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1The Matrix, Reloaded.

The Matrix, Reloaded.

Nov 12, 2015

After futzing with a MiniMoog for a few days, I started thinking to myself “you know, I should really get myself an analog synth. Just to play with.” Then it occurred to me that I already have an analog synth, just to play with, that I never use. About a dozen years ago I bought, […]

2Gearfest 2014

Gearfest 2014

Jun 9, 2014

Dan and I have this down to a science, I think.  As a result, Gearfest is a lot more relaxed each year compared to previous; we have a groove of knowing when to go demo gear and collect vendor swag, knowing which presentations and panels are going to be useful, knowing who’s got the deals. […]

3Gearfest 2013

Gearfest 2013

Jun 24, 2013

Dan and I schlepped down to scenic Fort Wayne, Indiana this past weekend to attend Sweetwater Gearfest.  It’s our third trip, and it’s always a good time.  Basically, mega-music-gear retailer Sweetwater (which, we discovered is now the 5th largest in the world) turns over their buildings and parking lots into massive gear tents and seminar […]

4Dilruba Hacking

Dilruba Hacking

Jul 21, 2011

One of the nice features of buying cheap, non-“virtuoso” style Indian musical instruments (or any musical instruments, for that matter, but Indian instruments seem to have the biggest low-budget marketshare) is that I don’t feel too terrible “hacking” them.  Yeah, it’d suck if I screwed up my new dilruba, but I paid about $200 for […]


Actual Screaming Teenage Girls.

Jan 19, 2009

Actual screaming teenage girls. This is…new. This was the first non 21+ show we’ve played since the Burnsville Debacle, so it was a chance to play to an audience that hasn’t already seen us play 600 times.  This resulted in a knot of people in the audience who were very enthusiastic about our performance.  VERY […]


The Geekiest Recording Sessions Ever

Jan 2, 2009

Not long ago, I did a recording session with Ms. Raya Merenkov, a talented grad student I know through a number of confusing connections.  (well, mainly through William, but it involves classical greek, and is thus more complicated than a simple friend-of-a-friend thing).  Raya is multi-lingual, multi-talented and has as many obscure interests as I […]