RIP Shure SRH440 Pro Studio Headphones

The year was 1992, and I had decided that I was in the market for a cassette 4-track multi-tracking recorder. So I went to West LA Music [RIP] and was hanging out in the Pro Audio department. A salesman in that department was helping Paula Abdul with her home studio. She bought the Yamaha MT120S.Continue reading “RIP Shure SRH440 Pro Studio Headphones”

My 3 Favorite End-of-the-World Animations

INTRODUCTIONThe end of the world is not something that I actively look forward to witnessing. I am convinced that, as I write this, we are bearing witness to the beginning of it. I say this, not in a religious sense, but in a practical sense. Greed of power and money has ramped up in America’sContinue reading “My 3 Favorite End-of-the-World Animations”

Media From the Past Representing the Future, and Knight Rider 2000

INTRODUCTIONI was flipping through Netflix to see what was available to watch, when I noticed they had Knight Rider 2000. I’d not even heard of that before, so I watched it. Since this particular piece of media is THREE DECADES old, I’m not going to worry too much about avoiding spoilers. A GENERAL RUN-DOWNKnight RiderContinue reading “Media From the Past Representing the Future, and Knight Rider 2000”

Dating Websites Are Scammy

INTRODUCTIONThe other day I wrote about what I might put if I had a dating profile. The idea of meeting someone online is nothing new to me. I’ve met a fair number of women online, most of which were in a state of long-distance, so things didn’t work out. The most recent one divorced herContinue reading “Dating Websites Are Scammy”

The Most Terrifying Movies and Shows

INTRODUCTIONIf there’s one thing I’ve typically enjoyed, it’s a really scary movie. I’ve gone through such older titles as Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Exorcist, and anything with Freddy or Jason. I’ve also watched more recent films, such as the Saw franchise, Final Destination, and the Hostel series. And, yes, I like the cheaper,Continue reading “The Most Terrifying Movies and Shows”

AT&T is Filth

Anyone who has been reading the news knows that AT&T has been funcing One America News [OAN] Network. This is a corrupt Right-wing network that spreads lies about COVID and makes dangerous statements to move uneducated, angry Republican voters into action. This seems to be financed primarily through DirecTV, a subsidiary of AT&T. I currentlyContinue reading “AT&T is Filth”

Analysis: Ruby Cassidy and “The World Will Need You”

INTRODUCTION,This is more the story of how I met Ruby Cassidy, aka “Mystica,” from the Philippines, but I will also be including info on the recording of our album, with main focus on one of the 8 tracks that we wrote and recorded, titled, “The World Will Need You.” While I am using Ruby’s realContinue reading “Analysis: Ruby Cassidy and “The World Will Need You””

JackiO: LA’s Best Supergroup [Music]

In May of 2019, I was in the process of moving from Los Angeles, California to a tiny podunk town in Nowhere, Oregon. It was a time for me that was both exciting and sad. I was very excited about moving to a new state, but sad to leave Los Angeles behind, for a hugeContinue reading “JackiO: LA’s Best Supergroup [Music]”

Christmas, Music, and Commodore 64

One thing I love just as much as music is computers. In particular, I have a passion for the old Commodore 64. There’s one sitting on my desk right now. MY COMPUTER HISTORYI first saw a computer in-person in 1978, when one of my school’s music teachers showed me how he could connect to aContinue reading “Christmas, Music, and Commodore 64”

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