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i see no reason to not release something every two weeks or so
  • Listening to: manuel barrueco playing villa-lobos
  • Reading: where i'm calling from
  • Watching: my life go by
  • Playing: future ops online
  • Eating: food is against my religion
  • Drinking: kaffe
Hiyas!

My new EP, Songs From My Voice-Thoughts, is out. As usual, it's a free download, over on my Bandcamp. There is the option to choose to pay, as well, which is always nice. I've got a lot of other music on Bandcamp, all free/donate.

This release is an odd mix of stuff, but I think Watertown really shows where I've been headed, musically. Fingerstyle guitar, not so much of the flashy tapping and percussive stuff, and lyrics only when I really feel them.

So please, take a moment, take a listen, download it (why not? It's free!), and download anything else from my Bandcamp that you happen to like. Thanks!

Love & tea,
-Zac
  • Listening to: atlas eclipticalis with winter music - john cage
  • Reading: myth of sisyphus
  • Watching: my life go by
  • Eating: nothing ever
  • Drinking: earl grey
hey!

been a while.

i've been playing a ton of music. check it out on bandcampsoundcloud, and youtube!

things have been weird, mentally. had a narrow escape from being an inpatient in a psych ward, but i'll be apparently going through a good bit of therapy and stuff, maybe getting on new meds? who knows.

alcoholism took a major turn for the worse, as has my ED. and depression. and anxiety. staying away from the uppers, though, yay me.

went to boston recently. took a 'real' camera with me. decided i like taking pictures of things. fell in love (both with the city and with a human being).

that's about all.

love and tea,
-zac
  • Listening to: morton feldman
  • Reading: myth of sisyphus
  • Watching: my life go by
  • Playing: mostly the swell season on guitar
  • Eating: nothing ever
  • Drinking: only tea
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  • Listening to: ASAW
  • Reading: Gone Series
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  • Listening to: ASAW
  • Reading: Gone Series
I bricked my A10 tab that I just got. So... I ordered another one with an A10 SoC. This one's a 9.7 inch tab with front and rear cameras, but is otherwise basically the same. Hopefully the folks on the forums can help me fix the 7 inch tab, but if not, well, at least I've learned not to try to overclock cheap Cortex-A8-based off-brand tablets.
  • Listening to: ASAW
  • Reading: Gone Series
I guess it's more of an MID. It's a Craig CMP741e. It's not great. 7" screen, very limited stock ROM, processor set at 60 mhz (wtf?) to 1 Ghz.  However, it comes rooted, with SU and busybox. And it cost me $49. So, in about 20 minutes, I was able to get Clockworkmod, an unofficial port of Cyanogenmod 9, and ICS GAPPS on here. And set the processor to 600 mhz (much better) to 1.3 Ghz.

If you don't have a tablet and have never used one, I can tell you right now, even a cheap ass thing like this is awesome. I can read on a screen bigger than 5". I can watch movies. I can play Future Ops Online without my fingers getting in the way of what I'm seeing.

So, if you're looking for a cheap tablet, I can definitely recommend this one. Just do what I did -- check the reviews (obviously), but also check the forums to make sure there's a verified root method and at least one or two ROMs you can try out, because it's pretty much guaranteed that the stock ROM is going to suck.
  • Listening to: ASAW
  • Reading: Gone Series
So, I make no secret of the fact that BT is my favourite musician. Even people who don't like electronic music can appreciate the amount of work that goes into his albums. I mean, dude wrote his own software because he couldn't find a way to program drums in surround sound. That's pretty epic.

I'm apparently a part of the BT Street Team, or BTFamily as they're called, now. I'm not entirely sure how that happened, but it did. We had a Twitterbombing campaign last night (the 16th, my birthday!) to try to get #ASAW trending (his new album, released yesterday, is called A Song Across Wires). But apparently it doesn't matter how many times 10 or 20 people tweet about something, what we need is more folks.

So this is sort of a general invitation/request for anyone who likes BT. Or likes Trance, EDM, or electro. Or just really great music in general. We want to make this first week of ASAW pretty epic, so we'll be continuing this campaign over the course of the week. Anyone who wants to join in tweeting about #ASAW and saying #ThankYouBT for everything he's done for the electronica community is totally welcome, and if you'd like to be more closely involved with the family, hit me up on my personal Facebook (www.facebook.com/zacanger ) or follow Erin on twitter ( www.twitter.com/HeartDreamsProd ) and keep an eye out for the tags #ASAW #ThankYouBT #BTFamily etc.

We'd love to get everyone involved in this. BT means a helluva lot to us, and his music is really just totally mind-blowing. I've learned a ton from him about composition, mixing, production, and signal processing, and I've never even had a conversation with the guy.

Anyway, hit me up if you're interested in helping boost this album release on Twitter! The more the merrier.

Love & tea,
-Zac
  • Listening to: ASAW
  • Reading: Gone Series
GIRLS GUYS IN BETWEENS HEY GUESS WHAT IT'S HERE IT'S OUT

So get the fuck on Twitter and start tweeting about how awesome A Song Across Wires is.

Focusing around midnight in your local time zone, and then 6 PM Pacific Time (9 PM Eastern Time), let's twitter bomb ASAW and ThankYouBT until this is top trending!
  • Listening to: ASAW
  • Reading: Gone Series
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i'm going to a recording school in the fall, hopefully. if i can get the money. the link is to my indiegogo, trying to raise $8800 for tuition.

  • Listening to: ZacAnger.Com
  • Reading: From Under The Mountain -- Caitlin Spivey
  • Drinking: Vodka & Diet -- fell off the wagon, I guess
Head to zacanger.bandcamp.com/ to download a lot of my music for free, including my Silmarillion-inspired albums and some new drone/sludge material! And if you'd like to support me, please consider paying for an album, or heading to www.indiegogo.com/projects/aub… to help fund my recording budget for my label debut; or go to www.zacanger.com/donate.html . And check out my merch at www.cafepress.com/zacanger
  • Listening to: ZacAnger.Com
  • Reading: From Under The Mountain -- Caitlin Spivey
  • Drinking: Vodka & Diet -- fell off the wagon, I guess
Get on over to zacanger.bandcamp.com and download a bunch of my albums for free! Donate if you like at www.zacanger.com/donate.html
  • Listening to: ZacAnger.Com
  • Reading: From Under The Mountain -- Caitlin Spivey
  • Drinking: Vodka & Diet -- fell off the wagon, I guess
Get on over to zacanger.bandcamp.com and download a bunch of my albums for free! Donate if you like at www.zacanger.com/donate.html
  • Listening to: ZacAnger.Com
  • Reading: From Under The Mountain -- Caitlin Spivey
  • Drinking: Vodka & Diet -- fell off the wagon, I guess
Hey, I'm trying to raise some funds to help with recording! I mostly need some new mics, a decent audio interface, and accessories (strings, pop filters, shockmounts, etc.). A laptop that can handle 24-bit recording might be nice, too. If you'd like to help out a bit, I've got a campaign on www.indiegogo.com/projects/aub…
  • Listening to: ZacAnger.Com
  • Reading: From Under The Mountain -- Caitlin Spivey
  • Drinking: Vodka & Diet -- fell off the wagon, I guess
I signed a deal with Sugo Music Group licensing off 167 of my songs (about 2/3 of my back catalog) for the next five years. That's exciting!
There's a new www.zacanger.com and it's pretty okay.

Head to zacanger.bandcamp.com/ to download a lot of my music for free, including my Silmarillion-inspired albums and some new drone/sludge material! And if you'd like to support me, please consider paying for an album, or heading to www.indiegogo.com/projects/aub… or www.kickstarter.com/projects/1… to help fund my recording budget for my label debut; or go to www.zacanger.com/donate.html . And check out my merch at www.cafepress.com/zacanger
  • Listening to: ZacAnger.Com
  • Reading: From Under The Mountain -- Caitlin Spivey
  • Drinking: Vodka & Diet -- fell off the wagon, I guess
i dont even remember where the wagon is or what it looks like anymore
  • Listening to: ZacAnger.Com
  • Reading: From Under The Mountain -- Caitlin Spivey
  • Drinking: Vodka & Diet -- fell off the wagon, I guess
I have about 10 GB worth of icons and walls to sort through. I hear 4.3 will be announced at I/O next week (obviously HTC already "leaked" it). I have my Spectrum, and I still have Apex.

I've just been so busy lately (despite being unemployed for six months!) with all of these musical projects. I've released a handful of albums already this year and have a summer fairly full of gigs, and am working on booking next summer solid at various festivals of the Fey variety.

But I promise I will come back, and I'll learn to use UCCW, because apparently that's the hot new thing.
  • Listening to: ZacAnger.Com
  • Reading: From Under The Mountain -- Caitlin Spivey
  • Drinking: Vodka & Diet -- fell off the wagon, I guess
Yeah.

I decided to just give in and do the right thing. I pirate all the time. I don't believe in charging for digital media. So, I'm releasing all my Bandcamp stuff for free, including two brand-new albums!

Check them out now at zacanger.bandcamp.com
  • Listening to: ZacAnger.Com
  • Reading: MCSA Books
  • Drinking: Tea
results are in! i did not win. there were four winners and six runners up, and i was not among them. however this is from the winner announcement on bt's facebook:

Honorable mention goes to Zac Anger. Although you didn't win, you won for the most effort. Your mixes were very good & because you put so much effort into the contest, I'd like to personally skype with you & maybe I can share some tips.

_BT



so, that's awesome.
check out the mixes i submitted here: soundcloud.com/zacanger/sets/b…
  • Listening to: ZacAnger.Com
  • Reading: MCSA Books
  • Drinking: Tea
I've entered the BT Remix Contest. Actually, I've entered six times. I'm working on my seventh (and last) submission now.
Take a listen to what I've been up to! soundcloud.com/zacanger/sets/b…
  • Listening to: ZacAnger.Com
  • Reading: MCSA Books
  • Drinking: Tea