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  • Rising From The Dead!

    Well, despite Life's best attempt to take me out of the game, I seem to have, through some miracle, dodged the bullet!

    I was one week away from having no money, no job, no prospects, and nothing of worth left to sell. I had a Plan B, but it was extremely radical.. however it sould keep med fed, watered, and sheltered with free medical care.. just not in the best environment, shall we say.

    Aaaand, out of literally nowhere, I got a phone call rom an agency I've never herd of asking if I would like to interview for a C++ programmer position in San Antonio, 9 month contract to hire, working remotely 3 weeks a month.

    No shit, set me up!

    Now, dig THIS!

    - Friday, I phone interview with the hiring manager. We hit it off right away, she worked for startups in Silicon Valley so we swapped war stories for a while. Cool, so she wants me to do a tech interview.. Monday..
    - Monday, I talk to this dude Michael from a consulting company in Denver. We spend 2 hours on the phone, only about 1/2 an hour discussing the job and my applicable skills. The sneaky bastard got me talking about my past projets and once I go off on a techie tear, shutting me up is near impossible! Great, they'll get back to me..
    - Wednesday, hey, please come down to San Antonio for a face-to-face. OMFG where will I get the money? Placement agency will pay for bus tickets and landlady will loan me some cash. Whee, wash the interview clothes..
    - Friday down to San Antonio, I meet the entire company (all 12 people lol), everyone likes me, I like everyone.. back to Austin I go..
    - Job offer arrives while on the bus, can I start in a week? You bet your ass I can!
    - Saturday, landlady loans me enough cash to survive until October 7th., my first Payday.
    - September 19th.. in San Antonio.. and I'm employed!!!

    Talk about insane! It's still hard to believe and I'm on my third week working. The company is clled Brain Sentinel, and they're developing a medical deice that can detect an epileptic seizure and automatically contact your doctor and/or any caregivers. The eentual goal? To catch a seizure before it starts and call help!

    So, now I'm in the eniable position of being employed with a job that may go perm, but in the unenviable position of having sold off/donated/tossed out 99% of what I own. Talk about starting over! Geebus, what a roller-coaster ride...

    I'm slowly reconstructing my studio. There is a chance that I'm going to give guitar one last chance, as I've been speaking with a diabetic friend who plays and he says that if I can do mostly tapping, I should be able to adapt and start recording. Until then, I'll be doing a lot of ambient/experimental loop-mangling, so in a few weeks expect some more goodies from Synthetic Aurality!

    I'm starting to think it's time to consider settling down, lawzy, I'm getting too old for this kind of nightmare...
    Home Page: http://www.syntheticaurality.com/
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/synthetic_aurality
    Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/edwardaustinaverill

  • #2
    Hi Ed,

    Sorry to hear of your woes, but happy to hear of your new project. I hope it all goes really well for you.

    good luck!

    andy
    >]:| ~ > Bandcamp < ~ |:| ~ > SoundCloud < ~ |:| ~ > YouTube < ~ |:[<

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    • #3
      Thanks! I'll take all the well-wishes I can get!
      Home Page: http://www.syntheticaurality.com/
      Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/synthetic_aurality
      Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/edwardaustinaverill

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      • #4
        Good to hear that things are looking up. 4 Days 'til payday :thumbsup:
        Whatsisname's Little Fluffy Clouds | Campsite | Hearthis | SeismicTC | Twitter | Ello

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        • #5
          Glad to have you back in the fold, brother.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by seismic1 View Post
            Good to hear that things are looking up. 4 Days 'til payday :thumbsup:
            50% goes to paying back loans, some for travel expenses, the rest is for partying!!!

            21st. another payday, there is a 65% chnce I'm going to buy a guitar and learn to play tapping-only since I can't hold a pick. I can layer guitar over mangled loops. It seems worth a shot...
            Home Page: http://www.syntheticaurality.com/
            Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/synthetic_aurality
            Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/edwardaustinaverill

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            • #7
              Originally posted by aoVI View Post
              Glad to have you back in the fold, brother.
              Thanks! Hopefully this won't be happening again, I think it's time to settle down!
              Home Page: http://www.syntheticaurality.com/
              Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/synthetic_aurality
              Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/edwardaustinaverill

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              • #8
                I'll write it in this thread too - Welcome back! Glad to hear good news from you

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                • #9
                  Yeah, good to have you back again.

                  Originally posted by Synthetic Aurality View Post
                  there is a 65% chnce I'm going to buy a guitar and learn to play tapping-only since I can't hold a pick. I can layer guitar over mangled loops. It seems worth a shot...
                  Now I have visions of you going all Tony Levin, Chapman Stick and everything. Groovy.

                  Actually, tapping can be an interesting technique. I've only played with it but the sound of your (soft) fingertips tapping around the twelfth fret (less overtones) can be a lovely, pure one.
                  Latest release: never to be repeated

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                  • #10
                    Life is funny sometimes. Great that you're able to bounce back from the brink!
                    https://ablaut.bandcamp.com/ | https://soundcloud.com/ablaut

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                    • #11
                      I'm gonna go hide in a cave, I'm sick and tired of life as a roller-coaster!!
                      Home Page: http://www.syntheticaurality.com/
                      Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/synthetic_aurality
                      Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/edwardaustinaverill

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by GaryG View Post
                        Yeah, good to have you back again.

                        Originally posted by Synthetic Aurality View Post
                        there is a 65% chnce I'm going to buy a guitar and learn to play tapping-only since I can't hold a pick. I can layer guitar over mangled loops. It seems worth a shot...
                        Now I have visions of you going all Tony Levin, Chapman Stick and everything. Groovy.

                        Actually, tapping can be an interesting technique. I've only played with it but the sound of your (soft) fingertips tapping around the twelfth fret (less overtones) can be a lovely, pure one.
                        It should be interesting. I am a HUGE fan b of the late Michael Hedges, and I've been watching a lot of tapping videos on YouTube. I suspect the sound will integrate well with my more New-Agey/chillout works, although I imagine my warped mind will find a way to make it dak and ambient, heh heh!
                        Home Page: http://www.syntheticaurality.com/
                        Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/synthetic_aurality
                        Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/edwardaustinaverill

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Synthetic Aurality View Post
                          although I imagine my warped mind will find a way to make it dak and ambient, heh heh!
                          We look forward to that Ed :D
                          >]:| ~ > Bandcamp < ~ |:| ~ > SoundCloud < ~ |:| ~ > YouTube < ~ |:[<

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by synkrotron View Post
                            Originally posted by Synthetic Aurality View Post
                            although I imagine my warped mind will find a way to make it dak and ambient, heh heh!
                            We look forward to that Ed :D
                            Ha, you may live to regret saying that, MUAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAAA *cough wheeze* I'm getting too old for the evil laugh...
                            Home Page: http://www.syntheticaurality.com/
                            Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/synthetic_aurality
                            Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/edwardaustinaverill

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