Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

That nutty theory that Paul McCartney died and was replaced in 1966

This weekend I saw a really amazing Beatles tribute, the Classical Mystery tour with the SF Symphony. Tony Kishman is an uncanny Paul. So much so that I started to … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

I have the genetic mutation for perfect (absolute) pitch

With a year or more of work I’m to the point where I can almost always pull a correct C note out of thin air with no musical reference.  People … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

John Lennon talks about the illuminati

John Lennon’s Interview, 6/6/1968 He was killed on December 8, 1980, New York City, NY

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cubase 7.0.x Hiding and Finding Hidden Tracks

In 7.0.6 my arranger, tempo and signature tracks were not visible. Project -> Add Track -> Arranger = “This project already contains an arranger track!” Well, fine, show it to … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Industrial Band Bills DoJ For Using Its Music as a Torture Device

“What really bothers us is that they played our songs at an intolerable volume for hours on end” … Industrial band Skinny Puppy is billing the U.S. Justice Department after … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Man can play back four symphonies in his head… At once!

Bob Milne is one of the best ragtime piano players in the world, but his talents go further than that – right into the land of amazing. Bob’s brain works … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

VST Piano Plugin Sound Shoot out

Tonight I was looking for the best sounding piano plug-in for my songs. I’m currently using Piano One which is free. There is a great shootout here: http://purgatorycreek.com/documents/25.html and I … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment