Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring is springing - Global warming is a crock

I like the title, gets your attention and 1/2 are mad at me and 1/2 are finally!

Well it’s true, “Global Warming” (at least as most people think of it) is a crock.

The general impression is that “global warming” means we will get warmer weather. Actually while the globe may be warming YOUR weather could be doing just about anything. Our weather is just off and weird. Last winter was one of the coldest in history, at least since folks started keeping track. The summer had the “heat dome” and was one of the hottest on record. Now we had a super mild winter and late spring like temps in March! And the Rockies are getting truckloads of snow and freezing temps.

So though the Globe my be warming YMMD.

DSCN0104-2012-03-22-10-38.JPG We are track to be the warmest March on record.

Parts are nice. (for perspective hop back to my first posts from Detroit last year in April)


But come summer there are going to be a ton of bugs. Good thing we have a lot of bats!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Making tracks at Motown Studio A

Aislinn and I wandered over today and ended up singing in studio A! OK so it’s the museum now and nobody was recording but still kind of cool. And it’s an attached garage! This was THE studio for Motown. Only one hit was not recorded there. Well it was recorded in the building but not in the studio... It was recorded in the bathroom! Got to get that “singing in the shower” Motown sound. The studio had a “futz room” (a Fantasy studios term) built in the attic with lots of hard surfaces and a speaker and microphone. Can we say low tech reverb.

It was a LOT of fun walking around.

Motown Museum

If you come out and visit we’ll take you by and you can also sing in studio A - Hitsville USA


It had a fun warped LogoBlogo-2012-03-15-12-37.jpegreminded me of Harvey

BUT they haven’t updated it in a LONG time and it doesn’t work with Blogger anymore and that is where my blogs live so...

I’ve looked for an alternative for awhile and there were some promising alternatives but none were as simple and just plain easy to use.

MarsEdit is nice but kind of $$$, and this is just for fun after all.

Mac Journal from Mariner is what I have landed on. It wasn’t really all that blog friendly and the last time I tried it it was convoluted and hard to do what I do, which is not very complicated. Some text a link or two and pictures.

But they came out with a new version and it seems to be much better. Or my brain finally figured it out???

Either way it is working well so maybe I will get back to publishing more than once in a great while.

I have a few drafts so maybe in the next week I will start catching up.

To come.

The trip to the Bay Area.