Moog Synths, The Little Emotional Creatures

Moog Synths, The Little Emotional Creatures

Moog synths. Our friends. Our Creatures.

People ask me, “what do you like about your synth?”

“How is this synth, compared to that synth?”

It’s a lot like asking me what the best Tableau consulting company is, I have no idea really, but I think I don’t suck at it too much. I’m willing to blog about that stuff, emotionally charged at times but always willing to go back and edit after I push out 5k words about a bunch of nothing usually…

Emotionally charged, similar to my analog stack.

Not like a tech stack, that i normally discuss. But it’s not that different too.

Having worked for every synth, never gifted a synth, and worked long hours, years, decades… (to earn my synths)

Fighting to turn on an analog synth, patiently getting better and better in my Daw of choice, ableton. It feels good to have them together. They are a team, an emotional group of analog synthesizers.

“What do you like about your synths?”

I love the journey to get synths, my life story. 

As I love each synth, equally.

Moog synths, or any synth, is a big deal. They don’t grow on trees and it takes a lot of work to own your own music studio. I set myself on a mission in college, to build my own studio, and my next mission in life is applying myself, and making music. But the journey did not start here, it started many years ago, playing flute in Louisiana, when I was 8 years old. But that’s not what this blog is about. Let’s get back to it.

My studio after 10 years of grinding. Feb 2018.

“What do you like most about your synths?”

Impossible question – every user experiences a Moog synth differently.

You might find yourself deep into the complexities of a Moog Sub37, more enjoy the modular retreat, the engineer aspect, of a Mother 32.

What is a moog synth?

A moog synth is something we teach and learn from.

A moog synth is a hand crafted creature, built by engineers, product developers, project managers, developers, admins, managers, and thought leaders. Moog is more than a synth to the users. Here’s my Moog story.

What’s a moog synth, to we.

We teach you to pulsate with the beat, without FX, allowing you to completely live.

Moog synths need air but under the right restrictions or limitations, it will quickly impress any artist.

But some times we compress our Moog Synths…

We compress the mother fudge out of you…

Other times.

We remove the compression.

And let it win… all while trying to find that perfect balance.

From my old instagram.

Moog synths sound best with friends.

Moog Synths are like little creatures

Living and breathing through out the track, and through out our studios.

We are still learning about each of you too, some of these synths beyond our moog synth, for some, are actually older than us.

My first studio setup in Austin, TX. In June, 2014. Only owned 1 synth.

Most days, these moog synths teach us to be better producers, better musicians, better artists, better people.

We have a weird thing with our personal synths, little personal pets, little creatures that require love & attention… and drum machines, it’s like a relationship.

We work to keep them living. We provide electricity, they provide emotions.

So, we try not to give our Moog synths limitations…

We all love the experience, having a Moog synth – is ownership of a hand crafted, or hand repaired, creature.

Some synths, simply living on the edge of death because the previous owner didn’t take care.

But now Moog synth, now you are in my studio, we will take good care of you.

Welcome to the party.

You can check out my free loop and sample business, @ Starting to build a music label within Musicblip as of last week. Excited to release more soon.

5 ways to pretend to get over the Google+ Shutdown

5 ways to pretend to get over the Google+ Shutdown

Did you hear about the google+ shutdown?

Here’s 5 ways to pretend to get over the Google+ shutdown.

  1. Pretend to care about baths
  2. Pretend to care about yoga
  3. Pretend to care about yourself
  4. Pretend to care about other people
  5. Pretend to care about a hipster

#1 Pretend to care about baths.

Pretending to care about baths is one thing, but also pretend others care about it, by sharing pictures of yourself on twitter, or instagram. Because everyone is interested.

  • Bathing, immersion in a fluid
    • Bathtub, a large open container for water, in which a person may wash their body
    • Public bathing, a public place where people bathe
  • Thermae, ancient Roman public bathing facilities
hey, take a bath.

Take a bath with cloths on and you’re set.

My pants are wet.

Or dress and candles.

Dress, tub, that is relaxing.

clothes bath time.

#2 Pretend to care about yoga.

After several years enjoying yoga for the healthy benefits, I’m starting to realize the monetizing missed because I was focused on getting healthy and flexible. There’s an entire world of people who do yoga, share it on social media, and pretend it’s big deal.

I challenge you to pretend to care about yoga, and in a big way.

Change someones way of yoga-ing.

Make up a new yogi-wordi.

Inspire some one go yoguh.

Pretending to care about Google+ shutdown is key to sounding really technical, but the truth to pretending about anything, is a good list of things to pretend to care about. Like Yoga!

Who doesn’t have a yoga time in their life?

Pretending to care about yoga is about as hip as it gets but to be full granola, you need to do at least 30 days straight, and share your adventures each day. Perfecting one pose is key to building a brand to giving a shit about yoga.

great yoga stretch.

Being proud of doing nothing, in a picture, is really fun.

Watch how this yoga champion does nothing.

a perfect balancing thing.

Make sure the image has a better view than your yoga skills, and you will always be the best on your instagram feed!

you have no idea how benefits this feels.

Benefiting your body with each movement, capturing it, and pretending yoga is your life for a few months will probably capture the attention of your relatives and closest friends!

Hey everyone, while on vacation, I also exercised.

#3 Pretend to care about yourself

Pretending to care about yourself is easy when you finally stop procrastinating about doing yoga.

Pretending to care about yourself is a great way to get social acceptance really quickly!

Be sure to blast out a lot of random shit to your friends and family over your cellphone.

omg omg omg

Pretend others care about you caring about yourself!

If they are next to you, text them about how much better your day is than most people that are near you. But it’s good to have them near you.

When you’re hanging out, get on your phone.

Nothing says you’re having a good day like staring at your phone for an endless amount of time, without any thought about when the last time you took a break from facebook.

In an elevator? Get on your phone and tell someone about how great your day is and show them something you can do.

In the car, get on your phone and tell people how good you look.

#4 Pretend to care about other people

Find a quick minute to post about something, that implicates you in a good light. Drop politics, voting, all that important stuff – keep it simple. If you get a chance to update your facebook picture to something helpful looking, you’re gold for a few months.

Pretend you care about someone else, and sing a song for them.

But it’s really about the picture, and you don’t know anything about playing music.

Look at my guitar.

When did caring about someone matter beyond the image, and if the image doesn’t happen, it didn’t happen. So that’s important to know before dealing with any non-image engagement. Screw that.

Nothing says you give a shit, like a picture of an old doctor.

“Hmm, science and shit.”

You know I care when I have doctor eyes on you.

Look at my gold watch too, that screams I care about you, and your time.

Glad we had this important discussion. I’m married.

Post a hopeful picture on your facebook and pretend it’s you helping some old person, and say something like.

“It feels great to help others.”

Great idea.

#5 Pretend to care about a hipster.

Not all hipsters, just a hipster.

Wow, you don’t live in Austin do you.

Beards covering double chins are the new classic hipster.

Skinny jeans are comfortable but hey,… You damn hipster.

Let’s pretend hipsters are a big problem, and pretend we need to care about people who are super super hipster.

who me?

No not you, stock image hipster girl.

We are talking about all the hipsters that take a lot of time out of their week to prepare for practically zero interactions with people. But take an exuberant amount of time getting ready, preparing, and potentially exercising to the point that it’s considered weird.

Are they laughing at me.

Hipsters are equally as important as Google+ shutting down their entire social media forum.

Google is about as annoying as that annoying hipster person…

Deleting everything… lol

Come on now.

Deleting everything seems a bit rash.

But I understand, from a digital marketing perspective, it makes sense.

Calm before the storm, Government Shutdown

Calm before the storm, Government Shutdown

The calm before the storm, the grumbling of millions of American people, and the protest of a government shutdown.

Meanwhile, France is taking it to the streets.

And bringing entire cities to a standstill.

Poetic. And we are the ones who like to “fight for what is ours.”

American’s have always been the big kid on the play ground, teaching everyone how to play fair and nice.

Yet, we shutdown over a wall, a device used to help Trump remember parts of his speech because he wasn’t good at memorizing anything.

The wall was a gimmick used to help Trump remember to talk about immigration. He instead used it to hype his low IQ crowd. It stuck, now it’s going to help him win another election, and keep his 1% benefactors happy.

The only thing the president is good at, is reading from a teleprompter and wearing a suit.

2019, January, The 1st Government Shutdown

In 2019, January, we are celebrating our 1st government shutdown!

We should be protesting but it doesn’t seem to be a high priority for our citizens. So, they have taken to social media.

Luckily, or unluckily, 800k government employees are going unpaid. These employees know exactly what to do to protest. It’s a good start…

But… is protesting what we need at this point?

We are protesting but is this what we need?

Is it too late?

Is it effective?

  • France protesters bring the entire city to it’s knees.
  • American protesting gets a few likes on Facebook.

Did we miss our chance?

Is this the calm before the storm… 

A government shutdown, not “the government shutdown.”

Calling it “the government shutdown” would mean to say we think the government will only shutdown this one time.

It’s likely we will see this happen every time Trump wants his way.

Remember, the biggest voting class of people today are voting for someone that logically makes my brain hurt.

Here’s what everyone voted to keep in office, and this is what Americans are not really protesting very much against today…

Here it is… When Trump doesn’t get his way, millions of people starve.

The calm before the storm… That feeling when we know we pressed our luck, spent all the money, and shut it down. The reason all the media is going to show you a lot of other insane content, is to keep you from following the 1% billionaire class. These are the people giggling as we fight each other over emotional media.

This feels like the calm before the storm.

Do you think we are going to protest our way out of the wall, 2 years after the election?

Good grief we need to open up or American history books, don’t we?

We think things like “a wall” will be a solution.

Boy are we wrong. A wall to the government is a symbol of dominance over the lowest IQ bracket in our country.

Gender, age, hobbies, etc.. data…

All at the finger tips of every politician that knows to outsource to smart people.

Census data, scraping web pages, paid data subscription, or using Facebooks illegal data harvesting tools too. Oh, and Facebook got away with this too, they did this 100% legally as of right now, they gave away your sensitive private data for years and now, all of a sudden, are completely immune to being fined or consequences.

GDPR does not seem to care about Facebook right now, they are scared to go to war with Facebook, but seems to be picking on Google as of this week.

But what does all this data have to do with the wall?

Well a wall isn’t exactly gerrymandering – but it is similar.

The wall is giving the uneducated, media fueled, or media enriched class of people, fear.

Fear and for those who support the wall, hope.

When you mix fear, and hope, you get American media.

The wall has become a tool to earn more votes and lure unsuspecting low IQ voters into a emotionally fueled rant on the internet.

Fake media is being pushed into the eyes of every home, every television around the United States is tuned into hear more about children dying

I like to call this current media fad, the calm before the storm, play with your emotions while bigger problems are relevant.

We know this story, this hat.. But do you know it’s a distraction? A school who lets their students paint black faces on their face during basketball games.

If you think these events are bad, or crazy, you have another thing coming.

We live in a world of “this is what they want you to see.”

The information is going to blur your vision when it hits the fan, this is not the event, these are not the big events, these are the light hearted events before the storm.

The Government Shutdown

Think about the cause of the problem in America, or most countries.

Media has generated false narratives at every corner, and most of the world thinks the TV is the biggest invention of their life time, most of that world votes and the rest do not vote.

The youth have not shown up to vote, and still are coming in at very low numbers.

Even though the youth out number the adults, they still lack thought leadership that goes beyond pouring a beer on a Lamborghini.

It’s what rich people do.

Not knocking 50cent, rather I’m using 50cent as an example of a good thing gone bad. 50cent has every right to pour beer on his tax right off, but at the same rate – he could be telling his 22million followers about something that would progress their lives positively. But at the top of his game, this is as far as he has gotten. 22million fans and zero progressive thought leadership.

But Tyler, 50cent gives money to charities.

Yeah, 50cent gives money to charities as a tax write off, so that he can enjoy his free toys VS paying the government taxes. Giving money to a charity is a loop hole for rich people to skip paying taxes, making buying this Lambo at the end of the year, right before giving money to the charity, a smart investment in a depreciating asset.

(which isn’t smart but his fans will never understand the difference)

They want you to be distracted by the “effects” today…

They want you to get excited about 50cent, his 22million followers, and his thought leadership towards spending money and partying. He’s the perfect tool for rich Americans to distract everyone.

They want you to get excited about the football game.

They want you to focus on the latest Netflix series.

They want you to ignore the fact that the Government is the cause of the problem.

They are spending a lot of time painting a different narrative.

A false hope narrative.

The cause is right under your nose.

But you’re busy with all the distractions.

People in power made a rapist a lifetime member of the Supreme Court.

It’s the label of every show on TV, “Government… Shutdown.”

The Government failed, and if you think it shutdown because it needed a wall, then you don’t know how the government works.

And that’s the major issue we have today, we have a group in the governing body that does not know how the government works today.

But the effects make our emotions perk up and say WTF is this… and share, click, impressions…

yellow vest movement
yellow vest movement

What’s next with big media?

The big storm that catches everyone by surprise is coming down the pipeline. You know it’s coming, so stop kidding yourselves that this is as bad as the news will get. It’s likely we will have another 4 years of this because when it came time to vote again, people simply did not show up and vote.

So, do you think we are ready?

Are you ready for an event as big, or bigger than 9/11?

It’s about that time. It’s time for the war machines to cash in.

Did you know we sent nearly 60 missiles at a country?

Did you know the president owns a part of the company.

Did you know that they could not tell where most of the missiles landed?

Did you know that other countries said our attack was ineffective.

According to the claims of Russian defense ministry, the “combat effectiveness” of the attack was “extremely low”;[45][46] only 23 missiles hit the base destroying six aircraft, and it did not know where the other 36 landed.[47][48]

wiki article

As a society, we just gave a lot of money to a small, tiny percentage of people and took away vital services to help those who need the help.

The government shutdown is the most ironic action any president could take to build a wall but the national security does not seem to be a problem in the eyes of the current president.

The government being shutdown is a massive threat to our national security on a thousand different levels.

That’s the problem. Cause or effect? National security under threat, 800k people without a paycheck, and more numbers to come…

Always… more we will find out eventually..

So much of it most people will never comprehend.

It’s about that time and it’s easy to forecast these events.

When was the last time we has a major war, school shooting, unexplained event… It’s about that time.

I hope my family and I are far from these events. Yours too. 2019 is going to be a bumpy road.

By tylergarrett

Having a baby, we both know when we are pushing it too much…

Like when we both know we are pushing the limits of his nap time or his baby patience.

It’s cool, I’m also not very patient as a person.

800k people not being patient is about to be very different.

Keep track of the news.. It will change quickly.

People are currently protesting outside of McConnell’s office.

But what does that mean?

If they can’t control the narrative, what does that mean for our near future. Remember media is for profit, paid news…

So what is there we can take for truth?

Other than numbers?

800k is a big number. Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of contractors not being paid. These people play vital roles. And now can’t feed their children.

News about the shutdown should not be something to profit about but it is right now…

People, 800k are now being starved from work. Paychecks. Bills.

Food is going to be something people will consider protesting about.

In some countries now, there’s a lot more protesting happening than media is willing to admit.

You can search about what’s happening with yellow jacket protestors

But before you leave my blog…

It’s 1/24/19 – I predict something very big is going to happen during this shutdown. Be safe. I would not recommend flying because it’s clearly a completely unresolved issues with the American government.

Something much bigger than the current wall conversation.

The wall is a media fueled agenda, it’s good for votes, and a wall has never been a solution.

It’s for profit. Not for the people.

The calm before the storm. This year is going to get bumpy.

EU yellow jacket photograph.
Python for beginners – pythonforbeginners – A Puddle of Trash Water

Python for beginners – pythonforbeginners – A Puddle of Trash Water

The domain pythonforbeginners or Python for Beginners, is a massive pile of trash water ranking on Python related terms… After building a bunch of websites, and learning to rank, I realize it’s not hard to rank with poor quality. But this is different. This place actually has pop up ads trying to fish people into downloading viruses.

So, from my perspective, Python for beginners is ranking, is ranking with the water from a garbage dumpster.

Today, they are considered authority – with a BUNCH of affiliate links, virus pop ups, and google ads. Yes, fishing popups suggesting to download viruses… Google is not the best source of information for a lot of beginner related topics. The owners at Python for beginners are not actually doing any of their own work too, they are copy and pasting from other websites, and the code is poorly explained, without any logical next steps or helpful links.

The entire websites looks as if someone automated it, poorly.

Because I am an overly emotional blogger who gives a shat about people getting quality content, I’m going to stop at nothing until I beat pythonforbeginners… out of whatever keywords I decide to aim at, and I will not stop at one! is a pile of trash water is a pile of trash water. They have click ads that are loaded with viruses, that trick try to trick unsuspecting people into clicking garbage, garbage faking to be Google offering updates… That’s how much of a pile of trash water pythonforbeginners truly is.

I learned list comprehensions from scratch, no mentor, no internet, on a laptop in Louisiana, down by the river!!!

pythonforbeginners is like a disgusting water vaporizer.

If you leave water in a water vaporizer for too long, the water turns into trash water. Similar to You let a keyword sit without competition, it turns into trash water.

During my vacation, I ran into a bunch of trash water blogs (with limited connectivity from my dads samsung galaxy phone) and so far, most if not all examples don’t explain variations or granular details, and the past few years I basically blog about every type of technology I learn along the process, so list comprehensions is no different than some rabbit dive I’ve done, professionally, but here – it’s all new and the help docs suck, big time! HOW?

Building better tutorials, with pound for pound better content, on a website built for helping new python developers. With data analysis, competitor analysis, web scraping, and tons of google data, I’m going to find exactly how to beat this trash water website.

What will Tyler Garrett be generating with this list comprehensions wiki? First of all – the 1st Badass tutorial on List Comprehensions – with overly explained stuff… Explaining how different code examples work, based on different usages of the code, with real world help…

A list comprehensions wiki that dominates pythonforbeginners insides and outsides, your trash water stinks.

Non-trashwater solution to learning, without affiliate links or poorly written blogs.

What’s cool is the competition is low, and the yield for me to learn python, and network with people who think quality content is king, well.. yeah, let’s network fam. I spend most of my time helping others, giving back, and blogging about complex things, in simple manners.

Follow their garbage twitter here:

6 things Successful People Do Unsuccessfully.

6 things Successful People Do Unsuccessfully.

Hello, Tyler here. In today’s blog, I want to discuss 6 things I see successful people do unsuccessfully.

Mostly, I see people trying to make dogs work as a brand.

Just kill that dead already, dogs are great but don’t jam them into every part of your life. Never know how good it could have tasted if you had gone with a regular brand or logo.

I’ve seen entire companies crumble under the weight of a bad branding idea, like this dog food non-dog food.

Branding so bad, you make a sign to say it’s for people.

Check out this tasty snack, lol, felt like I was eating dog food. Terrible branding idea. The snack was good, but the branding was bad enough to discuss.

About my unsuccessful successful life.

I started working around 14 years old because I wanted to buy things.

I want people to know who you are, so let me tell you what I see others doing poorly. So you can learn from their mistakes.

In the last 4 months I’ve analyzed over 500 businesses and spoke to roughly 200+ CEO, VP, or some executive title.

Companies that range from 20million to 1billion in annual revenue.

And I’ve been consulting for nearly a decade, in the enterprise business intelligence, automation, and predictive analytics space.

Websites cost <$30. 😂So, if you don’t own website yet, you’re getting behind daily.

Buy your domain today. I use Google Domains.

If you’re stuck on facebook, instagram, etc… It’s time to move on. You don’t own the domain names, and at any point you could be banned.

People are usually only able to scale their success, if they can control their own personal ego. Ego isn’t a bad thing when it comes to building a new thing or being an entrepenur.

People need an ego to get where you are, confidence, and you need to lose it to get further. I speak from experience.

Here are 6 things you need to consider to become successful.

  1. Successful people are not always right, that works enough to get you to this juncture
  2. Rarely do I see anyone doing really well… who also understands how to monetize it, so don’t stress that problem today.
  3. They do not understand the value of investing money back into the business, you’re not an investor, delegate to people who understand.
  4. Their fear of failure keeps you from progressing.
  5. The fear of unknown keeps you from changing.
  6. The fear of success.. is one I’m still learning to overcome. I’m learning you can’t force success and finding a ‘network of people’ who support your crazy ideas, is key. Because most people only want to see you FAIL.

Last tip, they don’t know when or how to ask for help.

You know what you know.

Until someone shows you another way.

How to be more successful with your failures

Learning how to be more successful is a wash if you’re focused on fans or success. Failure is what helps me drive success. I’ve failed millions of times and now I’ve learned to fail trillions of times, in a split second.

Not magic, just tools. Went to college. Grinded.

Now I wear dumb shirts under my business meetings. 😂

(My first time in Toronto.)

If you want to start an idea, try WordPressWeeblyInstagram, YouTube, and be fucken consistent.

  • WordPress is free, easy, personal blog, whatever you want.
  • Weebly is free, easy, whatever you want, Blog.
  • Instagram is free and mostly bots.
  • Better to blog, Facebook ain’t shit.
  • Tell your friends about this, it maybe what they need.

Something every day, share it on every platform. Ask people for feedback. People who will give you a hammer. Not a pillow. And improve.

No deadlines, this ain’t school, you click edit, and it doesn’t suck as much when you edit… thousands of edits… it’s okay. 👌

Download medium, it’s free. What’s the hold up, you don’t need to put your social security to get an account. Tell your stories and watch yourself talk in video.

You only need 5 mins a day, get behind a camera, and do what ever you want.Just be real.

Don’t quit your full time job when starting your second grind.


Tyler Garrett

Dad, husband, nerd, tableau consultant

This dog..

This dog..

This dog.. loves pooping inside.

Can’t get enough of pooping inside.

While browsing the local austin gardening store, this dog.. pooped 4 different times.

One more just now, not sure where the extra poop comes from but at least not inside today..

This dog.. Pure joy. Pure poop.

It was a fun little hike around Austin with this dog.. he neeeds a good walking.

He’s not a one bag per hike type of dog. He’s basically pooping as much as some dogs mark.

This dog,. is a pooper…

I don’t know how much poop we can handle with this pup.. this dog..

This dog is full of poop

Seriously, this dog..

Charlie must have had an entire wheel of cheese.

Charlie played a big part in our lives and even though Charlie likes to eat poop and poop inside… we still like Charlie.

Sometimes this dog.. will poop a lot outside, and play silly for a few minutes then poop inside.

So, due diligence and lots of walks, bags, and praise will weather the storm.