Great Day in NYC

Was a great day in NYC got in the city early and saw ” It Might Get Loud”. If you a Jimmy Page, Edge or the other guy fan you wil like it I liked leaning about Jimmy Page and the Edge. The other guy I did not care for much. Then it was off to Madision Ave 415. I really like seeing clients in NYC it’s a great break from Newtown PA. Hears a few views from my office yep that’s Central Park down the way.


Aether 2CAudio Reverb plug in for Mac or PC

What can I say I love this plug in.  I only use the Mac platform so I can’t say how it works on a PC knowing Vista and all the other PC issues you cant pay me to use a PC.  Anyway for my purposes on my Mac Book Pro 2.8 and Mac Pro Dual Quad Core running Logic Pro 9 this plug is worked wonderfully and I love the lushness and its just nice to my ears.  SOS (Sond on Sound)  did a great review and you can read about it on page 32 in the September 2009 addition.  There is a free trial that you can download from there web page.  I would say go check it out. Picture 1

New iPhone ifrogz Case for 3g

Last week my case started to come apart and it was time to get a new case so I picked up a ifrogz dark blue slider case from the AT&T store.  It has a nice feel to it.  It wont slip out of your hand.  The bottom part can come unattached so you can slide the iPhone into the stand if your using one to charge the phone. IMG_2000

Until We Are Broken, Our Lives Will Be Self-Centered 08/30/2009

Until We Are Broken, Our Lives Will Be Self-Centered

True strength does not come out of bravado. Until we are broken, our life will be self-centered, self-reliant; our strength will be our own. So long as you think you are really something in and of yourself, what will you need God for? I don’t trust a man who hasn’t suffered; I don’t let a man get close to me who hasn’t faced his wound. Think of the posers you know—are they the kind of man you would call at 2:00 A.M., when life is collapsing around you? Not me. I don’t want clichés; I want deep, soulful truth, and that only comes when a man has walked the road I’ve been talking about. As Frederick Buechner says,

To do for yourself the best that you have it in you to do—to grit your teeth and clench your fists in order to survive the world at its harshest and worst—is, by that very act, to be unable to let something be done for you and in you that is more wonderful still. The trouble with steeling yourself against the harshness of reality is that the same steel that secures your life against being destroyed secures your life also against being opened up and transformed. (The Sacred Journey)

Only when we enter our wound will we discover our true glory. As Robert Bly says, “Where a man’s wound is, that is where his genius will be.” There are two reasons for this. First, the wound was given in the place of your true strength, as an effort to take you out. Until you go there you are still posing, offering something more shallow and insubstantial. And therefore, second, it is out of your brokenness that you discover what you have to offer the community. The false self is never wholly false. Those gifts we’ve been using are often quite true about us, but we’ve used them to hide behind. We thought that the power of our life was in the golden bat, but the power is in us. When we begin to offer not merely our gifts but our true selves, that is when we become powerful.

(Wild at Heart , 137–38)

Yes We Do Have a Good Heart

I can not agree more with John Eldrege I am so tired of always hearing the people in the church say that they are wicked and have a bad heart.  Even the passage that they refer to says  I will give them a new heart.  While things are not perfect hear on earth we can rest in that God is doing something in our hearts and its good.   Look at what God see’s in us.

What God Sees When He Sees You

Your sin has been dealt with. Your Father has removed it from you “as far as the east is from the west” (Ps. 103:12). Your sins have been washed away (1 Cor. 6:11). When God looks at you he does not see your sin. He has not one condemning thought toward you (Rom. 8:1). But that’s not all. You have a new heart. That’s the promise of the new covenant: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws” (Ezek. 36:26 –27). There’s a reason that it’s called good news.

Too many Christians today are living back in the old covenant. They’ve had Jeremiah 17:9 drilled into them and they walk around believing my heart is deceitfully wicked. Not anymore it’s not. Read the rest of the book. In Jeremiah 31:33, God announces the cure for all that: “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.” I will give you a new heart. That’s why Paul says in Romans 2:29, “No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit.” Sin is not the deepest thing about you. You have a new heart. Did you hear me? Your heart is good.

What God sees when he sees you is the real you, the true you, the man he had in mind when he made you. this was taken from John Eldredges Waking the Dead Ransomed Heart Devotional on 8.29.09

DPA 4099 Guitar Mic Review for a Flamenco Guitar


DPA sent the 4099 Guitar Mic for me to audition. It’s a great mic. It’s a side mount clip on with a mini goose neck for placement. It is not a perminat mouted mic. Great for live performances. The mic itself is a super caritiod mic wich allows for signifacant gain without feedback. The mic ataches to the side of the guitar with a very unique clip. See photos below. It also is very easy to use with a wireless system, I will use it with the Sennhizer Wirless system. I’m very glad to be a DPA artist who uses there mics. I tried the mic in my living room using a second generation Trace Elliot RA 50 R amp. I knotched out a bit on the lower freq. Using the 5 band eq. Then just a bit on lower using the notch filter. Great results so far. Look forward to using the mic on live performances. Will write more in the next few weeks. Initial Impression: Awsome Design and Sound.

I think I like it mounted on the top of the guitar that way my hand can go up the neck w/o bumping into the mic. My only concern is if I will capture more of the bass and have a boomyness to the sound. Will post more later.


Cool Nike Sneakers I designed

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