Welcome to Tom's Typewriter

Doing everything wrong online since before you were sentient. - 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. - 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]. - 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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Music, Goals, and Confusion

A small update on “the music thing”, along with some annoying platitudes, the War of Art, Resistance, and a few small steps. #music #goals There I go, being blog-ish again.
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Working on HOW MANY albums? HOW MANY different production processes? HOW MANY choices to be made? no wonder I’m nuts.
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Adulting, Birds, Noticing, productivity, and the art of missing out.
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There is indeed a gulf between two camps of musicians. Seriously…. and most musicians are only dimly aware of how differently the two camps think.
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Will the Tom's Typewriter ever help Tom get through the ever-expanding list o' projects? Only time will tell......
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……in which the typewriter spits out lofty vocabulary to pontificate about the constant confusion of adulting.
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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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One Piece of Paper

So Tom pulls out the typewriter and sees……… one lonely piece of paper in the case lid. What’s a typist with no whiteout to do?
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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.
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 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?


Tom's Typewriter - interesting as usual.

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.


Are you always crotchety?

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