Monday, 26 March 2012

A New Hope

I'm trying this blog as an experiment to see if it gets me posting more often than I have lately. I've used a few platforms previously. My site ran PostNuke for a while, but it was OTT for my needs. I then went to the other extreme of Pyblosxom that uses simple text files instead of a database. I like it, but composing a post takes me a while. I could install something like WordPress or use a hosted version, but as I seem to be putting all my eggs in the Google basket I thought I would give Blogger a go.

I think this blog will mostly be about my attempts to make music. Other stuff is likely to go on Facebook and/or Google+ as it should reach more of the intended audience on those sites.

For those who don't know me I'm a (very) amateur guitarist who dabbles with various styles. In recent years I've started getting into recording using my Linux PC. I know Mac and Windows offer lots of exciting options for recording, but I just happen to prefer the Linux philosophy. I believe that all the tools I really need are available on Linux. Most are free (as in beer), but that doesn't mean you can't make donations to the projects behind them.

I plan to write some posts about the gear and software I use plus details of how I approach each project.

Meanwhile, you can hear some of my recordings on SoundCloud.


  1. I lover reading blogs. somehow I feel I get more out of them. And it does feel a much more private part of one's thinking. Even in Google+ one's thoughts becomes part of another's stream.
    Really looking forward to your posts here. Hope it helps me write more on my side.
    Here's wishing you the best of luck with this blog.

  2. love, not lover in my last comment