Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

New Things

Posted: 25th September 2017 by Cheap in Fiction, Music, Sewing, Technology

Well, my earlier misgivings about Longmire have been surpassed by the unfolding story and its depth.  The build-up of season two was quite good in setting up several layers of suspense, and the finale was excellent.  Each season after that contained a wonderfully evolving story.  They’ve still made a gaping mistake here and there (don’t […]

iTunes .m4a and Kenwood

Posted: 25th March 2017 by Cheap in Music, Technology
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Oh, this is frustrating. I buy my music from iTunes.  This started when I had an iPhone, and even though I no longer have an iPhone, I find iTunes to be the easiest way to find new music and buy it.  Consequently, most of my music is stored in .m4a files, which is an MPEG-4 […]

My Renewed Fascination with Duran Duran

Posted: 15th September 2013 by Cheap in Music

When I was young, I was insulated from “rock and roll” music.  My father strongly disliked it (and still does).  More importantly, I grew up in a fundamentalist religion, and I was lead to believe that it was sinful.  I just wasn’t exposed to it, and I was less-than-subtly discouraged from embracing it. However, I […]

Audio Interface Saga

Posted: 17th April 2013 by Cheap in Music, Technology

Once upon a time, I bought Pro Tools, which is software for recording and making music electronically.  I spent a lot of money on it, and when I got it home, I discovered that it won’t even work with a sound card.  (It can, with a piece of software that emulates an ASIO driver, but […]

I have photographed numerous bands on stage, and it took a while for me to develop the skill.  This is a summary of what I’ve learned.  I hope it will be useful to others who want to produce good photos of bands performing live on stage. There are three basic challenges to overcome: Bands Perform […]


Posted: 22nd October 2012 by Cheap in Music

In some ways, I have a strong sense for music, and I am fairly clueless in other ways.  For example, there is always music in my head, running in the background, often unnoticed.  I have fairly broad musical tastes.  On the other hand, I usually don’t pay much attention to lyrics, and my memory is […]