Don’t you have any videos or photos of yourself directing an orchestra?

Near the end of 2011 I met with a web page designer and programmer to turn steve millikan dot com into a real living breathing site rather than the placeholder that it is at the moment. The word from the designer was Continue reading

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Last Bite – Where You Should Eat And Why

My son Jesse and nephew Brian Deyo are refining the smart-phone app for their new start-up  Last Bite. The app is free Continue reading

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New Chapter in My Life

Beginning in December of this year (2011) I’ll be heading up the music/worship at Oasis Community Church in Tipton, Indiana Continue reading

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petition to arrest and prosecute the inventors of auto-tune in world court

In a perfect world, they would be incarcerated and forced to listen to a human voice, auto-tune set to stun Continue reading

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William Lane Craig vs Richard Dawkins – The Debate That Wasn’t

During his tour of the U.K. this fall (2011), William Lane Craig, arguably the foremost Christian apologist and debater representing Christian Theism, has been seeking opponents.  He has few takers.  Notably, Richard Dawkins Continue reading

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Ave Maria – looking for alternate lyrics

Looking for help finding alternate lyrics that were written for Ave Maria. Continue reading

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Why Doesn’t Steve Millikan dot com Have More Music?

Okay, that’s a fair question Continue reading

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The Interweb Is Not That Big After All, My Little Pretty

I am repeatedly shocked Continue reading

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Monkeys Not Typing Fast Enough (Need More Monkeys Too)

You’ve heard of the Multiple Monkeys Theorem. Let’s shed some light on this idea that a bunch of monkeys typing for a long time, say the outside age of the universe, will produce all the works of Shakespeare. Continue reading

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I Believe I Can Fly

Disclaimer: Lacking patience, I wrote this somewhat stream of consciousness. No literary awards will follow.

I left the house just in time to catch my flight; hate to sit at airports Continue reading

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The Sun Also Rises Much Farther In The North Than In The Winter

As the days shorten in anticipation of the chill winds that blow unabated through the corn-less fields around our house each November, the sun begins its successive journeys Continue reading

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How Auto-Tune Destroyed Western Civilization

How Auto-Tune Destroyed Western Civilization

Auto-tune is a pitch correction program for music production. It’s not the thing itself (cf. Kleenex, Band-Aids, or Coke in the southern climes). Many companies have software (or hardware) to accommodate the buyer, and although AutoTune is just one option available, it has become the generic name by which many refer to pitch correction.

So whether it’s Auto-tune or Melodyne or a lesser known competitor, we’ll call it Auto-tune. It lives in most recording studios, both project and larger commercial facilities, and is employed in live situations by various artists. The most notable historical uses were by Cher on “Believe” (the ‘Cher’ effect, vintage 1998) and T-Pain, who to some degree re-popularized it in the mid 2000′s.

I love/hate auto-tune. Continue reading

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