Creative Space for Creative Things

CreativeSpaceThe kids are older and no longer seem to need 24 hour overwatch to make sure they don’t do something like flush their socks down the toilet or accidentally drop a stove on the cat. I’ve set up my office and studio before but now, with my own room for it, I have some opportunities to make more stuff than ever before too.

The picture I posted yesterday is a good example of that. I’m already working on the next picture. I recorded a new song yesterday too. I’ll toss that up here later today most likely. You can also see my audio mixer there in front of my big-ass monitor (aka a 32 inch HDTV hooked to my Mac Mini via HDMI). That’s not an accident. I’ve never actually hooked that to a computer the way I’ve got it now. It was always a pass-through, a multi-tap for several mics which just routed to the computer. Now, the computer is an integrated part of the system and I can control the volume independently on the input and the output. That’s very important.

Especially when you’re finally going to pull the trigger on a podcast idea you’ve been kicking around.

I’ve got an idea or two for a podcast that I hope to get off the ground before Thanksgiving. I’d like to make it weekly, something like my Hyperlinked History podcast was. As much as I love making videos, and will continue to make videos, I still love “radio” and the simplicity of just sitting down in front of a microphone, and talking. More on the podcast idea later this week. I want to get a few more notes together and thoughts down on paper (either dead tree or digital) before I open my mouth about it.

The short of it is this, by mid-December I should have a new album out full of spacy, ambient tunes to relax and calm you. I should have several more drawings up and online. And I should have a podcast rolling along in semi-greased grooves. I’m looking forward to some new creative ideas, and I hope you’ll enjoy them.

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