Lately I've been listing all them cool patches from my MicroX. So I don't have to browse to every one of them patches and see what matches to a certain melody. I do recognized all the cool ones but it's better to list them up. That way, I could just jump to it, and pick what I really want to use, and have more flexibility to make a track. Specially using the sounds to the MPC 1000.
I also took this idea from this dude from Hawaii, this dude also has MicroX and uses the MPC 1000 as one of his main sequencer. I was gonna post his Youtube Video to this blog but the dude gets on my nerves, he makes cool beats though. Specially making Riddim. I myself likes Reggae Beats, and usually mess around with Reggae Loops from free royalty CDs and then making it unto DUB style sounds using Kaoss and Logic Pro's Delays and Reverbs. I never really got around with the real instruments part. But I'm gonna try and experiment onto this later by using my MicroX. I really like the sound of DUB style music man, and I think it can also blend to other type of style. Despise the marijuana cultural influences.
I recently updated my Profile in Myspace, added this fun looking graphics. The photo is from Alum Rock Park. I haven't gone there for a while but I will later. The park is just 10 minutes drive away. The hills around my area are pretty near by.
There's this news lately of a 4.7 magnitude earthquake in North Korea. I also think it wasn't from a natural cause, but in fact another possible Nuclear War Head Test. Or they probably got hit by someone. Something more advance. Possibly some aliens...
So I am gonna shut up for a little bit and get this list and other stuff done...
It took me about a week to compose it unto a full track. And then it took me another week just to fix the compressions, mastering, etc. Sorta annoying fixing the sound quality than the creative process of it. Hey man I ain't no sound engineer. I just wanna make music. But it's done, one thing for sure I'm gonna be needing some racks to get better sound quality. My speaker monitors also needed an upgrade, maybe a couple of KRKs would work. I will eventually save up for that. Just few more projects and I am good to go. This track is partly done using the MPC 1000, the samples are from my MicroKorg, MicroX, and Virtual Synths. The only sample from a record are of Asha Puthli and it's only a small portion of her vocals. It's been tweaked to make it sound different from the original track. My MPC 1000 lack memories so I had to use Logic Pro to complete the sequencing. I know, I had the damn MPC 1000 for hella long time. Since 2007 I think? Anyway, I still have a lot of catching up to do. Like loading up new drum kits.
It sounds better using speaker monitors than a laptop built in speakers. So speaker monitors are recommended. I still have no title for this track, and it is about someone. My brother says it's sounds like a weird television theme song from the 80's or the late 70's. And then started to bobbed his head.
The first time I heard of Samoans was back in the Philippines, when I was around 7 years old. A relative had this postcard and he says the people in it were Samoans. When I was in the States, the first time I've seen about Samoans were on TV in the WWF. A notorious wrestlers called The Wild Samoans: Afa & Sika. The Wild Samoans didn't even have to say a word, they just growl and Captain Lou Albano would speak for them, and then The Wild Samoans would finished off by wildly eating a raw lobster. It was pretty crazy. Later in my life I've met few Samoans but most of them are really soft spoken people. If you haven't seen The Wrestler yet, make sure to check it (r-rated). I think it's a really cool film, the script, acting, and even the soundtrack was cool. Afa one of The Wild Samoan trained Mickey Rourke for the film.
After learning that Samoans and other Pacific Islanders share the same Cultural Ladder as Filipinos, I wonder how they got so huge. Majority of Eastern Pacific Islanders are big in stature than the typical Southeast Asian. I always thought, it could be from their diet of hunting down The Giant Moas. But Giant Moas are only in one area, which is in New Zealand. The Giant Moas were hunted down for food until they were all extinct. But that wasn't the reason why they got so big because the Maoris were already big folks when they arrived in New Zealand.
On mother's day, my family and I went to this Buffet Restaurant which serves Asian Cuisines. As well as Shell Fish and Sushi. When we were there, the restaurant were also packed with Tongans. There were also Indo-Fijians. At first my Family and I thought they were Samoans. Big folks. It sucks though because the restaurant didn't have any dividers. I am used of eating alone. Everythin' was in the open and we didn't know a single one of them. It was sunday so I figured the Tongans must be from a Mormon Church. Perfect day to celebrate mother's day. Tongans are of Fijian people (melanesians) mixed with the Samoans (polynesians). But they do have their own Islands just bellow Samoa, and just across side of Fiji. The youth consider themselves the Vikings of the South Pacific.
About the restaurant, the restaurant is literarily called Crazy Buffet, there are a lot of Asian Buffet around Silicon Valley with funny names, there's another one called Yummy Buffet, next thing you know another one is called Eat Food Buffet or Very Fishy Food Buffet. These owners must be laughing on their way to the bank for having them catchy names. Good food though. Maybe even better than some Authentic Restaurants.
Noticing how they like shell fish, also brought back some memories of The Wild Samoans. Which gave me enough clue to know how they got so huge. These people lives in small islands. Which gave them lots of advantages over the large ocean that surrounds their homelands. Like one big table filled with lobsters and other types of fish. I like them too and I think they are tasty, but I can't eat shell food like: Lobsters, Crabs, and Shrimps. Not even Squid or Octopus. If I do, my skin starts to itch, my throat starts to itch, and then my lungs gets tighter. I can though eat regular fish. Oysters are okay. Just not that day, I had enough Tilapia and Tuna at home, and wanted to try other food than fIsh.
Common Polynesian Diets and Fishing Tool: Lobsters, Taros, and a Fishing Hook an evidence of hunting big fish.
Typical Wooden Clubs for Paddling, Hunting, Playing, and Fighting: You gotta knocked a huge fish somehow. And knocked territorial rivalries at the sea. To me the Wooden Club also gave birth to Cricket and then to Baseball. Boomerang is also a cool hunting tool and weapon from the Aboriginal People of Australia. Philippines has the Yo-Yo. But I ain't sure how Yo-Yo works as a Hunting Tool.
The Moai Statues of Rapa Nui: Just a sample of carving canoes evolved unto ritualistic carving of logs and stones as an artifacts. I mean if you live in an Island, there's gotta be lots of time to kill. Plenty of time waiting for the GODs in which they were from. Plenty of time for art. Plus art also keeps the mind occupied and strong.
Here is a sample of a Maori Tiki Jade. A Moko Facial Tattoo is also a form of carving but with ink. A Fish Hook Pendant made of Bone.
The images bellow illustrates the Austronesian People of Oceania:
Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Borneo, Taiwan, and etc. These groups migrated from Taiwan to Southeast Asia. Also known as the East Indies. The Westerners that discovered East Indies of Malay were Spanish, French, Dutch, and Americans. The Malaysians kept the name as their official country name. Malayans are the forefathers of the Austronesian Language and Culture.
Solomon, Papua New Guinea, Australia (aboriginal), Timor (alfredo reinado), Fiji, and etc. The black people of Oceania. The Westerners that discovered the Melanesians were Portuguese, Dutch and British Missionaries. To me MICRONESIA is also part of the MELANESIAN, basically just smaller islands just above the MELANESIAN islands. It's cool how some people of the Solomon and Australia have natural blond hair. I think it has to do with the sun and the ocean. There are people in the Philippines who also has blond hair, mostly young kids that lives on the oceans.
Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand (maori), Hawaii, Tahiti, and etc. Polynesians has Portuguese and British blood lines, as well as American. They are more known as the standard Pacific Islanders. Since the rise of Colonialism, places like Guam (micronesia) and Hawaii, or even Tahiti has mixed blood with people from the Orient. Like Japan, Korea, and China. Specially Ilocanos of the Philippines. And made a unique language of it's own called Pidgin Language. Like a boomerang that flew from the east to west. Or something like that.
A well known Polynesian Actor other than Dwayne Johnson (the rock), is Cliff Curtis. Who appeared as supporting actor in Once Were Warriors, and an extra in some award winning film The Piano. Me and my Bro sometimes laugh about it because the dude can play any type of roles. He plays characters as an Arab and even a Cholo Mexican from the movie Training Day. And I don't think a lot of people seems to notice that. The dude came up though man.
I could be wrong though, but according to my research, Filipinos is a new nationality. Christianity is the official faith. Every Nations has a beginning. The first known Filipinos were Spaniards that was born in the Philippines. Eventually, most of these Filipinos blend in with the indigenous. Some Indigenous still practice Shamanism and into Mother Nature. Before the Spaniards, were the Malay People (austronesians) and then the Arabs, Indians, Japanese, Chinese (mostly merchants). Before that were the Aetas, the very first settlers of the islands, believed to be from Madagascar. An island just below Africa.
Aight, I just finished a track, just needed a little mastering and then I'll post it here. I sampled a little bit of Asha Puthli. I had to do this Blog about Polynesian Culture or else it will keep on knocking the sides of my head to come out.
Hacker Wants $10M Ransom for Stolen Virginia Private Patient Data...
...or the Hacker will probably sell the hacked datas to some drug dealers. Or some chemist experimenting on creating newer types of illegal drugs.
On April 30th, an unidentified individual, or group, hacked into the Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program's Website, WikiLeaks first reported Sunday. A full week after the hack occurred, the perpetrator is still holding hostage the private data of over 8 million Virginia patients.
The party responsible for this security breach didn't hack into the prescription-drug-abuse-tracking site for fun, either. The hacker, or hackers, posted a ransom note on the Website that, according to WikiLeaks, read:
"I have your [expletive]! In *my* possession, right now, are 8,257,378 patient records and a total of 35,548,087 prescriptions. Also, I made an encrypted backup and deleted the original. Unfortunately for Virginia, their backups seem to have gone missing, too. Uhoh :(For $10 million, I will gladly send along the password."
I heard Vicoden and Ritalin were some of the datas that was hacked and could make fortunes by selling the patient's information. Maybe there are millions of kids that are not gonna get their balance medications this year. Would that even effect it.
I must say these stuff can kill more than weed does. Like what happened to Heath Ledger. I ain't sayin' he was an addict either, just sayin' that they can kill. Weed usually kills by negligence, like alcohol does by the result of drinking and driving.
7 Highly Addictive Prescription Drugs:
1. Vicodin - This opiate-based painkiller is abused in order to obtain its euphoric effects. The drug carries strong withdrawal symptoms however, which leads to a Vicodin addiction for thousands of people every day.
2. OxyContin - Also known as the "Hillbilly Heroin", OxyContin is a time-release prescription painkiller that produces intense euphoria when crushed and snorted or injected. Misuse of OxyContin in this manner has led to many overdose cases across the country.
3. Demerol - Another addictive opiod drug that inhibits the part of the brain that controls pain and produces feeling of euphoria among users. Can also bring about serious withdrawal symptoms including depression, chills, fever, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
4. Percocet - One of the first notorious prescription drugs used for its euphoric effects instead of its intended use as a painkiller. Percocet is highly addictive and has been linked to heart failure in many individuals who have taken excessive amounts of the drug over a prolonged period of time.
5. Darvocet - Another opiod originally created to help individuals suffering from pain following injury or surgery. Because of the presence of acetaminophen in Darvocet, those who take the drug for an extended period of time can develop disorders of the liver.
6. Ritalin - Can cause increases or decreases in blood pressure as well as psychotic episodes. Prescribed to help children with Attention Deficit Disorder, the drug has been used as a substitute for cocaine.
7. Amphetamines - These drugs produce euphoric effects similar to those found during cocaine use. The individual experiences a "rush" for a limited amount of time, generally followed by periods of exhaustion, anxiety and depression. It is the strong need to avoid these adverse effects of the amphetamines that lead individuals into addiction. These drugs are commonly used by truckers, students or other individuals who need to stay awake for long periods of time.
Last time when Hatton fought Mayweather it lasted 10 rounds. With Pacman lasted only two rounds. Almost one round but Hatton manages to get up on the second knock-down just seconds before the bell. Another good fight will be Marquez vs Mayweather on July 18. Who ever wins, fights or fights Pacman again. Now I remember, Marquez almost knocked Pacman before. And for Mayweather I don't think he is a quicker puncher than Pacman, he is though seems to be more illusive and more accurate puncher than any other fighter that I saw Pacman fought before.
FDA Says People Should Stop Using the Diet Products Immediately...
May 1, 2009 -- Fourteen Hydroxycut products, marketed as fat burners, low-cost diet aids, and energy enhancers, are being recalled voluntarily by the manufacturer after the FDA received 23 reports of serious liver injuries ranging from jaundice to death.
Good thing I never used the Hydroxycut product, since I bought a whole bottle. I never really done any hardcore workout so that should be a good thing in someways. Just light exercises, where you don't really need any products that can messed up the liver.
For now until they come out with better belly diets, here's a funny alternative:
She's just being sarcastic. I think it's a parody from purebuzz.
I'm blogging pretty much about everything. Even to the most silliest things. So please "do not" take some of my opinions, journals, reports, and researches too seriously or act unto something destructive due to what you gathered from Wasabi Sandwich. I'm just a blogger and I do not intend for anyone to follow what I blog about. Unless for positive purposes - like maybe buying my music later. Consider my warning as a disclaimer.