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Monday, January 29, 2007

New Jam Weekend

I had the chance this weekend to visit a new friend who happens to have a basement studio, a drummer! We have been meaning to get together for a while, so Saturday I threw the guitars and bag-o-gizmos in the trunk and we headed over to Studio Jamie.

J has a diverse musical background, so it seemed we had a lot of common ground. Of course, playing just guitar and drums pretty much gave me free reign, so I took him through a few of my "hit" (cough) singles, like Toad, Road, and Fuma. I guess I'm pretty hard on drummers. Jeff used to whine about all the meter changes. Fortunately, Jamie has some jazz training, so he picked it up pretty fast.

Web notes: I guess you could call what you see here BitWorks 1.0 beta. There are a lot of minor fixes to be done. Last night I watched as a couple of friends surfed the site. Thrills! Horrors! It is especially helpful to see the way new users find their way around and/or get confused.

In other exciting news, I bought a data cable for my cellphone/camera, so very soon I will be featuring the most exciting photos you can imagine. OK, maybe not quite THAT exciting, but hopefully more interesting than photos of carpet samples.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


THIS looks like a great idea!

This is the challenge: record an album in 28 days, just because you can.

That’s 10 songs or 35 minutes of original material recorded during the month of February. Go ahead… put it to tape.

I have not yet accepted the challenge, but it does get me thinking. Circle of Willis does not yet have an album...

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Stars of Our Show

Here they are, the stars of our show...

The funny thing about web development is that you never really know what's going to be easy and what's going to be painfully difficult. I am testing the blog integration with the main site to see if it shows images reasonably well. This has been the easiest part of pulling this mess together, thanks to the mad skills of David Chait, who wrote the feed reader code.

Thursday, January 18, 2007


Some people have had quite enough of the wintry weather, but here in NC snow is a rare and wonderful thing. There's nothing as fun as a snow day! We may have to take the snowboard out and break some of our bones.

We inch closer to our BitWorks beta 1.0 release! Most of the major technical hurdles are hurdled, just a few more hours of uploads and misc. bitwork.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Tuniverse!

After much carpal madness, the BitWorks music blog 1.0 beta is here!

The rest of the site will be updated to the shiny new version 1.0 beta within a couple of weeks.