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For a Reason

"Dreams and signs - - that push and guide our lives
Forces and vibes that glide when no one drives
Sometimes we fall hard - - to sweeten the surprise
Sometimes we die a little - - to know that we're alive"

For a Reason <-- Click the link for the new song!!!
Maybe I should say tap?

I could write a LOT if information but . . . I don't know that people read all the details. Maybe only one person who reads it all is enough? (Its never enough) It took me a while to figure out what Sample the Martian's new direction would be. It isn't one vector exactly but - but the bulk of what I'm pursuing now musically follows my guitars. I have released a new demo for "Overdue Save Points" on Bandcamp. What that means is you should go listen to all of it. (Again possibly) and report back to me what you like most. I need to get these 27 demos up there and let you guys pick which ones I should give the final touch treatement to. There is a good chance that I have more than 27.

The other thing that is very important for me to say. Every now and again something cool happens to me in terms of music and Sample the Martian. The week after I released Self-Made Loner - abc aired an episode that had my sticker nice and huge in one of the scenes. Maybe that was chance. Maybe someone threw me a bone. I'll never know. When the OA came out - their production company hit me up for art and stuff to use in the show. . . and my sticker made an appearance. When I watched the OA - I was very honored. To me - artistic integrity is very important. Being brave and doing something unique is very important to me. (Or at least trying) and Brit Marlin and Zal Batmanglij fully embody that. Anonymous Content - as well as Brit and Zal - make some some of the most interesting and fulfilling television that I've ever seen. From Philip K Dick, to The OA, to Counterpart to Mr. Robot.

I don't know why or how these things happen sometimes. They always seem random. The stuff that I push for seems like pushing a rock up hill. Then out of nowhere something awesome happens that I wasn't even thinking of.

~eMpyre ramireX

Posted: 06/14/2021 @ 01:02 PM

PS4 to PS5 data transfer rates

PS4 to PS5 data tranfer over Wi-Fi was about 2 MB per second. Yes. That slow. PS4 to PS5 data tranfer over LAN is about 100 MB per second. 188 GB in like thirty something minutes. That's MBps not Mbps. I connected my PS4 to PS5 with an a Ethernet (Cat-5) cable. No additional configuration was needed. Plug and go. Now to figure out how to upgrade my storage oh my PS5. 1TB is nowhere near enough. If anyone knows what the SSD TBW specs are for the PS5 shoot me a line. Please. I'm posting this both for myself to have as future reference and for anyone else who might search for this.

Posted: 01/23/2021 @ 03:42 PM

Some stuff for twenty - twenty.

Its been a while since I've posed. It has been a long year. I made the decision to divorce shortly after my last post. Between moving and stress and all of that I've been redefining who I am in a lot of ways. Music is still at the heart of my heart along with my kids.

I a new song to the Bandcamp song a while back but haven't noted it on this website. Its called Robot.exe. It has some of my favorite lyrics and a chorus that is one of my catchiest ever. I have other stuff I want/need to post. The remainder of this year will be pretty difficult at work but with COVID - I've played a lot more music at home. I've been doing some songwriting too. I hope to share some of that with you all soon.

Posted: 06/07/2020 @ 08:57 AM

The concept behind what I'm doing here is to start with some songs that are fully written . . . but still need some production. I'm going to upload demos from 27 different songs that I've been working on over the years. Some of them will get polished and will become B-sides. Others will become songs that end up on the next record. Now that the technology exists - its really easy for me to upload and replace a demo with a newer version. So - if you are listening deep like many of you do - you'll get to hear the changes between versions and see the evolution and how I get to a final version of a song.
So - with bandcamp - if you are to purchase now - you'll have access to all 27 demos and their evolved replacements as they happen.

The older replaced versions might not always be available via bandcamp - so if you like something and get attached to it - download it. . . or at the very least make note of the date code if you need to hit me up for it later.

What I'm hoping to do - is take any of the proceeds that I do get and use them to either fund new merch or some software plugins that I'll use for mixing and advanced production.

~eMpyre ramireX

Posted: 05/26/2019 @ 11:07 AM