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flac  ·  73 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First song I recorded in my new home -- if you are a musician, add to it

Is there a substantial reason to prefer Soundcloud over Clyp for basic audio hosting? I genuinely don't have much strong insight or opinion on the matter, I only really used Clyp for this because I'm running out of storage space on my personal soundcloud

flac  ·  74 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First song I recorded in my new home -- if you are a musician, add to it

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c5XqVhNTFSM-mFYEvpDsOfFHJuzUnCSJ/view?usp=sharing Here you go!

Thank you, TNG - thanks for giving the motivation to record something! Glad you still have that shirt lying around, was just thinking about that actually.

flac  ·  74 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First song I recorded in my new home -- if you are a musician, add to it  ·  

https://clyp.it/usexn1kh?token=6b246bf67f75305854b843d44de20023

I'm gearing up for a move myself, felt inspired to write about it and lay down some really quick vocal tracks. Might re-record later [EDIT: I have, indeed, re-recorded the vocals. Much happier]. I sped the tempo up to 145 and pitched it up so it's in the key of F major.

I'm missing you Hubski folks - my life has been really crazy the past few months, but I'm hoping things will settle down again soon. Expect to see me in a pubski soon...

LYRICS:

A new start, carried in cardboard

piled up on the stairs

we packed up all the sins we could bear

Oh, we're starting to ache

bags are starting to tear

OK, I guess we'll leave 'em right there

You thought you heard a ghost

You swore you saw her

T-shirts from all the old concerts

stuffed into a drawer

we never have the time anymore

Too tired to set up the bedframe

we'll sleep on the floor

and talk all night like we did before

We felt like we were kids

We felt like having...

How long 'til I can say this is where I'm from?

How will I know when my real life has begun?

Where will my ghost haunt?

Where will my ghost haunt?

flac  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 14, 2019  ·  x 2

Married.

More to follow after honeymoon.

flac  ·  425 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 24, 2019

You'll get 'em! And some great video, too.

flac  ·  425 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 24, 2019

Oh thanks!

They are SO comfy - that's mostly why I used the linen for the suit. Outdoor wedding in August, I wanted the most comfy/breezy fabric I could get my hands on. I actually took the pants in about an inch after taking this picture, and they still have a lot of give.

I still have about 3 yards of this fabric left over, think I might also make a pair of shorts from it.

flac  ·  425 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 24, 2019  ·  

Y'all. The wedding suit is DONE (almost).

Still needs doing: strap for the vest, slip-stitching on vest/jacket/pants, sleeve buttons for jacket, hem for pants, lots of cleaning up (unfortunately, there are some small iron burns on the lapels of the jacket which I'm trying to figure out how to deal with).

This was the biggest sewing project I've undertaken, and I am generally really pleased with how it turned out. The suit fit me really poorly as-is because I am pretty lanky and fall in-between two sizes, so I had to do a lot of alterations, and still might do some more here and there. Unfortunately, this was after I had already bound the seams of the jacket with bias tape, so the insides of the jacket are not as clean as I would like.

The suit is made of a linen, which was fucking HORRIBLE to work with because of how much it stretched and shrunk throughout the process.

All told, it took three days to sew - one for the vest, one for the pants, one for the jacket. This was my first time making any of these patterns, so there was lots of learning to do.

T-Minus 17 days til the wedding. Still need to make rings, but that can wait another day.

flac  ·  432 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 17, 2019

I am partial to the lemonade/limeade seltzer line that Polar put out recently. Really like the watermelon lemonade and mango limeade ones.

flac  ·  439 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 10, 2019

Ahhh! These are wonderful! Are you using a pre-made pattern, or just winging it?

flac  ·  439 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 10, 2019

Oh thanks :) glad to hear you've been taking a shine to sewing recently, would love to see pictures when it's all done!

flac  ·  439 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 10, 2019

Log-man! Actually, several of them. Amassing quite a collection of bearded woodsmen

flac  ·  439 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 10, 2019

Wedding in one month. Finally locked down music for the reception.

Decided to make something for party favors, got myself a cheap woodburner and made some coasters. 150 of them. In one sitting.

Been messing around with some of the extra wood, too.

flac  ·  446 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 3, 2019

Oh thanks :)

I never considered having my own theme song, that might be too much power...

flac  ·  446 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 3, 2019

Sweet! I was thinking we could maybe exchange tracks that we're stuck on/have given up on, and see what the other comes up with to add to it, although I am certainly open to starting some tracks from scratch.

I teach mostly preschool, 2-4 years. I also do some music things, and am going to teach a bit of computer science next year as well.

flac  ·  446 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 3, 2019

Hello, comrades - it's been some time!

My first year of teaching at an actual school is officially over, having trained the summer teacher yesterday. Despite some helicopter parents and challenging kids, it was a really rewarding (if unbelievably exhausting year).

My summer break starts today, and boy oh boy do I have some stuff to take care of - a preposterous amount of music has been on the back-burner all year, hopefully going to put out at least an EP of some kind by the end of the summer, with any luck there'll be more. Anyone interested in a collaboration? :D

Also have a lot of work to get ready for my wedding, which is in just over a month (August 10th!). I am going to a fabric store today to find something (preferably in charcoal grey) to make a suit out of. I have silver coming in the mail soon to make the wedding rings out of. A harpist friend of mine is playing during the ceremony, and I am working on finishing writing some pieces for her to play throughout.

Some things I have been enjoying:

Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber

Jerusalem by Alan Moore

The Black Hack Second Edition

The Quiet Year

My ongoing music backlog

After finally fixing some issues my 3d printer has been having for the past few months, I am hoping to possibly get production on little art pieces to sell underway sometime this summer too. I'm finishing up writing a simple code in p5.js to make generative designs, and am working on some original designs as well.

Things are good, and it's nice to have some time to breathe before getting back into the school year. I hope everyone here is doing well, you should be seeing more of me (until september, at least!)

flac  ·  551 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Belief in aliens could be America’s next religion

Tangentially related, here is a heady Anthropological look at the semi-recent interest in UFO's and conspiracy theories as a means of escape. I've been reading through it the past week or two and been enjoying it.

EDIT: looks like you can read it for free on JSTOR

flac  ·  563 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 6, 2019

    "Making one is easy. Manufacturing is hard."

Ain't that the truth. Really useful perspective, and definitely something I've been thinkkng about - I actually just upgraded a bunch of the replaceable parts last weekend, mostly extruder/bed/hot end stuff.

flac  ·  564 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 6, 2019

That's awesome! Do you have any pictures of some favorites that you've made?

Re: building a business vs. the joy of doing something, I think that a major reason that this is the first of my creative ventures that I am actually attempting to properly monetize is that 3D printing is virtually zero effort, as far as production is concerned. Sure, it takes some time to make good designs, but I can just press "go" on the printer and more or less leave it be for the next 6 hours, and once I have a design I like I can just keep printing it for as long as people keep buying it. The actual labor is pretty much front-loaded. I don't have to worry about a day where I don't have the energy to make a product to sell like I would with sewing, or even music. It's just a matter of making sure the machine works.

It's funny, because with sewing or knitting I always enjoy the act of making things so much, but as soon as I have a deadline or a paying customer, it becomes torture and I wish I had a machine that could just do it all for me. And now I do (at least until it falls apart from overuse...)

flac  ·  565 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 6, 2019

Looks like a great read, thanks for the recommendation! There are a couple of small artist co-ops in town that I'm hoping to look into once I've been selling on etsy for a month or two, and I would wager lots of other local resources for teeny tiny business owners.

Out of curiosity you thinking of selling your drawings/sketches, or something else?

flac  ·  565 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 6, 2019

Hey, thanks for the perspective, artist formerly known as rd95!

Going to mull that formula over for a bit...

I, uh, actually hadn't even thought of the legality of selling the video game stuff until now. I had this hazy memory saying "oh yeah, I've been to Cons before, people are selling fan art all the time. I guess this must be legal!"

Needless to say, seems I was wrong! I'll still probably sell the video game stuff through word of mouth to my nerd friends and their people.