Lots of things to catch up on since my last update. But first, you should know you can now follow every second of my life on twitter: http://twitter.com/NPC82
With the help of some friends and research I’ve finally found some records stores worth visiting in Sacramento. It’s been difficult but I think I’ve finally found a steady supply of vinyl for good prices. I’ve been wanting to write reviews for each store I’ve been to here in the valley so far. I started it at one point and sort of forgot about it. Hopefully I’ll get back to it soon and post it on DJForums.
Picture of inside “Records” in Sacramento California.
Finding “Records” is a whole story in itself. Long story short: Mike and I were trying to find places to go and the website hadn’t been updated in 3 years or so. A few days later I found it on my own and took the picture above. Great store.
Mike and I also ventured to a few other stores in Sac. including HFE (electronics store) where I picked up a replacement headphone jack for my mixer. Installing it was a challenge, as finding the exact part was near impossible, but it was close enough and with a bit of craftiness I made it work! My Soldering could use some work… I want to start at least two other projects before the summer is over. Preferably starting with something cheap.
I wrote the above about a month ago. I never posted it, so I’ll be summarizing a lot in order to catch up to where I am today…
I’ve since vacationed to Florida (Daytona) to celebrate my Grandma’s 90th birthday, and managed to catch a few good days at the beach while I was there. There’s nothing like boogy boarding in warm water and having cold drinks on the beach. Ahhhh~ It was very interesting to see a part of my barely-related family on the east coast. I wish some of them didn’t live all the way over there in Florida so I could visit them more.
When I came back I caught up with some anime (Haruhi) and uploaded a few things I made with the DS over in Florida to my sound cloud account. Which now reminds me, I made a quick compilation of Techno with a few DJForum members before I left for Florida. You can download it here:
Or stream with soundcloud here:
Haruhi has been in a strange but amusing loop recently, called “the endless eight”. I just posted my thoughts on another blog so I’ll quote them here:
Yea the endless eight is repetitive, but you have to respect the bold decision to get the effect across to viewers. It’s not a shortcut either, every episode is entirely redone from the ground up, that’s dedication.
Never the less I hope they end the loop soon so we can continue with the rest of the story. I hope they make it all the way through the books.
I was really surprised by some of the backlash it’s received from Otaku, though I suppose that makes it all the more entertaining. I just hope the show dosen’t receive a cut in funding somewhere down the line, it’s been top notch quality so far and I would like to see it end that way.
A few months ago I noticed one of my Hard drives was loosing power so after my trip to Florida I decided it was time to get rid of it. I backed up one of the hard drives on removable media until I came up with the stupid idea to back up the HD I planned to move my OS to on my brand-new-and-seemingly-reliable hard drive instead of DVDs like I usually do. What happened exactly I will never know, but somewhere in the process of it all the newer drive died (possibly from all the abrupt restarts the other drive forced me to initiate) and I lost every thing on it plus the backup of the other drive I moved onto it.
…Luckily I had finished the only real (audio) projects I cared about, but I lost about 300GB of mixes, vinyl recordings, videos, music, anime, photos, ect.
Last week Mike invited me to tag along for the weekend on his trip to a place along the coast called “Sea Ranch” or “The Sea Ranch” depending on what map you read. It’s a small coastal development about two hours north of San Fransisco next to Salt Point State Park. Very beautiful coastline scenery and excellent weather all year around thanks to the Marine layer
I tried to squeeze in as much hiking and sight seeing as I could. Though Mike’s family is the more laid back variety when it comes to vacationing, as they say “Everyone vacations differently”. I tried not to come off as pushy or rude… though waking up Mike was fun. hehe
Now I’m home again with nothing really planned between here and fall. My sister is finally moving out on her way to Berkley, where she will be attending CAL, and I’m hoping to get off my arse and find a job before I start taking classes at Sierra College again. A DJ gig would be nice but I have some more networking to do. October is the “Love fest” event in SF (now called “love evolution”) where I plan to meet with as many fellow DJs as I can.
Thinking about making another Demo as soon as I get a hold of some new tracks, in the meantime you can always catch me on Faderwave.net from time to time.