Another interview posted at afka: A Unique Musical Force or Blasphemous Freak: Which Is Frank Zappa?, The Valley News, 1976.
Day: January 25, 2013
Today's Barrier to Productivity
I was recording today and the damn power started flickering.
One of those weird little things where the lights go down for a little bit and then come back up, and some stuff goes off and some doesn't. The clock on the oven got reset; the one on the microwave didn't. The Mac Mini I was using stayed up; the external hard drive I was recording to (plugged into a different surge protector) did. Pro Tools hung; fortunately I didn't lose any recording but some of it wasn't stored in the .ptf file and I had to drag-and-drop the WAVs from the Audio Files directory.
So I got started and it happened again. This time I didn't lose anything but it started throwing permission errors. So I restored from an earlier .ptf and then I managed to finish.
Always something new and exciting to impede progress. But ultimately I got two good auditions recorded. Fingers crossed...