New studio, new gear, new songs… [Newsletter 5th Jan 2008]

Hi friends!

Edirol M-16DX Digital Mixer and Audio Interface
Edirol M-16DX

First of all, thanks to all of you for subscribing to my newsletter… it’s very much appreciated!

It’s been a very busy few months since my last one. I’ve moved house and with that and setting up the home in general and also my new home studio, and getting the yard organised, and also starting a new job, I’m afraid music has been on the back burner for a while.

The new studio has turned out really well, though. It’s very effectively soundproofed so I can make a racket at all hours without disturbing anyone. And I’ve splashed out on a new digital interface, the Edirol M-16DX, which is about a hundred steps up from my previous Soundblaster Live game soundcard that I recorded on. I’m hoping to piece together a new and improved drum kit and actually purchase some non-broken cymbals, so you should notice a difference in the drum sounds on the new tunes.

I’m now ready to record some new songs. Some of the titles are “Can’t Try Hard Enough”, “The Truth”, “The Sun, The Moon, The Stars”, “27 Kinds Of Tears” and “The Spirit Is Willing”.

Cheers ~ DC

PS: I bought a cheapo mail-order violin ($40!) last week to make some noises with. Another good reason to have a soundproofed room. Here’s a prehistoric photo of me pretending to play a violin… that’s my good friends Rodney Cordner to my right and John Montgomery to my left.

Rodney Cordner, DC Cardwell, John Montgomery c.1981
Rod Cordner, me and Mont around 1981 at Rod’s place.

Bowel Scissors

[imported from Myspace]

I need to purchase a new pair of bowel scissors and today I had a look on Google to see if I could find a supplier.

I could write a lot about what I found.

For example there are literally hundreds of different types of surgical scissors with the most fascinating names, some with very bizarre shapes and many that frankly look just like an ordinary pair of scissors.

I found a list of about 12 different types of “tonsil scissors”. Most of them are clearly named after people, presumably the surgeons who first devised them. One of the first pairs on the list were named “Boetcher Scissors“, and it occurred to me that you might feel somewhat apprehensive about being operated on by a Dr. Boettcher.

A little way down the list are the “Good Scissors“, and I bet Dr. Good had a lot more patients than Dr. Boettcher.

Anyway, if you feel like exploring the world of surgical scissors go to you won’t be disappointed.

Cheers – DC

Bowel Scissors
Bowel Scissors

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