Saturday, October 18, 2014

Soundcloud - Take 1

Just signed up for a soundcloud account.  Let's see how (and if) this works shall we?

From the concert at this year's ConChord.  Jennifer singing Lightyears up the Line.  The song is from Ken Macleod's Engines of Light series.  Several years ago I asked Ken if I could write music for it, which he graciously granted.

So I wrote some music.  Then Jennifer fixed it by rewriting the chord progression for the even verses.  Here is the end result.

I'm using the Taylor GA3-12 run through a Fishman and DI box to the mixing board.  This is not the mix from the board, it's audio stripped from our camcorder.

Lead Vocals: Jennifer Horning
12-string guitar: Mark Horning
Lyrics: Ken Macleod
Music: Mark and Jennifer Horning

Friday, September 12, 2014

Youtube update

The Rocketsong channel on you-tube has many more songs now.  Most by me, but a few by Leslie Fish as well.

Check it out here:


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

CopperCon Concert

Finally got a couple songs up on the you-tube with Jennifer's help.

First up - The Knowledge Seekers.

My attempt at writing a neo-pagan song for my neo-pagan friends.  They appear to like it.

Second up - Discount Indulgences (dot com).

Inspired by my friend Chris Ambler who actually registered the domain name (singular) in order to sell indulgences over the web.  This one gets a lot of requests.  Seriously, a lot.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

CopperCon 2014

CopperCon 2014 is in the books.

 Better than last year. Of course not going to a con at all would have been better than last year. See Review HERE. The highlight of last year was my wife publicly castigating the Con Chair, and then having others applaud.

No,  I am NOT kidding.

2014 - Leslie Fish was the music guest. Les did great and we stayed up filking until 2 am Friday night and 3 am on Saturday.

Dr. David Williams was the Science guest. Had some great presentations on exo-planets, and another on asteroids. If you need a science guest for your convention I can recommend him, as he is a great speaker and well prepared.  I've known David for years, his day job is being an extra-terrestrial geologist at ASU.

The author guests were folks I've never heard of (probably because they were mostly Fantasy writers) but I did see Michael Stackpole in the hallway.

 Did a panel on Excessive computerization which went off topic (don't they all) but was pretty interesting. Did another panel on "The ethics of war and technology) which I really enjoyed doing. The two panelists were myself and Colette Black Vernon, a very nice young lady who is a local spec. fic author. 

Concert went OK. Tried getting some recordings but had the typical issue of inconsiderate jerks forgetting to put their cell phones on vibrate instead of nuclear alert klaxon. Anything useful we can put up on my you-tube CHANNEL.

 Also got video of Leslie's Concert. Honor ran the camera, so I was able to play door-guardian and prevent the door from slamming shut as people went in and out.  Desparately needed some oil or WD-40 though, as the door had a horrible squeak.  We shall see over the next few days if we got anything useful.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Understanding the Left

I do not understand "The Left". Now I'm not talking about leftist politicians, I understand them. They are simply pandering to their base, and while their hypocrisy knows no bounds, they are simply interested in power and control. I'm talking about actual smart, educated folks on the left. People smart enough to have read history and know the horrors that happen when the Government is the only one with arms. People smart enough to understand math and statistics to see the plain facts that more guns = less crime. These are people who claim to support the weak and downtrodden, while actively working for a society where the weak are at the mercy of the strong. For the most part, these are not stupid people. So what is it that makes them so blind to actual reality? You could describe it as fetishistic atavism, which might be true, but is just a label to describe the same thing. Or is it simply that they think that emotions and feelings are more important that facts and reality? These are the same folks after all who think that "gay bashing" is a crime. [the rest of us call that assault] They think that "hate crimes" are real and somehow different than regular crimes. As if anyone actually cared about the motivations of violent criminals. Someone explain it to me, why is The Left simply so broken in the head?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Parental Vist

Parents visiting this weekend. Will take the puppies with them. This is good, as we will be down 2 critters.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dreams of Tungsten

Another Video from ConChord

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Obamanation - Ray Stevens

So, Ray Stevens (he of "The Streak") is still singing, and now posting videos to the Youtube.


Pretty certain he's not a big fan of El Presedente.