image CDM traffic has taken a sudden plunge. Now, it could be all those digital DJ stories (um, sorry about that), but based on past experience, we tend to see a dip in readership whenever the weather turns lovely (which also happens to coincide with the end of the semester, a big deal for the many readers in school). I, for one, love the outdoors (despite what you might suspect reading this site), and absolutely encourage the trend! (And if you’re just studying for exams, I’ll send you positive Brain Energy.)

But that got me thinking. I think for creative health it’s important to spend some time out waterskiing or birdwatching that isn’t musical time. But what about those time when you have music making to do and you have to reconcile it with pretty outdoors time? Have you found a mobile setup that you take with you to the park? Let us know. Maybe I do need one of those HP Mini-Notes like our friend Brad just picked up. Some micro PC, solar power … sounds rather nice, right?

And if you’ve got an image of you, a keytar, and a surfboard, or perhaps a solar array powering a mountain-top Reaktor programming session, send them our way!

Updated:

That didn’t take long! Here’s Soundfreaks playing, complete with keytar and Speedo, on a lake outside Munich. Nice one, guys. Now, I just need a waterproof computer…

  • http://fallsastar.com Foosnark

    Heh! I'm actually about to go take a nice walk somewhere or other in the great outdoors.

    (Which is much more great when it's not raining, not cold, and not too hot.)

  • http://www.myspace.com/pax lost

    finals procrastination = cdm and freerice.com

  • http://www.bachisdead.com Helge A. Gudmundsen

    Does visits through RSS-aggregators show up in the statistics? I rarely visit the CDM site itself, but read avidly through Google Reader. If 1) aggregator traffic is not counted and 2) more people are moving to aggregators, this also might account for lower numbers.

  • http://www.soundfreaks.de andhi

    You wished so.

    Here I am with a keytar and a sound system on a lake:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K5jOAFIJn8

  • TheCragon

    HAHA! Nice Andhi! I also like the concert at the underground line.

  • http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com matrix

    I think it might actually be Google Analytics Peter. My numbers there are down as well, however Site Meter shows them as being relatively steady. I'm not 100% sure though. I plan on keeping an eye on it over the next couple of weeks.

  • http://www.createdigitalmusic.com Peter Kirn

    Ah, it could well be Analytics.

    Well, I know my own MIND has drifted out to the beach, but I haven't gone there physically yet. Hopefully soon. :)

  • http://toilville.com peter

    I need a solar panel for my gameboy.