Tuesday, July 27, 2004

no news..

is good news, so they say. Well  it's not quite as bad as that, I managed to get Chromium uploaded to Soundclick today, so it's now available as a low resolution stream for those like me who only have a crappy dial-up connection. Oh that ntl 60 days free trial is so tempting, but I know it will all end in tears. Will the temptation get the better of me - watch this space. Oh and I've added even more stuff to the Modulator ESP website, so go have a look, you know it makes sense.

Monday, July 26, 2004

lazing on a Sunday afternoon...

Well, I didn't get anymore recording done today but I did find an old tune to add to my website, called Chromium  (3:58 - 3.63MB) It's a weird, spacey, ambient track improvised live to minidisc using a Korg Wavestation and a Nord Modular last July. Other than that, as the title of this post suggests, I had a very lazy Sunday afternoon, spending a bit of (rare) quality time with my girlfriend. Then when she went to bed, I set to work trying to find the problem I've been having with Internet Explorer. it kept crashing whenever I loaded the index page of my site. As it seemed to be when it got to downloading the background sound, it occured to me that perhaps this had somehow been corrupted. As it had always been a bit on the loud side I thought I'd make it a bit quieter, in doing so updating the file, then uploaded it to my site. Strangely enough it appears that my hunch was right and this seems to have done the job, for the moment anyway. It was whilst I was searching for a better copy of this sound file that I chanced across the tune that I eventually decided to upload.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

saturday night

Apologies to anyone reading if this seems a bit random, it's the first time I've done something like this so you'll have to bear with me, I'm still in the making it up as I go along phase.
Anyway, even with all my best intentions I didn't actually get any music recorded today, but I have practiced a few melodic parts ready for when I get a spare hour or so.
Did a bit of work on the website as well today, but I was feeling a bit tired all day as I somehow managed to stay up til 5am and then got up again at 11:30, so I've been taking it easy.
Discovered a good website today, particularly if you're a fan of the old TV series 'The Prisoner'. Try walking on the map and going somewhere you're not supposed to :-) http://www.arvincasas.com/prisoner

Saturday, July 24, 2004

friday night/ saturday morning

Hi, just thought I might be able to get a quick post in before going to bed. Had an excellent night at Spiders. Went down on my own and got there for 10:45. Met a nice couple called Tony and Louise. Louise, like most women I know, wanted the DJ to play something he wasn't prepared to play. On this occasion it was the Doors.  Unfortunately she didn't get what she wanted, but he did play a few things that she liked.

Had a most bizarre experience at the bar when a young, rather attractive girl came up to me and said that she recognised me from somewhere. Turns out she remembered me from a while back when I was handing out flyers for the last Modulator ESP gig in March. Said hello and found out that her name was Kim. Later found out that Kim was having boyfriend trouble, but it seemed to sort itself out.

Also met and had an interesting conversation with a young lady from the Czech Republic by the name of Rebecca (though I think her real name was actually Eva). Rebecca (which apparently means 'bitch' in Czech) and I had a very interesting discussion about the cultural differences between our two countries and various other things, particularly her extremely enthusiastic dancing :-)

Time for bed,  said Zebedee
Hangover permitting will try to do some music this afternoon.

Friday, July 23, 2004

friday afternoon

Just about to leave work. Managed to do a bit of editing on my blog template at lunchtime, but there's still a way to go. Updated my profile to include some stuff about me.  Tonight I'll be off to my favourite rock club, Spiders http://www.spiders-nottingham.info/ for some beer and a boogie to some Classic Rock and Metal. Tomorrow I intend to finish recording on Dark Star Voyage and begin work on another track, probably Silent Planet.

this evening

I have been updating the Modulator ESP website,  located at http://www.modulator-esp.co.uk , which is a good place to look if you are interested in me and my music.

I've got some mp3s for free download at http://www.soundclick.com/modulator if you fancy a listen. At some point I shall be getting round to adding a profile and all that stuff and possibly moving this blog to the same server as my main website.

Further info is available from my Faceparty profile here http://www.faceparty.com/jezter which has links to some of my friends. Off to bed now :-)

Thursday, July 22, 2004

my first post

Hi, my name is Jez Creek, I'm 35, live in Nottingham in the UK and I'm a musician and composer. This is my first post to my new weblog for Modulator_ESP, which is the name of my electronic music project. I've set this up as a way to share my thoughts on life, the universe and everything, but particularly stuff relating to music. Hopefully over time it will serve as an interesting record of my journey through life.