Category: Milwaukee

Song: The Mountain Is Going Away

We finally finished recording The Mountain Is Going Away. It took us a while and I’m proud of this little recording.

[audio:TakeSolace-TheMountainIsGoingAway.mp3]

We recorded it all in my second bedroom since it has carpet and the dither was reduced to a minimum. We added a whole slew of weird background noises and yellings. Try to spot the candy wrapper.

Let us know what you think. It may be a little loud as we recorded in 24 bit, compressed it and then brought it down to 16 bits for the CD and MP3. I’ve been reading a audio mastering book and that’s what it told me to do. It seems like it worked pretty well but I’d like to know what it sounds like on your system. Please, please, please leave some comments below.

Lyrics

it’s nothing that i would proclaim from the highest mountain
nor should i be ashamed of my eye dropper fountains
the melting snow should only cover the tips
but it’s you i dreamt of in the wind

the pot of water on the stove is about to boil
i’m waiting for a cup of tea to sooth my soul
aren’t i worried? won’t you prepare?
can’t you see that the sun is beginning to stare?
sure, but the moon will keep on spinning round

should we eat at all tonight my friend?
i don’t see the point, only the other end
my side of the mountain is going away
and you won’t be the last to try and save
its nothing i would proclaim from the highest mountain
it’s no great secret i’ll be gone and forgotten
but the moon with still go on my friend
and the moon with still go on

Note: Play the demo version of this song here.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk

My good friend, Melissa Naatz, is sponsoring a team for the MS Walk on Sunday, May 6, 2007. We’re walking around the lake front downtown in the morning. If you wish to donate to her team and help those with Multiple Sclerosis please visit her site hosted by the National MS Society:

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/goto/melissanaatz

The National MS Society – Wisconsin Chapter will use funds collected from the MS Walk to not only support research for a cure tomorrow, but also to provide programs and services which address the needs of people living with MS today. We can fight this disease by simply walking.

2007 Christopher & Banks MS Walk in Milwaukee
Sunday, May 6, 2007

Join us!
May 6, 2007
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Lakefront – O’Donnell Park
Check in: 9:00 a.m.
Start time: 10:00 a.m.

For more information visit: Melissa Naatz’s Site or Multiple Sclerosis on Wikipedia

Take Solace at John Harbors, April 14th 2007

On Saturday, April 14th 2007 Take Solace will be at John Harbor’s Main Street Coffee House in Menomonee Falls. We’ll play around 7PM or so. You can come and get a nice sandwich and drink some excellent coffee while you watch us play. They have beer and wine too. We’re planning on bringing little take home gifts for those that make it.

Here’s the address:

John Harbor’s Main Street Coffee House
N88 W116521 Main Street
Menomonee Falls, WI

http://johnharbors.com/

It’s near the corner of Appleton and Main Street in Menomonee Falls. It’s on a corner a half block East of Appleton Ave on Main Street (right across from that bank).

Salary Resources on the Web

There is a nice article from the New York Times called Using the Web to Get the Boss to Pay More that will give you a good summary for salary research on the web. The article gives some good background information on where a lot of the top job sites get their salary information from. America Online, Yahoo, HotJobs.com and Monster.com get their info from Salary.com and CareerBuilder.com, Jobster.com and SimplyHired.com, get their info from PayScale.com.