Blood & Chartreuse

I’ve finally begun work on the Blood & Chartreuse album. The ideas have been piling up, but it was all set aside as I worked on the novel. Now that things are shaping up with the writing, I’ve decided it’s time to get the album nailed down, as...

Genealogy Database Online

This is just a quick mention that the Wicasta’s Genealogy database is back online. I thought I should get it up as soon as possible, since it’s traditionally been one of the most heavily trafficked areas of the web site. My obsession with genealogy had...

Reviving An ART SGX-2000

I bought an old ART SGX-2000 a few years ago, intending to use it as my main guitar processing for my recordings. But along the way, the parameters changed a bit and the methods I used for recording changed. I found myself the owner of an Alembic F-2B preamp, which...
The Loudness Wars: Why Music Sounds Worse

The Loudness Wars: Why Music Sounds Worse

I stumbled across this excellent article from NPR. It addresses the over-compression of music (which is why most of the old-timers like me can’t stand the way modern music sounds overall). Among other issues, the article address digital compression; Digital...
A New Approach To An Old Problem

A New Approach To An Old Problem

While preparing to get the various segments of the web site back online, I decided that I was going to take a slightly different approach. Whereas the old design essentially had each section boasting its own theme, that confused some people. So this time around,...

Never Surrender!

Some of my old friends may have noticed that my web site was down for awhile. It is with no small amount of pride that I can finally say that it’s back online. I could have had the site back up and running sooner, but it would have meant compromising my...