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the four-day weekend

Day 2 of my marvelous four-day weekend is nearing its end, and two more days of chillaxing are lined up one after the other. Aside from my ritual weekend obligations, I will be unwinding to my heart’s content more than I have been able to this entire year. Black Friday has come and gone, and […]

the stretch before the finishing line

The last third of the Fall semester is currently in progress. After these few weeks go by, I will be on the verge of the last quarter of my program. I’ll be glad when it’s over. The balancing act with a full-time job, attending classes, and everything else that keeps me occupied has been wearing […]

the txdot click it or ticket radio jingle (2010)

Everyone driving on Texas roads must obey a new law went into effect  requiring all passengers in a vehicle to buckle up. This jingle surfaced in April and currently plays across Texan radio airwaves: <[ Push the French onion green play button! ]> [dewplayer:http://arx.mysha.red:2087/moso/TxDOT_Violation_Citation_2010_MoSo.mp3] Texas Department of Transportation Violation Citation _____________~* SONG LYRICS *~_____________ Violation […]

the lords of sound | guitar center interview with the lord-alge brothers

Producers and recording engineers get much praise for how a record sounds, but much of that credit should really go to mixing engineers, who transform raw performances into the polished final product. Two mixing engineers in particular – the brothers Chris and Tom Lord-Alge — deserve much praise for crafting the sound of hundreds of […]

the twenty ten

Happy New Year! One of my new year’s resolutions is to update Modern Soapbox at least a couple times a week to bring you more fresh content than this past year. Hold me to that. I’ll do my best to not let you down and give you valid reasons if I do. A new decade […]