A Perfect Photographic Memory of You

The new single A Perfect Photographic Memory of You by Kirk Philipsen is finally in the can! And there is a fun, rough-mix, ''studio rush'' posted online to listen to.

We did the final lead track yesterday and blasted out a rough mix on the old near fields with each one of us moving sliders up and down, twirling knobs, and mucking about sort of in one another's way for 3 minutes and 33 seconds.

Then we uploaded the resulting mix to Kirk's home playlist on dial-up and I played it fine on a couple DSL connections back in town. It's playing fine as I post on this Lucid Puppy Linux boot (formerly Win98) of an old Gateway PII with 256M of RAM and a 10/100 ethernet card on DSL.

Kirk has a lot of tracks to play with, mix, and master, so he will be busy for a little while as he works on finalizing the song. There is a lot to map for this mix so I don't expect anything over night.

There will be some changes in the final mix, which will be out fairly soon and available on Kirk's CD baby page.

Posted on 9 Jun 2011, 14:49 - Category: News
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New Stuff Going On

Added a NewsDesk page that features blurbs highlighting the last three additions to the ettruck domain and a little site map snapshot of the day like the one below.

Extra Terrestrial Trucking
ET TiddlyWiki
TuneBox
Learning About Industrial Hemp
Hemp Audio Playlist
Conspiracies Page
Hemp Videos Page
Hemp WebRings
Hemp Widgets
New Learning About Industrial Hemp Wiki
Ric's Home Page
Ric's Mini-blog
Songs For Lonely Highways
Masters Blend
Gary Larson
GrindHouse


Posted on 19 May 2011, 13:47 - Category: News
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Hemp Site News

Static pages in the hemp folder not created by the CMS.


Audio Archive Playlist

Conspiracies Page

Hemp Videos Page

Hemp WebRings

Posted on 8 May 2011, 4:22 - Category: News
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News

The Extra Terrestrial Trucking TuneBox is online in a brand new, but increasingly usable, condition.

Posted on 17 Feb 2011, 1:29 - Category: News
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Down time

Slight DNS change from midnight to noon-ish today. Sorry for the interruption in service and any inconvenience.

Great to be back online and able to email again, but best of all, we are back to streaming tunes!

Posted on 29 Jan 2011, 13:25 - Category: News
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Kirk In Spirit - Released!

Shrink wrapped and ready for order:
Kirk In Spirit CDbaby page.




Posted on 11 Jan 2011, 9:33 - Category: News
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TiddlyWikis Popping Up

These things are about as much fun as one could have with a single html file. Many of the characteristics of a wiki site, all on one page.

TiddlyStuff at GorgeLink

ETTruck TiddlyWiki

Kirk's Tiddly

The Kirk In Spirit CD wiki




Posted on 30 Dec 2010, 15:58 - Category: News
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Mastering Kirk's CD Project

I posted about this over at the Ekone Creative Services blog.

Listening to the pre-release to evaluate the mixes on various systems and trying to decide how much time to add between tracks is the order of the day, in preparation for the final Master.

Hoping to send it out on Monday.

Posted on 20 Nov 2010, 6:08 - Category: News
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New Site News

I have set up the Learning About Industrial Hemp zone at Extra Terrestrial Trucking using ReloadCMS, a free CMS written in PHP and based on flat files instead of a database.

The default skin for the new site is Ganja Lite, but if you don't like it there are user changeable choices for the default themes.

Still getting to know ReloadCMS as an engine, and the test drive has been smoothly fun. I hope it stays that way since most of the support on the web is in Russian.

It's only a 500k download, so it's easy to acquire, even on dial-up connections, and needs no database. The ReloadCMS team says it realizes "all abilities of high-level CMS like modularity, templates, users management, advanced rights system and package of main modules like articles, news, guestbook, minichat, filearchive and others". So far I agree with them and recommend it for folks who need its features, but need a small footprint. There is a lot of bang per kilobyte with this little CMS.

My next challenge will be to install it as a personal CMS on a newer Puppy Linux boot than the one I'm on right now and/or on a Server Puppy boot (there are two versions, an Apache version and one with the Hiawatha web server). When I get time to play in those yards I will come back and add comments on the results.

In the meantime, I'm enjoying the test drive and hoping that lots of netizens find our newest site informative and useful.

Posted on 28 Oct 2010, 6:27 - Category: News
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News

Ever since we discovered Opentape my musical friends have been asking for help getting it installed in their sites and I have finally bumped one up to the server for myself, since it is getting installed all over our domains.

It all started when Kirk asked me to toss a web site together for him because he was close to finishing up a recording project and releasing a CD of praise and worship songs he wrote in 1985, along with some singles in assorted genres that he and his brothers had written. He wanted to be able to offer folks a chance to hear his music in a stream without the option of downloading it so they could hear the whole song instead of the traditional 30 to 45 second preview clip.

Gary and Sonny Larson asked What I could do to help them get Sonny's songs out there where people could hear their songs and download mp3s.

Opentape worked well in both applications because it allows for toggling downloadability on and off.

We set up a site for Gary based around an Opentape playlist that was toggled for allowing the songs to be downloaded, while Kirk's was toggled off.

While most people use Opentape around the idea of a mixtape, it has a lot of neat uses for serving up audio besides making mixtapes. Musicians are using it as a marketing and distribution tool to share their sounds, and podcasters their pods.

My playlist is mostly audiobooks and re-broadcasts. I can listen to audiobooks from any computer as I work on different machines, or from the cybercafe, or anywhere with access, and don't have to carry them around on a USB stick in order to have them handy.


Sam is using his playlist for his poetry. Here's the embed code for his playlist:
<object width="300" height="160">

<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" />
<param name="movie"
value="http://gorgelink.org/vaknin/spoken/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://gorgelink.org/vaknin/spoken/code/xspf.php"
/>
<embed
src="http://gorgelink.org/vaknin/spoken/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://gorgelink.org/vaknin/spoken/code/xspf.php"
type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"
allowscriptaccess="always" width="300" height="160"></embed>
</object>

Anyone can copy the code and embed Sam's playlist on their web page, giving him a promotional tool in a link back that provides content to the person embedding Sam's poems on their site.

Here's Kirk's embed code from his home site:
<object width="300" height="160">

<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" />
<param name="movie" value="http://kirkphilipsen.com/playlist/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://kirkphilipsen.com/playlist/code/xspf.php" />
<embed src="http://kirkphilipsen.com/playlist/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://kirkphilipsen.com/playlist/code/xspf.php" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="300" height="160"></embed>
</object>

And here is the one just for his first CD:
<object width="300" height="160">

<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" />
<param name="movie" value="http://www.blustreetsrecords.com/releases/cd1/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://www.blustreetsrecords.com/releases/cd1/code/xspf.php" />
<embed src="http://www.blustreetsrecords.com/releases/cd1/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://www.blustreetsrecords.com/releases/cd1/code/xspf.php" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="300" height="160"></embed>
</object>



Here's the embed code for the GorgeLink.Org audiocast:
<object width="300" height="160">

<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" />
<param name="movie" value="http://gorgelink.org/audiocast/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://gorgelink.org/audiocast/code/xspf.php" />
<embed src="http://gorgelink.org/audiocast/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://gorgelink.org/audiocast/code/xspf.php" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="300" height="160"></embed>
</object>


And here's the code for Eliza's playlist for her album I Could Be Anybody:
<object width="300" height="160">

<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" />
<param name="movie" value="http://gorgelink.org/eliza/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://gorgelink.org/eliza/code/xspf.php" />
<embed src="http://gorgelink.org/eliza/res/jw_player.swf?playlist=bottom&displayheight=0&thumbsinplaylist=false&file=http://gorgelink.org/eliza/code/xspf.php" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="300" height="160"></embed>
</object>


I'll be adding more embed codes here as soon as I get them and re-post them at the Ekone Creative blog. Links to our lists can be found at the playlists post at GorgeLink. So have fun exploring the sonics and come back here for the codes for the ones you like best when you want to share them.

Posted on 17 Aug 2010, 4:32 - Category: News
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