OMFG I'm Soooo Late

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Happy New Year everyone and yes I'm definitely late to the party. This is not the first time not updating anything during the first week of the year, but as of late I've been making a lot of progress on just everything that I'm involved in. And considering what I'm working on it's just been exciting that I'm starting the New Year trying to be creative as best I can.

The first day of the year this sees a release and continues the ongoing momentum that I'm trying to keep at for 2024. Honestly a lot of my release runs from 2023 was wild and I think I'm happy to know that I can do something this crazy for the foreseeable future. I'm hoping to find myself focused on the bigger projects this year and to release some singles here and there just for fun.

I realized that projects can be finished on the LST LVS angle. I intend to keep this for the longest time considering my images don't have enough power to stand alone. And you know what? That's okay. I'm happy that I'm continuing this feat.

And that's just reallly it for me for 2024. My intention for this year is to keep the momentum going for this project. There are a couple of things that I'm trying differently this year though:

DigiCam Project
Last year I was able to find a "DigiCam" that was good enough not only to shoot pictures, but to print out images at a reasonable size (it can almost print out to 8.5 x 11). The latitude of data is good enough to bring back some details in the highlights and shadows with the current camera raw software that I have. Since it can shoot in TIFF the images generate pretty well in Adobe Camera Raw. My angle is to photograph in black in white all year. Lets see if that lasts lol.

Lately I've been trying to figure out different ways to write guitar parts. Metronomes have been something I've been very curious about working with in which could help me stay strict on writing than going to outer space with just noodling around all the time. I want to become a better player and this could perhaps help me get there by working on my timing. I'm timing deficient and I think it's one of my weaknesses as a player.

Other than that I'm not really pushing anything else different as I continue to try and write for my full length in the morning, attend Muay Thai classes and eat a bit healthier. Keeping at it and just figuring it all out.

I did end up having to be an official state worker here in Connecticut and now my schedule to work from home is 60 - 40%. I get more time to record in certain weeks so this'll be my chance to get more done.

I hope you all had a wonderfull New Year. Keep at it with the resolutions. This is the time to fail for sure and a time to learn what works and what doesn't work.


It's Already the End of November

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

In the last few weeks I've started doing a lot of recording for the upcoming projects. Lately things have been so good and have been trying to get my bearings moving to finish things that I felt needed more attention.

As of right now this record is coming out this Friday. I've realized a lot of my ideas need to be stamped and released and I need to be willing to pull the trigger just to showcase what I'm thinking and how I feel. I don't necessarily need to always be keeping things in the vault and to be able to express what I'm doing has been very freeing.

I'm going to be doing more cassette recording projects in the coming year to just keep the flex of writing as much as I can. I obviously need to get better at some of my composition and need to get better on master my records, but for the most part I'll keep recording as best as I can. I may need to purchase some updated gear and figure out how I can optimize my setup.

Some of the projects that I had started mid year has been curbed to figure other things out. I don't think I can post things up all the time and being that I'm more about focused projects rather than just stupid one offs that just don't go anywhere. I'm kinda tired of just not having a focused viewpoint on what I release.

DiGiCam shooting is still on deck. I love this Minolta camera that I've been working with for the last few months. And to be honest I think this is the only camera I want to use for specific images that could be used for some of the my music projects. I've been thinking how my photos and music can play a part on all of this. I'm also thinking of these trilogies or tetrology.

Small updates and some little to big projects. I love what I do and I wanna keep it that way.

- Arthur


What's Happening Now?

Monday, October 16, 2023

This is the first time in awhile where I'm actually in my front porch writing something while drinking coffee and listening to some beats to study or relax to:

I seriously bought this record on vinyl and have enjoyed it in times where the weather feels a bit melancholy. And of course like most mornings this past week the sky is overcast and the coffee is warm enough to keep me awake before work. I'm playing the record and I'm feeling all kinds of feelings, but in a good way.

Despite that things are at a good pace. Just recently my girlfriends brother needs to back off of martial arts training to occupy other commitments. To tell you the truth I was a bit upset about it, but at the same time it gives me opportunities to meet other people in the gym. Scott was a great partner for training, but since he's gone I'll have to find someone who is down on the days I go to class. Strictly be focusing on Muay Thai now since my old partner won't be partaking in the gym anymore ( we were also going to Krav Maga, but I wasn't so much interested in that ). I'm thinking about attending the actual sparring class coming next year, but we'll see how that goes.

My health has been pretty good lately and I'm wanting to amplify that by doing the gym a bit harder in the next few weeks. I'm starting to look at other people and realize that this isn't really how I want to look. Everyone is so droopy, out of date, upset and just jaded and I'm like telling myself "do I really want to look like that?". Everyone has an issue with something or there's like this complaint train that just is like aaaaahhhhhhhh gawd can you just chill for a bit man?

For the most part I'm trying to keep to myself, but also enjoy the company I keep for the time I'm around them. I can't be that type of person that judges because their character doesn't aline with mine, however, sometimes there are things these people do and say that shakes my head and puts me in the position of "you really think like that?".

Things are good here and I'm going to keep myself quiet as much as I can.

- Arthur