04.13.12

Spring Cleaning

Posted in Update at 11:16 AM by Administrator

So to avoid doing any actual spring cleaning around the house, I decided to work on my website, including tying up the loose end of not having this blog attached to it.  Now that I have remedied this, it seems I am now obligated to periodically make appearances and actually post my thoughts or updates on my writings.

Currently I’m in the planning stages of jumping into novel number 3 which is a continuation of the Griggs family escapades.  I do have a working title “The Noise of Summer” and those of you who know my works probably can guess that Matt Griggs music career will figure prominently.

I’ve been spending more of my free time trying to figure out how to archive some of my old music digitally, and I must say that it’s pretty frustrating.  I’ve got at least a dozen or so DAT tapes of subpar demo performances which I can’t seem to get to work in the old player.  I’m not certain if it’s the machine or the tapes which have not been used in 16 years which is the culprit.  I did manage a couple of songs which I might put onto the music page of my site.

I also have an idea to take some of my original ADAT recordings and get them onto the computer to remix, but for now I’m not pleased with the transfer process so it may be awhile before I can produce any results.  Ugh.

Anyhow, that’s where I stand in this time frame of Spring Cleaning.  Looking forward to a nice warm summer with hopefully renewed energy to push these projects onward!

James

11.15.11

New Blog!

Posted in Update at 12:49 AM by Administrator

It seems that my website www.worldofjamesalexander.com was simply becoming a monthly (or near monthly as I rarely made changes on the 1st of the month) blog without the archiving, etc.  I didn’t really think about that until my dad mentioned something about my “blog” and I quickly put together that he was referring to my site.   Since I don’t wished to be locked into a one month timeframe every time, particularly when the beginning of the month typically has my attention on life and not art, I chose to activate a blog that I will hopefully be able to update more frequently.  I will also try to expand topics from simply how my book is doing and what is on the (very distant) horizon.

I hope you enjoy what I write here and I will try my best to stay out of trouble… no soap-box elevated soliloquy about how much I hate this, that and the other thing.  More simply a means of keeping my friends and family and hopefully fans of my work posted on what is happening in my world.  While Facebook is probably more suited, this at least gives me more of a me-oriented place to stand and deliver versus a mish mosh of short clippings about where I’m dining and what I think of any given topic at the time I fancy to share it with the world.

So hopefully there will be folks checking in to see what goes down here…

Take care,

James