Aphelion Issue 186, Volume 18
July 2014
 
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Well this is an embuggerence. When I got home from work this evening I found my desktop computer stuck in some kind of infinite loop of rebooting itself unsuccessfully. All I wanted to do was to write this editorial, What I wound up doing was phoning the fellow ho helped me build that particular computer. We came up with a few options I can try when I have more time to focus on the computer problem. But as for right now, I have to put all that aside and get the editorial done.

That's the thing, really. How does one focus on a project deadline when there are so many things attempting to distract us from getting anything done? I'm not talking about procrastination, but roadblocks. Stuff that happens when someone is trying to get a project into the now this is actually a thing stage. Flat tires on the way to an important meeting. Having to take a pet to the clinic on the day you really need to have been writing, Hard drive crashes just at the exact time you try to send your manuscript to your publisher. How do you overcome the obstacle?

In my case it's having multiple back-up antiques to use when the main computer goes down. Just like keeping oil lamps and candles and a wind-up radio for when the electricity goes out. Oh well, keep plodding forward, I suppose. I've got work to do, so I'd best get to doing it.

Life throws you curves, you adapt, then a different curve brings forth new adaptation, and so on.

All right, welcome to the new issue of Aphelion! I just know that you're going to enjoy the stories, so go ahead! I'll catch up soon, LOL!

Dan



BOILERPLATE:

First off, if you do the Facebook thing, feel free to join us on the Aphelion page there. The link is Aphelion Webzine. As an aside, the Editorial Mafia and I have found Facebook to be useful while we transition between e-mailing lists. Given our different locations and schedules, it's come in handy as a way to discuss production details of new issues. Sometimes there are several of us using Facebook at the same time, so it's almost like the old chat room days.

Dan's Music Page This is my promo page here at Aphelion. All the links below, and more information about the albums, are located here.

The Never Bank On A Learning Curve CD on the Create Space website. My first album, with a wide range of styles and genres, covering the past three years of my working with the MAGIX Music Maker programs.

The Second Helping CD on the Create Space website. My second album, with just as wide a range of different musical styles, showing just how much I've learned in the past three years.

Dan's Studio-D Page on the Bandcamp website. Digital downloads of the albums, or each individual song if you prefer it that way. Just click on the album cover thumbnails and you'll see a list of each song on the album. Next to the song titles are links to read the liner notes, or to download the individual song. You can listen to each song for free. There is also a link to download each entire album at one go. I cannot say enough about Bandcamp! This is an amazing website. I have Rob, and many other friends, to thank for finally talking me into checking it out.

Here are some links to pages I have up promoting my music. When my book comes out I'll add those links to the promotion page, too. So far, there are links on that page to the Create Space Preview songs, the Create Space page for each album, the Amazon.com listings, and the link to the digital downloads page.

And here's a link to my Sound Cloud page:

Dan's Sound Cloud Page where all my music has been stored for your free listening pleasure. These are not as high a quality recordings as the ones on the CDs or on Bandcamp. But SoundCloud does have the virtue of having everything collected together in one place.

Check those links out, buy a CD or download if you like what you hear. And once again, thank you for your time,

Dan all my music has been stored for your free listening pleasure. These are not as high a quality recordings as the ones on the CDs or on Bandcamp. But SoundCloud does have the virtue of having everything collected together in one place.

Check those links out, buy a CD or download if you like what you hear. And once again, thank you for your time,

Dan


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