Friday, February 16, 2007

Computer [Cruel] World

There's a pretty good chance that I deleted all of the work that we have done on the Johnny Tightlips album for the past year. For some reason, last night I decided it would be a good idea to back up all of the song files, which I've never done before.

Somehow, while trying to burn those files onto a DVD, I managed to ruin everything - without doing anything at all. Now all of the song titles are there, but each of the individual song parts (e.g. guitar 1, clip 1, fade in file, fade out file) have relocated themselves to one big folder. That means the rhythm guitar for "Record Store" and the drums for "Overdramatic Me" are just chilling in some folder and I'm (fingers crossed) going to have to try to patch everything back together.

I hate computers, even after listening to the super radical 1981 album "Computer World" by Kraftwerk last night. (Sample lyrics: "I'm the operator/With my pocket calculator." Sweet.) Thanks to all the beep-beep-boo-beep, I've been thinking in 1s and 0s all day.

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