Finn Harald Røed - blog archive 2016

March 4, 2016
It's hard to know what to think and feel when you're starting to realize and accept that your idols from when you were young have become old men in their late 60's and 70's.

February 17, 2016
Updating my studio PC (DAW) from Windows 7 to Windows 10 seemed like a great idea, especially since it was neccessary to be able to use my additional 16 GB of RAM, giving a total of 32 GB. After upgrading I discovered my 10 IN / 10 OUT Roland firewire sound card didn't have and will never have drivers for Windows 10. :-o Downgrading Windows again didn't seem like an interesting option, so I ended up with buying a new sound card from Steinberg. At the same time I also updated Cubase Pro to the latest 8.5 version. Now I just need to write and record some music!

February 6, 2016
I always thought my life would be special. That I would become or already was different from other people's uniformed lives. I was expecting to stand out from the crowd, and believed I was viewing the world from a different angle than those around me. Maybe I was right, maybe not. It turns out that it's really hard to tell, and then again... that being different is highly overrated as a mean to finding and keeping true happiness in this life.

February 4, 2016
I'm considering making a music video for one or two of the tracks from the "Scream at the wall" album. It will most likely be the title track and "Goodbye my love" or "She's in a magazine".

January 10, 2016
David Bowie is dead. It's an enormously sad day.
I have all of David Bowie's albums, and have been a loyal and huge fan since I was 12-13 years old. His music and himself as an artist has had a giant influence on both me and endlessly many other individuals and musicians all over the world through many decades. His music and heritage will live on, but the void after him will be hard to fill.