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January 31, 2023
Music
Not Vampires - 1 -- [3:48]
Not Vampires - 2 -- [10:23]
Not Vampires - 3 -- [4:59]
Not Vampires - 4 -- [4:14]
Not Vampires - 5 -- [6:31]
Not Vampires - 6 -- [1:17]
Not Vampires - 7 -- [8:20]
Not Vampires - 8 -- [5:34]
Not Vampires - 9 -- [1:24]
Not Vampires - 10 -- [5:37]
Not Vampires - 11 -- [5:46]
Not Vampires - 12 -- [5:01]
Not Vampires - 13 -- [3:03]
Not Vampires - 14 -- [3:45]
Not Vampires - 15 -- [7:46]
Not Vampires - 16 -- [7:21]
Not Vampires - 17 -- [4:33]
Not Vampires - 18 -- [6:23]
Not Vampires - 19 -- [5:20]
Not Vampires - 20 -- [4:26]
Not Vampires - 21 -- [2:17]
Not Vampires - 22 -- [2:56]
Not Vampires - 23 -- [4:15]
Not Vampires - 24 -- [3:08]


January 16, 2023
pondering the meaning of a TLC lyric



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January 7, 2023
a (not) dangerous branch

Working on a fun REAPER branch relating to keyboard shortcuts. I will allow some pretty sweet things, but it will also give people a lot of rope to hang themselves with. You can have a bunch of alternate main keyboard mapping sections (which also affect mousewheel mappings), so you can switch sections by action/toolbar/menu/whatever.

You can also engage a section momentarily by action, so you could: make Ctrl+F be "momentarily use the main section named "FX", then that section could just have a ton of mappings to particular FX: Ctrl+F followed by E for ReaEQ, Ctrl+F followed by C for ReaComp, etc.

What's also fun is that when they are momentarily engaged, they act globally... so if you are in a text field and do Ctrl+F, then the following E or C still work, or if you have the Ctrl+F as a global hotkey, then that momentary switch makes the E or C effectively global too, but only when following the Ctrl+F.

But -- if you accidentally run an action perma-switching to a section that has no keyboard mappings... well nothing will work until you switch back via the correct action in the actions window, or you restart reaper. Which is where the rope to hang yourself is.

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December 31, 2022
Music
Not Vampires - 1 - Made in the Image of Their Fears (I) -- [5:05]
Not Vampires - 2 - Made in the Image of Their Fears (II) -- [5:15]
Not Vampires - 3 - Made in the Image of Their Fears (III) -- [3:51]
Not Vampires - 4 -- [3:59]
Not Vampires - 5 - Regrets of the Fall -- [0:57]
Not Vampires - 6 - Miner's Paradox (preamble) -- [2:32]
Not Vampires - 7 - Miner's Paradox (cont'd) -- [4:48]
Not Vampires - 8 - Prion Burrito -- [5:15]
Not Vampires - 9 -- [1:27]
Not Vampires - 10 -- [2:37]
Not Vampires - 11 - Light Creeps -- [9:25]
Not Vampires - 12 -- [18:40]
Not Vampires - 13 - Local Aesthetics -- [7:49]
Not Vampires - 14 - The Squeeze (rephrase) -- [5:38]
Not Vampires - 15 - Mixed Company -- [8:18]
Not Vampires - 16 - Mixed Company (reprise) -- [5:46]
Not Vampires - 17 - Bad at Math (Virgins) -- [4:57]
Not Vampires - 18 -- [6:09]
Not Vampires - 19 -- [0:52]
Not Vampires - 20 - Find Me / stuff / Now We Understand Medley -- [10:22]
Not Vampires - 21 - Watch Your Step -- [5:30]


December 30, 2022
Music
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 1 - Made in the Image of Their Fears (I) -- [5:52]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 2 - Made in the Image of Their Fears (II) -- [6:32]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 3 - Made in the Image of Their Fears (III) -- [5:53]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 4 - Bad at Math (Virgins) (I) -- [1:36]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 5 - Bad at Math (Virgins) (II) -- [8:12]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 6 - Self Imposed (I) -- [1:41]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 7 - Self Imposed (II) -- [3:21]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 8 - Self Imposed (III) -- [5:33]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 9 - Self Imposed (IV) -- [2:58]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 10 - Self Imposed (V) -- [3:14]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 11 - Leacho (Cosmos) -- [6:14]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 12 - No Big Benefactor (past exploration I) -- [1:59]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 13 - No Big Benefactor (past exploration II) -- [1:14]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 14 - Dogs Will Rule the World (false) -- [1:14]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 15 - Dogs Will Rule the World (true) -- [4:22]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 16 - Hindenburg -- [8:06]


December 29, 2022
Music
Not Vampires - 1 - Made in the Image of Their Fears (v0-gg) -- [6:28]
Not Vampires - 2 - Made in the Image of Their Fears (v1-gg) -- [8:33]
Not Vampires - 3 - Made in the Image of Their Fears (v2-gg) -- [3:49]
Not Vampires - 4 - Made in the Image of Their Fears (v3-gg) -- [3:48]
Not Vampires - 5 - Bad at Math (Virgins) (v0-gg) -- [1:04]
Not Vampires - 6 - Bad at Math (Virgins) (v1-gg) -- [1:26]
Not Vampires - 7 - Bad at Math (Virgins) (v2-gg) -- [3:34]
Not Vampires - 8 - Made in the Image of Their Fears (v4) -- [4:30]
Not Vampires - 9 - Made in the Image of Their Fears (v5) -- [3:55]
Not Vampires - 10 - Bad at Math (Virgins) (v3) -- [7:07]
Not Vampires - 11 - Self Imposed -- [5:51]
Not Vampires - 12 - Find Me -- [6:27]
Not Vampires - 13 - Now We Understand -- [6:05]
Not Vampires - 14 - How Low -- [4:39]
Not Vampires - 15 - Old as Coal -- [2:49]
Not Vampires - 16 - Watch Your Step -- [2:04]
Not Vampires - 17 - Watch Your Step (altpart) -- [0:49]
Not Vampires - 18 - Still Confused -- [6:07]
Not Vampires - 19 - Still Confused (reprise) -- [5:05]
Not Vampires - 20 - Still Confused (three) -- [2:24]
Not Vampires - 21 - Electric Kettle (Extended Jumbo Medley Mix) -- [28:09]


December 27, 2022
Music
premature goldilocks


December 23, 2022
Music
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 1 - Self Imposed (A) -- [6:12]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 2 - Self Imposed (B) -- [3:59]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 3 - Old as Coal -- [4:00]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 4 - Watch Your Step (I) -- [1:51]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 5 - Watch Your Step (II) -- [3:30]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 6 - Watch Your Step (III) -- [2:12]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 7 - Watch Your Step (IV) -- [4:02]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 8 - Watch Your Step (V, slower) -- [0:40]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 9 - The River -- [4:55]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 10 - Chosen by the Few (I) -- [2:26]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 11 - Chosen by the Few (II) -- [3:41]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 12 - Chosen by the Few (III) -- [4:40]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 13 - Hindenburg -- [6:13]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 14 - Cosmos (Leacho) -- [5:19]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 15 - Cast Iron (I) -- [3:52]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 16 - Cast Iron (II) -- [2:30]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 17 - Standing Orders -- [3:58]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 18 - Las Vegas (Slow Alternate) -- [7:53]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 19 - Las Vegas (Slow Alternate II) -- [4:49]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 20 - Las Vegas -- [2:13]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 21 - Drummer Boy -- [4:05]


December 22, 2022
Music
Not Vampires - 1 -- [7:23]
Not Vampires - 2 -- [10:28]
Not Vampires - 3 -- [8:45]
Not Vampires - 4 - The Squeeze -- [9:53]
Not Vampires - 5 - Major Major Major -- [4:45]
Not Vampires - 6 - Chosen by the Few -- [5:19]
Not Vampires - 7 - Self Imposed -- [8:23]
Not Vampires - 8 - Cosmic Background(ish) -- [5:16]
Not Vampires - 9 -- [12:23]
Not Vampires - 10 - Self Imposed(?) -- [5:26]
Not Vampires - 11 - Inexcusable -- [6:14]
Not Vampires - 12 - Find Me -- [4:45]
Not Vampires - 13 - Now We Understand (slow) -- [4:39]
Not Vampires - 14 -- [2:19]
Not Vampires - 15 - Las Vegas -- [6:04]
Not Vampires - 16 - Trees and Mold (I) -- [1:09]
Not Vampires - 17 - Trees and Mold (II) -- [1:46]
Not Vampires - 18 -- [1:52]
Not Vampires - 19 - Virgins (Bad at Math) -- [4:17]


December 21, 2022
EEL2 Inception

(I posted this to Mastodon but really why not put it here too?)

In one of our REAPER development branches (and thus the latest +dev builds), there's now support for generating EEL2 code on the fly (for EEL reascripts, JSFX, video processors), using EEL2. I find this immensely pleasing.

To use this functionality, you can create an embedded script, using <? script code ?>, and that script has a separate variable/memory space, and can generate code using printf().

EEL2 often requires a lot of repetitive code to produce fast DSP code.

So for example, our loudness meter has a sinc filter that gets coefficients generated. Here's a before and after:

 function sinc_gen_slice(cs, o*) instance(sinc_gen_val slice_pos) global() (
   slice_pos = cs;
-  o.v00 = sinc_gen_val(); o.v01 = sinc_gen_val(); o.v02 = sinc_gen_val(); o.v03 = sinc_gen_val();
-  o.v04 = sinc_gen_val(); o.v05 = sinc_gen_val(); o.v06 = sinc_gen_val(); o.v07 = sinc_gen_val();
-  o.v08 = sinc_gen_val(); o.v09 = sinc_gen_val(); o.v10 = sinc_gen_val(); o.v11 = sinc_gen_val();
-  o.v12 = sinc_gen_val(); o.v13 = sinc_gen_val(); o.v14 = sinc_gen_val(); o.v15 = sinc_gen_val();
+  <? loop(x=0;sinc_sz, printf("o.v%02d = sinc_gen_val();%s",x,(x&3)==3?"\n": " "); x += 1) ?>
 );

There's some extra logic in there to produce identical output (including newlines) which isn't necessary, but added so I could test the output to make sure it didn't differ. The nice thing is, not only is this more readable and smaller, if you want to increase the filter size, you can without a ton of tedious and error-prone copy/paste.

Update, other tricks. If you want to make this code optional, you can do:

/* <? printf("%s/","*"); 
  printf("code which will only be executed on new jsfx/etc");
  printf("/%s","*");
?> */
and if you want either/or (new code vs legacy), you can do:
/* <? printf("%s/","*");
  _suppress=1; 
  printf("code which will only be executed on new jsfx");
  printf("/%s","*");
?> */
legacy code which will only be executed on old jsfx
/* <? _suppress=0; ?> */
(Forgot to mention earlier, you can set _suppress to have the preprocessor not output regular text)

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December 21, 2022
mastodon

I've set up a mastodon account, @justin@cockos.net. I might try writing about development stuff I find interesting there.

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December 17, 2022
Music
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 1 -- [11:39]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 2 - Self Imposed -- [6:34]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 3 - Dogs Will Rule the World -- [4:32]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 4 - The River -- [5:41]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 5 - Find Me -- [5:05]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 6 - Watch Your Step -- [2:45]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 7 - Watch Your Step Expansion Session -- [6:23]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 8 - Watch Your Step Expanded on Repeat -- [5:37]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 9 -- [10:03]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 10 - Now We Understand (slow) -- [4:43]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 11 - Now We Understand (again) -- [3:39]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 12 - Now We Understand (third) -- [3:09]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 13 - Now We Understand (fourth) -- [1:53]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 14 - Old as Coal -- [4:21]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 15 - Old as Coal (soloing) -- [1:57]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 16 - Virgins (Bad at Math) -- [3:44]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 17 -- [6:04]


December 16, 2022
Music
hereby repositioned


December 15, 2022
Music
Not Vampires - 1 - (vaguely major major) / flies on acid -- [7:24]
Not Vampires - 2 -- [11:17]
Not Vampires - 3 - electric kettle, was it? -- [9:22]
Not Vampires - 4 - Cast Iron -- [4:19]
Not Vampires - 5 -- [7:30]
Not Vampires - 6 - Squeeze the River -- [5:23]
Not Vampires - 7 - Virgins (Bad at Math) -- [6:48]
Not Vampires - 8 - How Low -- [4:29]
Not Vampires - 9 - Old as Coal -- [3:25]
Not Vampires - 10 -- [4:20]
Not Vampires - 11 - (to the tune of Las Vegas) -- [5:44]
Not Vampires - 12 - Now We Understand -- [3:12]
Not Vampires - 13 - Now We Understand (reprise) -- [0:52]
Not Vampires - 14 - Self Imposed -- [5:19]
Not Vampires - 15 - Watch Your Step -- [2:55]
Not Vampires - 16 - The River -- [4:16]
Not Vampires - 17 - Chosen by the Few -- [3:17]
Not Vampires - 18 - In an Alternate Reality -- [5:22]


December 11, 2022
Music
the machine weeps


December 4, 2022
Ray Miller 50 Miler Recap

(retroposted on December 17, 2022)

I took a ton of pictures on this race but I really have no use for them, nobody wants to come over and see my vacation slides, and I don't have a slide projector and also I took them on my phone which means they only exist as bits. I'm always looking for excuses to write about things, but it tends to be too much complaining about programming nonsense. So here are my photos, with explanations:




I flew into LAX on the Thursday. Decided to walk from the terminal to the rental car place. It's about a mile and a half, which if you've packed light is infinitely preferable to walk, especially in 55 degree weather, than to pile onto a rental car bus. Especially these days. I rented a car (brand new Kia sedan ftw), wandered my way around, got some lunch using a gift card I purchased in early 2020, mmm french toast, went for an easy run in Griffith Park to waste some time, it was really tough to not go more than a few miles. Checked into the guest house airbnb, went to bed at 7pm or so.




Friday involved going to Tacos Delta for chilaquiles. I'll leave this here. Kept to myself, worked a bit, went to bed around 7pm again.




Got up at 2:30am, left the airbnb at a little before 4am. Drove the long way to Malibu. Got to see places I occasionally went as a kid. Met Steve and Edward (and their friend Alex) at the start around 5:15am. There are other pictures with less fantastic lighting but really why when you have this one?




Something like 80 people, I guess? We start at 6am.

I should point out that the organizers mention that the course is well marked, but there is one turn that it's very important that the 50-mile runners make (there's also a 50k starting an hour later), and if you don't make the turn you'll end up running a bit over 50k. Why did I mention this?

The first few miles are a singletrack climb, which means the start position is very important. We held back, letting the faster people go ahead. Maybe we let too many. A little running, but a lot of fast hiking. Which was good, the last thing I wanted to do is go out too fast. I never know how these things will go, I mean usually it's fine but things will hurt and there will be suffering so better try to minimize it. And I'm on a low-mileage year. Anyway.




It starts getting light on the climb, 6:19am. Steve wants to go faster, runs a little bit of the climb, I somewhat keep up (catching up on the level bits or when he stops to take pictures).




It levels out a bit, there's some running, 6:40am. The aid station will come in another 20 minutes or so.




After the aid station (which was about 5 miles), some oranges, watermelon, water fillup, maybe some other snacks I forget now, we start a 6 mile loop with a little mud. Steve's in front of me here, at about 7:20am.




Ah the views, 7:28am.




The view ahead from the last shot, I love those shots of the trail ahead (or behind -- and more accurately the experience of seeing them in real life -- at home there's nothing more satisfying than seeing the Brooklyn Bridge ahead of you a mile away, and 1 WTC in the distance behind it, then finding yourself there by your feet). I'll try to point the trail shots out, if we can see with these low quality images I uploaded.




This one I could've left out, but hey 5 minutes passed and I can still see the ocean.









We head inland and it gets really muddy, I'm told this is due to rain. Tons of mud stick to your shoes, you end up tweaking your gait in order to try to shake it off as you go. Activating strange muscles. It gets a bit warm. Only a little bit. 7:49am. Another 10-15 minutes and you're back at the same aid station as before.




I left the aid station before Steve. As a result I was in front of him. There was a climb. I was not faster.




Oxnard, in the background, I assume! Our friend Fritz was always obsessed with that name. I meant to text him about that but didn't have much cell service. 8:26am.




After that climb, there was a pretty amazing descent, which I had a lot of fun on. Steve seemed to be on a phone call while he was running so I thought I'd give him his space. Near the bottom of the descent was the Valley of the Spiders[tm][cc](Andy). The spiders were considerate in marking their territory and I didn't feel threatened. 8:50am.




Just down the road a 100' from the spider web, it got really cold, this valley trapped that cold air, and the with the humidity there were these clouds forming. It was cool but didn't photograph well, just looks like dust here.




A short 10 minutes later, you pay the price of that descent, with a pretty steep fire road climb. I walked this (I walked all of the climbing really). As I was hiking up this, the leader for the 50k race ran past me. RAN. That did not look easy to do for a 10k let alone a 50k. At the top of that hill was the same aid station again (16 miles, 9:05am or so). Where I filled my water, ate some more, and left as soon as possible. Then about 100' down the road I stopped to clean out the mud from my sock which was messing with my big toe. Oh such stupid timing...




After that there was some nice downhill, then I ended up in a valley which was very warm and humid. This was probably as hot as I was all day, and it was at 9:30am.




On the climb out of the riverbed valley, it got cooler, but my hip was doing something funny, popping with each step that I walked (didn't have the issue running). I stopped to stretch a little, which didn't help, then found that I could adjust my gait slightly in order to avoid the popping. The popping didn't hurt but it also didn't seem like a good thing. The climb was nice, here's the view after crossing a gravel path that people were bicycling on (you can see them barely). It looked like a really nice place to ride. I do get jealous of California this time of year. 10:00am or so, 20 miles in.




I had a 10 minute stop at a NEW aid station, at 10:35-10:45 or so. At this point in addition to the eating and getting water (and watered down coke), I took my socks off, put some ointment and bandaids on my toes, which had been giving me problems (somewhat due to my mismanagement of them 4 weeks before at the NY marathon, another story which will not get documented). I also snugged my shoes slightly to try to keep some of the pressure off my toes (this ended up being an oops that I'm still paying for). Anyway 10-15 minutes after that aid station is this picture, mountains pretty. I like them. I start to climb them.




I go up what I thought was a really big hill (Strava tells me it was about 750'. OK not that big). At the top is this left turn. The one they mentioned at the start. It's a little tempting to just miss the turn and do a 50k. 11:15am, about 26 miles. I take the turn.

Side note: the course was very well marked, especially compared to the races in NJ I've done, but this is sort of the exception. They really should have a sign that says "50 mile runners: if you're not at mile 40 or so, turn around and make the turn!" Maybe missing turns and getting lost is a rite of passage for trail runners...




The climb continues! You can see the trail below... wait, shit, you can't. OK how about I "ENHANCE":




That's a person, I'm 79.3% sure. It could be Steve! I could easily check that in the days of Strava and GPS data but it's better not to know.




More climbing. 45 minutes and 2.5 miles later, nearing the top. This will be fun to go back down (we go out 7 miles or so and back another 7 miles to an aid station).




After that climb, there's still hills, some up, some down. I liked it better when the aid stations were closer together. You occasionally pass groups of tourists, which always feels odd, such differences in current experiences.




Still headed to the aid station, there's a view to the Northeast of some lake. I ponder whether it is artificial. 12:40pm, 31 miles, about to descend to the aid station.





Crow (or as I'm told, Raven), seen from the descent to the aid station.

Soon after, I arrive at the 33-ish mile aid station, and put on the best thing ever -- fresh socks. Long overdue. I try to eat some but it's getting more difficult. Sitting is nice. I arrive at around 12:50pm, leave around 1:05pm.

Out and back not so interesting, same thing in reverse. I see Edward before the big descent. Take a video of him running the other way. Share some ginger candy. He says Steve should be not too far behind him. We go our separate ways.





Take this video of running at the start of the big descent -- "Coming down the mountain" (around mile 38, 2:05pm)

I didn't mention it until now, but this whole race I've had songs from The Verve's "A Storm in Heaven" in my head. Butterfly, "The Sun, The Sun", Star Sail. I wondered if "The Sun, The Sea" is a reference to l'etranger. I'm not listening to anything but damn those songs just burn a hole in my ears. Maybe I get sick of them, or just my general starting-to-feel-awfulness projects to them (I still love that album and have happily listened to it since!).

I don't see Steve on the descent. I start to guess he missed the turn. D'oh.

The section of the climb that took 50 minutes to go up takes about 30 minutes to go down. Fun. My weak left calf starts feeling not great with every left step. Still fun though.




After that descent, some new territory. 2:30pm, around 39 miles. Eating ginger candies. So far between aid stations.




Nice trails though.




Ah another canyon, 3:15pm.




I think this was soon after the last one. The photographer was like "you're almost to the last aid station!" But those 3 or so miles took FOREVER. Boring flat jeep trail.

Get to the aid station, eat some stale Chipotle chips (they had water and gels and offered to make some soup but eh). Did some more toe management. This is the part of the race where I usually end up complaining and then after the fact regret the complaining. But anyway only like 4 miles to go, just one small climb and descent then it's done.




That climb went on way too long. The small climb is still 1000'. I talked to another person who was also complaining, though his excuse was that since September he had only run two 7 mile runs. pfft! and then he proceeded to go ahead and beat me by a solid 5-10 minutes. Ah, youth.




The climb kept going. More complaining.




Looking back.




My goal was to finish. Bonus to not finish in the dark. 4:30pm.




Damn, magic hour, 4:38pm. After taking this I enjoyed the descent, passed various hikers taking sunset pictures, we all agreed it was beautiful. Finished at something like 4:52pm. Took a few minutes before I could eat anything, had some quesadillas, chili, couldn't really stomach much. It was getting cold, so I took off. Saw in my text messages that Steve did in fact miss the turn (bummer).

Drove back to LA. Got back to the airbnb, ate some snacks, realized I didn't have enough of them, oops, took a shower, got chills, got in bed, felt really good under the covers. Whenever I'd get up to pee, massive shiver shiver chills.




7am Sunday, return to Tacos Delta. Glorious breakfast burrito made me whole. A few hours later, beer with salt and kebabs at Edward's. That was also amazing.

Thus concludes my story.

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November 26, 2022
Music
freeform jam with andy
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 1 - Find Me (I) -- [4:04]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 2 - Find Me (II) -- [4:05]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 3 - Old as Coal (I) -- [3:52]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 4 - Old as Coal (II) -- [3:27]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 5 - Old as Coal (III) -- [4:06]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 6 - Now We Understand -- [3:46]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 7 - How Low -- [5:31]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 8 - Private Life (upwards) -- [8:50]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 9 - The River (short) -- [2:51]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 10 - The River -- [4:22]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 11 - (Bad at Math) -- [3:16]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 12 - Cast Iron -- [5:03]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 13 - Cast Iron (II) -- [2:14]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 14 - Electric Kettle -- [6:40]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 15 - Dogs Will Rule the World -- [4:29]


November 23, 2022
Music
Not Vampires - 1 -- [1:04]
Not Vampires - 2 - Self Imposed -- [4:34]
Not Vampires - 3 - Old as Coal -- [2:45]
Not Vampires - 4 - Find Me -- [4:11]
Not Vampires - 5 - How Low -- [6:07]
Not Vampires - 6 - The River -- [4:58]
Not Vampires - 7 - Now We Understand -- [4:34]
Not Vampires - 8 - Chosen by the Few -- [3:27]
Not Vampires - 9 - Virgins (Bad at Math) -- [6:14]
Not Vampires - 10 - The Squeeze -- [3:50]
Not Vampires - 11 - Name Your Appliances -- [4:48]
Not Vampires - 12 - Name Your Appliances (reprise) -- [1:00]
Not Vampires - 13 - (interlude) -- [8:10]
Not Vampires - 14 -- [3:10]
Not Vampires - 15 -- [9:26]
Not Vampires - 16 - Laundry Chute -- [10:29]
Not Vampires - 17 - Cast Iron -- [0:39]
Not Vampires - 18 - Cast Iron (reprise) -- [1:17]
Not Vampires - 19 -- [4:12]
Not Vampires - 20 - Insecurity -- [7:39]
Not Vampires - 21 - Electric Kettle -- [7:24]
Not Vampires - 22 -- [2:14]
Not Vampires - 23 - Dogs Will Rule the World / Candy Bandit -- [5:15]


November 19, 2022
Music
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 1 - Chime in -- [9:11]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 2 - Key Visit -- [4:17]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 3 - Key Visit (II) -- [2:01]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 4 - Key Visit (III) -- [2:40]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 5 - Key Visit (IV) -- [4:02]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 6 - Find Me -- [5:56]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 7 - The River -- [5:03]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 8 - Private Life -- [5:59]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 9 - Watch Your Step -- [3:45]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 10 - Now We Understand -- [3:10]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 11 - Old as Coal -- [3:21]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 12 - Self Imposed -- [7:38]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 13 - How Low -- [4:02]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 14 - Chosen by the Few -- [4:08]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 15 - Standing Orders -- [6:20]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 16 -- [3:08]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 17 - Cosmos (Leacho) Medley to Dogs Will Rule the World -- [11:25]


November 18, 2022
Music
broken again


November 15, 2022
Music
out of pocket


November 13, 2022
Music
just two more
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 1 -- [8:59]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 2 - Could Go Wrong -- [6:01]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 3 - Hindenburg -- [5:28]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 4 - Chosen by the Few -- [4:35]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 5 - Leacho (Cosmos) with Flies -- [7:12]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 6 -- [7:03]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 7 - (Eventual) Self-Imposition -- [7:56]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 8 - The River -- [4:40]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 9 - Find Me -- [4:47]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 10 - Now We Understand (I) -- [2:40]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 11 - Now We Understand (II) -- [3:13]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 12 -- [7:41]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 13 - Dogs Will Rule the World -- [3:39]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 14 - No Big Benefactor(ish) -- [5:51]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 15 - Private Life -- [7:32]


November 11, 2022
Music
Decanted Youth - 1 -- [8:07]
Decanted Youth - 2 - Vaguely Legacy -- [9:49]
Decanted Youth - 3 - Wallmark -- [6:38]
Decanted Youth - 4 - Sandman -- [9:01]
Decanted Youth - 5 -- [8:30]
Decanted Youth - 6 - Major Major Major (Highly Leveraged) -- [21:52]
Decanted Youth - 7 -- [18:17]
Decanted Youth - 8 - Reflections -- [16:38]
Decanted Youth - 9 - Legacy Vaguely -- [10:06]
Decanted Youth - 10 - The Original -- [12:36]
unadvisable
what a joke


November 10, 2022
Music
pull the thread


October 30, 2022
Music
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 1 - Even Lower -- [7:02]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 2 -- [6:53]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 3 -- [5:21]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 4 - Watch Your Step -- [4:42]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 5 - Watch Your Step (reprise) -- [1:23]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 6 - Self Imposed -- [5:17]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 7 - The Dark Side of Celebrity -- [8:49]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 8 - Chosen by the Few -- [3:57]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 9 - Chosen by the Few (reprise) -- [2:46]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 10 - Hindenburg -- [12:11]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 11 -- [6:30]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 12 - Cosmos (Leacho) -- [5:27]


October 29, 2022
obligatory sunset post

(i try to avoid these)

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October 26, 2022
Music
Decanted Youth - 1 -- [11:36]
Decanted Youth - 2 - Sandman -- [7:37]
Decanted Youth - 3 - Major Major Major -- [3:53]
Decanted Youth - 4 -- [9:52]
Decanted Youth - 5 - Candy Bandit -- [2:43]
Decanted Youth - 6 - The Squeeze -- [6:30]
Decanted Youth - 7 -- [23:23]
Decanted Youth - 8 -- [23:35]
Decanted Youth - 9 -- [18:03]
Decanted Youth - 10 -- [13:47]


October 19, 2022
A Requiem for They Who Maintained Some Semblance of Equilibrium by Quietly Venting Into the Void


I wrote and recorded (though not always in that order) a couple dozen tracks over the last year, and decided it was time to put many of them into an album.

It's now available on my archive, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Tidal, etc.

I look forward to continuing this journey, though I'm running out of old artwork to reuse for album covers.



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October 18, 2022
statue of liberty

photo thanks to Oscar @ Hoboken Cove

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October 13, 2022
Music
wiped clean


October 9, 2022
Music
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 1 - The Other Side (Part I) -- [15:22]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 2 - The Other Side (Part II) -- [18:28]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 3 - The Other Side (Part III) -- [11:54]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 4 - Dogs Will Rule the World -- [6:11]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 5 - The River -- [4:57]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 6 - Private Life -- [6:25]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 7 - Self Imposed (partial) -- [2:30]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 8 - How Low -- [4:39]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 9 - The Other Side (Part IV) -- [11:29]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 10 - Hindenburg -- [5:02]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 11 - The Squeeze -- [5:18]


October 8, 2022
Music
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 1 - Three O'clock -- [1:57]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 2 - Show Their Faces -- [2:26]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 3 - Dogs Will Rule the World -- [4:00]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 4 - The River -- [5:29]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 5 - May 29 Track 6 -- [5:57]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 6 - Self Imposed -- [3:41]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 7 - Hindenburg -- [8:57]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 8 - Cosmos (Leacho) -- [5:21]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 9 - Sandman -- [5:00]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 10 - Chosen by the Few -- [4:04]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 11 - Standing Orders -- [5:54]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 12 - Old as Coal -- [3:16]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 13 - Find Me -- [4:06]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 14 - Cosmic Background -- [3:13]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 15 - Insecurity -- [6:54]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 16 - Watch Your Step -- [2:47]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 17 - How Low -- [5:17]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 18 - Private Life -- [10:49]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 19 - Charlie -- [4:37]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (Live at Open Studios, with Guests) - 20 - Light Creeps -- [8:06]


October 6, 2022
Music
Not Vampires - 1 - Looped In -- [4:56]
Not Vampires - 2 -- [4:04]
Not Vampires - 3 - Something Funky -- [10:30]
Not Vampires - 4 - Notice the Despair -- [4:03]
Not Vampires - 5 - The Squeeze -- [5:28]
Not Vampires - 6 - The Squeeze Dah-duh-dah-duh -- [2:42]
Not Vampires - 7 - Meat Pixie Channel -- [3:44]
Not Vampires - 8 - Candy Bandit -- [0:42]
Not Vampires - 9 - Cosmic Background -- [5:09]
Not Vampires - 10 - Insecurity -- [6:58]
Not Vampires - 11 -- [1:28]
Not Vampires - 12 - Surrounded -- [3:23]
Not Vampires - 13 - Watch Your Step -- [2:05]
Not Vampires - 14 - Self Imposed -- [3:01]
Not Vampires - 15 - Highest Bid (I) -- [2:45]
Not Vampires - 16 - Highest Bid (II) -- [2:07]
Not Vampires - 17 - Highest Bid (Quiet Lovely Version III) -- [4:50]
Not Vampires - 18 - Highest Bid (Quiet IV) -- [4:00]
Not Vampires - 19 - Infectious Thoughts -- [3:34]
Not Vampires - 20 - Chosen by the Few (failed) -- [1:12]
Not Vampires - 21 - Chosen by the Few -- [3:40]
Not Vampires - 22 - Find Me -- [2:45]
Not Vampires - 23 - How Low -- [4:41]


October 2, 2022
Music
Decanted Youth - 1 -- [6:42]
Decanted Youth - 2 - What If We All Just Disappeared -- [20:10]
Decanted Youth - 3 - Citrus Squeeze -- [11:07]
Decanted Youth - 4 -- [14:37]
Decanted Youth - 5 - Sandman -- [8:51]
Decanted Youth - 6 - Candy Bandit -- [0:49]
Decanted Youth - 7 - Reflections (loosely) -- [11:20]
Decanted Youth - 8 - Light Creeps / Send It to the Sea? -- [23:31]
Decanted Youth - 9 - Now We Understand (meh) -- [1:50]
Decanted Youth - 10 - Human Needs -- [10:50]
Decanted Youth - 11 - Vaguely Self Imposed -- [9:21]


October 1, 2022
trail running i guess



Recordings:

Not Vampires - 1 - Find Me? -- [0:51]
Not Vampires - 2 - Find Me. -- [2:06]
Not Vampires - 3 - Find Me! -- [4:21]
Not Vampires - 4 -- [6:32]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 1 - Intro to Hindenburg -- [7:22]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 2 - Better with Friends -- [6:58]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 3 - Still Circling for a Landing -- [9:21]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 4 - Dogs Will Rule the World -- [5:39]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 5 - Cosmos (Leacho) -- [8:26]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 6 - Chosen by the Few -- [4:01]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 7 - Self Imposed Egg Salad -- [1:39]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 8 - Self Imposed Exile -- [7:04]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 9 - Self Imposed -- [4:48]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 10 - Find Me (I) -- [1:26]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 11 - Find Me (II) -- [3:07]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 12 - Find Me (III) -- [2:33]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 13 - Find Me (IV) -- [3:00]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 14 - Old as Coal -- [3:20]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 15 - The River -- [4:48]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 16 - How Low -- [5:18]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 17 - Now We Understand (I) -- [2:22]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 18 - Now We Understand (II) -- [3:24]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 19 - May 29 Track 6 -- [10:09]

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September 28, 2022
seasons change



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September 22, 2022
Music
now we understand reatuned


September 20, 2022
Music
self imposed


September 18, 2022
Music
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 1 - Find Me -- [4:50]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 2 - Old as Coal -- [5:03]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 3 - Dogs Will Rule the World -- [5:54]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 4 - Don't Bother -- [7:11]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 5 -- [1:07]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 6 - He Has a Tarnished Past -- [8:24]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 7 - The River -- [5:18]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 8 - The Reriver -- [2:22]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 9 - Now We Understand (preprise) -- [3:20]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 10 - Now We Understand -- [3:03]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 11 - Circling for a Landing -- [10:05]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 12 - Benefactor's Cousin -- [7:09]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 13 - Stolen Title -- [2:51]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 14 - Dogs Will Rule the World (II) -- [6:54]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 15 - The Squeeze -- [6:13]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 16 - Chosen by the Few -- [4:35]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 17 - Leacho (Cosmos) -- [5:41]


September 14, 2022
Music
live solo improv: super8


September 10, 2022
Music
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 1 - Circling for a Landing -- [10:29]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 2 - Pain Blame -- [8:15]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 3 - No Big Benefactor (I) -- [5:17]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 4 - No Big Benefactor (II) -- [5:43]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 5 - Dogs Will Rule the World (rev, I) -- [3:09]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 6 - Dogs Will Rule the World (rev, II) -- [4:20]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 7 - Dogs Will Rule the World (rev, III) -- [2:22]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 8 - How Low -- [6:36]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 9 - Hindenburg -- [8:40]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 10 - On Edge -- [3:18]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 11 - (fan appt revisit) -- [1:33]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 12 - User Error (Trees vs) -- [3:03]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 13 - Trees vs Mold (I) -- [1:15]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 14 - Trees vs Mold (II) -- [2:33]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 15 - Chosen by the Few -- [3:32]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 16 - Chosen by the Few -- [4:30]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 17 - Find Me (I) -- [2:50]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 18 - Find Me (II) -- [1:57]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 19 - Find Me (III) -- [2:26]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 20 - Find Me (IV) -- [2:49]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 21 - Now We Understand -- [2:37]


September 8, 2022
Music
Not Vampires - 1 - User Error (Trees v Mold?) -- [4:00]
Not Vampires - 2 - Find Me -- [5:11]
Not Vampires - 3 - (fan appointment?) -- [6:55]
Not Vampires - 4 -- [0:43]
Not Vampires - 5 -- [2:01]
Not Vampires - 6 - Chosen by the Few -- [3:43]
Not Vampires - 7 - Now We Understand -- [3:31]
Not Vampires - 8 - Old as Coal -- [4:04]
Not Vampires - 9 - Bad at Math -- [4:14]
Not Vampires - 10 - How Low -- [5:16]
Not Vampires - 11 - The River -- [4:27]
Not Vampires - 12 - You're Dead (coverdoodle) -- [2:42]
Not Vampires - 13 -- [3:36]
Not Vampires - 14 -- [11:20]
Not Vampires - 15 - Candy Bandit -- [1:24]
Not Vampires - 16 - Light Creeps / Sandman -- [18:30]
Not Vampires - 17 - The River (reprise) -- [2:29]
Not Vampires - 18 -- [8:47]
Not Vampires - 19 -- [1:00]
Not Vampires - 20 -- [5:09]


September 3, 2022
Music
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 1 - Intro (with Cory and Grace) -- [13:25]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 2 - Hindenburg (with Cory and Grace) -- [7:22]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 3 - Charlie (with Cory and Grace) -- [4:55]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 4 - Chosen by the Few (I) -- [4:06]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 5 - Cosmos (Leacho) -- [5:03]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 6 - No Big Benefactor (I) -- [3:52]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 7 - No Big Benefactor (II) -- [11:05]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 8 - Dogs Will Rule the World (mirror image) -- [3:54]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 9 - Find Me (broken neck) -- [4:41]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 10 - Now We Understand (I) -- [2:26]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 11 - Now We Understand (II) -- [3:16]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 12 - Now We Understand (III) -- [3:11]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 13 - Old as Coal -- [4:37]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 14 - The River (made redundant) -- [6:05]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 15 - Chosen by the Few (II) -- [4:43]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 16 - Chosen by the Few (III) -- [2:26]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 17 - Chosen by the Few (IV) -- [0:59]


August 28, 2022
Music
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 1 - Warmly -- [7:59]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 2 - Price You Pay (maybe) -- [6:13]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 3 - Now We Understand (one) -- [2:40]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 4 - Now We Understand (two) -- [3:18]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 5 - Now We Understand (three) -- [2:50]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 6 - Old as Coal -- [4:40]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 7 - Coal Doodle -- [1:12]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 8 - The River -- [4:35]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 9 - Disco -- [4:47]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 10 - Disco River -- [5:45]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 11 - May 29 Track 6 (Full Circle) -- [10:17]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 12 - Chosen by the Few (one) -- [3:20]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 13 - Chosen by the Few (two) -- [3:45]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 14 - Chosen by the Few (three) -- [4:06]


August 26, 2022
Music
black and blue


August 17, 2022
Music
Decanted Youth - 1 - The Price You Pay -- [6:08]
Decanted Youth - 2 -- [10:59]
Decanted Youth - 3 -- [10:37]
Decanted Youth - 4 - Late for the Party / (Hints of Disappearance) -- [18:18]
Decanted Youth - 5 - The Pain (How Low Alt?) / Something Awry -- [12:52]
Decanted Youth - 6 -- [17:01]
Decanted Youth - 7 - (partial) Sandman -- [2:18]
Decanted Youth - 8 - Sandman / Highly Extended Throwback -- [21:51]
Decanted Youth - 9 - The Squeeze -- [9:22]
Decanted Youth - 10 - Candy Bandit -- [1:36]
Decanted Youth - 11 - Insecurity -- [9:28]


August 16, 2022
Music
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 1 -- [7:46]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 2 -- [0:53]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 3 -- [7:23]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 4 - Chosen by the Few -- [3:51]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 5 - Cosmos (Leacho) -- [6:32]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 6 - (Up Three Intro) Hindenburg -- [8:23]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 7 - Las Vegas -- [3:50]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 8 - Unwanted -- [5:37]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 9 - Now We Understand -- [4:25]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 10 - Old as Coal (slow) -- [4:14]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 11 - May 29 Track 6 -- [8:27]


August 11, 2022
Music
Not Vampires - 1 - Skronky Lydian Returns -- [7:51]
Not Vampires - 2 - Vaguely Ironman -- [6:59]
Not Vampires - 3 - The Squeeze -- [9:37]
Not Vampires - 4 -- [8:35]
Not Vampires - 5 - Indefatigable -- [6:25]
Not Vampires - 6 -- [4:58]
Not Vampires - 7 - Candy Bandit -- [1:25]
Not Vampires - 8 - One Off -- [14:29]
Not Vampires - 9 - Find Me (extended) -- [8:15]
Not Vampires - 10 - Now We Understand -- [4:15]
Not Vampires - 11 - Chosen by the Few -- [2:42]
Not Vampires - 12 - A What? -- [4:18]
Not Vampires - 13 - Unwanted (How Low Version 3) -- [4:45]
Not Vampires - 14 - The River (extra slow) -- [3:37]
Not Vampires - 15 - The River (slow) -- [2:24]
Not Vampires - 16 - Old as Coal -- [5:37]
Not Vampires - 17 -- [3:28]
Not Vampires - 18 -- [7:48]


August 7, 2022
Music
now we understand


July 22, 2022
Music
live solo improv: super8


July 20, 2022
Music
Not Vampires - 1 - Surrounded -- [4:23]
Not Vampires - 2 - Surrounded (mini) -- [1:09]
Not Vampires - 3 - Chosen by the Few -- [4:33]
Not Vampires - 4 - Before You Hide -- [4:05]
Not Vampires - 5 - Find Me -- [4:48]
Not Vampires - 6 - Slow Descent -- [7:48]
Not Vampires - 7 - Old as Coal -- [3:21]
Not Vampires - 8 - Chosen by the Few (swing try 1) -- [0:58]
Not Vampires - 9 - Chosen by the Few (swing try 2) -- [1:12]
Not Vampires - 10 - Chosen by the Few (swing try 3) -- [2:36]
Not Vampires - 11 - The River (sparse) -- [5:50]
Not Vampires - 12 - The River (sparse reprise) -- [3:20]
Not Vampires - 13 - The Squeeze -- [4:39]
Not Vampires - 14 - How Low -- [5:14]
Not Vampires - 15 -- [11:18]
Not Vampires - 16 - Some Parts Optional -- [7:51]
Not Vampires - 17 -- [2:17]
Not Vampires - 18 - Light Creeps -- [2:57]
Not Vampires - 19 - Women in Love (cover) -- [4:01]
Not Vampires - 20 -- [0:44]
Not Vampires - 21 - Major Major Major -- [4:05]


July 18, 2022
Music
chosen by the few


July 16, 2022
Music
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (with Cory and Grace for the second half) - 1 - Pre-flight Check / Hindenburg (in D) -- [8:43]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (with Cory and Grace for the second half) - 2 - No Big Benefactor (alternate version) -- [6:41]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (with Cory and Grace for the second half) - 3 - Chosen by the Few (practice 1) -- [2:04]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (with Cory and Grace for the second half) - 4 - Chosen by the Few (practice 2) -- [4:12]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (with Cory and Grace for the second half) - 5 - Chosen by the Few (practice 3) -- [5:00]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (with Cory and Grace for the second half) - 6 - Chosen by Few -- [4:24]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (with Cory and Grace for the second half) - 7 - Cosmos (Leacho) -- [6:45]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (with Cory and Grace for the second half) - 8 - Dogs (Warmup) -- [2:07]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (with Cory and Grace for the second half) - 9 - Dogs Will Rule the World -- [5:14]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (with Cory and Grace for the second half) - 10 - Find Me -- [4:44]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (with Cory and Grace for the second half) - 11 - Find Me (quieter, with Cory and Grace) -- [4:42]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (with Cory and Grace for the second half) - 12 - The River -- [4:50]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (with Cory and Grace for the second half) - 13 - Old as Coal -- [3:46]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (with Cory and Grace for the second half) - 14 - Hindenburg (reprise) -- [5:54]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (with Cory and Grace for the second half) - 15 - People Get Ready (Wayfaring Stranger mashup) -- [3:44]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (with Cory and Grace for the second half) - 16 - Charlie -- [2:48]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! (with Cory and Grace for the second half) - 17 -- [6:19]


July 12, 2022
Music
Not Vampires - 1 - (intro) / The Squeeze -- [12:58]
Not Vampires - 2 - Major Major Major -- [3:46]
Not Vampires - 3 - Eventual Hindenburg -- [11:05]
Not Vampires - 4 - Chosen by the Few (a) -- [6:19]
Not Vampires - 5 - Candy Bandit -- [2:43]
Not Vampires - 6 - Candy Bandit's Cousin, Sandy / (something) -- [9:52]
Not Vampires - 7 - (something again) -- [3:26]
Not Vampires - 8 -- [5:45]
Not Vampires - 9 - Find Me -- [6:20]
Not Vampires - 10 - Bad at Math -- [6:28]
Not Vampires - 11 - Bad at Math (again) -- [4:09]
Not Vampires - 12 - Bad at Math (re) -- [1:00]
Not Vampires - 13 - (revisit) Chosen Key -- [1:55]
Not Vampires - 14 - Chosen Key -- [8:25]
Not Vampires - 15 - Old as Coal -- [4:14]
Not Vampires - 16 - Chosen by the Few (b) -- [5:35]
Not Vampires - 17 - The River -- [5:56]
Not Vampires - 18 - The River (organy) -- [4:55]


July 7, 2022
Music
Decanted Youth - 1 - (Started without You) -- [13:33]
Decanted Youth - 2 - Sandman (mini) -- [0:47]
Decanted Youth - 3 - Light Creeps -- [11:41]
Decanted Youth - 4 - The Squeeze -- [9:16]
Decanted Youth - 5 - Insecurity -- [8:11]
Decanted Youth - 6 - What If We All Just Disappeared -- [13:29]
Decanted Youth - 7 - Reflections -- [16:37]
Decanted Youth - 8 - Reflections (reprise) -- [14:19]
Decanted Youth - 9 - Find Me -- [2:04]
Decanted Youth - 10 - Find Me (reprise) -- [5:06]
Decanted Youth - 11 - Chosen Key -- [12:04]
Decanted Youth - 12 - How Low -- [5:25]
Decanted Youth - 13 - Send It to the Sea -- [11:34]


July 6, 2022
Music
infectious thoughts


July 4, 2022
Music
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 1 - Chosen by the Few -- [4:13]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 2 -- [4:44]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 3 - Find Me -- [4:33]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 4 -- [2:41]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 5 - Bad at Math -- [5:37]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 6 - Bad at Math (alt re) -- [4:43]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 7 - Bad at Math (alt re2) -- [3:38]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 8 - Bad at Math (alt rere) -- [1:00]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 9 - Bad at Math (altalt re) -- [2:27]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 10 - Old as Coal -- [4:22]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 11 - The River -- [5:41]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 12 - How Low -- [5:21]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 13 - How Low Freak-out WIP -- [6:21]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 14 - Dogs Will Rule the World -- [3:22]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 15 - Broke You by Inaction (Las Vegas +5 maybe?) -- [5:07]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 16 - Broke You by Inaction (reprise) -- [3:17]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 17 - Broke You by Inaction (re2) -- [2:02]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 18 - Insecurity / Hindenburg -- [9:10]


June 26, 2022
Music
andy_andre_cory_grace - 1 - In the Water -- [7:17]
andy_andre_cory_grace - 2 - Find Me -- [7:09]
andy_andre_cory_grace - 3 - The River -- [6:03]
andy_andre_cory_grace - 4 - May 29 Track 6 / Dogs -- [7:18]
andy_andre_cory_grace - 5 - Old as Coal -- [5:31]
andy_andre_cory_grace - 6 - Light Creeps -- [6:19]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 1 - Take It Away -- [7:33]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 2 - Gone Just the Same -- [6:14]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 3 - Second Hand -- [6:52]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 4 - You'll Get -- [7:39]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 5 - Hindenburg -- [10:49]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 6 - How Low, Alternate -- [4:39]


June 19, 2022
summer win



Recordings:

Not Vampires - 1 - Maybe Something -- [9:54]
Not Vampires - 2 - Light Creeps / Frozen Again -- [8:17]
Not Vampires - 3 -- [2:37]
Not Vampires - 4 -- [5:23]
Not Vampires - 5 - The Squeeze -- [6:57]
Not Vampires - 6 - Candy Bandit -- [1:26]
Not Vampires - 7 - Skronky Lydian -- [9:40]
Not Vampires - 8 - Skronky Lydian (Extra) -- [1:06]
Not Vampires - 9 - Rules do not Apply / Las Vegas -- [12:52]
Not Vampires - 10 - Just a Fraud -- [6:42]
Not Vampires - 11 - Strong Judgment (Living and Dead) -- [4:25]
Not Vampires - 12 - How Low (failed) -- [2:15]
Not Vampires - 13 - How Low / Find Me -- [3:53]
Not Vampires - 14 - Find Me -- [3:15]
Not Vampires - 15 - Find Me (reprise failure) -- [2:16]
Not Vampires - 16 - Find Me Interlude -- [0:45]
Not Vampires - 17 -- [4:39]
Not Vampires - 18 - The River -- [6:21]
Not Vampires - 19 - Trees and Mold (almost) -- [3:04]
Not Vampires - 20 - Trees and Mold -- [3:19]
Not Vampires - 21 -- [2:27]
Not Vampires - 22 - Slow -- [12:33]

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June 16, 2022
Music
live solo improv: super8


June 12, 2022
Music
Not Vampires - 1 - Falling Intro -- [1:41]
Not Vampires - 2 - Falling Forward into an Unknown Future that Holds Great Danger -- [16:20]
Not Vampires - 3 -- [7:19]
Not Vampires - 4 - Find Me -- [4:06]
Not Vampires - 5 - Find Me (oddness) -- [4:29]
Not Vampires - 6 - Candy Bandit -- [1:54]
Not Vampires - 7 - Candy Bandit (reprise) -- [3:21]
Not Vampires - 8 -- [16:14]
Not Vampires - 9 - Pretty Sure You Had a Name -- [4:23]
Not Vampires - 10 - Find Me (again) -- [2:29]
Not Vampires - 11 - How Low -- [6:03]
Not Vampires - 12 -- [1:01]
Not Vampires - 13 -- [5:39]
Not Vampires - 14 -- [5:23]
Not Vampires - 15 -- [5:46]
Not Vampires - 16 - Joke About -- [5:02]
Not Vampires - 17 - The Squeeze (but not) -- [6:33]
Not Vampires - 18 -- [4:08]


June 10, 2022
the way of the water, again



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June 9, 2022
Music
Not Vampires - 1 - My Past Selves -- [4:34]
Not Vampires - 2 - Find Me -- [4:10]
Not Vampires - 3 - Trees vs Mold -- [3:15]
Not Vampires - 4 - Old Already -- [3:59]
Not Vampires - 5 - Caught -- [3:28]
Not Vampires - 6 - Where Are My Pixies -- [1:11]
Not Vampires - 7 - Old as Coal -- [2:54]
Not Vampires - 8 - How Low (B) -- [2:55]
Not Vampires - 9 - How Low (A) -- [3:48]
Not Vampires - 10 - The River -- [4:47]
Not Vampires - 11 - The Squeeze -- [3:48]
Not Vampires - 12 - Unlikely Immoral Hero -- [4:18]
Not Vampires - 13 - Guitar Interlude -- [4:09]
Not Vampires - 14 - The Grand Reintroduction of Small Fruit -- [11:40]
Not Vampires - 15 - Candy Bandit -- [1:15]
Not Vampires - 16 - Major Major Major -- [4:32]
Not Vampires - 17 - Falling Forward into an Unknown Future that Holds Great Danger -- [10:51]
Not Vampires - 18 - Where Is My Nirvana -- [6:48]
Not Vampires - 19 - The Squeeze (preprise) -- [5:02]
Not Vampires - 20 - Insecurity -- [11:14]
live solo improv: super8


June 5, 2022
Music
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 1 - Lobster Bisque -- [11:10]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 2 - Don't Forget the Crackers -- [5:54]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 3 - The River -- [4:44]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 4 - How Low (Alternate B) -- [5:15]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 5 - Old as Coal -- [4:25]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 6 - May 29 Track 6 / Dogs -- [8:27]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 7 - Find Me -- [5:34]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 8 - Find Me (reprise) -- [4:15]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 9 - How Low (Original) -- [5:42]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 10 -- [12:16]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 11 - Hindenburg -- [11:44]


June 2, 2022
Music
narrows
old as coal


May 29, 2022
Music
andre - 1 - Survivorship Bias (We Know What We Want) -- [6:23]
andre - 2 - Find Me -- [5:19]
andre - 3 - The River -- [4:26]
andre - 4 - Find Me (reprise) -- [4:09]
andre - 5 - Old as Coal -- [3:28]
andre - 6 - Old as Coal (again) -- [4:44]
andre - 7 - Old as Coal (slower, extended) -- [4:38]
andre - 8 - Not the Abyss -- [3:00]
andre - 9 - Caught in the Act -- [5:16]
andre - 10 - Blinders -- [5:07]
andre - 11 - Re-blinders -- [3:17]
andre - 12 - Before You Were Born (Bad at Math) -- [6:38]
andre - 13 -- [13:40]
andre - 14 -- [7:38]
andre - 15 -- [3:02]
andre - 16 -- [5:05]


May 28, 2022
ah yes



Comment...


May 24, 2022
Music
live solo improv: super8 sax iem


May 22, 2022
Music
yes, exactly, yes! rehearsal/performance
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 1 - (Dazed and Confused meets) The River -- [8:31]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 2 - Old as Coal -- [5:01]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 3 - Old as Coal (reprise) -- [3:41]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 4 - Bragging -- [4:34]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 5 - Find Me -- [4:05]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 6 - Voyage to the Abyss (Part V) -- [10:54]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 7 - Voyage to the Abyss (Wandering in a Cave. Part VI) -- [2:43]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 8 - Reprise (reprise) -- [5:48]
Yes, Exactly, Yes! - 9 - Hindenburg -- [9:33]


May 19, 2022
Music
highest bid


May 18, 2022
buoy band



Comment...


May 11, 2022
Web3 (reprise) - WATCH

I've had nothing but contempt for Bitcoin and everything (afaik) that has spawned from that ecosystem, though apparently I've never written about it here. I have nothing but contempt for Bitcoin and everything that has spawned from that ecosystem! I'm hopeful that it's on its way out, but made sad by the fact that so many people have been scammed.

Having said that, it seems that the "Web3" movement wants to move the web past where we are now (which is where Facebook/Google/etc are almost everything), which is an admirable goal. If we can do it in a reasonable way. There's just no reason to build systems that try to be trustless or fully distributed, we already have a fantastic hierarchically distributed infrastructure for this: DNS.

In 2012, I had a thought along these lines -- and I wrote a Google Doc (irony much?) -- don't bother reading it though, it's very outdated and lacking in specifics.

To make the web more open and decentralized, what we need is a new protocol and piece of software!

WATCH - "We Are The Cloud Hosts"

The web that we live with today is largely because people want the following capabilities:
  • the ability to publish content to the public
  • the ability to publish content to trusted people
  • the ability to subscribe to content creators
Anybody can do all of these things without using Facebook/Google/blah, but it's not easy. Let's break it down:
  • the ability to publish content to the public

    Typically these require a web server to server the content. WATCH envisions a system where you could run software on multiple systems (your desktop, laptop when it's connected, cloud provider, etc), and it would automatically reproduce and sychronize your content. The protocol would allow connecting to a WATCH domain index in order to connect to the WATCH servers that contain data.

  • the ability to publish content to trusted people

    When making WATCH content requests, the requesting user could be identified by digital signature to ensure access rights.

  • the ability to subscribe to content creators

    AKA RSS. RSS feed generation and feed display would need to be integrated into this software.
This could all be accomplished by developing one peice of software: the WATCH server. In a typical scenario, the system would be setup as such:
  • An instance of the WATCH server running as e.g. watch-index.mydomain.com. If you have your own domain you could run it on a cloud VM, presumably email providers would be able to provide this service for your accounts if it ever caught on, etc. If a user wants data from user@mydomain.com, it would connect there, and (assuming it had permission), would receive a list of WATCH content servers for that account (which could possibly include watch-index.mydomain.com).
  • A few instances of WATCH servers running wherever. If you want your web presence to be very reliable you'd put them on VMs in a few AWS zones. If you don't care much you'd leave it running on your laptop or your desktop computer or whatever.
How it would be used:
  • Part of your WATCH account state would be a feed of content
  • To access WATCH feeds (yours, others, a mix of both, whatever), you'd point a browser at any of your own WATCH servers or indexes
  • For purely-public web pages, there could be a lot of opt-in shortcuts to this, having the index servers redirect links to content, things like that.
  • The WATCH server could provide browser-based and/or filesystem-based interfaces for posting content.
This is obviously not fully thought-through, but it does seem like some open software implementing this sort of infrastructure could be a really nice thing to have, and a good way forward for the web.

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