Mar. 26th, 2017

3/26

Mar. 26th, 2017 12:41 pm
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I finally got an email from Impulsive Habitat regarding the disputed cover art for my new album Anent. Apparently, they thought the original photo I sent didn't fit the aesthetic of the label. I wish they'd consulted with me, and had not decided to change the photo & then release it. But that's done with, I have sent them a new photo for their approval. Perhaps we can come to an agreement on this and move on. If they agree to change the art, then I'll do some promotion of the album.

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My little sister bought her first house, in Johnstown, a town that's nearby, but that I don't believe I have ever visited. I volunteered to help on Saturday, but then I was feeling crummy so I reneged on my offer. They spent the day ripping out carpet rather than moving.

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Carrie's sister and mother came to visit, and we ate artichokes with hollandaise, and we drank some of the strawberry ale that Carrie is fond of.

While they were here I did a small jam session running some rhythm boxes through noise processing, and recorded it, good raw material for something down the road.

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Feeling pleased about Trump's bad news cycle, and his failure with the healthcare legislation. I have to smile about politics when I can, 'cause things are generally not going my way.

Although, I can say I was very heartened by Geert Wilders loss in the Dutch election. Perhaps the tide is turning? I guess we'll see how Le Pen does in France.

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Carrie's dad emailed suggesting I consider making bells. I think it's a good idea.

3/26b

Mar. 26th, 2017 08:36 pm
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I worked for much of the day on some music, an apparent album-length thing that's fallen together without planning. It's mostly jam based rhythm/noise stuff akin to my Sophist stuff, but maybe a bit more developed. Lofi crunchy beat noise whatever.

A little disconcerting that this album has basically congealed when the two albums that have been the main goal for the last many months have stalled.

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We had some lovely vegetarian pho for dinner with some nice unfiltered sake. We wondered about how / why the endorphin rush happens when we eat good pho.

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Listened to Spotify a bit.

I felt weird about listening to Ian Anderson's "Thick as a Brick 2" which he's shortened to TAAB2. It struck me as the best thing they've done in about 20 years or more, but at the same time utterly offensively awful. I feel very bad that Jethro Tull was pretty much my favorite band during my very early years. They are unequivocally bad.

Then I listened to some music by Accept, a heavy metal band that never quite resonated with me. Udo Dirkschneider's voice reminded me very strongly of Bon Scott's AC/DC. Their "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" was one of my first "heavy metal" albums, I found an 8-track one day along the dirt road that led to my house from the paved road where I got off the bus. It was unmarked but ended up being that album by AC/DC. It was one of the first albums that I owned that wasn't within the "Christian music only" stricture I had been held under for years. I have a soft spot for the album, even though it's not very good.

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I'd thought about re-joining twitter this weekend, but haven't done it. I think I'll wait until the kerfuffle with Impulsive Habitat is solved.

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