitude
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Well...  It seems that all of Utah is on fire.  I mean... Almost literally.  Currently there are 5-6 fires raging on in various parts of Utah, the extreme north, to the extreme south.  One has consumed 18,000 acres so far.  Insane... Why do I find this interesting?  Well, it's just interesting that one of the "si...
Wed - Oct 02, 2013 : 11:45 pm
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So Grateful!
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 So, if you don't know already, I have been one of two people obnoxiously pushing a kickstarter campaign for the last 3 weeks. The newly formed duo (Me, and Jesse Crowley) called "Tiny Boats" has been working on their debut album since early March of this year. Tiny Boats' music could be classified as the energetic...
Music
Wed - Jan 23, 2008 : 09:47 pm
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1st Nephi : 15
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After reading this chapter for no more than 30 seconds, I simply must type. I love verse 3. Many, many times have I been in a doctrinal discussion with someone and the other person just can't "get" what a scripture or principle means.  Verse 3 could explain why that happens to us. Some things we just can't understand without th...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Tue - Sep 30, 2008 : 02:29 pm
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Mosiah : 18 - 20
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I read Mosiah 18 yesterday and found that due to the mindset I'm having now of an overall perspective, it was hard to get into all the details of what Alma was saying.  This is a great chapter for new members, or people who are trying to understand baptism. One question I have always had with this scripture is, "Where did Alma get the ...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Thu - Jun 05, 2008 : 01:32 pm
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Gen. Conf. - Cov. of Priesthood - Eyring
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It is quite refreshing to note the surety with which President Eyring states the following: "First, the very fact that you have been offered the oath and covenant is evidence that God has chosen you, knowing your power and capacity. He has known you since you were with Him in the spirit world. With His foreknowledge of your strength, He has ...
General Conference / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Tue - May 06, 2008 : 05:20 pm
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07 Mustang GT Upgrade Round 2
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Okay... Those who have followed my journal / blog, know that I have a 2007 Mustang GT, which I recently upgraded with Flowmaster exhaust and a Magnaflow X-Pipe. Well, I was expecting it tomorrow, so when my wife called me at work, right after lunch to give me the news, I was beside myself with excitement. Delievered to our door was my new ...
Cars
Mon - Dec 15, 2008 : 05:53 pm
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Alma : 2
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I find it interesting the way they referred to Nehor in verse 1:  a man "after the order of the man that slew Gideon by the sword, who was executed according to the law".  Why didn't they just say "Nehor"?  Especially seeing that writing in plates was so hard. In verse 10, Mormon notes the intent with which Aml...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Tue - Oct 09, 2007 : 05:42 pm
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"I Can't" ... Bah!
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Ya know...  One thing which really irks me is when someone tells me "I can't", for whatever reason. I'm not exactly sure, either, since there really are things which we cannot do, such as transmutate ourselves to become vultures.  I don't believe I've ever met a person who has become a vulture, although, that would mean that he...
Miscellaneous / Personal
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Wed - Oct 03, 2007 : 10:41 am
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MythTV Basement Home Theater
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About 2 years ago I got this hairbrained idea to use mythtv to create a computer-based full-media center for my basement home theater.  At the time, I had a sweet side-job which was paying me nicely, so I had the means to do pretty much exactly what I wanted. I had a couple of things for which I wanted to use the basement, namely 1. My Home...
Computers / Linux
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
Sat - Apr 16, 2011 : 04:01 pm
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Ibanez S570B - Newest Addition!
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 So I wasn't really interested in getting yet another member of my little growing studio family, but I couldn't help but get this one after playing it at the local music store.  Found it on a killer sale at samash, so I pulled the trigger. Available to all studio clients for recording. Isn't she gorgeous? She sounds awesome, too....
Audio Hardware
Mon - Oct 08, 2007 : 09:35 pm
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FHE At The Jones House
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This post is mostly for my parents.  (Hi Mom).  I thought you'd enjoy hearing a night of FHE in the Jones residence. :) There should be a little "play" button right below the mood panel in the upper right-hand corner of the journal detail page. Enjoy....
Lds / Personal
Wed - Jan 21, 2009 : 12:06 pm
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Help Choose our Band Name!
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I've recently become part of a cover band and we're getting to the point now where we need to choose a name.  None of us can agree, so we need your help.  We currently have a pool of about 100 possible names, and you can vote on any or all of them by clicking here. So far, our set list is the following: With or without you ...
Music
Fri - May 13, 2016 : 01:30 am
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13-hour Studio Session
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 Yup..  Today was awesome.  I had a 13.5 hour session, and it was just amazing.  The song creation process was a bit difficult at times, but little-by-little the song formed, and both me and my client (Jed Lefevre) were kind of dumbfounded at the end result.  In the first hour, we had a piano track, and that was it. At th...
Personal / Studio-journey
Tue - Jan 20, 2009 : 05:16 pm
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Alma : 12
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I have written quite a bit about this chapter during previous years' studies.  To begin, I noticed this time that it is by the "spirit of prophecy" that Zeezrom's thoughts are made known to Alma and Amulek. I also noticed that during the buffeting these prophets delivered to Zeezrom, not one attack was personal.  They were sim...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures / Spiritual
Sat - Oct 01, 2016 : 01:19 am
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Important Things...
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 So, lately I've been thinking a lot about what life is all about, and kind of pondering upon times when I've been doing well, and times when I've been doing not-so-well. I think the most important thing you can do in life is stay close to the Spirit of God.  Lots of things seem to get in the way from time to time, but that's the nature...
General Conference / Personal / Spiritual
Wed - May 14, 2014 : 01:08 am
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My Testimony
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 So...  I thought I'd be going to bed, but here I am. When the Spirit directed me to come down and write down my testimony, I wasn't (and still am not) quite sure what to write.  This certainly isn't due to a lack of testimony comparative to other times I've done this, but rather quite the exact opposite.  It is because my tes...
Personal / Spiritual / Studio-journey
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