Gut Rumbles

September 15, 2005

aha! It's coming!

I finally received an email today from Circuit City to notify me that all the equipment I ordered has been shipped. If it doesn't arrive tomorrow, however, I won't get it until next week.

No big deal. I can wait until it arrives. Besides, I've been too sickly for the past couple of days to record music anyway.

People, I've been a planner and supervisor in a big-time chemical plant, I've been own my own since the age of 19 and I'm damn surely not as dumb as I look in that picture on my sidebar. My recording studio is going to be a FIRST CLASS operation.

Now... how the hell do you create those music files? You know... the MPC3 or whatever the hell it is called? I wouldn't mind throwing some music out there for free. Everything else here is free ice cream--- I want to share some of my songs the same way.

But if you LIKE what I do, I expect you to BUY a CD. I think that's only fair.



Try Musicmatch at

It rips songs from CD's and converts it to mp3 files. It can play CD's and mp3 files.

There is a free version that offers limited features. Try it out and if you like it enough to upgrade, I believe it costs $20-30 for the paid version.

There are other software out there to use mp3 files with, but Musicmatch is one of the best.

I take it you got broadband. It's a big file and a sumbitch to download on dial up.

Posted by: Timberwolf on September 15, 2005 11:23 PM

Rob, I will not only buy several for me and my friends, but I'll take some of my last 5 years worth of unused vacation time and come help you make them. I started out as a computer programmer, but I've been an IT Director for the last 15 years. There's not much anymore that I can't figure out about them.

You just better have some of that homemade beer on tap.

Posted by: marcl on September 16, 2005 12:29 AM

Don't waste your time with musicmatch. Just record whatever it is you are doing and then compress it with a good app like Roxio or even better yet, get a Mac.

Posted by: 2far2care on September 16, 2005 02:58 AM

You should copyright all your material before you put any of it out.

Who knows, "The Best of Acidman" could be being pitched on late night infomercials and you'd be screwed.

Posted by: jmon on September 16, 2005 04:49 AM

I use music match and love it wouldn`t consider any other program

Posted by: Arathorn on September 16, 2005 06:59 AM

The onliest way I can carry a tune is in a bucket, but I'd d/l a song or two and if I liked what I heard I'd buy a CD. I agree with one of the other commenters, tho, copyright your original stuff,,,would hate to see ya get ripped off!

Posted by: Michele on September 16, 2005 07:14 AM


Have been reading you for well over a year now.

Please sign me up for a CD.

Is there any chance you could consolidate all your food-related posts in one place? I really appreciate all your postings and receipes, but have lost track of many of them (am finally learning to print them out).

I'm a Calif. native (not bad when it happened), but still live there (REALLY BAD!) We'll be moving to Oregon as soon as my wife can retire. (I know, but at least I'll be able to buy the rifle I want, and get a concealed carry permit.)

Back to the food again. At my age, I'll probably not be able to get back to the east coast again, so my chances of encountering a Vidalia onion or boiled peanuts or mud bugs is relatively small, but I am glad that, thanks to the U. S. Navy home-porting me on the east coast for a while, I did learn about okra, collard greens, and pecan pie.

Keep up the good work, and don't let Grouchy's cats get you down.

And check in with your Dr. now and again.

With HIGHEST regards,


Posted by: Dale on September 16, 2005 01:12 PM

Download iTunes, and see the help file on the compression settings. It's dirt simple, and the has the best encoding engine out there.

Musicmatch is a flaming piece of goat cat shit by comparison.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on September 16, 2005 03:55 PM


Posted by: Mr. Lion on September 16, 2005 03:56 PM

Let me download a couple of samples....

Nah, forget about it.....I wil just buy the CD!

Posted by: Timothy on September 16, 2005 07:18 PM

I'm gonna download everyone of em and steal the shit out of them, sell the shit out of them, bask in the sun, get it gobbled twice a day, buy a german car, buy some german pussy, send my momma $30.00, call George Bush and ask him if he really bombed Pearl Harbor or Screw Pearl Bailey, watch Steve Spurious have a stroke, AND root for the Tide and pray they win another championship
before the rapture!!

Posted by: James Hooker, Ace of aces on September 17, 2005 12:09 AM


if you're really interested in MP3ing your stuff, you really want to start with itunes, as it is free and easy to use.

If you intend on trying your hand at editing and soundboard work, I recommend a second-hand Mac and AcidPro; the Mac because it's just dead easy to use and comes with nice tools, AcidPro because it's a music studio in a box. Literally.

Posted by: Eric on September 19, 2005 09:31 AM

A-man i have an analog 4-track (yamaha MT100ii), and i use a great freeware program called Audacity, and i compress with Audiocatalyst. O i know theres a way to do it all at once, but i've just starting piecing somethin together over the last couple of months.

Dale- you people are making it impossible to afford a house in this state anymore. *sigh*

Posted by: pril on September 19, 2005 01:59 PM
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