Anybody want to go for a ride?
Got this new camera …
Counting the Padiddles!
Osmo Pocket Gimbal Camera Dash Cam, Westerly, RI
A short road trip to Walmart to pick up some Continue reading “Testing the DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal Camera as a Dash Cam, Westerly, RI”
This is an original!
Reaper with Addictive Drums 2 plugin
Hagstrom HL550 Jazz Guitar with DR Pure Blues 10’s
Peterson “Sweetened” tuning
Egnater Tweaker 112 Guitar Amp Continue reading “Hey Up There! – Mark Urso – Egnater Tweaker 112 1X12 Combo Amp”
DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld Video Camera
Both “Dreams” and “Gunpowder and Lead” were recorded with the gimbal camera. You can hear less audio compression being forced onto the signal by the camera on this song, just because the song is not as loud. The audio compression on the camera Continue reading “Review of the DJI Pocket Gimbal Camera”
About the stone age, before the days of computers.
The first computer I used was a Radio Shack TRS80. We were in radio at the time. This was one of the first computers available to the public. We had several; they all ran MS-DOS, the archaic operating system Microsoft invented Continue reading “The Origin of Things”
Mark Urso, Owner at River Song Music (Quora answer)
Maybe a Shure SM58. An SM48, which is extremely similar, can be had for fifty bucks. You’ll have a little money left over!
I’ll assume you’re not on stage making your recordings, and you have complete control over ambient sound, and you have good headphones. So you’re looking for, I’m assuming, a studio mic for vocals.
Cheap street is the SM58. It’s a standard mic, with a standard polar pattern, and is usually used on stage, but since we don’t know what your singer sounds like, what your singer prefers, or if you’re looking for a particular sound, why not have a standard-performing mic? It won’t cost $500 – maybe $100.
It’s far more important how your room sounds, how your singer Continue reading “If I can only afford one microphone under $500 to record vocals with what should I get?”
A Quora answer by Mark Urso, Author of “A Candle Lit”:
The problem with AA is something that happens very early, when a person, a “sufferer,” is first introduced to the idea, sees a pamphlet or checks out his first meeting … the system can easily lose its credibility and feel either like it’s extreme, or members are jumping to conclusions …
People are simply scared away before they join.
In my book, “A Candle Lit,” I call them “leavers-before-they-enter.”
The three biggest problems are …
Ambiguous Permanence: It’s never been proven alcoholism is permanent, but members commonly insist it is. This is a credibility hit if the new person thinks about it … To make matters confusing, the words “alcoholic” Continue reading “Why is AA So Ineffective?”
I got 400 views on my Quora answers today! I’m up to 15,000 answer views, total!
Quora is a website similar to a blog, where lots of people ask questions and anybody can submit an answer. I have more activity there then on my own (this) blog, and invite you to come across!
Here’s an example Continue reading “The Bunny Bazooka Dilemma”
This technical article deals with common grounding issues with equipment used by musicians.
Not So Silent, But Deadly
It’s important because there are documented cases of people getting hurt, even killed, just because they didn’t know they should be plugging their guitar amp Continue reading “Grounding for Musicians”
I must think I’m pretty smart.
What do you think?
Today I’m going to make some predictions.
This will help, as time goes by and my predictions become true, demonstrate my amazingness (he said while typing on a little computer in bed in his sweats).
First off, I predict Chloe Kohanski will win “The Voice.” Those of you who follow popular music probably think I’m cheating a little, since the competition was over last week, and Chloe actually did win … But I predicted it in November!
Already hard to keep up, huh?
In Chloe’s case, I didn’t actually call the winner, but I saw it comin’!
Now it’s time for some new predictions!
Flat out, clear, and no nonsense!
THE NEW WORLD ORDER CONTINUED
I predict compact discs will become obsolete someday … but not any time soon, as they represent the last vestige of good old fashioned hold-it-in-your-hands gift-giveable actual physical goods Continue reading “The Future of Compact Discs (or, Have a Kunaki Chip Cookie!)”
I’ve mentioned the dinosaurs walking Earth, eBay and Amazon. But what about Craigslist? Is it even worth a mention? What’s it all about, and why isn’t it in the news until someone gets busted when a personal massage goes wildly wrong?
Craigslist must not be important. Ebay would have bought it, or Google by now. It’s just an anomaly, floating out there with no big impact …
Or is it? On the outside Craiglist is a public place, but on the inside it’s very private. Craigslist is not, as its dot-org suggests, non-profit. Continue reading “Craigslist – The Great Poker Game”
We’ve gone black! And we’re not going back!
This is it! The new color scheme!
And not only is it cool, and features a lack of complicated, emotionally-draining, computer-intensive color, it’s good for you!
Amidst the many worthless wannabe blog websites Continue reading “Proof That Nothing Is Good For Your Health”
Kudos to NASA for pulling off that thing making the sun disappear this week! Just goes to show, you never know! What will disappear next?
Unfortunately, the darkness prompted wildlife in my yard to grow unusually bold, but there were no injuries.
Like a big cloud on a sunny beach day, the Monday moon created a largish shadow over fourteen states in the U.S.. The event, modeled after rare natural occurances, Continue reading “How To Live Eclipse-Free! (or, Give Me Your Eyeballs, Part 2017)”