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Welcome to Tom's Typewriter

Doing everything wrong online since before you were sentient.

TomsTypewriter.com - Royal Quiet Deluxe 1953 model
Loaded with Truth

Yes, a Capital T “Truth”. [Yes, it DOES exist.]

You might be surprised what this typewriter will churn out.

TomsTypewriter.com - 1953 Royal Quiet Deluxe
Done on a typewriter.

….then scanned in. No Google-readable text here, son – you’ll have to read it for YOURSELF.


[Yes, I know about OCR. I’m conveniently ignoring it. If you don’t know what it is, go look it up yourself. I’m not your Momma].

TomsTypewriter.com - 1953 Royal Quiet Deluxe typewriter
Posted when I feel like it.

That’s right – no particular schedule. Yet, worth keeping an eye out for. What’s posted here will be short, pithy, interesting, and sometimes even witty.

…and all Artisanally Typed on a 1953 model Royal Quiet Deluxe, with a crinkly gray finish.

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ALBUMS

2 albums? At the same time? Am I crazy? Plus some thinking out loud about how underpaid Beethoven's copyists were, the differing workflows, and the lack of PostIt notes from heaven.......
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Warning

3 posts are in the queue. They’ll drop on the 7s [i.e. the 14th, 21st, and 28th]. Why? Just ‘cuz. See you then.
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No Guarantees

“That Music Thing”, an advantage to getting older, no guarantees, and a really odd space in my head. By the way, the heart surgeon really DID say that to me. Yes, he really **IS** a heart …
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Process Part 2

More pondering about how I go about creating music in the studio, and how it relates to these artisanal missives cranked out on a vintage typewriter. I don’t know why I’m writing about thi…
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Ergonomics

It’s a 70 year old typewriter, for pete’s sake. What does ergonomics and and a $10 table have to do with anything?
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Song Title

Weather in the South can be so stupid. Why “Song Title“? Because I have a tune I recorded called “72 Degrees in January“. CLICK HERE to check it out! Maybe one day I’ll p…
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I **STILL** Have No Idea

Why create an album> Whence comes the drive, the necessity? … and even more probably unanswerable questions. Then there’s my shoelaces….
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Changes

Creating, processes, small incremental steps, along with “building a platform”, walking a mile, planning your day…. and just who **IS** this Jon Acuff, guy, anyway?
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What This Is

A Place for Tom Rule to think out loud.

Given he’s lefthanded, dyslexic using a real honest-to-goodness typewriter, and is usually out of WhiteOut, this should be interesting.

Tom's Typewriter - interesting as usual. tomstypewriter.com
Seriously, a TYPEWRITER?

Yes. A vintage 1953 Royal Quiet Deluxe.

Assuming I can build up the finger strength.

What's an Anti-Blog?

A Blog where the site owner deliberately breaks all the rules for making their blog popular.

What is this thing?

A place for Tom Rule [of TomRule.info and other sites] to put serious thoughts. “Serious” ones as well.

Tom has been in education for a long time, and is old enough to want to think out loud.

Tom's Music

Seriously, a typewriter?

Yes.

Tom's Typewriter - interesting as usual. tomstypewriter.com

Are you anti-Tech or something?

Given I work in Tech, have used Tech in creating music for longer than you’ve probably been alive, and that the stuff I type up will be scanned using a recycled Epson scanner connected to a Raspberry Pi 3, which will then ship the file off to a Mac Mini over a wireline Ethernet network for minor editing……. Nope.

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Are you always crotchety?

I’m going more for the “old and interesting” vibe. Crotchety is just a pleasant side effect.

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