This is a long crazy story so it is not for the faint at heart. Grab yourself a beverage of choice and enjoy the crazy story that is this project
The album title comes from watching T.V. promos about (of all horrible things) American Idol. The best way to decode the message is to read it out loud.
In another note during the making of this project we had a horrible external firewire case power supply failure that I had thought took out everything including every delightfully magnetized particle damning this project to non-existance.
I did have rough mixes but out of the 6 tracks only 3 were even partially palatable of what I had. Fast forward to about 8 months later when I had some time on my hands. I started researching on the web about recovery and it's crazy high prices, as soon as I mentioned they were audio files and Pro Tools, the recovery costs sky rocketed to well over 2K!
Use this as a warning folks, BACK YOUR MUSIC STUFF UP NOW!
So as I started thinking about the way the drive failed it came to me that since it was only a power supply failure in the external case that maybe it only fried the circuit board on the drive, it certainly smelled bad. So after exhaustive dead ends online I found a site that the people were saying as long as you use the exact firmware for that specific drive you might be able to pull it back from the brink.
I started searching Ebay for an exact same 250Gig hard drive, I was having no luck at all. Then on a whim I tried searching Ebay for the specific firmware number. The right one didn't come up but a close one did. And then in the list of searches up comes this company in Oregon. They had a list of all the firmware they had and mine was not there, bummer. So not giving up on the quest I emailed them. They said they didn't have that one but a large percentage of the time the old firmware from the old burnt chip can actually be rescued! What really? So I sent it off to them, they said about 90% of the time they can rescue it and put it on another circuit board. My heart was pumping and waiting to hear back from them. I got any email saying they did it and would send a new board and the overall cost was...get this under $70! And what's funny is they sent it to me before they even got my money, wow they were way cool. And if anyone wants their name please email me. I plugged in the new board put it in another case and voila, IT'S ALIVE!
So with the project pulled from obscurity it lives to be remixed and even a couple extra instruments added.
All instruments were played by Dirk Malavase
You might know him from such Cd Baby bands as Uforkestra.
The Instruments are: Ztar, Warrguitar, Steinberger Guitar,
Various Frenz and Malabasses, Godin Acoustic/ELectric, and
several VST’ synths, and a few other non-real softwares.
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