scotapathy I’ve seen a lot of posts from people who see the turning of the calendar as no thing; life goes on, and nothing really changes, etc.

I wholeheartedly disagree. In the 24 hours since I awoke from the first sleep of the new year, I’ve fixed my vintage Ensoniq ESQ-M, which has been quietly sitting in my rack suffering from dead battery syndrome for two months, successfully installed a new suite of Pro Tools plugins that have been steadfastly refusing to work for weeks, and am listening to last night's mix of the second Zero-G Racetrack song, Sexy Pretty Thing, which now has booming guitars supported by a thick new bass track to support my vocals. My coffee tastes especially great this morning.

I’ve also identified the personal relationships and situations that can keep me from going where I want to go, and instead of closing the door on them, I have opened it wide, stated my truth and boundaries, and left things to fall where they may. So far, results are mixed, but my mind and heart are clear knowing that there are no mysteries about how I feel and what I want and need.

Oh, and I’m enjoying a picture of my niece holding her new stuffed bat, a present from her uncle that has been appropriately named - Eek Eek the Bat.

There is a point here; as we all mark the milestone of our next orbit around the Sun, and at the risk of sounding preachy, sentimental or pseudo-philosophical, I’d encourage us all to reach out, stretch our creative abilities and imagination, and to remember that other people’s limitations, while sometimes vexing and potentially damaging to our sense of self worth, are not a valid excuse for not keeping things moving.

Keeping your tools sharp, be they a paintbrush, soccer ball, vintage synthesizer or, most importantly, your state of mind isn’t always easy, especially if you need a friend to help, but if it takes a New Year’s resolution to make it happen, so be it.

Happy 2016, friends.
1mon
  •   joelpaulsen Well put Mr. Orange. Happy 2016 to you. 1mon

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scotapathy Whoops. Need to stop boosting the home brew... #friendsdontletfriendsdrinkandsing 1y

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scotapathy Not long ago, I retrieved several boxes of personal effects from my teens and twenties; lots of junk, some sentimental items like my first electric guitar and the leather jacket that was my second skin throughout my late teens, but this was the best piece of loot...keys to Pop's cabin.

He'd have turned 99 this month.
We all miss people in different ways; we miss sharing ideas, love, touch, and the look in the eyes that only happens when two beings truly know each other. For me, mostly, I miss voices. I believe that you can tell a lot about someone by the timbre of their voice, and the way they use it to let you know how they feel, and emotionally, that's always resonated with me.

Sadly, I don't have any recordings of Pop's voice, so I thought I'd suggest to everyone that you take the time to record your parents, grandparents, your friends, your lovers and your kids. Save the voice messages that make you laugh. Someday, you'll miss someone's voice, and you'll want to hear it again.
Bob Evans, Pop, as your Grandson, I am extraordinarily lucky to carry your genes; as your friend, I'm lucky to have spent so much time listening to your voice, and I miss it, and you, very much.

Happy Birthday.
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scotapathy Third session was the charm, I guess, and now that those pesky verses and the choruses are in place, I can figure out what to do with the bridge. Yodeling, while certainly not my first choice, is not yet off the table; I am still mourning the forced suppression of my trademark (I'll call it that, thank you very much) vibrato, which, under scrutiny, sounded like ass and prompted much profanity from the control room.

Also...thankfully, it turns out that I do have a small amount of rhythm, just not the 'suitable for disco dancing' type, which, in all honesty, might be a hidden blessing, especially if I'd have to choose between disco dancing and other activities involving metered physicality.

To all those who are frustrated when art 'magic' doesn't happen on call and at will - practice, practice, practice. And then practice some more.

#ithinkyourebeautiful
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scotapathy Not long ago, I retrieved several boxes of personal effects from my teens and twenties; lots of junk, some sentimental items like my first electric guitar and the leather jacket that was my second skin throughout my late teens, but this was the best piece of loot...keys to Pop's cabin.

He'd have turned 99 this month.
We all miss people in different ways; we miss sharing ideas, love, touch, and the look in the eyes that only happens when two beings truly know each other. For me, mostly, I miss voices. I believe that you can tell a lot about someone by the timbre of their voice, and the way they use it to let you know how they feel, and emotionally, that's always resonated with me.

Sadly, I don't have any recordings of Pop's voice, so I thought I'd suggest to everyone that you take the time to record your parents, grandparents, your friends, your lovers and your kids. Save the voice messages that make you laugh. Someday, you'll miss someone's voice, and you'll want to hear it again.
Bob Evans, Pop, as your Grandson, I am extraordinarily lucky to carry your genes; as your friend, I'm lucky to have spent so much time listening to your voice, and I miss it, and you, very much.

Happy Birthday.
1y

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scotapathy In the spirit of good neighborhood relations but more for the sake of my hummingbird friends, I have removed my microphone from the backyard, and the natives seem placated, at least for the moment.

Following instructions ( a new concept for sure), I am currently working through a diatonic 3 step shift up in advance of Sunday's session, and it sounds like I'm going through puberty all over again. Harmonies be damned, I think Barry White was on to something... #ithinkyourebeautiful
2y

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scotapathy My homemade ear removal kit. 2y

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scotapathy Why so serious?
Take 48. Flat. Fahk. :-p

#ithinkyourebeautiful
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scotapathy Three hours later, both verses are (finally) tight. Downside: Studio Apathy smells like a locker room and the neighbors are outside with torches and pitchforks. Nothing like sweating for your art, friends. In the studio tomorrow morning to lay the vocals for track 5.
#ithinkthatyourebeautiful
2y

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scotapathy Steeler Frog on the wall. Working the jailbreak, everyday. 2y

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scotapathy Godzilla, corporate sponsor. 2y

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scotapathy Bob's Burgers SWAG!
Seriously. Rad!
2y

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scotapathy Mike Tyson 'announciating' correctly. He has pigeons....'they fly'....look out for hawks...somehow, while waiting for the Archer panel, I've stepped into the Tyson Zone....this man has been hit waaaaay too many times...best panel by far in terms of surreal celebrity reality.... 2y

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scotapathy Will Wheaton crashed the Big Bang Theory panel. Craig Ferguson hates on Aquaman, until the creator's granddaughter calls him out. Fun panel. 2y
  •   pritygirl77 You should go check out the Sons of Anarchy crew for me and take pics 2y
  •   pritygirl77 It's on Sunday in Hall H 12:30 2y
  •   scotapathy Sorry I'm coming home Saturday night. 2y

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scotapathy Godzilla Photobomb! 2y

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scotapathy So who made the call? 2y

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scotapathy Keifer and Jon talk 24 at the 'Con. Stories about life, the show, and The Sig 337. GREAT panel, even if you're not a 24 fan. 2y

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scotapathy Biiiiig boat. San Diego. 2y

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scotapathy Ears forward, friends. Tune in to the song in your heart. It's YOUR song, so play it your way, at your speed, and for whatever reason you see fit. 2y

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