• 🎵 Earlier this week I started working on a new song - this hasn’t happened for a while. I like the harmony of it and have the general structure by now. I still need to write some quite important stuff like lyrics and most of the vocal melody. Lyrics is the hardest for me.

  • It looks like Siri is friends with James Brown. 👌🎵

  • I’ve created a site for a list of self-identified musicians on micro.blog, who replied to my call a couple of weeks ago. I know it’s far from complete. Instructions to be added or updated are on the site. Basically, just mention me. @manton @macgenie @JohnPhilpin

  • I noticed at least three different speeds that these goslings can walk at. At each movement or barking of Sparky, they ran faster. So funny.

  • I got an Apple News notification that Toronto Raptors won the NBA championship. Congrats! I’m back to practicing guitar.

  • This is on YouTube since 2010 but I’ve just found this out with a help from my bandmate: Metallica-Enter Sandman (Smooth Jazz Version). He actually sent me Jazz version of Slayer’s Reign in Blood, with a solo you’ll recognize. Hilarious. Even though I didn’t know the original. 🎵

  • It’s never too late to learn how to play the solo to Stairway to Heaven. Not even at 11pm. 🎸🎵

  • I’ve just published my first post for @JustGoodMusic, about the band The Main Squeeze and their first album.

  • This cup goes to 11!

  • My test projects folder has subfolders going back to the summer of 2009, when I was working on Cashculator and ImageFramer 3. I tried building one of those. The error message is nostalgic: unable to find sdk ‘macosx10.5’. No kidding? But the code in the apps still runs.

  • So all the AppKit developers who were concerned that Marzipan would herald the beginning of the end of AppKit (myself included) can relax. It won’t be Marzipan (officially Catalyst). It’ll be SwiftUI.

  • With the new Mac Pro and Logic Pro soon to be released, I’m starting a new rock band called The Mac Pros. Or maybe the Cheesegraters.

  • Sparky is not impressed with the announcements from #WWDC so far. No Memojis for dogs.

  • WWDC day. It’s like Christmas for Apple Developers. But you may end up hating some of the “presents”.

  • My coworking space just held a small “graduation” party for their first member, Tutorbright, who grew enough to go to their own space. It was great watching them grow and succeed over the last two years.

  • Working from the coworking space today.

  • Time Zone repost: Poll: if you’re a musician 🎵 (play an instrument 🎸🎷🥁🎹, sing 🎤, write 🎼, produce or anything related), professionally or as a hobby, please reply with what you do and a link, if you want to share. I’ll then collect and post a summary.

  • Out little cherry and apple trees are in full bloom now. Bees are abound.

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  • Poll: if you’re a musician 🎵 (play an instrument 🎸🎷🥁🎹, sing 🎤, write 🎼, produce or anything related), professionally or as a hobby, please reply with what you do and a link, if you want to share. I’ll then collect and post a summary.

  • Arrived at my gym just to find the location closed. Went to another, farther, location of this franchise. I’m not happy about this. It was really close to home.

  • So this happened yesterday. I got to see Geddy Lee (of the band Rush) and get his new book about bass guitars signed. The first such event of this kind for me.

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  • 🎵 This latest Dirty Loops music video starts on a pop side but then they blow the mind, especially with the keys and drum solos. So much energy in the video as well. Highly recommended. www.youtube.com/watch

  • Pelicans down a small waterfall, waiting for fish.

  • I love learning about human languages, especially etymology – where words come from. So I found this article about the word “lox”, and how it helped find origins of Proto-Indo-European language, illuminating.

  • Today’s band rehearsal lasted for about 5 hours. One of the longer ones.

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