Monday, November 30, 2009

there comes a period at the end of every man's life

these words are a prelude to things to come
if it feels like hell it's because you're bound to face some

i'm a little fuzzy
so won't you please remind me
when you grabbed hands and ran
there was reasoning and rhyming
a new thought process that's bound to awe us
a brick wall built from all our missteps
a holy grudge forged of love and forgiveness

we've played cards plenty
i can call when you're bluffing
pounded heads through enough hands
to know you've got nothing

there comes a period at the end of every man's life
and that period draws closer still
there comes a period at the end of every man's life
and i hope it doesn't feel like hell
there comes a period at the end of every man's life
when rivers are birthed from crying eyes
there comes a period at the end of every man's life
and that little dot is when he wakes up and dies.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Who knew MIDI over IP would be so obscure?

The problem Linnea and I will have moving forward is that we need MIDI, but we also don't want to invest in a new MIDI controller. The MIDISport 2x2 we presently use only has 32-bit Windows drivers, although full-blown 64-bit support exists in Linux.

That's where the other big problem arises. Linnea isn't about to start using Linux, and the state of audio multitracking in Linux isn't quite where it's at in Windows. I'd like to be using something like Reaper in Windows, but with the ability to send and receive MIDI data through the MIDISport. This can only be accomplished by routing MIDI traffic over the network to my laptop.

It took some searching, but I think I've got a working solution. ipMIDI was developed for Windows (at a cost), and a corresponding/interoperaple Linux variant named multiMIDIcast is available for free. ipMIDI costs $70, but the demo will run 60 minutes at a time until purchased.

Possible win?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

when you became a slave.

tell me, is she frigid?
you bought her.
is she frigid now?

mother, tell me how to have control
i need control
i need slaves of my own
like a dog to it's own vomit
but i don't like dogs
i'm a people person
give me slaves
give me slaves
mother, tell me how to have control

so tell me, is she frigid?
you bought her.
is she frigid now?