LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES
APRIL 1, 2020
I found a very cheap CD manufacturer and will have only a limited amount of 100 Double MP3-Roms for sale if anyone is interested. I will be preparing "The Noise Diaries," my second full release for streaming music sites. It will feature way more than one CD worth of material. I'm guessing it will much like the Warlock soundtrack feature 5 more hours of music and I am also preparing introductions for a podcast featuring basically the music with mild vocal introductions at the beginning of each half hour set. These are for people who are allowed to listen to headphones at their job or people who take long drives daily to work that are curious of my other creations over the past 20 years. No deadline or promised date is set for any of this, but I'm working on it slowly.
MARCH 24, 2020
During this quarantine, my state's population is not allowed to leave unless going to work or getting supplies. Hopefully this means I not only live through this, but am able to work on this more as a result. I work at the post office. Part of me wants to freak out that even with gloves and an itchy face I am handling thousands of large boxes and bags a day, while the other part says to not live my life in total fear.
Although I had planned on making CDs and releasing them, I don't know what the outcome financially would be. I am going to be moving soon and getting furniture and paying for a wedding and a possible vacation. So basically I'm putting all my goods that I can on places like Spotify and Apple Music for now and probably doing nothing else with it since it's not well known. When the next soundtrack that I end up making happens all of my focus and attention will go there.
I did a little scan-fixing of artwork on this site but as you can tell by clicking around not everything is ready yet.
MARCH 16, 2020
I completely redesigned the main interface of the website as you can see, so my wife's sketches she did for it are more visible than the tiny squares they were inside of. Also, it's not dark. I like it this way a whole lot better. A highly revised size-doubled MAKINA with more than the outtakes added is available on Spotify and like 60 other streaming places. The artist name is of course Jerry Lehr now. If a lot of people end up listening, I'll provide an audio cd alternate towards the end of the year after my vacation. I'm also downsizing the rest of The Noise Diaries and renaming my mess. That will now be the title of the two-cd follow up to MAKINA, having all the guitar stuff combined and a lot cut off that I didn't like as much. The rest will be available via a link in the packaging online if you still want all of that. Then Absynthium will be an MP-Rom as well as the Project Warlock OST with 2 hours of remixes included as well.
FEBRUARY 24, 2020
From the depths of my old links page I have partially filled the Cesspool of Links section. Soon I hope to actually sit down and find some links to create each empty page.
In other news, I'm pondering releasing each album or EP (extended to 80 minutes to make albums) in a CD Ecowallet numbered 1-16 so that all will be available in Audio CD format and NOT MP3 Roms like planned before. This way there's a little series to collect and I can FINALLY have full albums out of the old EPs with both old recordings and new additions and extensions. Also some players won't do MP3 anyway.
FEBRUARY 14, 2020
Happy Valentine's Day! For me it's extra cool because I'm married now as of Jan 28th. The actual ceremony for family and friends is later this year, but we are now legally married! Speaking of my wife, she is the artist behind all 20 new website buttons! You can see more of her art including doomgirl stuff by clicking the WIFEY button on the right side menu (or at least soon you can).
Yes, of course, I redesigned the wesite again if that is for some reason a surprise. This time since she designed part of it, I will keep it as it is. That is what I am hoping, unless I discover a new way to use the same art.
Also, my friend Will Henry asked for me to put together a track for the Indiana NORML Podcast. I finally got a setup that allows me to both record and listen to the guitar while it is being recorded the day before, so thankfully there's added guitar parts, though minimal. Here is the five minute track in full, though it has been cut into tiny segments to work for the podcast.
JANUARY 18, 2020
NEW CAR!!!! Here are some pictures. It's a Chevy Cruze 2017. I've never owned a pretty much new car and its specs and tech stuff are pretty damn awesome. It also only had 41k miles when I snagged it for $13k. I'm financing for six years and it's mine for good. Thanks to the post office career hopefully I'll get a second car for her so she can join me at my work and we can live happily ever after and all of that good stuff.
As for the site, I'm more or less setting up the main subpages now to link to the older and newer sub-pages of those from old abandoned websites and newly created ones. I trimmed the number of new buttons from 21 to 15 since I only really need 15 if that. I'm trying to get Brianna, my soon wife, to do some sketches for the buttons but she's having one of those "I am not an artist" moments that will hopefully pass because she's pretty good. I tried to explain not many actually come here and all.
As for music, I haven't really started much since May when I started back but will soon have to tackle quite a few projects others have assigned to me plus have some fun of my own. In the fall of 2020, I hope to finally release physical audio CDs of creations and eventually a USB Cassette of everything. I'm also eventually going to upgrade my personal studio to accompany at least a new mixing board, better synthesizer, and a guitar that isn't the same one I've had since age 15. With all new inspirations lately, I hope to now be that musician of many re-inventions with even an experimental metal album.