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Saturday, July 05, 2003

Wow.
Went to Jinny's dads house to shoot off fireworks.
Hung out with BELLY !
ARRRR !
Goatse'd mantrains gheysexmobile.
Shot a bottle rocket into the next door neighbours house.
hahaha
Jinny's dad rawks.
Then I woke up and made a cool but huge mistake that I will tell you about below.
Came home and took a shower.
Went to Jinny's grandmas house.
Filled a lot of water balloons up.
Went to her party and a lot of fun.
That water balloon fight was crazy.
Friggin Jinnys step-dad Chuck was friggin crazy at the balloon fight.
He threw one at me and it knocked my watch off.
lol !
Good wholesome fun.
Went to Aarons for some more food and rest before we went to Myles' house to watch the Laguna Beach fireworks display.
Tight like prom night.
Lost Mary and half the party that came with us in the hills of Laguna
That sucked.
And it taking Aaron and I 20 mins to travel 4 blocks from Myles' in that carnage which is the traffic out of Laguna.
BOOOOO!
OH WELL
Iam over it lol
Still goodtimes.
Time for my other news ...


Bought 500.00 worth of equipment that Iam taking back to Guitar Center.
I was able to get some decent sounds out of both.
But heres the thing.
Aaron is a bitch and I suck.
I will give you the aim message he left me.
astra kio (3:15:20 AM): o yea dudes regarding your newly acquired hardware, ask yourself the questions that costed me $2000 for not knowing them and if not taken seriously will cost you $500:

1. What am I buying it for?
2. Is it an accessory that will lead to other accessories?
3. WHAT are my projects and how does it call for this hardware?
4. Will it be used in conjunction with computer based projects? If so, how does it prove to be unique and unreproducible by the already existing sytem?
(e. g. ER-1 = Drumsynth; EA-1 = TS-404)
5. Have I come to a point where I can't continue making music without this hardware because the computer has limits and my skills are maxed to the point where this would be the only solution?
6. Will it pay for itself monetarily in your immediate project with it?
(Not can, will.)
astra kio (3:16:52 AM): and finally,
7. Do I have bigger, more fundamental things to finance?


astra kio (3:22:38 AM): my answers, 1999.
1. I like it.
2. um I dun think so... I dunno?
3. I want to make digital hardcore and I need a thing to make hardcore drums.
4. computers can make music? lol o you mean Midi. no.
5. I guess so I've been hearing and reading alot about how the music is done this type of drummahcine. I just wanted the "amen?" drumkit.
6.yea im', gunna make madd cash.
7. well I have been saving to fix up for my future el camino car, but that'll take forever so might as well splurge while i have the money..
astra kio (3:24:06 AM): I'm a cheap bastard so I have a thing against wasting cash.
astra kio (3:24:23 AM): g'nite man ;-). good-knight
astra kio (3:42:29 AM): Here's some inspiration for ya....
For those who think bedroom recording studios are solely the province of moody indie rockers, meet Daniel Bedingfield. The 22 year-old singer-songwriter, whose first single, "Gotta Get Thru This," has become a chart-breaking, #1 sensation, recorded the majority of his debut album, Gotta Get Thru This, in his bedroom, with the help of one computer and one microphone. "I did most of the recording alone in my bedroom and then tweaked it in the studio," Bedingfield says. "Seriously, I recorded half of that album in my underpants."

Ive answered those questions.

1. What am I buying it for?
To start a "real" techno pop band

2. Is it an accessory that will lead to other accessories?
Yes a mixer a sampler hardware FX kit

3. WHAT are my projects and how does it call for this hardware?
Techno/electro pop. Sort of.

4. Will it be used in conjunction with computer based projects?
If so, how does it prove to be unique and unreproducible by the already existing sytem?
(e. g. ER-1 = Drumsynth; EA-1 = TS-404)
The Drumachine yes. Those sounds are pure and not samples like I work with. The synth no. I have a mult.
software synths that are way better.

5. Have I come to a point where I can't continue making music without this hardware because the computer has
limits and my skills are maxed to the point where this would be the only solution?
No.

6. Will it pay for itself monetarily in your immediate project with it?
(Not can, will.)
No ... but it can.

7. Do I have bigger, more fundamental things to finance?
Yes.
A mode of transport.
And my DJing. My sole dream is to DJ my own parties and have loads of fun doing it.

So there it is people.
My brief but humble beginnings with hardware is over.
I realise something else too.
If I ever play live I will end sounding like The Faint.
Which fucking sucks.
Or Fischerspooner which rawks but Iam no performance artist.
I was a little pissed but I knew Aaron was right about the whole thing.
He would never steer me wrong.
Thats way he's my best friend ... a true bro.
Thank you return policy.
Fin.

Sunday, June 29, 2003

ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL !

It was hot.
But well worth the wait.

Highpoints.

Finding 25.00
Jungle jungle
Planet of the drums
Fat Soundsystem
MC where very good.
Sean steppin in time ! (for his first time out he's pretty good)
Junglist shirt for 8.00
MC shoutouts for my high step
EARLY KREW REPAZENT ! EDC JUNGLE ROOM 03! lol

Lowpoints.

Seeing Lea too soon.
My lomo fucking me over and having to buy a disposable.
My ears are still hearing bassline and 2 step beats
Seeing that toxic pool of crap in the lake.
Trash everywhere.
Lack of water closets.
Some fags starting a mosh pit in the jungle area. Stupid gabbahs.
Everyother arena had really shitty music - the outdoor stage cuz I didnt hear anything.
Matt Lu not comming. You suck man.

I had a really good time.
Massivs and me are a rare case ever since Monster Massive 01
But this was really good.
::Double Dragon:: lol
Fin