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December 30, 2004

good old chorus music by request

Rummaging through more tapes, I found another little set of gems. This time it was some audiotapes dating back to 1994. These are two Festival performances by the chorus I was in at Sweetwater middle school. This would be during my sixth grade year, well before the hormones kicked in, if they have at all since.

Sing a Jubilent Song (3.1 Mb mp3)
God Who Toucheth Earth with Beauty (3.0 Mb mp3)

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December 22, 2004


I took a trip over to the storage place the other day hoping I could rummage through some boxes. As I looked for a particular videotape, my curiosity got to me and I grabed a hand full of tapes with cryptic labels on them. What's more fun than going over to Teresa's house for a big video helping of "Cliff Senior". Turns out it was a collection of home movies from different after school activities and performances from my senior year of high school. There was the talent show, getting into the limo before prom, Honors Chorus, and many other things to fast forward through. This tape also had a selection from my chorus's christmas time "Madrigal Dinner", where this clip comes from. Have I got something for you..


To finish the night, the whole chorus files out two-by-two singing "silent night". The camera operated by one of my parents starts to pan to follow people they recognize as the chorus leaves. Then a family friend, Stephen, notices the camera.

(3 mb) wmv file click pic to play
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December 15, 2004

recent around

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December 08, 2004


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December 07, 2004

cheating and a bird

dark + fog + wal mart = pretty sometimes ?
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a bird in my curtain
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December 04, 2004

Editing notes for my dvd

(things need fixin')

1. fade in sound on title sequence
2. fade in sound on door
3. fade out sound on door
4. lower volume on discs sequence
5. edit out end of duet "rolling"
6. extend hula slide times 3 seconds
7. add white noise to switch, backpiece and wall
8. fade out last bell on wall
9. reorder piece on dvd
10. fix #5 - #6 fork transition
11. meditation title too wide
12. fade out sound on meditation

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December 03, 2004

got some editing done

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Four compleatly new videos, all .WMV files
...three covering pieces without previous video

Untitled Meditation (fork) 6.2 mb
Untitled Meditation (hex) 2.3 mb
Switch 1.2 mb

...and one to replace the old

Backpiece 4.4 mb

...and a previously seen one with some mildly new sound editing

Chair 1.8 mb

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