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striving for the ideal

“…we ought always to act upon the ideal; it is the only safe ground of action. When that which contradicts and resists, and would ruin our ideal, opposes us, then we must take measures; but not till then can we take measures, or know what measures it may be necessary to take. But the ideal

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moth and rust…of treasures and more

OK, this is the song moth and rust. Choral vox, timpani, accordion, strings, a highly pitched GMS bell brass snare drum and a melody my son Jesse swears is from a haunted house…I asked him to show me – but thankfully he was unable (and I can’t think of one) – I am hoping it

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new song news

I am having songs mastered right now – and have received my first song back. On Sunday I added a set of Mackie HR824 reference monitors (speakers for the studio for you non techies) – and I am amazed at how much of a different experience it is listening to some pro speakers with my

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of parties…

(this is an excerpt from GMs work of fiction; The Seaboard Parish, regarding a recent drowning in the town) “You had a sad business here the last week, sir,” he said, after we had done talking about the repairs. “A very sad business indeed,” I answered. “It was a warning to us all,” he said.

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hot computer maintenance tip

There are a lot of programs out there to maintain your computer – and scan for viruses and malware…but I have never found anything (free) as effective as the Iobit programs. I will suggest 2 programs – and you can poke around and decide if others suit your needs. The Advanced System Care program is

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panorama attempt

well this weekend it was misty and rainy – and I whipped out my Canon to shoot a quick panorama – and here we are…a sad panorama you say? Well – I don’t really have the panorama effect here – and for some reason I can’t upload the big version…and I am running out of

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moth and rust

The idea on this song is loosely based on Matthew 6:19-21. In the song I name a family member – but it could just as easily be about you or me. So many of us have cloaked hearts. We move through life covered with this mortal coil, the body. We treasure so many different things.

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joy, Rick and some fiery guitar work

The inimitable Rick Aronson joined in on Joy for some very fine guitar work indeed…and I thought the song was done. His outro blazed sparks in the studio well I’m on fire – this is true for the Lord – how about you I got my reason – and I got no doubt I got

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