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NFL Sports

Time for a Steelers’ Shake-Up?

Perhaps it’s time for the Pittsburgh Steelers to make an organization shift.

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Movies Short Thought Superheroes

Thoughts on WW84

Like many comic book movie fans, I spent a portion of my Christmas holiday watching Wonder Woman ’84.

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Cakewalk DAW Producing Music Reason 11 Studio One

Derrek’s DAW Profile

A good friend of mine, after listening to my latest Journey CD (cheap, shameless plug alert), asked me: You have an Apple, right? Me: No… You’re not using “Logic Pro X” (for your music production)? Me: Why would I want to do that…? With that in mind, below is my DAW profile… Cakewalk (or SONAR, […]

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Music Producing Music

The Journey Project

I’m pleased to announce my new music project — “Journey”!

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DAW Producing Music

Journey: Production Notes

Musically “technical” notes on the songs planned for the “Journey” music project.

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DAW Producing Music

Ten Days of Using Studio One 4

One guy’s 10 day journey of using a new digital audio workstation.

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Journey Project Music

Gotcha… Again

How about re-producing a track from my “Journey” project…? Slowly and surely, I’m starting to take “Journey” tracks produced with Reason 10 and revisiting them using Cakewalk. Currently, I’ve been working on revisiting “Gotcha” — the first song on the project (when it finally drops!). Here’s the current version, recorded in 2018 (shortly after “The […]

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College Basketball Sports

Derrek’s Official ACC Tourney Picks, 2020

Who is Derrek? Why is he making ACCT predictions (2-0 so far)? More importantly, will he have the good sense to pick your favorite team (aka ‘the correct team’)?

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Journey Project Music

The Journey to Producing “Journey”

My excitement is building as I inch closer to releasing a new music project in the not-so-distant future.

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NFL Sports

Super Bowl LIV Prediction – Well, Kinda

In a rare moment of genius, I correctly predicted the participants of this year’s Super Bowl. (slow hand clap) As for predicting the winner of this game, I really don’t have an idea, but to offer this: San Francisco wins by 7 if Raheem Mostert rushes for over 150 yards, Jimmy G (by design) is […]