Does actually have any employees?

I am saddened to report that Mariner Software has officially left me without any support on a new product PERIOD. My first purchase from Mariner Software I date at around 2002, I have been a customer for 16 plus years. As I had previously mentioned I was having issues with journaling software I have used daily for some time, the now infamous MacJournal. 

I purchased their iOS MacJournal app around a month ago. When I decided to sync it up with my MacBook’s MacJournal it quickly turned into a train wreck. Not only did the Journals not import from iOS it deleted many entries on the MacBook. I use this software for everything from Personal Journals, Blog entries, to do lists etc. It actually worked very well for that for many years and I was a very happy client.

I email Mariner  support from their website and say Yo mates WTH? They actually respond “Yeah the developer tried to make that sync work with drop box a while ago here’s a KB.” I respond I’m more concerned with the Journals that I lost during the sync, can we work that problem please? Crickets, nothing. I respond several times via email asking for an update, no returned message. This goes on for weeks. 

I was so unhappy with being shut out of any help for weeks I finally did something i’ve never ever done before, I flamed them on social media. I really disliked doing that. I’ve never purchased software from a well known vendor that dropped off the face of the earth like Mariner Software has. I really didn’t know what to do, I’ve never had any trouble with support in 16 years. Mariner Software advises “we sent that on to the developer some time ago, we will send this again.” That was 6 days ago, no response at all. 

The moral of the story here kids is DO NOT BUY SOFTWARE FROM 


Bugera 1960 Infinium price increase

I’ve been looking at the Bugera 1960 for a minute. When I went to purchase, A hefty price increase had been added. I suspect we are going to see a lot more of this in the US due to trade policies.

iOS 10

I’m wishing Cubasis for iOS 10 had much more hardware support. Cubasis has no support for Presonus, wth? It’s Presonus sad face sad face sad face  

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Moving is not good for your Music?

As I had indicated in my first post in almost 2 years, I moved to Colorado! However moving from a 3 bedroom home to an apartment that was supposed to be short term… well lets just say it sucks beyond belief. For 18 months I played very little guitar thus resulting in my chops becoming diaper green baby doo doo.

Oh, and the delusions of grandeur in moving here resulted in my buying the perfect project studio mix desk:


That’s precisely where that desk has resided, lonely and not used.  You see the apartment I moved into is really nice High End Nordic style living, but the ceilings are far taller that what we normally have in the US. AND….The walls are filled with concrete YAY! The neighbors will never hear my SHRED right? No they wont, the concrete will just bounce the frequencies as do the tall ceilings, anything you record will sound horrible. It is impossible to record a decent electric guitar tone here even with all the sound treatment I brought with me.

I was stuck, but in more ways than one.

Guess what? Denver is the fastest growing city in the US. Oh crap, my short term housing strategy just turned into a longer term reality. The housing market in every way increased in value, I looked at several homes online that were swallowed up in less than 24 hours. Rentals are the same way. There are far more people in Denver Colorado then there is housing available period. It’s cray cray like nothing I’ve seen ever before :(

What to do…. THE Next, the year of my life I actually almost stopped playing guitar altogether. Let alone compose music, It was terrible.

But it’s late and I need to be a responsible Team Member, more to come in the next few days.

The story does get better 0.o



For this Minstrel, life’s great moments can be few and far between just like anyone. When those moments manifest themselves in such a magnificent lovely way, I can’t help but glow with Gratitude. Thank you universe :)

Last night I spent the night with the girl I love, recorded audition tracks for some of the most amazing Prog musicians in my Community, Was gifted Logic X by my best friend and created music with that friend for the entire afternoon.

Dam it feels good to be a Gangster!