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7 months!
Man! Quite a bit of time there!! Things are going on as usual over here. I did a little bit of traveling around the U.S. with the Clarke/Duke tour this summer but decided not to go to Europe with the group. I think this is the longest I have been without going to Europe in the past 6 years! Aside from that I worked Don Cornelius' (Soul Train) birthday party with George Duke and James Ingram and then we went on and did Jesse Jackson's Birthday a few weeks later. This is the 4th year that George has played and things went pretty smoothly. James was phenomenal on stage. Its very rare that I work with a singer that perform at James' level. It really feels like you're hearing the album when he does his thing.

In other news I should be posting a couple more songs onto my MySpace page soon. I've done a major overhaul to my writing setup and its become a real joy to work with again. I'm also going to see about putting in some pics from my recent trips (including my last trip to Hawaii in the spring). All the best.
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Time warp!
Man! I've been procastinating a little too long over here! Things have been pretty busy since my last post. I've been doing a lot of writing/co-writing as well as working on some older projects. A few years back I did some work producing a demo with an artist named Sarah Donner. She's posted the first two tracks on her My Space page. I produced "To The Ocean" and produced/performed on "Siren". Check them out!

More postings coming soon including some new picture collections from the road and some new music.

-A
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My Space, Turkey and Surfing
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So I just joined My Space and I can now say that I'm one of the 38,996,470 that has Tom as a friend. I'm still going to keep my blog running here as well as everything else. Check it out here.

Thanksgiving was fun. I'm currently recovering from my Turkey overdose. Hung with my brother this year and there was mashed potatoes a plenty! I Hope everyone had a good one.

So in my big news, I finally got my own surf board and I'm currently learning. She's a 9 foot Triple String long board. This sucker is pretty huge and great for me to learn on. A buddy of mine is doing a great job teaching me and I have to say that being in the water out in Malibu first thing in the morning is great. Its amazing to see families of dolphins swimming 20 feet from your board.
-A
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Time keeps on ticking....
Man! Time has certainly had its way with me. This is just a quick "I'm alive and well note". The past few months have had their ups and downs, but I think the worst is behind me now. Happy

I got to see BT last weekend doing his laptop symphony. With the exception of the doors openting late at midnight and BT going on at 2:00 AM (he was originally scheduled for 11:00 or 12:00), it was definitely a great time. I haven't been to a live show in a long time and and getting to see BT do his thing was amazing. If you don't know who he is and are interested in electronic music, check him out. A good CD to start off with would be either ECSM or his latest one Emotional Technology. Another cool group I've been listening to lately is a group called Infusion. And some cat named Mussorgsky

I'm planning on posting a bunch of old songs (finshed or not) into my music section VERY soon. Some are personal, some aren't. Most of them tend to suprise me because I could have written them years ago and I can still see them relating to new encounters in my life. Until then here's a couple to start you off.

Also, I added pics of my Frankintosh to the picture gallery. Frankintosh stared off as a Dual 500 G4. I was curious to see how far I could push old technology and without breaking a sweat (or the bank) I now have the thing with the following specs:

Dual 1.8 Ghz G5
2 GB Ram
64 MB Radeon 7000 PC card flashed to Mac (Thanks for the help Strange Dogs)
Sony DVD+/-R/RW Dual Layer
ATA 133
Firewire 400/800
Bluetooth
Zip
Cold Cathode Lighting
M-Audio Delta 1010 Audio Card

All in all it was a fun experiment and the machine has proven very useful. The only downside is that it's 100Mhz bus is a bit of a handicap. But that aside I've found it to be a great Logic node for my project studio as well as iTunes master library and duplicating mahcine.

Here are some pics.

-A
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Busy Month!!!
This month has gone by incredibly fast. I went to Detroit at the beginning and played at Chene Park right on the water. The following week I went to one of my best friend Steve Oberheu's Wedding. Check out the pictures section for pics of the wedding. And I just got back from doing a show in DC and Atlanta. All I can say is that I am definitely travelled out! It'll be nice to be in L.A. for a while.
-A
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Lil Evan
Best wishes to one of my closest friends Steve and his wife Callie. Here's a pic of their 3 month old addition to their family. P.S. scroll up and down a little if you get that weird ghosting of one of the Text America Programmers (just a code glitch).
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Whatever happened to all those updates eh?
Sorry about that. I was actually looking at using some different blogging software at one point which I think has kept me from posting here. But I think from now on I'll go ahead and put in quick posts when I get the chance or find something interesting.

Today's news (actually yesterday's) is that it has supposedly been confirmed by CNET that Apple will be switching their hardware over to Intel Chips. Ever Since Darwin & Rhapsody, Apple has always kept an x86 build of the OS internal to the company. That mixed in with that fact that the CEO of Intel stated in a press conference that he's always having to remove spyware off his daughter's computer and that everyone would be better off if they got a mac seems to make this a plausible statement. Personally, I'm mixed on the whole thing. If it brings increased speed and flexibility (running Windows apps for example) to the OS, then I'm definitely for it. However, if it means that backwards compatibility and transferring apps to and from my G4 is going to become impossible without getting new builds of the programs, then I'm not too sure if I'm ready to go through that again. I guess time will tell and we'll all know our fate this monday.
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Big updates coming
New updates are defintiely under way as well as the addition of trackbacks and picture galleries. I'm starting off with my recent trip to the grand canyon. I'm also going to throw in a section called tour photos showing places I've been while on the road. Stay tuned!
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Hey!
Well.. here we go! Not only am I starting one, but TWO websites. I wanted to put a clear partition between my professional and personal information. That being said, papaphonic and hemilonius were born.
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