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Thu - Mar 18, 2010 : 01:03 am
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Marathon Week
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Most normal people would be exhausted right about now, but I guess when ya love what ya do, doing more of it is just invigorating.  So, yesterday evening we were at it again with The Blue Aces, recording the last single, which is sure to be a hit, of their first demo!  The song is called Dance With Me.  Now it's on to the mixing and ...
Audio / Music
Mon - Mar 15, 2010 : 02:29 pm
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Helaman : 4
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Hmm....  Another war started by another group of dissenters.  Man alive...  Seems like the story is all the same.  People who want to rule another nation end up being sparked and fed by dissenters of the nation they want to rule (think of Amalickiah)...  *sigh* The latter half of this chapter is a great reminder of what h...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures
Fri - Mar 12, 2010 : 04:09 pm
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Helaman : 3
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It seems that this chapter is just a informational chapter on the goings on over a space of quite a few years.  Heh... That's pretty general, but there's really not any story-line, or analogy, or deep doctrine here... I did find it interesting how they spoke of using cement, and the sparseness of timber, and such like that.  I wonder wh...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Thu - Mar 11, 2010 : 05:16 pm
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Ibanez SR-300 + Kustom Amp!
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Since we've opened for business, and even before, I've started to notice a sad trend in recording audio.  This is speaking extremely generally, and there have been a few people who have definitely broken the mold, but in my experience, I've noticed that the musical instrument getting the least amount of love is the bass guitar. For the most ...
Audio Hardware
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
Sat - Mar 06, 2010 : 10:41 am
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Helaman : 1
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Interesting that, again, the pride of one man seemed to be the reason of much wickedness and death.  If Paanchi would have just accepted the rule of his own brother because he was voted in by the majority, I'll bet the whole war with Coriantumr wouldn't have happened. That being bad enough, doesn't hold a candle to what happened with Kishkum...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures
Fri - Mar 05, 2010 : 02:28 pm
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Alma : 63
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Okay... I forgot that Alma had 63 chapters. This chapter has always just kind of made me raise an eyebrow while reading it.  I must say, I felt the Spirit while reading it, and I know it's true, but I wonder why it was written. Why did Mormon dedicate half a chapter to people "going northward"?  And what about the ships?&nbs...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures
Thu - Mar 04, 2010 : 02:40 pm
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Alma : 61, 62
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Reading through Alma 60 and 61, I can vividly imagine what it would be like to live in times like those.  I imagine the cry for freedom being heard through the streets, as neighbors and friends decide to take up arms in defense of our right to worship how we want, and for the protection of our families, traditions, and way of life.  Putti...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Thu - Mar 04, 2010 : 02:06 pm
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2011 5.0 Mustang GT
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Although I probably will never own one of these, it's just awesome that the pony cars are gettin' revved up again.  Ford is definitely gonna bring up the competition with this beast.  Bye-bye imports! http://www.thefordstory.com/smart-technology/the-mustang-5-0-is-back/ Buyah!...
Cars
Wed - Mar 03, 2010 : 10:06 am
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Proper Spelling of "Ridiculous"
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Okay...  I rarely ....  well..  I never have posted something like this before in my blog, but this is getting RIDICULOUS.  This is not getting REDICULOUS.  It is getting R-I-D-I-C-U-L-O-U-S It seems like when ever I see that word spelled anywhere on the Internet, it's spelled consistently wrong, and I can't for the life ...
Babblings
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Tue - Nov 08, 2011 : 02:36 pm
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Welcome the Newcomers!
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I've gotta say, October was crazy.  It was the busiest month the studio has ever seen.  That said, it has allowed us to upgrade some microphones! Might you join with me in welcoming our two newest microphones to the pack: The Joly Edition - "Gomez" Cascade ribbon mic! In our initial tests, I found the Gomez to be anothe...
Audio / Audio Hardware
Tue - Nov 16, 2010 : 06:13 pm
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3 Nephi : 16
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Wow, it's been a long time since I last studied my scriptures. The first thing which caught my attention is the phrase, "if it so be that my people at Jerusalem, they who have seen me and been with me in my ministry, do not ask the Father in my name, that they may receive a knowledge of you by the Holy Ghost".   I guess that...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Scriptures
Thu - Apr 10, 2008 : 09:23 pm
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Jacob : 7 - Sherem
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I believe that Sherem is the first "villain" of the Book of Mormon after Laman and Lemuel, who could be considered an "anti-christ".  Not 100% sure, but I don't remember anything standing out in 1st or 2nd Nephi.  This guy reminds me of Nehor, Korihor, and Amalickiah. Some points of interest this time around are: ...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Tue - Mar 11, 2008 : 09:45 pm
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2nd Nephi : 20
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To tell you the truth, I didn't get much out of the scriptures tonight.  There was a verse from which I thought I could derive meaning. Verse 15. The ax depends on him that wields it for its strength.  Alone, it is nothing but wood and metal.  Used by a person, it can become a powerful tool.  Same thing with a saw. I took ...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Sun - Aug 05, 2007 : 11:13 pm
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A Good Sabbath
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I just got home from Jovi's baby blessing (Brandon and Chloe's first baby) and it was a pretty cool experience. Today was a good day because I thought that it was gonna be .... not good. Yesterday night, I stayed out a bit too late, and thus didn't get a whole lot of sleep last night.  In fact, on my way home, my good friend Steve bought me ...
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 - Apr 29, 2011 : 05:19 pm
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Upcoming New Modded Mics
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So, in the business of audio recording, it doesn't get much more fundamental than 1. Room Acoustics, 2. Sound Source, and 3. Microphones. One of those three basics is about to get a serious upgrade here at Advanced Budget Studios. Today, Michael Joly of OktavaMod is modifying two Apex 205 ribbon microphones, and will be shipping them back ear...
Audio Hardware
Sun - Apr 13, 2008 : 12:03 pm
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Enos
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Someone of spiritual authority once told me that anyone who read the book of Enos, and marked his scriptures based on importance, would have the entire book of Enos highlighted. After reading it this morning, I can see why. The first thing that hit me was the phrase, and my father "taught me in his language".  If we read the fi...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Tue - Apr 22, 2008 : 12:11 pm
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Gen. Conf. - Spcl Exprncs - Rasband
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I feel very connected with this talk.  He speaks of the importance of remembering those special experiences we have with the Spirit which enrich our testimonies.  Some of the quotes I love from this talk are as follows: Our personal journey through life provides us with many special experiences that become building blocks of faith and t...
General Conference / Personal / Programming / Spiritual
Fri - Jul 23, 2010 : 10:48 pm
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Most Crazy Session Yet
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Ya know, sometimes in this business, you've gotta use ingenuity.  And then there are other times you've just got to call it quits.  I'm really glad we didn't choose that option for last night's session, because it turned out just fine... Well.. That is, after we spent hours trying to figure out how in the world we were going to accompli...
Audio / Babblings / General Insanity / Music
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Thu - Oct 22, 2009 : 05:17 pm
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Windows 7
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Why on earth would I spend $109.00 on a new operating system when I could buy a friggin'  1.5 TERABYTE HARD DRIVE FOR THE SAME PRICE!?!?!?  (and that's the cheap version of Windows 7 - you know, the one you'll regret buying even if you do buy in to all this Microsoft crap.  The version that'll make you regret purchasing Windows the l...
Computers / Linux / Microsoft
Sun - Oct 07, 2007 : 05:36 pm
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2007 Oct. General Conference
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Man... I'm not entirely sure what happened this year, but conference was amazing! I've already told you what I thought of the first session (Sat. 10-noon session).  The next two sessions were gonna be equally amazing. With two children, it's hard, but not impossible, to really concentrate on what is going on with conference.  There ar...
Lds
Thu - Jul 08, 2010 : 02:42 pm
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Daddy's Little Soldier - Finished
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Last night, Christie Berube came over for the finishing session on her new song, Daddy's Little Soldier, and to be honest, it was a complete honor to work with her on such a brilliant piece of musical artwork. As an afterthought, I usually like to listen to the final master on as many different sound systems as possible, just to learn from what ...
Music
Sun - May 17, 2009 : 11:10 pm
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Life Comes Fast...
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Okay...  Wow..  A pretty huge amount of stuff has been going on.  I've been writing about it in my personal journal, but some of the stuff shouldn't be public, so I'm writing this as a supplement for those who care. Man...  Where do I even begin.  Awhile back, I posted a couple of private entries about an interview I had...
Life / Personal
Fri - May 02, 2008 : 11:27 am
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Gen. Conf. - Living Church - Eyring
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"God's people have not always been worthy of the marvelous experience we have shared today. The Apostles, after the Ascension of Christ, continued to exercise the keys He left with them. But because of disobedience and loss of faith by the members, the Apostles died without the keys being passed on to successors. We call that tragic episode &q...
General Conference / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Wed - Dec 31, 2014 : 09:38 pm
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New Years' (almost)
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Approximately 4 years ago, sometime during the summer, from time to time I would go outside our back door and lay out on the concrete slab and look up at the stars.  We had been in our home about 7 years and had no intention of moving, or changing, or doing anything but doing what we were doing.  I was in love with my wife, trying my best...
Personal / Spiritual / Studio-journey
Sun - May 18, 2008 : 08:44 pm
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ILMJ Video Almost Here
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I've been working a bit on adding the possibility of video journaling to ILoveMyJournal.com. I'm not 100% sure if it will work well enough for those who are less technically inclined, but today I was able to get a proof-of-concept working. One of my journal entries now has a video (the video is of the UVSC Car Show put on yesterday). Just to ...
I Love My Journal
Wed - May 02, 2012 : 12:16 am
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Studio 14 + ABS = ...?
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So, a few years ago, when I had no idea what I was doing in the studio, a guy named Rich Bischoff contacted me and asked me to give him some drum samples from my studio.  He didn't call me back.  I don't blame him. hehe... So, for the past 3 years, I've been dedicating myself to getting the studio to be the absolute best it can possibly...
Drums / Miscellaneous
Thu - Mar 04, 2010 : 02:06 pm
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2011 5.0 Mustang GT
PoeticIntensity
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Although I probably will never own one of these, it's just awesome that the pony cars are gettin' revved up again.  Ford is definitely gonna bring up the competition with this beast.  Bye-bye imports! http://www.thefordstory.com/smart-technology/the-mustang-5-0-is-back/ Buyah!...
Cars
Fri - Oct 26, 2012 : 04:54 pm
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Tick Tock...
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 So...  In what has turned out to be my monthly updates, I don't have much to report this time, as progress on the studio portion of the house has been waiting for the actual house to be built.  Right now, the studio is comprised of two large concrete boxes in my basement. What I do have to report on is something I hadn't expected...
Studio