what is it

not that i have been in a bit of a writing slump lately, but i have been in a bit of a writing slump lately. by now i thought i would have Dreamcache finished, i figured i would have a song done with Angie, one with Anand, one with Nathan, one with Charles, and one with Justin.
i have this new keyboard now. it’s a midi controller. it isn’t working and technical support isn’t happening either. i have made a post in generally useful osxaudio forums but i have not gotten any response. i know there are people with the same setup as me that are using it successfully but it just isn’t working for me. it’s a USB device, the USB driver has been updated from the manufacturer’s website and all the installation instructions have been followed. i don’t get it. it’s pretty frustrating and it is preventing me from finishing Dreamcache, something i definitely want done for new years. i can make the rest of the song without the keyboard, but it is going to take a bit longer. anand is working on a remix of it already, which is an interesting bit which i will explain later after all is done. jim is going to have the writeups done for Magnetic by NYE which will be sweEeEEEEeeT. the Magnetic mailout will be an early 2004 blitz!! word on the street is that the man known as Sasha has been playing Justin’s remix of Medway’s “Trauma” which is great news. justin’s been producing for a long time, and me.. about half as long. but the thing to do now is build familiarity with our names amongst the DJ elite and extend our musical reach beyond Vancouver Island and 101.9 FM. i am set up to do more mixes at home now that i have a Rane Empath mixer set up with two CDJ 100-S’s and two Technic 1200’s. i did an ‘exciting breaks’ mix on Christmas Eve — a test run. i was really happy with it; i have some bits to sort out at the end with it, but the ideas are solid and the breaks work together. and the mixer sounds [censored] brilliant, which is great news because the real reason i have the mixer is to do a new mix of the Force Of Nature / Stealth calibre, the name of which is yet to be determined, but the tracklisting has been [for the most part] determined for a long time. long mixes, utterly [censored] fantastic tunes, and massive-scale flow. the idea is that it will be the new best-cd-to-take-for-trance-drives. oohh yeah!
i mentioned a redesign is on the way. well it is. the other things that are going on is that i am making a travellogue website for my friend pete. i drafted up a design today in about 15 minutes and i am really happy with it. you’ll see it tomorrow or the next day. pete’s off to travel the world, a tonne of places and its so many that i can’t remember the names or even the number of different countries around the world he will be travelling to with his girlfriend kirsty. i am teh envious.
having my brothers all here in victoria was totally awesome. it’s funny how we all act differently when all of us are together. it’s like this weird 4-person dynamic. i love my brothers so it was extra awesome to hang out with them for a little bit.

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  1. hmm, too bad about the chi-bored. i just formatted my c: drive and the scary stuff is over, although my telus mail is not working… fuckers!
    ps, we gotta get you som proper monitors.

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