Category Archives: concept album

Thoughts on Recording Songs

Eventually I plan on getting into home recording again. Today I was giving it more thought than usual. In the past, my problem was I didn’t know how to mix a full-length album properly. When you buy a CD in … Continue reading

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MUSIC REVIEW: The Smashing Pumpkins, OCEANIA

This album was released back in June, and I originally wrote the review then. However, I am reposting it here because I’m importing some blogs from my other WordPress page. Why? Because I am doing away with that other page. … Continue reading

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Egos, Perfectionism, and “Being Difficult”

There are a handful of people who would say I am hard to be in a band with, that I am “difficult” and turn what should be “fun” into “work.” To a certain extent, I agree. However, if you were … Continue reading

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P90X/Rev Abs Hybrid: Day 54 (Kenpo X)

Today I decided to do Kenpo X instead of what was on the auto-schedule (Core Synergstics) because I already did that this week. But even then, I was just too distracted by other things. I could not clear my head … Continue reading

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Off-Topic: My “Band” Gets Interviewed!

I put “band” in quotes because right now the only two people involved are myself and Scott Basal, but we are going to search for a new drummer soon. At any rate, we were interviewed by fellow local musician Kev … Continue reading

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P90X/P90X+ Hybrid: Day 71 (Back and Biceps-Abs/Core Plus)

I did Abs/Core Plus at Vanderheyden as always, although this time it was kind of stop-start because one of the kids got up. Just when I thought he was finally back to bed, he got up again. Then there were … Continue reading

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P90X/P90X+ Hybrid: Day 68 (Legs and Back-Ab Ripper X)

The auto-schedule called for Abs/Core Plus, but that involves using my pull-up bar. William wasn’t quite yet asleep, and the pull-up bar is near his room so I didn’t want to risk him hearing me and then getting his second … Continue reading

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