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Browsing Archive: January, 2013

1-26-13 "UPDATE"

Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Saturday, January 26, 2013,
We have had three days 
of unexpected rain.

Very nice.

I really do not have anything in particular to say,
at the moment,
as I am just sitting here at 8:45 a.m.
waiting for our local Fry's Electronics store to open
at 10 a.m. so that I may buy a 50' CAT6 cable
for another internet hookup.

Have been cleaning non-stop for past several weeks.

Moving numerous heavy boxes to storage,
seven miles away from here.

Am making a final "heroic" effort
to get my workspace cleaned up
so that I may continue produ...

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Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Wednesday, January 23, 2013,

Finally got 91 of the first 100+ packages
sent out to radio stations
up and down the west coast
and east coast,
this afternoon.

Have been tending to housecleaning
and catch-up matters
during past couple of weeks,
with little or no time left for anything else,
for now.

Can't wait to get back on keyboards,
soon, I hope.

Worked on ALBUMWAV9 last week.

Hope to continue with "mastering"
during next week
= volume levels, song order, fades, etc.

As soon as I finish with these matters
will then post it,

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Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Monday, January 21, 2013,

While many of you are,
transfixed by all of the nonsense
surrounding our pretended elections
and "inauguration"
(ptp, anyone?,
as in "pull the plug", already), 
I came in from the beach after sunset
to one of our local grocery markets.

As I looked at the various newpapers
I noticed an article
on the front of today's Los Angeles Times,
telling how an emboldened "president"
wants to become more "confrontational".

Several days ago this same person
was reported to be telling
how he i...

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1-17-13 HONOR, LOYALTY, AND ---

Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Thursday, January 17, 2013,
I returned to see "The Hobbit"
for a second time
(in 3D, but of course)
last night.

Having read the book,
after reading Tolkien's trilogy,
many years ago,
when I was about fifteen or sixteen years old,
and having been a Tolkien fan
from that day to this,
(complete with a map of Middle Earth
on my wall,
throughout my teens),
I was listening and watching
more closely than many others
are llkely to have.

This second time I noticed,
much more than I did the first time,
the harsh comments
which were...

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Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Wednesday, January 16, 2013,
Who can find a virtuous wife?

For her worth is far above rubies.

The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.

She does him good
and not evil
all the days of his life.

She seeks wool and flax
and willingly works with her hands

She is like the merchant ships,
she brings her food from afar.

She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
and a portion for her maidservants.

She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.


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Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Wednesday, January 16, 2013,

Moreover, the LORD says:

Because the daughters of Zion
are haughty
And walk with outstretched necks
And wanton eyes,
Walking and mincing as they go,
Making a jingling with their feet,

Therefore the LORD
will strike with a scab
The crown of the head
of the daughters of Zion,
And the LORD
will uncover their secret parts.

In that day
the LORD will take away the finery;
The jingling anklets,
the scarves,
and the crescents:
the pendants,
the bracelets,
and the veils;

The headdresses,
the leg ornaments,
and the he...

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Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Wednesday, January 16, 2013,
"Wisdom calls aloud outside;
She raises her voice in the open squares.

She cries out in the chief concourses,
At the opening of the gates in the city.

She speaks her words:

How long, you simple ones,
will you love simplicity?

For scorners delight in their scorning,
And fools hate knowledge.

Turn at my rebuke;

Surely I will pour out my spirit on you;
I will make my words known to you.

Because I have called
and you have refused,
I have stretched out my hand
and no one regarded,

Because you disdained all my ...

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Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Sunday, January 13, 2013,
I just lost another very longtime friend.

Same age as me
and going back to 15 years old
when we first met.

Died in his sleep.

That is the seventh or eighth one
to die this way
in last two to three years.

He spoke with his brother,
in the neighboring room, 
at bedtime.

Didn't wake up in the morning.

Just like the stuff we always,
worry about.


When these things happen,
especially with several in a row,
back to back,
one is required to stop for a few moments
in order to ponder t...

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Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Friday, January 11, 2013,
Almost done with another fairly busy week.

Am working on choosing the specific songs

Have it narrowed down to 7 songs
on two albums.

I feel like "something" is missing.

There is one more song,
or maybe two which should be on here.

It is 80 minutes long at this time.

That just seems too short for two albums.

Should be more like 160 minutes, yes?


Hmmmmmmmm ----

What to do?  what to do?

I am also continuing with the Tahiti trip photos.

There are sixteen chips with about 850 photos per ch...

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Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Thursday, January 10, 2013,
It is currently 7:15 a.m.

I got up at 4 a.m. in order to write two songs.

One for organ, and the other for choir.

I then combined the two
with a short organ song
I wrote two days ago,
using it as a sort of "coda".

The song is named:
and it is posted on the new page,
MUSIC - 2013.

Just finished
and am either going back to bed
or out to get a cup of coffee.

I wonder which it will be ---?

w/abundantly affectionate love


7:18 a.m.
Ventura, California, USA

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Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Tuesday, January 8, 2013,

I am still here with you,
in the land of the "living".

This is a week with lots of things
marked on the calendar,
which means I shall be much busier
than I prefer to be.

I am heading down into Los Angeles area
in several hours for corporate meeting.

That is the start of a bit of a sprint
which shall take place
during the next several days.

I managed to get
the Roland A-88 Controller keyboard
into my possession,
and it is now set up
and operational
as of this evening.

Because I have to move

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1-6-13 UPDATE

Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Sunday, January 6, 2013,
It is 5:30 a.m.

I have been up since 5 a.m.,
continuing work on making edits
and finalizations
for the songs
which shall compose ALBUMWAV9.

It is very exciting,
for me,
to FINALLY! begin moving forward,
once again.

The songs are from the end of 2011,
just prior to my leaving
for French Polynesia.

That demonstrates how far behind I am,
at this moment.

It looks like ALBUMAV9
just may be another double album.

I am not entirely sure,
just yet.

I finished editing the first song,
late last night (2:30 a.m....

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Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Saturday, January 5, 2013,
I got back into town
late last night.

Have been sitting here
since 6 a.m.
listening to the FIVEHYPNOSONGS
while watching the Sun rise.

i am looking west,
out onto the Channel Islands,
such that
I am really NOT watching the Sun rise,
as it turns out.

Oh, how could this possibly be so?

At any rate,
it is getting lighter and lighter.

All went well up north.

I am like a little kid
waiting for Christmas a.m.,
after being awake all night
in anticipation.

Why?  you should be asking yourself.

Because my new ...

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1-2-13 UPDATE

Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Wednesday, January 2, 2013,
System got wickedly slammed
by a very powerful virus.

without warning.

I run without any kind of anti-virus software,
and make it surprisingly long
before getting smashed like this,
every so often.

I had the problem of
how to backup 109 gigabytes of data
which had become inaccessible.

Got that done several hours ago,
then restored system to original defaults.


Here I am.

Heading up north in several hours from now.
Must get ready to go.

Will have more to say when I return.

I ...

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1-1-13 HAPPY NEW YEAR !!

Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Tuesday, January 1, 2013,

"Out with the old,
in with the new".

Last night
I took delivery
of the freshly pressed
TAHITI 2012 cd's.

Got up early this a.m.
and took a listen to make sure
that all is as it should be.

Very nice stuff.

The cover came out beautifully.

Am very happy with it,
and shall now begin distribution
as this new year begins.

Just for the record,
you have not heard much from me
during past weeks,
because things became
even more "hellish"
than usual
during the past several weeks.

Several deaths,
near deaths,

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