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Don’t ask don’t tell ends, what’s the world coming to?

President Obama ended the “Don’t ask don’t tell” policy with gays in the military. Let it be said, that I don’t any preconceived notions about gays… having said that, when I served in the U.S. Navy– prior to my retirement in 2005 after more than 23 years, daily, tasks, operations and duty had no requirement to announce anything with reference to race, creed, color, religion, sexual orientation or what have you… point, keep it to yourself and do your damn job!
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/23/us/23military.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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Music collaboration with Iman

April 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Just putting a few music items after talking and noting that some of you were still playing music in bands much like when we were growing up but only bigger… I mentioned still play, so I attached a few samples (Star Dust, Summertime and ‘Round Midnight), some sheet music and few pictures.

I play around with Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) that allow for multiple configurations and scenarios from VSTi (basically virtual instruments), MIDI keyboards (c0ntrollers) and real recordings. I can’t get the accompaniment I want; Grand Piano, Stand-up Bass and Drum section– maybe even and Sax? But with DAWs like FL Studio, Cubase 5 and such, you can get it pretty on the money.

Since I don’t play piano, only do chording, it’s not easy on that front. That’s where on-line collaboration comes in… the tracks I sent. There sample, but show what’s possible. Anyone using DAWs knows you collaborate on “wet tracks” (not mixed but separate) and work from there.

If you know what I’m talking about good, if not, just check out the tracks…

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Still here, the blog was for a class; However, recently changed blog to public…

February 9, 2011 Leave a comment
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Hello world!

November 21, 2009 Comments off

Welcome to WordPress.com. This is my first post and I would like to thank you for visiting.

Have a look at the categories, read the comments and tell me what you think. For the most part, I am trying to take the high road and provide a forum to help enrich lives and share it with as many people as possible.