Grump Central Archive: Week of 15 August 2021

Saturday, 21 August 2021

Me in my environs. It's like a rainforest here right now, with the humidity so high it's literally dripping.


 
 

Friday, 20 August 2021

These are just too much fun to make. And they take almost no time to crank out. You can keep track of new ones here.


 
 

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Whilst rummaging through my collection of nearly 800 kitty videos looking for some particular content, I wound up taking a trip down memory lane and enjoying Roy, Zack and Pris growing up, from birth to present day. Some of the videos seemed as though they might make good entertainment, so I decided to start rolling them into YouTube vidnuggets. This gives you an idea of the format: noisy, flashy, colorful, and short enough to squeeze into the modern-day person's ever-shrinking attention span. (By the way, "itty bitty" refers to the length of the vids, as opposed to the size of the kids, although both can work under the right circumstances.)


Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Where is the time going? I've got so little of it left, and it's rushing away from me just when I would wish for a wee bit more. It's a bittersweet thing that the Universe can throw some mind-boggling curveballs at you.


Tuesday, 17 August 2021

The tiniest of things: two mushrooms perched atop the tip of a bit of twig. This place can be a wonderland. In other news, I've received a few emails expressing delight in my new music track, "Basic Pleasure Model" (at the bottom of the music page). It's given me the idea to make a video for it. And speaking of videos, I've made enough of them (close to 150 and counting) that I figured they'd be easier to find if they were all under one new umbrella. Grumpy Videos will grow quickly as I reorganize dozens of video links.


Monday, 16 August 2021

Good grief, we're rocketing toward September, the dreaded Back to School month, which was always a huge anxiety trigger for me growing up. Indeed, I still feel a twinge from it to this day—that's how deep those scars run. On another subject, my kitty Pris is responsible for a new music track! Check out "Basic Pleasure Model" (at the bottom of the page).


Sunday, 15 August 2021

Be cool. Also... I know I'll never set the world on fire with my music; I have no illusions of it being worth anyone's time (although I dare say much worse has been commercially released). Recently I took a look at just a few instrument emulators, and sat with my jaw in my lap—the technology has come a long way since I first started tinkering with tunes; check out, for example, some of the video demos at Orange Tree. But I've not the money to invest, the hardware to support, the talent to apply, nor the time left to learn such technology. And so I remain content to fiddle around with what I've got, and eke out as much enjoyment from it as I can, even in the face of tinnitus, hearing failure, and other impediments. My head has been swimming with music for as long as I can remember, with no outlet until now. Not sure why I release it online, though—seems like I'm just setting myself up for ridicule. But I prefer to pretend perhaps there's one other person out there who might like some of it...

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