Archive for July, 2009

New (old) Sheer Track

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Here’s another Sheer Jam track – Kayti was feeling sad and asked me to play her some love music, and so I did – I recorded it in case she wanted to have it to listen to later, and she’s graciously allowed me to share it with my 2.5 fans out there. 😉

[Actually, by my download numbers, I apparently have more than 2.5 fans. Some of my tracks get hundreds of downloads a month – but they’re mostly in China. I don’t really understand this]

This is also one of the few tracks I have up recorded with Ivory, which I’m very fond of. I’m looking forward to sometime soon (maybe as soon as the 30th.. *bounce*) having enough spare change to buy a friend’s x86 mac, and finally having enough CPU to run Ivory for 64/128 note polyphony. For my friends who are musicians, if you haven’t played with Ivory, it is the holy grail of software pianos. It is kind of big, though.. it wants 2G of RAM minimum, and it comes on 9 DVDs.

New Sheer Track

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

What is it? Well, my friend Esen is working on a movie for her parents – a bunch of photos – and wanted one of my jam sessions to go with it. So this is raw, uncensored, one pass to tape, no rehersal, improv. Hence, there are a few minor trainwrecks, especially in transpositions which I haven’t totally mastered, but this is 100% sheer jam, mostly piano with a tiny bit of panflute and pad thrown in for good measure. Please let me know if you enjoy it.

I want one..

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Granted, I already have one tiny laptop I don’t use very often (it’s a P-II).. and I’m trying to not make too many frivilous purchases.. so I probably won’t be getting one, at least not in the next few months. But, I drool..


Thursday, July 9th, 2009

A unusually well written overview of query optimization and indexing in mysql –

Has anyone seen a much more hairy, technical article on the subject of indexes in mysql?