Man, has it really been two months since I last posted? Guess I’ve been busy, what with aging and running marathons with my wife.
OK, a marathon… and just a 5K… but that’s the most voluntary running I’ve done in 30 years, so not too shabby. It was one of those ones where they chuck handfuls of colored cornstarch at you, which was fun, plus the proceeds went to the local PBS affiliate to fund more children’s programming, which is awesome.
Anyway, wanted to get on here and at least mention the fact that yes, I am working on another CBG, and I’m still kicking around a few new amp ideas. I’m also considering picking up one of those cheap, USB software defined radios, as I’ve always had an interest in that sort of thing, but I’m concerned that I won’t be exactly what you would call “responsible” with such a thing. I suppose some things we never grow out of.
I’m also in the process of ripping a bunch of old reel-to-reel tapes to digital files, before the tapes get too old; I already lost a good 30 feet of killer stuff when one of the broke. Twice. Thus, I haven’t yet taken the time to actually go through the audio, aside from monitoring levels during the recording phase, but once I do I’ll try to get some of the better clips up on SoundCloud. Most of it is some seriously old-school firebrand preachin’ – I bought the TEAC and tapes from an old Southern Baptist minister’s estate some years back, and apparently he had his very own AM radio show – but there are a few terribly recorded bits of practice sessions with my old band, Devious Ego.
Well, there’s your April update, hopefully I’ll have more for you in the future.