Yesterday I had an issue that I mentioned about a tech thing. Turns out that a hard drive in the studio has decided not to be nice anymore and is having problems. It’s a time like that when I’m happy that I make multiple backups to different media. I attempted to salvage what I could off the drive. However it wasn’t much. The system, bless it’s digital heart, told me that I needed to pull the data of the drive then reformat it. Of course I wasn’t able to get much, but since the same data backed up elsewhere it wasn’t a huge deal to erase the drive.
Now comes the task of checking the drive to make sure it’s still working well and then put the data back on the drive. At this point it’s so far so good. The apparent reason for the trouble on the drive was a mismatch between the amount of files and the catalog structure of the disk. Not sure how that happened. But at least the drive isn’t making funny noises and seems to be in operational order.
Because that’s now done I can get back to finishing the edits on the library material.
The one thing that comes to mind about that sort of thing is how powerless you can feel when a tech gadget starts to act wonky. It’s a loss of control that you think you have. Who better to discuss that than Van Halen and their song Loss of Control?
Van Halen is the classic rock of the 80’s. Slamming guitar riffs. Pounding drums. A vocalist with classic show biz value and sprinkled with some bass, it all rolls up to be a powerhouse of a band that defined an era. Anything else to add?
Go get it now!