Wow! It's October 23rd and I haven't mailed Dan my entry for the 2006 Garritan Christmas CD yet!!!
Actually, I was going to mail Dan my entry a few weeks ago. I was going to tweek the composition for a better mix-down before mailing it to him. Unfortunately, the external hard disk drive which "housed" the ENTIRE project from beginning to finish (sequencing to mixdown) stopped working!!!
I know. It sounds too much like, "My dog ate my homework"! But it's true I tell you!!! LOL!
Actually, that HD drive housed several other projects including 5 entire original compositions (from beginning to end). Lots and lots of hours of work lost. I sent the Western Digital drive to a computer repair shop. Unfortunately, the drive was far too fried for them to recover the information on it. The ONLY way I might be able to recover the information is if I am willing to spend about $3,000.00 or so dollars for some fancy-shmancy technology done by people wearing sterile suits in some far off "super clean" workshop.
Well, needless to say, I think I'll re-sequence the music over the next few months and save the $3,000+ dollars!
Anyway. . . .
I PM'd Dan and asked if it was too late to mail him my entry. With it being only 2 months away from Christmas, I figured that it was too late and figured that my entry could be used for next year's Holiday CD.
To my surprise, Dan said that it was NOT too late! In fact, he shared that only about 2 or 3 people, so far, have mailed him their entries. Dan also shared that he would be willing to extend the dead-line for everyone to send him their entries for this year's Garritan Christmas CD.
So. . .
My question is this: Is an extension needed??
From here, I will let Dan answer to just how long the dead-line for music entries can reasonably be extended. However I just want to add that I think that it is very cool, kind-spirited and generous of Dan to offer such an extension! Thank you, Dan!!
So I want to wish to everyone interested, "Happy Composing and Happy Sequencing" as you create your entries for the happy 2006 Garritan Christmas CD!
I also wish to everyone to have the fore-sight to BACK UP their important projects and not experience the frustration of losing important works from a failed hard disk drive like this silly, silly person experienced.
Warm regards to all. . .
P. S. By the way. That hard disk drive containing my entry did get fried. But the dog NEVER ate my homework! LOL!