arothman

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    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      hi!

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        god I hope they are smutty.

      • arothman

        5 years ago

        Heh! Well, pumpkin coffee and donuts and such are awesome and not year round, so it's not all that boring.

        It's back to chorus for me. On top of Master Chorale, I've participated in my fourth Virtual Choir w/ Eric Whitacre. Those videos are on YouTube and the latest one was played for the Queen of England last July. :)

        I've also taken up writing e-books. Short stories of questionable morality written under another name. :) Only a few are up thus far, but I'll be adding to them.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        haha, looks like i said that a year ago (below). see, i'm a very boring and predictable person.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        bleh, not much, same old thing really. looking forward to fall and enjoying pumpkin flavored things. smiley1.gif

      • arothman

        5 years ago

        Hi you! Sorry I've been so quiet. What's up? :)

    • Oddree13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian x4

      7 years ago

      Thanks for joining the RvBFL groups :)

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      I LOVE pumpkin flavored things!!!!! One of the very best parts about fall. I also like being called pumpkin :)

      • arothman

        7 years ago

        Heh, yeah me too to both. Though I'm also quite fond of sweet potato pie. And big piles of dry leaves that I didn't have to rake but that I'm able to run and jump into. They don't have that here in FL.

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Jeez Louise!!! I can't take these long lonely periods without you.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        7 years ago

        haha, yeah I have my skills and flattery is up there.

        omg....yes , I sure stay busy alright. Another month, and then some winter recess smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

        I wanna be in a chorus! Of course I dont have the time...but I wanna!

      • arothman

        7 years ago

        Lol. Flatterer. I see you're keeping yourself busy and productive. Well done!

        Chorus started up again over here. We're doing an interesting mix this November including Bach's Magnificat.

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Hey where you been?

      • arothman

        7 years ago

        Whoops, I kinda sorta fell offline there for a while. I've been busy at work and such. But I've got a nice long Labor Day weekend now. I'm about to break out my barbeque for the first time this afternoon. :)

        How have you been?

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      You know what---you just gave me an idea. I am going to invite EVERYONE to sing on the CD. You're a genius!!

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      7 years ago

      I am having a great time thank you.

      I wonder if anyone remembers Betamax tapes?

    • arothman

      8 years ago

      Mac managed to lose me as a potential customer back in the 1990's when I went to try and use one- and failed spectacularly to do more than make the mouse move around.

      Granted, I'm sure they've improved since then. And if worst comes to worst, I can install Windows or even Linux on the blasted thing and take advantage of the rest of the benefits.

      Still, not having a right-click button makes me feel like I only have one wide finger and a thumb when I tried using a Mac mouse... There's lots of functionality loss IMHO. I should visit an Apple store and try one out before I take the plunge. I'm with you on their being as much of an Evil Empire; especially when considering that I can't listen to half of my music on my Android phone because I don't want to pay for music that I purchased from them for a second time in order to remove the DRM.

      In the meantime I'm focusing on other projects like purchasing and assembling a wood file cabinet, and learning Japanese. Oh, and yes, I LOVE my condo. In just a few days it will be a full year since I officially purchased it, and I've been living in it for a little over 4 months... What's the latest on your end?

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      oh, i guess making comments is the same as conversing. i dumb.

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      when i go to our "conversation" thread i cant hit reply....well, i can...but nothing happens.

      so here I am. hi.

      looks like I dropped the conversation ball a few weeks ago. how is your new place?

      yeah i've always been a Mac user. I wouldnt even know what to do on a PC. Not that I'm some huge Apple fan, I think they suck as much as any other evil empire. But, their computer hardware and OS is ok i guess. I loathe their software, but you know what.... no one seems to care.

    • arothman

      8 years ago

      Lol, no I hadn't seen that. Thanks for the link!

      I see that you've also fallen to the Mac side. I've been thinking about buying one the next time I get a new computer in order to try out what everyone's been raving to me about. Well, not everyone but you get the point.

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      In reply to arothman, #77:

      haha, it is indeed a good pun. that Matt Hullum he never quits. Did you see the video on youtube of him singing it live at RTX?

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr_a5bPMwd8

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Right. I pulled out my laptop and showed how some of the music from the Rev CD was created. Mostly I was showing how I took the "performances" (ahem) of Matt, Burnie and Joel and how I pulled my hair out turning them into passable vocals with melodies.

      But then I showed that one song that you sang on and showed how we stacked all those indiviual vocals to give something of a choir effect.

      no----I know your name, silly----I just spaced it due to the pressure, beer and TX heat.

      Yeah, I still have boxes that i havent unpacked. I lived here for 15 years!

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Hey--played your vocals for the crowd at RTX this weekend. Although, drunk and under duress I forgot your name--arrrgh!! Also, that was because we haven't talked.

      So----Let's talk more often! you havent posted in a month!!

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      In reply to arothman, #69:

      I've been to TO 3 times.....it's really fun.....lots of people there. TO is a real city, I never get enough time to really explore it. Niagara Falls (90 minutes away) is pretty darn amazing.

      I haven't been to Philly, but I think it's quite a bit smaller in scale.

      Big events? hmmmm. I'm not so knowledgeable about those, as I'm neither a gamer nor anime/comic fan, to be honest. PAX Prime in Seattle must be pretty awesome, I'm thinking about trying to get to that this year.

      How do you not have a passport?!!

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      In reply to arothman, #67:

      Toronto!!??

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      In reply to arothman, #65:

      I did!

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Hey!! It's been too long, we've not been keeping in touch. We got a lot done for PAX this weekend. New RvB will be killer!!

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Awwww yeah, always hoping for fun new music projects!

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Happy New Year!

    • reesekindle

      8 years ago

      You don't think the glasses were sexy?
      That was part of the reason I thought it was sexy, but to each his own, I guess.

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      I teach at Berklee College of Music here in Boston. I teach in the Electronic Production and Design department--using computers and synths and things like that. It's cool but the end of every semester is so hectic! But then three weeks of blissful time off--yay!!! I'm a really really big winter enthusiast, so I love this time off.

      Wow, yes indeed it sounds like you are busy busy busy! Let me know when there are some of these Virtual Choir things to check out-I'm quite interested!

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Hey! Cool, glad you got a chance to listen to the CD. You know you're on there? omg how cool is that?? :)

      Lots of singing this time of year? Busy? I'm wrapping up the semester of teaching this week......whew. Need a break!!!

    • James Volume III

      8 years ago

      I did the narrating and a few voices throughout it. Most of the voices were friends, though. A very collaborative project.

    • Sefira

      8 years ago

      Dude, you're a pro classical musician? Totally respecting the fuck outta you right now.

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Actually no. They bring me in to play contemporary stuff using keyboards and samplers! The organ is amazing there though, my buddy Bryan let's me rock it :) I'm not really that good of an organist when it comes to really being able to play the big boy stuff.

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Ahh yes, enjoy the turkey and stuffing! I know I am looking forward to it. ON Thanksgiving I'll be playing at the insanely huge and beautiful Christian Science Mother Church. www.christiansciencemarietta.com/mother_church.jpg The music isn't really very good, but....that's life.

      Have fun with the choral endeavors!!!!

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      In reply to arothman, #40:

      wow....it's done. shipped yesterday. ton of work. I'm really relieved, scared, excited.

      The beard....i took the animal trimmer to it first. Halloween-missed it completely. My absolute favorite too. I'll have it in my leisure time. And I think a hooded cloak with gloves sound good!

    • arothman

      8 years ago

      Lol, that's okay. Teh intarwebs malfunction at the oddest moments.

    • James Volume III

      8 years ago

      Oh my God.

      I'M SO SORRY! I can't believe it posted those that many times! Stupid website lag...

      SORRY!!!

    • James Volume III

      8 years ago

      I actually had to look up "scritches" there... haha. And thank you. Maybe in another journal I'll explain why that happened.

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Am I alive? I really can't tell anymore. My assistant Nuno told me yesterday that I really did look like a hermit; that's really not good. He's a very sweet guy, I must look 10 times worse than that. So today, since I'm so close I shaved my "project beard." Yes I've kept my beard growing and kept it's removal a reward for finishing this project. I didn't feel guilty removing it a few days early....it felt fair. It's a bit weird now that it's gone, as I had grown quite accustomed to playing with it while sitting at my workspace. But....anyway.....I'm really excited to be THAT close to "done."

      Hey I heard you had a track on iTunes--thats's pretty cool smiley8.gif

      Dressing for Halloween?

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Doing good....not much sleeping going on here, and this week will be a 24/7 freak out/work-fest for sure (the CD ships on Friday!!!!). Yippeee.

      Your vox were cool, def added to the overall bigness and blend. I'll get you a copy as soon as i remember to do so.....lol.

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      In reply to arothman, #31:

      Ahhh, real life. Yeah, I've had just about enough of it for now. Flog and handcuffs-funny you should mention that. They're waiting patiently for this snap of "RL" to end.

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      In reply to arothman, #29:

      What's RL?

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      I wish......!!!!

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Yeah, I wish I had a huge choir at my disposal--would take 2 minutes to record what I need! But since I don't....I make do with what I have. Which is mostly me and my daughter!! and the occasional singer i can coax into it.

      You'd only need a basic recording setup. Oboecrazy recorded awesome parts for me with a modest mic and interface. Send me a private msg with an email address if you'd like me to send you the part and required audio files.

      smiley0.gif

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Oh yeah, finishing the soundtrack CD, but also sneaking in a quick new song that you should end up hearing this week....

      wow--you're a singer---? if you had recording setup at home i would have you adding your voice to a choir that is on the cd....built out of individual singers overdubbed.....

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Hehe, yes, it's "chat by post" which is occasionally fun but overall achingly slow. Just as well, I have loads of work to do !

      Good thing I love my job, it's all I do these days. I see you online again!

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      I have been spending this year seizing it and making it mine. I've not only had great adventures, I've gone through a bit of self-rediscover.

      I'm surprised how long I've made my Epic Quest series. It was just going to be a background journal so I could do my PAX journal, but something happened along the way.

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Just saw you online and thought I'd say so.

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      smiley1.gif I have a long history of not following recipes smiley8.gif

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      In reply to arothman, #16:

      Oh, it's Church alright!! There is an effect called Auto-Tune on there. If you've never checked it out, go to you tube and search Auto-Tune the News.

      The CD version is even better!

    • James Volume III

      8 years ago

      Thank you!!

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Wow, you have the heard it on an 8 track first memory too! wow!

      I have yet to watch the DVD myself. Is "I am the Best" on there?

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      only just?

      I've had that one for a while... puuurrrrrrrr smiley8.gifsmiley12.gif

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Y'know, the more I think about it, though, the more Finland reminds me ultimately of Meta. He never talks and tends to be unnecessarily violent. I especially like how he brandishes a knife at the other countries.

      smiley12.gif

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      In reply to arothman, #11:

      In reply to williams, #9:

      We were lucky if we got a cassette recording in the mail. Why, I remember 8-track tapes. Couldn't record on those, no sir!


      Wow, I never got a cassette in the mail that sounds soooo totally espionage-y!!!

      The thing that I loved most about 8 tracks was the way that they would just fade a song out and then fade it back in if it didn't fit onto one of the four "sides." Kids don't believe me when I tell them about that. To this day when I hear songs that I originally knew from 8 tracks and they did that, I will expect them to just suddenly fade out. "Little Dreamer" from Van Halen 1 is a prime case in point.

      Those song lyrics to the are almost totally stolen from Sarge's speech in ep 18!!!

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      suppi_chan4c85a58b44d07.jpg

      Reminds me of Wash after the computer said "activating ehmp" LOL Or any time he was talking to Doc. smiley12.gif

    • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Hey, screaming in key is great singing in that style of music. Granted, it would raise eyebrows in my chorus as we sing Haydn's Creation, but alas. ;)

      I wasn't quite able to make out all of the lyrics though; what were they?


      I really haven't finished writing them yet! (Don't tell Matt!!!!)

      The first verse and chorus are like:

      tell me why you're here
      you could walk away right now

      no one will stop you
      you're free to choose your own way

      don't be afraid
      it's just a choice you make it's alright

      questions remain
      they will linger on like memories

      were you right to
      give your life to

      someone else to
      run it for you

      do you wish you
      kept your life to

      be somebody

      good to conquer evil

      lies to fight the truth

      are any of us only saints or sinners

      or is it always red vs blue?

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