A Slow Start

Wednesday 13 January 2010

I’m still more interested in redeigning the website than in posting any new content at the moment.  I’ve finished updating the categories in the sidebar, thus rendering the old subject index obsolete.  The index of names is still there, still out of date.  New content soon, with the rest of the website looking betterdifferent.

New Subscription Feed Redirection

Thursday 31 December 2009

I am trying to seamlessly redirect my blog’s feed from its old address (http://cookylamoo.com/boringlikeadrill/atom.xml) to its new one (http://feeds.feedburner.com/BoringLikeADrillBlog).  You can update your own settings if you wish, but it should soon be redirecting automatically, if I’ve figured it out right.

An Old Look for a New Year

Thursday 31 December 2009

Sorry about the mess. I spent the xmas break moving the blog from Blogger to WordPress (like you care) and trying to get the layout into some coherent, compatible shape. It still needs some tweaking and there are probably some dud links around the place, so please email me if you notice anything particularly ugly or broken.

Website Update

Tuesday 24 November 2009

Yeah, yeah, I know action’s been pretty spotty here over the past few weeks. The good news is the website is fully functional, and all the files should now be back in place.

Instead of finishing off the Dumirescu article I’ve been dicking around with WordPress with a view to upgrading this blog, but editing the templates has turned into a frustrating way to expedite procrastination. Regular posting should resume now I’ve realised that shiny new blog look won’t happen in a hurry.

Under Construction

Thursday 5 November 2009

Apologies if the site went down at the end of last week. I was on a long weekend in Brighton and came home to find an email saying that my site had used up its bandwidth allocation.

I’ve now switched to a larger server which allows more traffic, but the music files have not yet been uploaded. They will be soon. In the meantime, to commemorate the closure of GeoCities last week, please enjoy this page of about eight billion Under Constuction icons.

Okay, that’s definitely it for now

Wednesday 28 October 2009

No updates for a week, while I back things up and move stuff around.

Whoa there a second…

Monday 26 October 2009

Regular update-type stuff is on hold while I change servers. It seems like several million Chinese punters made a common mistake and have eaten up just about all of my bandwidth. Enjoy the piano music, guys!

Also, RIP Maryanne Amacher – the link’s worth it for the photo of what I always imagined was a typical audience reaction. I mentioned this on Twitter but haven’t had a chance to write anything substantial. (Also haven’t had chance to put Twitter link on my website.)

Apologies for not writing lately

Thursday 22 October 2009

But I’ve had one of those double doses of flu that go away and come back again a few days later for another crack at you. In the next day or two will post something about last week’s odd little Dumitrescu festival in town, and an impromptu GCTTCATT reunion gig in someone’s flat.

Yeah, I’m on Twitter

Tuesday 25 August 2009

Here goes nothing. I’ve configured it to tweet updates to the blog as well, so Twitter is about to post this blog post linking back to itself.

Next procrastinating project: an RSS feed (and thus Twitter update) for the main website on the odd occasion that it gets updated too.

Great Performances

Saturday 15 August 2009

Good news, everyone! I’ve fixed the dodgy music files in The Listening Room. It turns out that some of the pieces had been enocoded as mp3s at 48kHz instead of 44.1kHz, leading to Van Halen-like shenanigans. Everything should sound crystal-clear now.

Also, you may have noticed the little blue ‘listen’ buttons popping up on the blog. I’ve started using that Delicio.us play tagger thing which lets you listen to any mp3 on the site at the click of a mouse (or two clicks, if you have a Flash blocker installed). These have also been included on the music pages, so you can hear anything you want at the merest whim.

Thanks for Asking

Sunday 12 July 2009

For the sake of closure this weekend: England just scraped through with a draw against Australia in the first test, I’ve finished that piece of music (not a masterpiece, but it does what I set out for it to do), and I still have heard back from Mr Scout (his friends call him Stave). I guess he got those DRILLS he so urgently needed from somewhere more handy than randomly emailing blogs.

Housekeeping in The Listening Room

Wednesday 1 July 2009

As mentioned before, all 12 pieces from Real Characters and False Analogues can now be heard in The Listening Room. However, I’ve been having trouble with some of the mp3s: Redundens 4 and all of the Stained Melodies come out distorted when I try to play them.

I’m figuring out how to fix this, but in the meantime if you have the same trouble then try the player on my NetNewMusic page.

Lying Low

Thursday 30 April 2009

Things have been quiet lately. In real life, not just on the blog. I’ve been saving up and settling into new surroundings. Writing some more music.
The subject and name indices have been updated, though, as far as Anzac Day.

Housekeeping

Sunday 8 February 2009

  1. What passes for my discography is now online. I’m considering ways to putting up my music with better audio quality, but for practicality’s sake all downloadable music on this site will stay in mp3 format for now. More mp3s can be found via the main music page.
  2. A better quality recording of Redundens 6i is now ready, along with two more pieces from the Redundens series: Redundens 1b for piano and Redundens 6 for organ.
  3. Sarsaparilla is down at the moment; I don’t know why. The site is undergoing a redesign in any case, so should be available again soon with a spiffy new look.

Unemployed at last!

Wednesday 14 January 2009

I’m back again. I was going to update the blog with posts about finally getting to see the Rothko show at the Tate gossip about the impending Stockhausen gig at the Barbican, as well as preparing some new music webpages and oh who am I kidding I got sacked today.
Not my fault!
First thoughts on getting the DCM:
  • My girlfriend is going to kill me.
  • Whoo! Monday off.
  • Productive time wasted on looking for another job. Bleah.
  • I won’t have to finish that boring budget stuff or organise that boring meeting next month. Good.
It’s been a rollercoaster, as you can see.