Welcome back, great to see you again around these parts!
So good to see so many familiar faces…I mean names.
So what did I miss?! haha.
Benwaa left and the server died. We realized the only back up we had access to was from 2016 or something so we started over. Stu is still behind the scenes, behind the curtain, and our patron. He agreed to switch us over to this software which I think has been a boon. We are really still in the infant stages of rebuilding, But there is a good core set of people here.
Woah. Seems like time has been standing still since the BenWaa fukup then.
I guess it’s like coming home then, except someone put up slightly different wallpapers.
So what’s been up with you since you’ve been away? How’s the family and all that real life stuff?
I joined a band (SIR REG), released an album with them and went on tour with The Misfit. But having two young kids (born pretty close together) was tough, so I quit the band and took a regular job to support the family and spend more time with them. It was a stressful job and coming home to demanding young kids wasn’t easy, so I got a stress-related illness and was recovering for 8 months. During this time I asked myself wtf I was doing, and figured I’d go back to my love of music, and studying music. So I went to study songwriting, music theory and music production at University for three years. It was awesome and I made some great contacts. Now I’m working part time at a “regular job” and part time doing music related stuff (mixing, mastering, sound design, TV- and film music, etc).
Lately I’ve been getting into fasting and eating healthier (I’ve always been a candy lover). Started fasting in december and have now been doing OMAD (One Meal a Day) for the last two and a half months. Pretty much taking out the carbs and introduced fats instead (as energy). I’ve lost about 10kg/22lbs. Feels great. It’s also cheaper.
So I think I’m on the right track.
How about you? Long time no see/hear.
I think you left around this time
Haha. damn. My mind is a blur (effect of stress maybe?). It feels like a lifetime since I left this place.
lol, you left IDMF to study songwriting.
AND THEN YOU CAME BACK TO DISCUSS NOODLY NON-SONG DRIVEN MUSIC!
Don’t take this poorly or as a method of brown-nosing, but…
I don’t know when you left, but I will say(just like mentioned by @bfk) you did leave a random knowledge void. Like questions I would have never asked or answered; they were by you. Like you could and would decypher many sounds and questions with an actual truth to put people in the right direction, even at an amateur level.
I’ll iterate that you were definitely a random knowledge machine based off the information you gave back in the day. Whether or not you fully know that your answers have and had helped many of us, even if we only liked something you posted since we didn’t even know we needed to ask that ? or what to ask to begin with.
@Evelon I’m personally excited you’re back and if you were focusing a music career. I’d say if you’re aspring to YT, I’d definitely sub as many more of us would as well. Your knowledge would be fun to see and read. Fun times watching some of your past videos too. Like the Spring reverb you handled with gloves. =D
Welcome back, my dude. You do you.
Pretty sure you’ll nail it standing on one hand with the other tied behind your back. Not that you should do it that way of course
Haha! Gotta find the balance between commercialism and the obscure. Well, I’m a dynamic kinda guy. Studying form, symmetry, composition, etc makes your brain itch for that good 'ole random and/or generative Autechre music (and in a way, vice versa).
Btw, how tf do I quote someone? Was the quote button removed, or is it because I’m noob?
Highlight the text in the post you want to quote, then just ‘reply’. The quoted text will be automatically pasted in.
Holy crap! Thank you! That means a lot!
I think I know even know more now. And I might even have a YouTube channel, but I haven’t uploaded in a while. The latest one was this, which was supposed to be like a teaser video for a longer video I was going to do:
Edit: Oh, I’m noob so I can’t post working links yet (Fixed by a mega mod of Doom)
Give this man links.
If you were to side-chain a YT to your events here, I’d be interested. No lie. Welcome back, bud.
Next thing you know, Shotguns, Benwaa and Tode return…
Ha! I didn’t know how to quote either until I caught up on your thread, now I do. Auto should ban me from the team. Worst admin ever right here, lol.
Haven’t been up to near as much as you it seems. Mainly work and raising kids. Making music when I can as time permits. You know, life and stuff.
It’s super good to have you back though man. As evidenced by your thread here the community unanimously agrees.