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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Get Me Wired

What a week. The highlight, the absolute persistent solar flare that has colored my every waking moment, has been the ongoing cosmic struggle to rewire my house for sound and video. Every hole that is drilled, every cable that is snaked, every bushel of money that is spent is done so with the certain knowledge that it will be obsolete and unnecessary within 5 years. Just like when you buy a computer. Probably just like when I buy an iPhone. But I plunge forward. I'm not even gonna ask why. I am a gadget junkie but on only about a seven and a half on a scale of ten. If I were a ten, I might make better decisions or at least know how to do this shit myself.

I'm sitting here waiting for the third day this week for the audio wiring dude to show up for a one day job. I like this guy enormously. I trust him. He just keeps running into unexpected hurdles. Like Bose equipment is so proprietary that none of the cables can be substituted by others that actually are long enough. And then there is the problem of trying to unravel the mess left by the company who originally wired the house for sound. My biggest problem, though, appears to be a case of having the audacity to imagine something that's not ever been done. Decisions must be made soon. So far I'm working in a sound studio for the deaf. Give me a blindfold and a sore throat and I'll be the Helen Keller of folk/rock. For now I own some amazing expensive equipment that doesn't yet actually work.

Another decision that must be made soon is my recording schedule and location. It appears that the bulk of my recording will be done in NY. This presents a logistical nightmare. Again, my wants and needs are exceeding practicality issues. I hope to announce soon what I'm gonna do.

The third thing occupying my mind is promotion and reestablishing contact with old friends who were my students. Even if I wasn't in the music business, I'd want to stay in touch with as many of them as possible. MySpace has done some of that and it's probably necessary to keep an active site going there just to stay in the music mix. Even though Myspace is in the top five most annoying things on the planet in a list that includes a few politicians, TV personalities and jock itch. Then it occurred to me that most of the kids I taught are in college now or beyond. That's where FaceBook comes in. So I got in there. Old guy with guitar showing up on friend lists that sometimes look like tease shots for Girls Gone Wild. But it's the best way to find and keep in touch with this gang. Eventually I'll have an easier way to let them know what music is coming out from me. But it would be very helpful to my appearances if you would "friend list" me on your FaceBook if you have one. A few more mature faces might keep me off the predators list. I'm in there under Bud Buckley, as opposed to Old Guitar Dude.

All this thinking and decision making and reestablishing contacts is exhausting. But my low key dinner gigs are being well received and generously compensated. Not sure how that works. Helen always claims she's tired. I never thought I was. Listening to my work tapes, I know I'm not. But my dinner patron fans seem to love what I'm doing. I think there might be a passion in my singing created by the tension between singing low and slow oldies dinner music while on enough caffeine to simulate a line of coke.

Another three gig, multi-guitar student week coming up. And oh, yes, the wiring. I dream for a computer that you plug everything you own into and it just does what it's told on voice command. I'm sure Apple is close. and I can't wait for my iPhone. Have a splendid week, everybody!

posted by Bud @ 5:03 PM

Studio with no sound? That's the real version of alternative music.
The thing is to find former students who actually were on Girls Gone Wild. Try to find them.

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