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New song “Mr. Rev John Martin” It’s about spam!

I received a spam email that was all over the place in terms of getting the dollars and British pounds sensibly and properly situated. And the first few paragraphs were kind of in poetry. So I used them.

New Song: Summertime is Here

Written for the Skeptic Wire Summer Song Challenge. Hosted on Soundcloud.


New song!: Death and Taxes

Death and Taxes 01May2012

‘Tis a silly song about, well, Death and Taxes. Written for The Skeptic Wire monthlyish song challenge of the same name. Yeah it’s a little late for Tax Day, but I do what I can. And in this case I recorded the whole thing in about 4 hours. You can tell, can’t you?

BTW you can get songs on my Soundcloud as well.

Death and Taxes

There are two things we all expect
Just take a minute to reflect
It won’t take a giant intellect
To maintain a society
In which our freedom isn’t free
They are our patriotic duty
Death and Taxes
To fight the wars and build the roads
To clean the streets when it has snowed
To keep the rivers safely flowed
Because our bodies do not last
Because we will repeat the past
Because some hate the iconoclast
Death and Taxes
We pay the price (Certified Accountancy)
We pay the price (Just for being born)
We pay the price (unless you can afford a PO box in the Cayman Islands)
We pay the price


It seems like I am always editing.

Not always always, just mostly always. The great majority of the time recently I am less creating than fixing. of course the end result is a creation, but it is a less “active”firm of creation. I suppose I want more to swing the hammer than work the blueprints.
but right now, that isn’t the task, so onward and metaphorically speaking upward!
Skeptic Wire Podcast

New songs! Valentines Day and My Baby Is A Scientist

Valentine’s Day written for a songwriting challenge on The Skeptic Wire podcast (

My Baby Is A Scientist written for my girlfriend on her birthday

Runnin sound for a middle school

I feel misinformed about the start an end times. Plus I had to spend all day just setting everything up. Joy. Badly wrapped cords, lost assorted, incorrect labels, broken or bad equipment: whee! Then a 7:30am call for a 6:30 show which I was told would be ending at that time. Foolish me for lacking the critical element of asking: “really?” ah well it’s a paid gig.

New Injudicious Ramblings up

Get on iTunes or download it from here: Injudicious Ramblings

My podcasts

…or at least podcasts I am doing. Don’t go to them if you are easily offended by poking fun at religion, ideology, politics, or cursing.

1) Skeptic Wire : and iTunes:


2) Injudicious Ramblings : and iTunes:


Yeah. I’m rude and a nasty person. But I shower everyday (mostly) and treat my pets (companion animals, if you must) well.

Editing podcasts

Editing down a 2 hour plus recording for an upcoming podcast. I hope it’ll cut down to no more than an hour but we shall see. At the very least I’ll get a goo majority of the ummmms and ahhh’s out.
I did make a sweet musical intro tho. If we can decide what to call the podcast, that be even better.

SONAR X1b, Power!, and the Nook

Cakewalk released the update to X1 yesterday. So I duly downloaded and installed. There were a few bugs I wanted fixed, and it appears they fixed them. Yay! As my reward, I ordered Scott Garrigus‘ book Sonar X1: Power! I figured I’d go over to Barnes & Nobles, first, and see if they had it for the Nook. They did! Yay! For $40. Boo, considering the print edition is only $28. Meh. So I did what any right-thinking person would do: I wrote them a letter and tweeted of my disappointment.  We shall see how that turns out if at all. I should be receiving my book this week , however, but sadly not a Nook copy. It appears the publishers  really do not want to embrace this new-fangled techmolology.

So I didn’t get too much testing of X1b as I was doing some actual work which didn’t require much of the new features. They did appear to fix some of the small bugs, like tracks and their associated waves and MIDI date not matching up when going back and forth between Track and Console views. They also appeared to have fixed a problem with the screensets losing their settings when going back and forth between them, which was extremely annoying.

So good  on ya, Cakewalk!

Last, I am finally getting some more songy ideas and at least semi-humorous lyrics. And while I am not really disappointed, the latest one really sounds just a wee bit too much like Roy Zimmerman. That’s not a bad thing, but it’s so….obvious. You should really check out his youtubes. That sounds way more lascivious than it is.

On another good note: the sun revealed itself through the cloud cover, so ’tis a good day.