The Wiccan Rede

Bide the Wiccan Laws we must In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust. Live and let live. Fairly take and fairly give. Cast the Circle thrice about To keep the evil spirits out. To bind the spell every time Let the spell be spake in rhyme. Soft of eye and light of touch, Speak little, listen much. Deosil go by the waxing moon, Chanting out the Witches' Rune. Widdershins go by the waning moon, Chanting out the baneful rune. When the Lady's moon is new, Kiss the hand to her, times two. When the moon rides at her peak, Then your heart's desire seek, Heed the North wind's mighty gale, Lock the door and drop the sail. When the wind comes from the South, Love will kiss thee on the mouth. When the wind blows from the West, Departed souls will have no rest. When the wind blows from the East, Expect the new and set the feast. Nine woods in the cauldron go, Burn them fast and burn them slow. Elder be the Lady's tree, Burn it not or cursed you'll be. When the Wheel begins to turn, Let the Beltane fires burn. When the Wheel has turned to Yule, Light the log and the Horned One rules. Heed ye Flower, Bush and Tree, By the Lady, blessed be. Where the rippling waters go, Cast a stone and truth you'll know. When ye have a true need, Hearken not to others' greed. With a fool no season spend, Lest ye be counted as his friend. Merry meet and merry part, Bright the cheeks and warm the heart. Mind the Threefold Law you should, Three times bad and three times good. When misfortune is enow, Wear the blue star on thy brow. True in Love ever be, Lest thy lover's false to thee. Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill: An ye harm none, do what ye will.
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day of Atonement starts today.

If you have not read my post about Day of Atonement please do. Starting at 7pm tonight till Sunday 7pm I will be doing my day of atonement, please join me as I fast, pray, praise, and mediate to YHYW. See ya all Sunday night.

Added a new module - QNotes from Lloyd

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In this module I will share the notes and wisdom from my Friend and "Q" Coach as I learn how to master my "Q" . My "Q" is due to arrive on Monday October 18th, 2010. I will name her "Susie Q", in Memory of one of my most loved Chihuahua's that I even had the pleasure of know and love. I miss her oh so very much.

Remember to drop down to the end of the module to see the very latest words of wisdom and encouragement from Walt.

I hope you enjoy them and much as I do. Also drop by Lloyd's site and enjoy his page as well.

Forums are missing

Oops... When I moved the forums module from the left to right side of the blog page - IT lost all the forums I had in the module. I will replace them over time. Bad Blogger!!

Friday, October 15, 2010


This is a cool idea for your cell phone

I will be looking for this product I am sure.

The Day of Atonement

My Friends, Pastor David and Tam reminded me that this Saturday from sundown to sundown the next day is the Day of Atonement. It is annual event. During this day four ideas take place, "Fasting, Sacrifice,  the Scapegoat and the Jubilee". 

So What is Fasting, To fast is to humble oneself before God but it is also an all out, whole hearted effort to remove the heavy burden (of sin) Isaiah 58:6. Fasting is about REPENTANCE. The act of fasting is and should be a single minded effort to establish a proper relationship with God. To the exclusion of all other activities, including eating and drinking, therefore absolutely NO WORK should be done.

We must REPENT, which means not only being sorry for what we have done, it means being sorry enough to CHANGE, to STOP DOING THOSE THINGS THAT SEPARATE US FROM GOD! Only then can the next step take place.

The day will come, on some future Fast of Atonement that, the true High Priest of God, the only true Mediator between God and man, will remove the Vail of sin separating the majority of mankind from God and apply His sacrifice making atonement for all men, even as He atoned for the sins of His called out firstfruits on the day of PASSOVER!

On this day the Scape Goat is chosen by lot. Lev 16:8. This means that God decides which goat to take, for man is unable to discern between good and evil. We must follow God and not attempt to define good and evil for ourselves. We simply do not have the experience, knowledge or wisdom to know for ourselves. Doing what we think is right, is self-righteousness. Doing what God says is right, is true Godly righteousness. All the sins, of all the people, are confessed over the scape goat and it is led into the wilderness. Thus signifying forgiveness and the total removal of all sin forever. As the sacrificial goat represents the atoning power of Christ's sacrifice applied to the majority of mankind, the Scape Goat represents the responsibility for sin being placed upon the originator of sin, satan, who is then removed from the presence of God and man forever.

The JUBILEE occurs every fiftieth year and is declared on the Day of Atonement Lev 25:1-14. This day pictures the restoration of all things. It represents FREEDOM for all people, LIBERTY is PROCLAIMED and all persons may return to their own lands and families. This ever so clearly demonstrates FREEDOM FROM THE HEAVY BURDEN OF SIN, brought about through REPENTANCE and FORGIVENESS! It shows the removal of Sin and the suffering it brings. It shows the atonement made for sin, now applied to a REPENTANT HUMANITY, giving ALL PERSONS, LIBERTY from the enslavement of sin and from the influence of Satan.

For further reading on this please refer to this link among many that are available on this topic.

This is the Day...

This is not Jewish, nor Christian, but YHWH law. Enjoy this day in HIM.

Just do it HIS Way, and feel GOOD in HIM

More on "Q"

As I wait for my Q-Chord to come via the brown Santa, I am trying to find more Blogs and forums to join up with. So let me know !! 
I stumbled over a blog that was written by in 2000 by Jeff Obee. That link is here. Or you  can follow allow with my cut and paste routine. I certainly believe Jeff hit the nail on the head with this piece that he wrote.
Sophisticated instruments, such as keyboard workstations, can be wonderful, but sometimes you want to play an instrument that is simple, immediate, and fun. When I first saw the Suzuki Q Chord QC-1, I thought I had found such an instrument. The inclusion of MIDI and a playback-only GM synth gave me high hopes that it would serve as an alternative controller. However, the more I played the Q Chord, the more I realized that while it might be a nice songwriting tool or performing instrument, it is not the controller of my dreams.
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Although Suzuki calls the dark burgundy, pear-shaped Q Chord a "digital song-card guitar," it's more like an electronic Auto-harp, complete with chord buttons and a Strum-plate that lets you "strum" the chords. The "neck" has 36 rubber chord buttons that are laid out in three rows of 12. These trigger major, major 7, minor, minor 7, augmented, and dominant chords in all 12 keys but also have other functions. The front panel presents a 5-inch speaker with bass porting, a volume dial, and numerous plastic buttons for selecting modes of operation. The pitch-bend wheel is located on the upper right side of the instrument.
On the side of the unit are MIDI In and Out ports, a 11/44-inch audio output that doubles as a headphone jack, and an AC adapter jack. A Q-card cartridge port at the end of the neck allows you to play along with popular song sequences and rhythm patterns. Underneath is a compartment for eight C cells. Among the numerous optional accessories are an AC adapter ($12.50), a DC car adapter ($12.50), a strap ($19.95), and a case ($24.95).  Search for Q Chord

STRUMMIN' The main draw of the Q Chord was the Strum-plate, which spans four octaves and is played by stroking with the tip of the fingers. You can tap as well, but the response is poor: even the response to slow taps can be uneven unless you hit the small sweet spot.
The Strum-plate triggers the chord tones using one of ten sounds selected from the front panel: Guitar, Piano, Strings, Vibes, Organ, Voice, Flute, Harp, Synth, and Sound FX sounds. If these sounds won't do the job for you, you can select from 100 other GM sounds using the Strum-plate Select button and the Q Card Control window or MIDI Program Changes. You can also control relative volume and sustain.

THE SECTIONS The Q Chord is clearly intended to be a "home" instrument, not a professional-caliber musical instrument. The focus is on playing along with chord, bass, drum auto-accompaniment, and melodic fill. Q Chord sections control rhythm, Strum-plate voices, effects (vibrato and reverb), Chord mode, EZ Play (for quick auditioning of sounds), and Q-card. Except for the drums, unfortunately, each of the accompaniment sections can be switched off individually.
Chord mode has six buttons that let you set up your accompaniment. Auto Chord provides basic comping, Chord Hold sustains the chord, Chord Plus adds incidental auto-accompaniment parts, Manual Chord triggers a consistent chord without any other audible accompaniment (some accompaniment MIDI data is still sent), and Bass Control adds the appropriate patch and bass line. You can use various combinations to create a mix.
The Melody Keyboard feature in Chord mode lets you perform single notes with the chord buttons. The notes are identified using a plastic "keyboard" overlay on the lower two rows. In this mode, the top row of buttons provides Transposition (in semitones), Tuning, MIDI Ex (which lets you play the internal voices from an external controller), Octave, and Voice Ex (for selecting additional on-board GM voices).
There are ten on-board rhythm-section styles: bossa nova, country, jazz, dance, new age, march, waltz, ballad, rock, and blues shuffle. Most of them groove reasonably, despite the expected "cheese" factor. However, the new age rhythm is more akin to Latin, the ballad works better up-tempo, and blues shuffle is preferable at a slower tempo.
You can alter the tempo (from approximately 62 to 240 bpm) and control the relative volume of the rhythm track. You can trigger a 4-bar intro or ending, and a 1-bar or shorter fill that ends on the downbeat of the next bar regardless of where you start.
In addition to its on-board accompaniment features, the Q Chord lets you play along with popular tunes in the form of GM Standard MIDI Files on Suzuki's proprietary Q-cards ($19.95 each). As of this writing, there are at least nine cartridges and companion books, including Rhythm Styles (30 generic styles, including salsa, reggae, rap, folk, and R&B) and collections of Beatles, pop, country, religious, and children's songs. That's not a bad starting selection for a home sing-along. You can't create your own cards or load MIDI files via the MIDI input, though, so you can't take advantage of third-party song sequences.

MINOR DISCHORD Playing the Q Chord is uncomfortable no matter how you hold it. If you lay it flat on its back (it has rubber feet) and play the Strum-plate right-handed, the pitch wheel's location is very inconvenient, but you can reach the chord buttons with your left hand. This is the playing position shown in the manual. However, the chord buttons seem oriented toward being played upside down, as if holding a guitar neck. After all, this is a "digital song-card guitar."
Indeed, if you hold the instrument like a guitar (rested on your knee or with the optional strap), you can fairly easily strum and reach the pitch wheel with your right pinkie finger. The chord buttons are oriented correctly for left-handed playing. But an intrusive plastic "horn" and narrow "cutaway" (obviously intended to make the Q Chord appear guitar-like) prevent you from comfortably playing the chord buttons with your left hand. Laying the unit flat seems to be the better of two poor choices.

MIDI OVERBOARD The Q Chord receives and transmits MIDI in Omni mode only. It transmits its various parts on 12 separate channels. For instance, the Melody Keyboard is on channel 1, Chord Plus on channels 3 and 4, and the Strum-plate on channels 14, 15, and 16.
As noted previously, most Q Chord sections can be turned off, but not drums-so MIDI data is constantly output on channel 10. Strangely, the Q Chord regularly sends MSB, LSB, and Pitch Bend value 64 (the middle, "neutral" position on a pitch wheel) messages on all accompaniment channels, even those that are supposed to be turned off. Presumably this data is intended to reset synth voices on all channels, but when a part is off, it ought to send no data.
To top that off, when you change chords with the buttons, the Q Chord sends unexpected Pitch Bend messages in order to shift sustaining Strum-plate notes to the proper pitch. (Remember, the Strum-plate triggers chord tones determined by the buttons.) These Pitch Bend messages can make a non-GM synth sound drastically out of tune. Add the three channels for Strum-plate output, and you have enough extraneous data to annoy the average sequencer jockey.
I connected the Strum-plate with several GM-compatible modules (an EVS, Yamaha MU5, and Korg NS5R GM set) and found that the auto-accompaniment and Strum-plate triggered the GM modules correctly. But using it with a GM sound bank in my K2000 resulted in very off-pitch notes. In addition, the tails of ringing notes were often truncated on playback, even with GM modules.
With some effort, you can sequence Strum-plate parts, even in odd meters. To sequence the Strum-plate on its own, I had to turn down the drum part (turning down the Rhythm volume on the Q Chord sends CC 7 messages to the GM module) so I didn't have to listen to it. But I was still forced to remove the superfluous drum, Pitch Bend, and other data recorded to the sequencer.

THE LOST CHORD The Q Chord is a deeper product than I initially thought. It's fun when used as a stand-alone instrument, seems well built, and sounds good as low-end home instruments go. In conjunction with a GM module, it makes a viable songwriting tool for basic sketches.
However, the odd selection of MIDI data it sends, the fact that you can't disable the drums, and the ergonomic problems convinced me that the Q Chord is not the MIDI controller I had hoped for. Basically, it's a nice home-entertainment instrument with limited MIDI features.

Jeff Obee is a San Francisco Bay Area-based composer and producer who plays the synthesizer and fretless bass.
I found that you could contact Jeff  here through Facebook, of course. I look forward to hearing more great things from him.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Q Chord is on it's Way, Yeah!

Finally I am acting on my faith - That I can learn how to play music. Yippe.... Thank You Lloyd!!!

Soon I will be playing Amazing Grace.... How sweet it is....  But first I need to go back over the last 5 lessons with Walt. Yashewa is so good to me.  I have a McGuffey primer coming to.... Yes!  Pray for me and send me tidings of encouragement as I learn.  Andye

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Have ya seen this ???

This IS virtual flying... How COOL is this! It was initially designed for the Apple platforms and will be also available on other platforms in the next few months. I hope the Android Platform is next!! She is so SWEET! Flying never has been so much fun!!


*** She sure looks better than Uncle Sam ***
"Do you have what it takes to be a AR Drone Pilot?"

Lesson 5 with Walt

Your Weekly Music Lesson with Walt! Class #5: 'Time Signatures'. Special thanks to Wizzard.TV,,, @Jenando, @tacomancini, @CBunye, @Chilla, @Brandice
Rip out that instrument, turn up the volume, skip dinner, and GET READY! Any music questions let me know! Don't forget to Subscribe to the RSS Feed and join the Mailing List 1.) Be passionate 2.) Be patient 3.) Do it EVERYDAY. You'll get it, I PROMISE!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Lesson 4 with Walt

Your Weekly Music Lesson with Walt! Class #4: 'Tempo' - So now you know How to read music, the notes, and a few cool chords - so lets learn Tempo! Sound boring? Well its not! So rip out that instrument, turn up the volume, skip dinner, and GET READY! It all starts here. Any music questions let me know! Don't forget to Subscribe to the RSS Feed, join the Mailing List, and check out the Class Forum. 1.) Be passionate 2.) Be patient 3.) Do it EVERYDAY. You'll get it, I PROMISE!

Lesson 3 with Walt

Your Weekly Music Lesson with Walt! Class #3: 'How to Read Music' - Last week we learned the chords, but since chords take a few weeks to obtain the muscle memory then lets learn How to Read! Sound boring? Well its not! So rip out that instrument, turn up the volume, skip dinner, and GET READY! It all starts here. Any music questions let me know!
Don't forget to Subscribe to the RSS Feed, join the Mailing List, and check out the Class Forum. 1.) Be passionate 2.) Be patient 3.) Do it EVERYDAY. You'll get it, I PROMISE!

Lesson 2 with Walt

Your Weekly Music Lesson with Walt! Class #2: 'Chords' OK, so last week we learned the notes, this week we start building Chords A, D, and E in order to write Songs! Rip out that instrument, turn up the volume, skip dinner, and GET READY! It all starts here. Any music questions let me know!
Don't forget to Subscribe to the RSS Feed, join the Mailing List, and check out the Class Forum. 1.) Be passionate 2.) Be patient 3.) Do it EVERYDAY. You'll get it, I PROMISE!

Learning Music...

If you have been following my blogs you may remember me talking about the Q chord. I have always loved music as far as I can remember. I even remember my 5th Grade Music teacher Miss Plant. in San Antonio Texas. That is where I really learn how to read music and enjoy it so much. As the years went on I lost my voice and learned how to talk again, my love of music was still there but my voice and singing would never be the same. I also forget a lot, how to read or play music. so this is my attempt to re teach my self how. After going over several videos on line I choose to follow Walt's lessons and will place it here as well they are free available to the general public. I hope you enjoy as much as I do, as I re learn how to read and play music once again.

Here is a list of all the lessons and videos...

Lesson number 1. Notes.


Your Weekly Music Lesson with Walt!
Class #1: 'Notes'
Wanna learn Guitar, Piano, etc? This primer will EXCITE you and INFORM you on the basics of Music Notes. Rip out that instrument, turn up the volume, skip dinner, and GET READY! It all starts here. Next week: 'Chords'
1.) Be passionate
2.) Be patient
3.) Do it EVERYDAY
Any music questions let me know yo!

A new Forum... for me....

 It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.  Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.  ~Ernest Hemingway

Well as I settle down here in Missouri, I have been introduced to a new group of people that share trekking with me please join them and me at their forum. The Trike Doctor.  They are planning a get together here in Missouri, I believe the dates are the 22-24 of October. So stop by and say "Hi" to Bruce and the gang.

Feast of Tabernacles

A booth or Sekhakh

The Feast of Tabernacles is just around the corner. I will be celebrating my first Tabernacle with The Wendel's here in Mansfield, Missouri. This is the seventh of seven feasts that YAHWEH was commanded us to keep. There was the 1.) the Passover, 2.) Unleavened Bread, 3.) First Fruits, 4.) Weeks, 5.) Trumpets, 6.) Yom Kippur, and 7.) Tabernacles. Now Remember I and new and I am just learning all this material. There is a ton of information available to view on the internet, just like my blog, so remember take all that you read and study to YAHWEH and study it with the Bible, If it does not line up with HIS word it is not of HIM. Here is a couple of links that I have used, please refer to them, as well They are 1.) Tabernacles. and 2.) The Feast of Tabernacles (Booths) by Bible Truth Web Site.

After the return from Exile, Ezra read the law and led the Israelites in acts of penitence during the Feast of Tabernacles (Nehemiah 8:13-18). The dedication of Solomon's' Temple also took place (I Kings 8:2) during this feast. Later, Josephus referred to the Feast of Tabernacles as the holiest and greatest of the Hebrew feasts.

To remember this time the Jews build small tabernacles or booths which walls of plaited branches and thatched roofs as God instructed in Leviticus 23:42. Today to fulfill the commandment, sekhakh (booth) is still constructed. It must be made of something that grew from the ground and was cut off, such as tree branches, corn stalks, bamboo reeds, sticks, or two-by-fours and constructed so it will not blow away in the wind. The Sekhakh roof must be left loose, not tied together or tied down. Sekhakh must be placed sparsely enough that rain can get in, and preferably sparsely enough that the stars can be seen, but not so sparsely that more than ten inches is open at any point or that there is more light than shade.

As you can imagine there are ceremonies and passages that are read and followed though out the Feast of Tabernacles.

It is in connection with the Feast of Tabernacles and this eighth day that the gospel of John records a fascinating event. John wrote: "In the last day (eighth day), that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water" (John 7:37-38). Yashewa was saying in the clearest possible way that He alone was the source of life and blessing; that He could meet every need of the human heart.

No matter how you celebrate your Feast of Tabernacle, you should come away the knowledge and feeling that Yashewa is coming back for his people. So keep HIM in your heart, let every thought and word from your being be as if HE spoke it. Love each other, help each other.  Give and not expect anything back. Live as if Yashewa's kingdom is in you and you will be better for it. Give thanks in all things and praise HIM. We are not of this world but HIS in the end, so set yourself apart from the world. It is not easy, in fact it is hard to do. But how great is his reward.   

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