A long time coming, this website is going to serve as a warehouse for my projects (music, past and current), a Calendar to keep me organ-iz-ised, and a place for ponderings and experimental music.
I used to write letters back in the day. Friends and family who read them encouraged me to write a book or at least compile the writings somewhere. After college, I got work as a technical writer. That led to some excitement initially, especially as the world of digital communication began to unfold (circa 1987). I documented telephony and high-speed (T1) switching systems, networks, etc. Heady days at first. It also led to tedium. Once I got a feel of things I wanted more, more to do and more creativity for the technical briefs, hardware and software manuals I had to produce. So I got into multi-media development where technical words could be accompanied by pictures, motion, and eventually music.
Then came the world wide web. I no longer had to react to another engineer’s design, I was able to design my own application or thing. For most of the past 15 years, a significant part of my day job has circled around the web. And so here I am.
I’m not as interested in the web as a medium, but love how much easier it is to compile all of my various media and share it. I want a place for my stuff. This will be it: couchslug.com. It will be my music catalog, with sounds photos and movies, samples and maybe something I haven’t even pondered yet. I’ve got a lot of history to log but I think I’ll enjoy, given time.
To start, here’s an audio sample from a recording done over the summer. This is Wasted Potential Brass Band recorded live but in the controlled environment of a studio in Avondale Estates…