11.03.2013

Yes, it’s twice in one year that I’ve posted. That is, sadly, a first in a very long time.

It really does frighten me how time gets away from me. I was just thinking yesterday how it was only last week when I last wrote here, but no – it’s been longer.

Then again, I was installing oak flooring in the porch room – and that definitely took a while. It was well worth it, and I’m closer to done. When that *is* done, I actually have plans to redo the studio. There are plans afoot to knock down part of a wall to expand the room (and get rid of a closet space that’s been nothing but a repository for junk) and reconfigure it for music storage space. I’ll also get all-new, custom-made (by my in-house carpenter) workspace desks. I’m going to maximize the space I have for mixing and also make it more ergonomically correct. Right now, my wrists aren’t resting at the right height when I’m working at the keyboard, and that really limits my work time because I get wrist pain. All those years of being a computer nerd come back to haunt me sometimes, you know?

But I’m trying to fiddle around with Live every week or so, and I’m still working on encoding my library. If you want to laugh, you can check out what I’ve done so far:

DJ Muse’s Discogs Collection

That’s basically my whole CD collection in alphabetical order. I’m up to the S’s by artist. But there’s a big asterisk – there are piles of CDs in a few crates that were the bulk of my “traveling” library that went with me every week to the radio show. I tried to sort through them long ago and culled the artist CDs, for the most part. There’s also a whole other wall of CDs that has compilations and mix CDs. I basically had a whole wall for CDs from top to bottom, and I pretty much ran out of space for all of them. So there’s that, too. The records? They’re pretty much another thing altogether as I have to record each one of them to encode them. That’s a whole other can o’ worms.

So, I’m around. Doing things. Drop me a line if you feel like it. I miss all the people I saw every week at the Cantab, but I’m keeping busy.

Life. It just keeps happening whether you’re paying attention or not. Or something. Have a lovely week!

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