Monthly Archives: May 2013

Black Light/Black Death Part the Second: Resurrection

I’ve been able to do some work in the studio these last couple of days, and have some actual progress to report! Tracking is finished on the Black Light/Black Death project. I think.   One never really knows with these … Continue reading

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The Flexy-Headed Ratchet and The Great Engine Pile

So, have I ever told you about my flexy-headed 1/2″ ratchet? No, I haven’t, because it’s only recently that I’ve reached the true heights of extreme boringness. Lucky you, you get to hear about it anyway.   I got the … Continue reading

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Black Light / Black Death–Part the First: Tracking

We haven’t figured out how to get pictures or video off of Mrs. Smash’s “too-smart-for-its-own-damn-good” phone, and as a result there is no material for any Peter Murphy concert followup.  Yet.  So instead, I thought I’d update you all on … Continue reading

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A Light Can Shine in the Darkness, and the Darkness Will Not Overcome It.

So… we’ve “killed the fatted calf” for the year. Peter Murphy played in Buffalo on Saturday night, and Mrs. Smash and I were there. Now, we’re both big Peter Murphy fans (I mean, who isn’t?), but as much as we love … Continue reading

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Shootout at the Oxide Corral IV: The Results Are In!

GOOD NEWS!! If you’re a dork like me you’ll love this next bit.  ‘Cause this is where it all comes to a fine, fine point.  Of course, there’s bad news, too.  The bad news is that if you love this next … Continue reading

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Arright, you tapeheads.  It’s time for some action. But first, some unfinished business:  the final member of our cast of characters.  It’s time we got to know our challenger. The Mysterious Stranger:  He’s small.  Just over 8 minutes of recording … Continue reading

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Shootout at the Oxide Corral Part II: The Stranger

A waxy smell like crayons fills the air. A fine, powdery oxide dust of powdery oxide coats everything.  Gunky residue hangs from tape guides and rollers.  Tiny angular flakes of unused tape flutter in the deathly breeze and pile in … Continue reading

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The Incremental Path of the Great Dorktacular Die (or, Shootout at the Oxide Corral)

Lately I’ve been seeing this post on Facebook… something like, “Never discourage anyone who is making regular progress, no matter how slowly.”   Does that mean we should discourage people who are not making regular progress?  ‘Cause the progress ’round … Continue reading

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