one of my hobbies is making music. after a long time between updates, i decided to put up a bunch of projects that i have been working on. these are 128kbps mp3's. if you want higher quality copies, please email me. all songs are copyrighted by me and may not be used without permission.
teakettle - named by my wife, this was my first experienment in techno. unfortunately the sound didn't import right and so it sounds rather hollow and has no bass...
latenight delivery - my personal favorite, this was named by the fact that i saw the morning paper being delivered while i was working on this...
polyrhythms - my first synth was a korg poly 800. i decided to sell it as i never used it anymore and it wasn't going to last too many more years. i made one final recording, only with the poly 800, to memorialize the sound...
easy does it is a random creation when i was in an easy listening mood. i quite like the results.
monday groove was created, oddly enough, on a monday when i was in the mood for some groovin' jazz. not finding any that suited my mood, i made my own.
technobabble is my second attempt at creating some sort of techo thing. i was going for the total 80's techno feel, and i think i succeeded. not as good creatively IMHO as teakettle, the sound came out a lot better.
silent symphony isn't interesting so much as a song as it is how it was created. in one particularly long and boring class i decided that i would try to create something in garage band without being able to hear it. when i was done i saved it without ever hearing it during the creative process.
outback was created as background music for a slideshow of a friend's trip to australia.
goofin' around was a project that i hit on again off again for a long time. basically every time i felt like goofin' around with garage band, i would fire this up.
ohare dreamin' was created when american airlines stranded me in ohare airport overnight (and did nothing to help us at all. nice). this song isn't right. the elements don't work, but it was late, i was really tired, and i was killing time. i debated just tossing this, but there are a few elements i like, but i knew it was too much work to fix it, so here it is in its unfinished glory, or lack thereof.
new year remix is a piece that i particularly like. a friend of mine wrote a song entitled "new year" and i decided to try my hand at remixing. unfortunately when i did this i did not have access to a multi-track arrangement, only a final product. still, i like the way it came out. from gritty folk song to techno meltdown. i love it.
more to come as the inspiration strikes.
another hobby is video games. my favorite game of all time is the marathon series. no game has ever engaged me like that one did. all three games were simply awesome. the first game i ever spent a lot of time playing online was myth. it was great being able to log on and crush my friend dave from the comfort of my own home...
i buy consoles from time to time to keep me from upgrading my computer simply to play better games. i have a 3DO and a sega dreamcast. after eight years with the dreamcast (and finishing seminary) i decided to upgrade to an xbox360. the xbox is very fun, and it's backwards compatibility lets me buy games on the cheap (between about $4 and $9 each).
i have created a site as a tribute to the most beautiful computer ever made: the twentieth anniversary mac
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