Friday, May 22, 2009

I have been meaning to tell you this story but keep forgetting. Our Macbook died and a computer store looked at it and said it was toast. Then I took it to the Mac Store and THEY said it was toast too. They also said they could boot up the hard drive one more time to transfer all our info to a new machine if we bought one. Well, I was desperate as I was making a new CD and all my charts etc. were on there. Those bastards!

We did buy the big new expensive Mac laptop and we love it. But, my friend Johann who is no computer specialist, took it apart and got it working just fine. He bought a part for less than two hundred bucks but never even ended up using it. Now he brings it out and uses it to record our gigs and it works just fine. He says it crashes occasionally. So, are the computer people at the Mac store stupid, ignorant or just lying to their clients. I think it is a bit of both and I feel really naive. Of course two stores that sell computers will tell you it cant be fixed; what else would they tell you. Lame.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

For those questioning the "power" of Twitter this might be interesting.

This morning I tweeted that I wished I had more money to advertise my new CD Banjo Hockey in Exclaim Magazine and within an hour the editor for Exclaim was following me on Twitter.

Sure, you can say; how do I benefit from that but I suggest it won't take much thinking to figure out the answer to that question.

I just bought a little application that makes my ipod touch a radio...yah! It so reminds me of my first transitor radio. It even sounds like it when I don't use the headphones. I love it.

My first transistor radio was a little red plastic job and I used to hide it under my pillow when I was in grade three or four.

I am listening to a Pittsburgh Oldies channel that I clicked on by accident. Great music.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

You may have noticed that you can see my most recent Tweets from Twitter below to the right on this blog. If you are still confused about the whole Twitter thing this might help. Please note that I am currently only using Twitter for things that relate to my new CD Banjo Hockey and our upcoming summer tour etc.

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