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Music / March 5th - Home Tavern!
« on: February 10, 2010, 10:12:12 AM »

After more than a year off from organizing shows due to university commitments, I am back, ready and raring to go for a brand new year of metal in Wagga Wagga. What I hope to bring this year to the scene is the same I always have, high quality regional bands, top Australian talent, and where possible, international talent!

So let everyone know that "Heavy at Home" is back for a new year, and a big lineup for the reunion show is going to be announced soon!


I am proud to announce the first band on the bill will be something new and very unique for a Heavy at Home concert! Utilizing a combination of atmospheric drumming, melancholic tones and experimental rhythms, this band delivers and eclectic combination of drone, post rock, black metal and progressive elements, noting key influences such as Agalloch, Cult of Luna, Parhelia and Wolves in the Throne Room. I am proud to announce 'Tranquil Deception' as part of this special comeback event!

Want more about the band? Check out the myspace;


The second band on the bill needs no introduction to Wagga Wagga audiences. I of course am talking about Leicohtica. Having been a staple of the Wagga metal diet now for six years this gig represents a major shift in the dynamic of the band.

This will be guitarist Rhys Mottley's farewell show from the group. The band will be playing tracks spanning the length of time that Rhys has been with us and will be a fitting farewell to a longtime friend who we all wish the best of luck to in his future endeavors at ANU!

Want more about the band? Check out the myspace; OR


SoulTremor originated in early-2007 as an unnamed, unknown idea brewing in the mind of guitarist / vocalist Matt Graham, who wished to form a metal band with its roots in old-school thrash music, but with a technical and progressive edge that was uncommon in the live scene. He found a kinship in lead guitarist Rohan Macdonald, and together they started honing and crafting the music style that ran deep within them. After nearly a year of endless and frustrating searching for quality musicians to suit the intensity and complexity of their desired sound they came across Matt Lloyd - drummer extraordinaire - who's love for metal and amazing ability helped solidify the line - up, and the final piece to the puzzle Allan Swaffield, a wise musician from Wagga (an Ex: Leicohtica guitarist) with an incredible work ethic and just as much hair on his head has proven to be the ONLY source of brutal bass lines to forge out of this band allowing them to take their music to the live scene.

The next wave is here.

Want more about the band? Check out the myspace;

Hope top see some of you there, and let others know at this link...!/event.php?eid=273856773850&ref=ts

Web / oh my god its that guy i hate!
« on: July 16, 2009, 04:18:34 PM »
Hello Lifelings,

In an effort to add to the uselessness that is the internet we have this fabulous piece of design work... there is much more to come, although most of it will be equally as stupid.

some guy.

Web / Flash: Make a snowflake!
« on: June 29, 2009, 11:24:27 AM »

As the subject suggests.... i think i'm in love.

Music / Download Free Leicohtica Tracks.
« on: June 15, 2009, 09:51:35 PM »
Leicohtica Live Releases
- Download free live tracks!

As a new initiative from the band we have begun releasing sections of live concerts. What you will find in this FREE download is five (5) tracks, including four (4) full songs! This file is 38mb. This is straight out of the desk, no work in post-production, just cut up and spat out by Garageband. We are hoping to develop some interest in the album we are currently in the midst of writing, so please enjoy, give feedback and spread the word around.

The license is there for you read at your own leisure, and in the license is the option to donate spare change if you really like it. I hope you guys get a kick out of it, and enjoy some free music.

Please pass this on!

For Sale / Amps for heaps cheap.
« on: May 01, 2009, 10:17:00 AM »
$10 - Fender Frontman 15B Bass Amp (15watt) - Good amp and reliable, but i have upgraded and dont need it. Retails for; $179.

$10 - Rok Axe Guitar Amp (15 Watt) - Practice amp, intense gain, not needed as I have upgraded. Retails for; $99

Both work great... please come take them away from me as soon as possible.

Call me if you want either or both, hell if you want both id do it for $15... drive to cashies and youl probably make money ha ha ha.

0432 332 425.

Music / Psycoptic - 18/12/2008
« on: December 03, 2008, 09:08:01 AM »
Incase anyone is around and interested...

Pyscroptic, Leicohtica and NeOblivascaris @ The Home Tavern on the Thursday 18th of December. Go to it you jerks.

Community Projects / Project:/ Leicohtica - The Dead Soul Orchestra
« on: June 19, 2008, 10:33:13 AM »
To begin with I want everyone who reads this to understand that I have not consulted Hages on the validity of you undertaking any of the below projects as a part of your study. They may meet the criteria needed of you for your assignments, and they may not, time will tell, but there is a few projects that I would like some animation/multimedia etc students involved in.


Studio Diaries;
for someone who can be here over the break...

Leicohtica hits the studio to record its second album starting on Tuesday July 15th. We will spend three days in 'Flying Fox Studios' tracking drums, and further to that about 4 weeks on and off recording other instruments.

We are looking for individuals who are interested in spending long hours with us (the band) in a confined space filming interviews, discussions, general studio stuff and whatever more you want to contribute. We can do it ourselves, but this may be a good opportunity for someone if there is any interest.

We would want people to come to some rehearsals between now and when we hit the studio to record to film some preliminary (lead up) stuff.

For actual studio stuff... those involved will need to meet us at our rehearsal space at 7:30 - 8am on the Tuesday 15th for loading, then be expected to remain with us until 5pm. The wednesday and thursday would be 9-5 days respectively with more flexibility assuming you got most of what you wanted on the first day. Meals on these days can be paid for by the band (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea) if necessary.

We would be looking to release the first 'studio' diary the Saturday following our studio time (saturday 19th). The turn around is quick and will require several short videos to be made over the proceeding few weeks. We will have a video diary on our youtube account, and keep them as a video log. We will promote this as much as possible.

These video could include shooting the mixing process. The mastering process (might include a trip to Sydney covered by the band) and much more. You will have complete access to our material to cut this stuff together including the bands HD Video Camera and whatever other assets we can lend you.

You will get to see the making of a record from start to finish and be involved and credited in the subsequent release (1000 discs).

Applicants should understand that the band will talk about poo a lot.

PM me if interested.


Film Clip;
As most of you know last year multimedia students Matt Regan, David Orman and Jon Taranto worked towards creating a Leicohtica filmclip. This clip has aired on ABC TV's Rage, Sky Music Television in the UK and Europe and numerous other community networks across Europe and Australia.

Matt Regan is currently completing the second film clip from our debut album 'The Balance of Fire', and it is due for release within a months time.

The group is looking for able students who want to be involved in the filming and production of a third Leicohtica film clip. If you read what came before it you know we are hitting the studio very soon.

We would like to be able to bring out a clip very soon after the album is put together and perhaps release them simultaneously.

We have 'a' video camera that can be used, but we can probably source more if you cant. We have some ideas for the clip as we have an image to maintain, but are looking for creative people who want to have a lot of input and really run this as far as they can take it.

This could involve 2-3 days (may be nights) of shooting on location. We will cover all expenses you incur (fuel costs, food etc). If you are involved you will be credited in the Album booklet and CD sampler (1000 discs).

The clip will be for the song 'Orchestrations of Infinite Disorder'... hopefully that name gives you some idea of what to expect.

Again, applicants expect to hear a lot of talk about poo.
PM me if interested.

PC / Built me a new PC...
« on: June 18, 2008, 10:03:18 AM »
Well I built me a new PC so I thought I'd 'share it with you' and revel in the glorious victory that has come about because of nerdiness.

This machine is built for audio editing...

Build: ($815)
Case: Generic Brand Case w:/650 watt p/s
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
CPU: Intel Quad Core 6600 (q2.4)
RAM: 8GB DDR 800mhz (4x2gb)
HDD1: 250gb Seagate (16mb cache)
HDD2: 500gb Seagate (32mb cache)
Video card: Nvidia 8600GT (512) Silentpipe edition.
CD/DVD: 2 Asus DL DVD-Burners w:/ lightscribe

Soundcard: M-Audio Project mix I/O (
Sound Card Expansion: Behringer ADA8000 8channel Preamp (optical in to Project mix).
PCI Card 1: 6 X USB expansion (4 external + 2 Internal)
PCI Card 2: 4 x Firewire Expansion (3 External + 1 Internal)
PCI Card 3: XXX
Speakersystem 1: Edirol MA-10A Micro Monitors
Speakersystem 2: Generic DSE 7.1 Surround sound system


At the moment the 250 seagate drive is partitioned into three partitions, one for Vista Ultimate, One for software for Ultimate, and the third for my ripped CD's. I will use vista as my primary 'online' operating system and as the distribution point for media around the house. It is also my digital imaging environment (photoshop etc).

The 500gb drive is set as a single partition and has Windows XP installed. It will be strictly an audio editing environment. So when I can afford new HDD drives there will be one for the Protools installation, and my other audio editing VST's and plugins on other drives etc.

Two external WD My book 320gb's at the moment are housing my sound/image/video libraries and are set up as mapped network drives from other computers in the house so I can grab files and watch them on TV etc...


I am using easybcd to dual boot, so on startup i can boot to XP or Vista depending on what I want to do. EasyBCD is here:

Suggestions / Forum - Section
« on: November 28, 2007, 02:40:23 PM »
I know this forum's primary purpose is to function as a place for students to discuss work during semester, but I think it could be beneficial to not only keep it open during the break for people to discuss work, maintain contact and share interesting stories, but to actually create a forum section for holliday-projects. Like there is a VFX/MPI subject coded forums, it might be nice to have a big generic 'non-contact' forum where people can just talk about what they are doing over the break. I would love that.  8)

Web / Deviant-Art
« on: August 16, 2007, 02:29:28 PM »
I thought while I was thinking of it quickly, there is probably more than a few dev-art users on here making things and postung them up. If you have an account, post a link to your work eh.

I have a stock account which people can access and do whatever with.

So with that concluded I'll now brag, and go yay, got my second daily-deviation in as many months  8). I love you dev-art.

Photoshop / Chris Orchard - Work
« on: August 06, 2007, 02:57:50 PM »
Not done for any subject or whatever, just an experiment in mixing photomanipulation and matte painting. Hopefully you like it. Its pretty big, ha ha ha

Current Affairs / Science Geek Stuff
« on: June 13, 2007, 04:18:37 PM »
Well, Im a Science nerd, I subscribe to New Scientist amongst other things, and well, this sort of has to do with all of yuo, as we know how annoying wired things are these days.

Scientists light bulb with "wireless electricity" 
    BEIJING, June 8 (Xinhuanet) -- Scientists may have signaled an end to electric cords and batteries when they lit a 60-watt light bulb from a power source seven feet away without using a physical connection. The researchers have named their concept "WiTricity" as in "wireless electricity."

    MIT physicist Marin Soljacic started thinking years ago about how to transmit power wirelessly so his cell phone could recharge without ever being plugged in.

    The problem with wireless power transmission is that broadcasting energy in all directions can be very wasteful because a vast majority of power ends up being squandered into free space.

    Soljacic and his colleagues devised WiTricity based on resonance. Two objects resonating at the same frequency tend to exchange energy efficiently, while interacting weakly with objects not resonating at the same frequency.

    Instead of sound, the MIT physicists focused on magnetic fields. Most common materials interact only very weakly with magnetic fields, so little power would get wasted on unintended targets.

    "The fact that magnetic fields interact so weakly with biological organisms is also important for safety considerations," said Soljacic's colleague, MIT physicist Andre Kurs.

    The scientists designed two copper coils roughly 20 inches in diameter that were specially designed to resonate together. One was attached to the power source, the other to a light bulb. The practical demonstration of their earlier theoretical work managed to power the light bulb even when obstacles blocked direct line of sight between the source and device, findings detailed online June 7 in the journal Science.

    The researchers demonstrated roughly 40 percent efficiency in power transfer. Kurs told LiveScience they are currently working on improving the efficiency of the power transfer as well as the maximum distance allowed.

    "For the moment, we are focusing on power transfers on the order of 100 watts although, in principle, more power could be transferred," he added.[/quote]

Music / Heavy at Home - June 16th
« on: June 08, 2007, 09:33:48 AM »

So, you should all probably go...

Web / Coma1 - Web Projects
« on: June 05, 2007, 01:10:17 PM »
Okay so I figured since there is no forum for Honors Students (and im the only one of them i think??? so it would be a bit pointless) I would just cram some of my current stuff in here.

Most of it is works in progress so there is errors all over the place, so if you find one, then post it and ill do some kinda work around. Anyway, first off, here is the WIP website for my independent record label 'anti-human records'.

This is just a TEMPLATE there is no real content yet. Reason being the div (overflow) tags that are the scroll areas where my content is gunna go will be changed to dynamically get content from a wordpress blog I have installed on the server. So thats my ambition there.

The music player which doesnt play anything will eventually play music by the artists on the label and come from an XML playlist and load dynamically.

So other parts of the site...
So the forum follows the layout of the site, yipee... or rather the other way around? either way they should be relatively similar in navigation.

So the store, whats happening there, well a legit store is being placed underneath the current shel;l of the site, this store will allow people to pay for and download songs/albums etc, or elect physical copies of albums. The store will be a fully fledged retail thingy thingy, theres heaps of cool dynamic stuff in the store being implemented. Anyway that comes LATER. for now... site design basic critique... i know some of it is failing but general concept?

Reviews / Rackmounting Hard Drives
« on: May 30, 2007, 04:22:10 PM »
Okay, so I have pledged that I wont delve into the ridiculous, and I well have enough rack mounted gear as it is, but I am thinking of creating a server backup of some of my stuff and I love the space saving awesomeness of rack mounts. Now I have one full 12U rack with gear but am going to place a second 12U rack mount on my other side of the table. My concept is this...

I place a M-DES-1024D switch (24 port switch at 1 Rack Unit) or something similar, and then run Terabyte My Book world editions from it. Of which is could fit 3 to a rack unit. The actual rack units i can get a mate to make at his metal workshop for practically naught.

Benefit of this is that I can run a server side script that automates a login and rights to a specific folder SO that when my website for my record label goes live, I can run a script to create a login and specific rights to a folder so said user can download their individual purchased content.

duh duh daaaaah a lot of work, but I think it just might work.

tell me if im insane  :-\

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