Wednesday, June 22, 2011

5th & B Play the Majestic Theatre July 2 2011

Join us for an evening of music with 5th & B and support the Majestic Theatre! This will be an entertaining evening of music and it's a great cause. The show is Saturday July 2 at 8pm.

Featuring their original written and spontaneously composed tunes, along with new music especially prepared for the 1920 silent movie "The Garage" directed by Roscoe Arbuckle and co-staring Buster Keaton. 5th & B are:

Mike Curtis - winds & percussion
Dave Storrs - percussion & brass
Rob Birdwell - horns & percussion
Page Hundemer - bass & percussion
Ben Mutschler - winds & percussion
Fred Berman- winds & percussion
Dave Leslie - keys & percussion
John Bliss - strings & percussion

Tickets $10 - wine, beer and other refreshments available for purchase.

This event is a fundraiser for the Majestic Theatre.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Constant Guard Security Messing up Composing and Music Tools

After a couple weeks of seeing weird stuff with my computer keyboard (typing in alpha characters and only seeing numbers) I was even more confounded when I attempted to compose some music this morning using Finale only to find I couldn't enter any notes because my keyboard mapping was completely foo-bar...attempts to enter notes through Speedy Entry were just producing random rhythms - very frustrating, particularly when my creative windows of time are very limited - if I'm bogged down with technical glitches then that pretty much spoils the mood and the ideas are lost in the wind.

So realizing that I'd recently updated my Norton Antivirus (from I deduced that one of those components was responsible - and simply by uninstalling the "Constant Guard" component I was able to get my computer back (although it did require a reboot).

Maybe there's a way to make CG behave nicely...but my feeling was that it was doing way more harm than good.

Now, where was I?  Dang, another lick lost...