Thursday, June 20, 2024

Cleaning Up

 Cleaning up the ol' desktop of extra images. Let's start with Soul Train. 

Two sleepy baby hippos.

Sleepy little foxes.

I love helicopter cyclics. 

Magic hour bananas.

A map of my male ancestors over the last many thousands of years.

I made this conspiracy theory in some conspiracy theory generator.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Starting a cello

 I've had a bunch of setbacks in making an electric cello. So now I have won a bid on a broken, cheap electric cello.

It's a Celio electric cello. 

I do hate the traditional tuning pegs on, well, all string instruments. 

Magic hour bananas.

But I figured I'd get one.

It's missing the D fine tuner. 

So I'll start with it, maybe do some mods. Well, obviously I'll have to mod it. I'm not sure what the deal with the bridge is. We'll see when I take delivery. $80.95 with tax and shipping. 

Monday, June 17, 2024

Various music stuff

 Double harmonic scale. Double harmonic scale.


I dunno. Marc told me that lots of Broadway use Ableton in the pit now. It's funny because that's the musician's choice when the sound department's choice is QLab.

Hipshot string-bending system. Costs more than a Squire Tele. But could be very cool.

Chance's ranking of classic Star Trek.

Stuff to know about the Behringer Neutronabout the Behringer Neutron.

Factory reset procedure: While pressing the buttons and hold down “OSC SYNC” + “PARAPHONIC” + “KEY TRK”, Power on the Neutron.
Release buttons “OSC SYNC” + “PARAPHONIC” + “KEY TRK”, The 5x LFO LEDs should display a pulsating pattern.
Pot calibration: While all 5x LFO LEDs are pulsating than turn the

OSC1 SHAPE pot fully to LEFT
OSC2 SHAPE pot fully to RIGHT
LFO SHAPE pot fully to RIGHT
LFO RATE pot fully to RIGHT
PORTA TIME pot fully to RIGHT
When this is done press VCF “MODE” + LFO “KEY SYNC” simultaneously.
Neutron will restart.

Map of my male ancestors travels over the millennia. 



1.Bypass - Inputted voltage is outputted

2.Major - Root, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th

3.Minor - Root, 2nd, flat 3rd, 4th, 5th, flat 6th, flat 7th

4.Major Pentatonic - Root, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th

5.Minor Pentatonic - Root, flat 3rd, 4th, 5th, flat 7th

6.Blues Scale Root, flat 3rd, 4th, flat 5th, 5th, flat 7th

7.Whole Tone - Root, 2nd, 3rd, flat 5th, flat 6th, flat 7th

8.Chromatic - All 12 notes


1.Bypass - Inputted voltage is outputted

2.Octave - Root

3.Octave and Fifth - Root, 5th

4.Octave and Flat Fifth - Root, flat 5th

5.Major Arppegio - Root, 3rd, 5th

6.Minor Arppegio - Root, flat 3rd, 5th

7.Dominant Arppegio - Root, 3rd, 5th, flat 7th


This gaming chair by Hinomi is not cheap but it has swing-out arms for playing guitar. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Production of films

The following text is excised from my PhD thesis based on notes from my committee. It's all about the production of our films over Covid. I thought it should live somewhere, so here it is.