I used to say "give me a nice pencil sharpener, and I'll write an unforgettable piece!"
but found the pencil sharpener wasn't enough. So there had to be something else, some other piece of gear holding me back.
So I said "If I only had Logic PRO! No more Express, I need the full version!"
And I got a piece published. But I found myself wanting more. Still didn't have the big win, needed another big festival, huge conference
So I wrote a paper and presented it at EMS12 in Sweden. And I was still left wanting.
Then i figured it out. Even with all these online submissions popping up, I needed a way to market myself better. The website redesign is alright, workable, livable. The scores look as good as ever (now with prices!). but the recordings? They sound pretty good, but the look! The look was way off!
After searching for a couple weeks, I found my answer. Yep, that's right.
All I need now to put me over the edge is a Lightscribe enabled external CD/DVD player. Now I'm finally ready for the big time! Bring on the Pulitzer committee!
Ok, yeah, might be a little soon for that, but, c'mon, it is pretty damn schnazzy. I gave it a hard problem, a really nice picture with all sorts of different contrasts, and some text over top. And it handled it admirably. Some of the best money I've spent in a while.
And there was the even more practical matter that my macbook pro's optical drive has gone out. Might as well upgrade if I'm replacing anyway.