Frogville Records

Frogville Records is a recording studio and independent label located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Started in 2003, Frogville grew to be the envy of independent studios. With a community of musicians and artist of all types working together to create a small artistic community that had great global outreach potential. But as the war between big-money radio and the digital marketplace grew; the hopes of the independent artist being able to remain independent and be equally as profitable dwindled; and as the profit dwindled, so did the community effort.

http://www.frogvilleplanet.com/

Frogville still holds on and I hope to record another album there soon. John Treadwell, owner of Frogville, is truly a benevolent man. He is a true believer of the bigger picture and he sees through the hype. When John went to make the vinyl for ‘Hell to Pay’, I was nervous. He was going to remaster and press and foot the bill (and that’s a big investment when you’re just trying to pay the rent). I told John that I was nervous about it because my current band’s morale had reached an all time low and me and my ‘career’ were on our own. He went ahead and pressed it. I think we both knew it needed to be done, if not for anything but for art’s sake. We sell a few copies here and there, but I always tell my friends, “It’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done with my life.”

Ex nihilo


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The Pillars of Creation

Pillars of Creation
Pillars of Creation

The Pillars of Creation are a star forming nebula some 7,000 light years away. However, because of evidence seen in images taken with the Spitzer Space Telescope in 2007, it is believed that this nebula might have actually been destroyed 6000 years ago, and that we should be able to witness the supernova that caused it and the nebula’s destruction in roughly a 1000 years from now.

The right place, the right time

Pillars of Creation
Pillars of Creation

The Universe is basically a cloud of dust and particles. This particular dust-ball we live on is roughly 25,000 miles in circumference. Every once in a while a Cosmic Event, the scientific name for something we don’t understand, will cause what is known as a gravitational collapse, another scientific name for something we don’t understand. At this point all the dust and particles within proximity of the cosmic event’s gravitational pull, will begin to be sucked in to a giant dust-ball called a Nebula, and with every dust-ball the gravitational pull of the forming Nebula becomes more powerful. What started as a tiny microscopic event now expands light years across and contains dust-balls 25,000 miles in circumference.

Voyager 1 and the Golden Record

Voyager I
Voyager I

In 1977 NASA Launched Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. These two spacecraft were designed to travel far into space and transmit data back to earth. Even though Voyager 1 was launched one month after Voyager 2, it over took its twin on December 19th, 1977. Traveling at roughly 38,000 MPH it became the only human satellite to exit our solar system on August 25th, 2012. It will reach our closet star, Proxima Centauri, in roughly 40,000 years. Unfortunately, the Voyagers’ power supply is dying and transmissions are expected to end in 2032.

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