Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

When's Apple Gonna Release New Freakin' MacBook Pros?

I mean, damn, it's been a while since they've come out with a truly fresh re-fresh of their signature laptops. I've had my trusty mid-2011 model since...well, mid-2011! I'd like to move on to a shiny new 2016 model and convert my 2011 baby to a permanent Netflix player for the kids, you know, so they'll have somewhere to spill their milk and cookies? It would be awesome to have a really really fast quadcore (mine was maybe the last of the dual core MacBooks) machine to record with. I've been seriously thinking about purchasing Logic to record with and stepping away from GarageBand, which is pretty nice and all...especially considering it's free, but it's limited. I've got to admit, it'll be more than a little difficult to part ways with my sweet 2011...heck, go look at all the stuff that I've recorded on it! Just about everything from Bona Fide on, with the exception of a few odds and ends done on the PortaStudio! And that doesn't even include the dozens of tracks re-mastered on it. 

I don't know what's going to happen with the Karl Rove experiment. While my wife and I were walking last evening, I told her that I didn't think I could justify driving over to Charlottesville every time we practiced and she responded, "Well, didn't you take that into consideration before you agreed to practice for the first time?" I did. But I don't think I realized how much I disliked the actual process until I did it once. Hell, after practice was over, I even got stuck in Johnny's driveway for ten minutes before I was finally able to get out and head home. Wasn't that some sort of an eye-opener? I guess I just wanted to play music live again; I just didn't want to drive across a mountain to do it.

"The more time you spend on an old idea, the more energy you invest in it, the more solid it becomes and the more it will exclude new ideas." -- Brian Eno