The Snappy Version
Recordist. Mastering engineer. Noise maker: The Ether Family Presents, Big Ragoo, Inverted Jenny, I'm Clairvoyant, Aloha State, etc. Lossless & vinyl advocate.
Budding filmmaker and cinematographer. Mostly experimenting with film shorts, music videos and music related documentaries.
Coffee. Scotch. Too many projects. More coffee. More Scotch.
The Verbose Version
Jimmy Ether is a pseudonym, in case you hadn't guessed. I've used it for most creative endeavors since the late 90's. You may also know me as J Ryan Williams... or just Ryan, if you're around me in person.Lookit... I'm a triple-threat!*** MUSIC ***I'm a recording and mastering engineer (http://jimmyether.com/); a music fanatic who advocates for high fidelity lossless downloads and "vinyl done right"; a recording artist who plays in The Ether Family Presents..., The Big Ragoo, The Aloha State, Inverted Jenny and more; a label owner of the Headphone Treats artist collective (http://headphonetreats.com/); a lyricist and songwriter; a guitarist, vocalist, bassist, drummer, keyboardist, trianglist, juice-harp player (in descending order of ability).Music is my priority in life. Aside from my own projects, I try to always make myself available to artists who ask for my help (inexpensively... or for free when possible). I'm not a fan of those who see artists as a market to be mined. The music economy should be based on community support, so -- aside from improving audio fidelity -- I spend a lot of time trying to help make that feasible.*** FILM ***I recently started a production company called "Capocus! Films" through which I am soon releasing several documentaries (mostly music related) and we have plans to start shooting music videos and perhaps some art-house style shorts soon. Ultimately, I'd love to do a feature film, but that's going to take some time. I work with HD video, DSLRs, Final Cut Pro, etc. Not really interested in corporate or personal event type work, but give me a holler if you have some music-related production need. I may be game.*** PROGRAMMING ***Art rarely pays the bills, right? So, I've been a server administrator and web developer as well since about '97. I work with Ruby, ExtJS, Sencha Touch, iOS and all the little adjacent technologies application developers have to dork with these days. Though I've done a lot of commercial and non-profit work until recently, these days I'm mostly focused on personal and open source projects... particularly those aimed at helping artists be more productive, self-sustaining and a part of a vibrant, supportive community.So if you want help with your amazing web startup idea, sorry, my plate is kinda full. If you need a web or mobile app built, I highly recommend calling my friends at Twelve Foot Guru for a quote, though (http://12ftguru.com/). But, be advised -- they don't take hope, wishes and dreams as payment.*** HOBBIES ***Coffee. Scotch. Vinyl hunting. Studying films. Gardening. Cycling. Not sleeping. Did I say coffee?