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August 2009 - Chris Schuette

She Hates These Cans!

August 31, 2009 | By | No Comments

I’m a bad Dad.  OK, Patty & I don’t have human children, so I’m more accurately a bad dog-Dad…before my morning coffee at least.  There; now that I’ve accepted responsibility for the following story, I can proceed with a tale of extreme animal cunning worthy of a Cuba Gooding Jr. film ( a recent one.)

Indie is an absolute twirling nutcase at breakfast and dinnertime.  I mean it; she literally twirls around until I feed her, and If I don’t hand-feed her a little of her food at a time, she can’t keep it down. To clarify, “there will be vomit.”  Bear, on the other hand, greets food-time with all of the excitement of an episode of “The Mentalist.” As a result, we occasionally mix in some wet dog food to make it more palatable for him.  Indie gets a little bit of wet food too, because in theory she’s a good dog…in theory. (Are you with me so far? ’cause I can write this paragraph again.)

Well, in my usual pre-coffee stupor the other morning, I accidentally left the open can of wet dog-food on the kitchen table.  Fast-forward to later that day:  Patty & I were in the kitchen when I suddenly remembered the little matter of the open dog food can.  Unfortunately, the can was nowhere to be found in the kitchen.  A quick, expletive-laden search of the house revealed a notably empty and (might I add) horribly mangled dog food can on the living room floor.  At least, I ASSUME it was dog food, since even the label had been ripped off…the freaking label!  We didn’t reprimand her, since the whole thing was pretty much my fault anyway. By the way, we didn’t reprimand ME either, (except for the grammar in this sentence.)

On the bright side, at least we know Indie can open cans with her teeth, because you never know when that’ll come in handy.


A New Look (Yet Again)

August 28, 2009 | By | No Comments

In case you’re reading this, (and I’m almost certain you are,) you may have noticed that the website looks completely different.  No, I’m not just messing with you.  I’ve re-worked the website in preparation for the release of my debut solo piano CD, All You Know, in mid-September.  I’ll be including a link to the online store as soon as it is available.   In the meantime, you’re invited to sign up for my mailing list, and I’ll keep you posted.

In case my choice of fonts isn’t obvious enough, I’m totally excited about this.  I even managed to set it up so that it looks über-good on the iPhone and iPod Touch.  Just navigate to on your iPhone/ iPod Touch and there you are.  I’ve attached some screenshots below.  By the way, no one is more shocked than me that I got this to work!


No Turning Back

August 13, 2009 | By | No Comments

Well, I finally did it. I just sent off the tracks for my upcoming solo piano CD to the Mastering Engineer. It feels so great to finally be at this point. I also met with the designer, so hopefully, the project will be complete within a month.

Oh, and several people asked how I managed to record and edit the project myself. As any trained audio engineer will tell you, the secret lies in the quality of the built-in microphone:

Another Fine Product From Panasonic!

Another Fine Product From Panasonic!