XM Archive Online

Over the years I’ve received occasional requests to put my old music up on YouTube, so today I finally set aside some time to make it happen.  I took all my old mods (mostly from 1996 to 2000), converted to 320kbps mp3 with foobar2k and encoded to video with ffmpeg.  The idea of using a video streaming service as a music sharing community didn’t sit right with me for many years, but I think it’s finally time I went with the flow.  YouTube’s ease of access is way beyond getting listeners to download a proper xm rendering player, to the point where the huge inefficiency of converting a 400kb mod into a 19mb video no longer bothers me.

So I’ve organized them into a playlist in chronological order as best I could remember.  I’m planning to do the same for my older MP3s that aren’t available on bandcamp or soundcloud soon as well.

Also intentionally found some garish old art I did in the late 90s as a backdrop, for added nostalgia.

Happy new year!

Pardon the dust

I’m in the process of transferring my site away from a slow older server to wordpress.com.  After it got hit with some automated pharmacy web-malware a couple of months ago I decided I didn’t want to be a “webmaster” anymore and would rather pay for a professional service to manage that stuff for me.

There’s a fair amount of work to do and obviously tons of things to fix.  I’m considering removing my gallery because it’s full of outdated work, though like most busy artists with families the majority of my creative artistic output goes into professional work now.  Anyway, got my old posts transferred but looks like all the images are going to have to be updated manually.