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July 30, 2005

Another fun fun upgrade

Just upgraded MT to 3.17 to fix some bugs and hopefully clean up comment spam from some other system users' blogs. I swear Movable Type has the most poorly implemented upgrade procedure of any software I've seen.

Posted by cary at 04:14 PM

July 24, 2005


I picked up a Yamaha CP70 electric grand piano from Doug Terrebonne in east bay today. It was local and in pretty decent shape, so it was too hard to pass up. I've been craving a CP70 since realizing that my favorite piano sounds in the Roland MKS-20 were actually based on the CP70. Long before digital sampling, touring acts needed a stage piano that could be amplified as well as handle the abuse of touring. The CP70 with its soundboardless design, tolex case, and individual string pickups handled this with ease. After loading the CP70 into my Element I can assure you that the roadies did not move them with ease. You can hear the CP70 on tracks from the likes of Howard Jones, Stevie Wonder, Genesis, and practically every other band in the late '70s.

Posted by cary at 08:27 PM

July 23, 2005

The Lovemakers Rock!

Went to see the Lovemakers tonight at Cafe Du Nord with Jeff, Karl, and jra. It was a fantastic show, even better than the show I caught last fall. They played some great new songs which I assume will show up on their upcoming release "Times of Romance due out Aug 23. They're playing in LA next Wed and again at Cafe Du Nord next Friday. After that they won't be performing until the release party.

Posted by cary at 01:44 AM