Monthly archives: May, 2007

The First Gig

Which came first, the audience or the performer? Was the first performance of all time inspired by a random group of people in need of entertainment? Or, were the caves and forests of yesteryear filled with lone singers belting out their hearts without ever intending to present their talents to others? These aren't silly questions…


Open Mics – Our Philosophy

Here is an article that was written by Trish and Phil Knudsen regarding our reason for attending open mics, and posted on their homepage www.trishandphil-music.com. I'm using it here with their permission. "We are now into our fourth month of hosting the TCAN open mike. We felt the time was right to tell you something…


Syncronizing a Motorola Q with Linux

Being a linux user can sometimes (often) be a pain in the ass. Since there's no native ActiveSync support for linux, we have to get "creative".  For the last few weeks I have been playing with a Motorola Q. It's a popular smartphone, and I'm positives that these phones are going to get more impressive…


How I control my lights and appliances from my cell phone.

After watching a demo of linux mce on youtube, I became intrigued by X10, and what it can do for me. [[X10]] is a standard of passing commands to lights and appliances through the existing [[AC]] power in a house. With an inexpensive modules that plugs into your computer, it’s possible to send commands to…


New Review in Indie In-Tune Magazine!

“MacNeil’s strength is in his ability to take his diverse background in music and to make it a sound of his own which compliments his voice. As the lyrics fade and the instrumentals pick up, you can hear this highly developed complexity of musical sound.” – Indie In Tune Magazine How do you make a…