hopefully done with building this. it's a guitar FX processor running on a raspberry pi, with an arduino midi interface to control it, built into a little briefcase thing. took about a week to get it working all the way, still bugs to iron out. the main software it uses is Jack audio connection kit for audio routing, and Guitarix for the actual processing. the RPi also is a wifi access point that you connect to and you can then access a web UI to control functions I couldn't map to hardware.
about to go see Chris Farren, it's so bizzare to me that my parents somehow came to fucking love Chris Farren, like he is not in their musical sphere at all but he opened for the smoking popes and they liked it so now here we are, about to go to a show where I will meet a few friends for the first time, with my parents and sister and aunt lol
yesterday after finishing the midi controller, the rest of the day was spent getting a rt kernel running. I can finally say I've compiled a kernel lol
got the midi controller working fully yesterday, today I've been working on getting the raspberry pi to cooperate and headlessly run jack and guitarix, map the midi keys to guitarix, and become an access point to connect to the guitarix webui. no luck on any front so far. getting this to work would be hard enough with a gui, but I'm trying to do it over ssh lmao this is masochistic
fuck, C-Am-F-G can be such a powerful progression
Okay, let's try a musical toot! Here's a piece a good friend and I did
a while back called Fiddleheads. Hope you all enjoy it.
Richmond isnt safe starting now
Dont go to Richmond tomorrow or Monday until everything is over. It will not be safe. Leave Richmond if you can. If you are a minority, this goes double. You are not safe. Dozens of white nationalist, Nazi, fascist and otherwise far right militas are on their way to Rva right now to take part in the 2nd amendment protest on Monday. Richmond is not safe. If you can't leave, don't leave the house. Lock the door. The militias will be roaming streets. Please stay safe.
This could all blow over with no violence, but the risk is far higher for this protest than at a normal protest for violence to break out and shots to be fired. Better safe than sorry.
Seriously, Monday isn't the time to go to ur first protest or to confront fash for the first time. If u aren't prepared u'll get urself and ur comrades covering for you killed. u can do other things like inform your friends in Rva now to be safe, donate to local antifash orgs, and on Twitter, take pictures of any fash you see, mark with timestamp and location, and tweet it out w #fashspotting or DM it to /@TheQueerCrimer for them to post if you want to not draw attention to yourself.
Idk if any of you are in Richmond, but please don't leave the house unless you absolutely have to until this protest on Monday is over. If ur OOTL, a yearly 2A protest in Rva is being co-opted by fascists. 6 fash have already been arrested with the intent to kill and 3 of them with a plan to kill specific people. Assume the entire city is unsafe until this whole thing is over. If you aren't seasoned antifash, dont go to the protest, especially if you're a minority, you WILL get shot.
Toot string about killing your idols (1/5)
First said by Sonic Youth in 1983, after getting a bad review by music critic Robert Christgau, Sonic Youth wrote:
“I don’t know why you want to impress Christgau Ah, let that shit die and find out the new goal, Kill Your Idols”
So ‘Kill your idols’ originally meant: stop putting people on a platform in our head. Don’t make someone out to be special because they’re famous. Stop caring so much what they think. It was about how you relate to celebrities.
Don't do drugs, kids.
Trans musician based out of DC
I'm Sierra, she/they
bird-tree-girl done by @KosChristine over on twitter
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