Today has been a very gentle roller-coaster of problems and satisfactions. Very gentle, no real life tragedies, just a bunch of computer shit trying my patience, which from time to time is the payment for maintaining a, how can I put it, …. excessive, network of computers in my home and workplace. Compounded with the fact that I live in a small village at the very end of the internet and I have to deal with France Telecom, who redefine the meaning of the word service. Actually, as an aside, I should point out that the word service doesn’t actually translate into french as anyone who has ever tried to order a big mac in the middle of the afternoon will attest. I could go into this, in detail, this total lack of customer care, as I have much experience in being a consumer in this fine country, but I won’t, because it’s also quite pointless. Oh, how I yearn for a ‘have a nice day’ or ‘your welcome’.. It cost’s nothing, of course it means nothing, but is ever so much more pleasant that what I am confronted with on a daily basis.
Which gets me back to France Telecom, the fuckers, who have redefined the term 8mb to mean 2mb, but have managed to charge me five euros a month more for the privilege.
So satisfaction…. mmm, did another mix for Continental today, a lovely instrumental piece called Radiance. The mixing process was plagued, as usual, by little gremlins, little tech problems, but they seem a small price to pay for ending up with a lovely piece like Radiance.
I’m enjoying the process of randomly picking a piece of music that I have created earlier in the year, whether from 19 Crescent, or something else I’ve had tucked away for a while, and actually finishing it.. It’s good to finish.
Also, not being a slacker, and realising that rendering video takes a long time, I’ve started editing more material, possibly for an extended version of lumiere which I’d like to perform this winter…
OK, so that was my day .. bedtime