Sunday, July 16, 2006

What I'm doing on my summer vacation

Okay, I've got some domestic duties. For instance I painted a room in our house, cut out a window that had been paneled over, and am growing a pretty wicked garden this year. So I'm no slacker around the house.

But one of the things I really look forward to is recording with Ben Moffat and Zack Sloan. We have a band called Cicada. I host some audio files on my school's server. Here's a link if you want to listen to "Summer Swims" one of the tracks on our newest CD. I haven't quit my day job yet, so we can only get together a few precious summer days. But we have a lot of laughs on those days.

I've also begun an online memoir (using Flash). Here are links to the first two chapters. It's the first part of the last time I made it to my parents' house where I grew up. They were moving out and it was also, coincidentally, my high school class 20-year reunion. Watch these and let me know what you think.


Anonymous said...

Hi Chris
This is Kevin H from Western Mass.
I have you plugged into my Bloglines -- the animated song was very cool. (Any hints on how you did it? I wanna steal more of yer ideas).
I have to come back to the audio essay at another time because I am in Berkeley and I am supposed to be working on some writing for a Monograph book but I ventured off into the Bloglines world for a quick reprieve from doing any actual work.
I have convinced my writing partners to use Writely for our collaborative project, which is very cool and useful for us so far.

Take care and good luck with the music and the muse.

PS: my band site is:

Chris Sloan said...

Hi Kevin. The audio essays were done in Flash. It's a pretty simple animation program once you get the hang of it. By the way, you didn't leave a URL for your band's site. Hope all went well in Berkeley.

Anonymous said...

My band's site is:

Although the server has been up and down lately for minor repairs, it should be available.