Morgan Davis


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Usage: Start a PowerShell, drop into a directory containing flac music files, and then run this flac2mp3.ps1 script. It will find all the *.flac files in the current directory and encode them as *.mp3 files (adjust arguments as desired). Requires both the flac and lame command line tools.

File: flac2mp3.ps1

$flac = "c:\program files\flac\flac"
$lame = "c:\program files\lame\lame"
$tmp = "flac2mp3temp.wav"

foreach ($f in gci *.flac) {
    $ -match "(^.+)\..+"
    $fn = $matches[1]
    & $flac -d "$f" -o $tmp
    & $lame -b 320 -h -m s $tmp "$fn.mp3"
    remove-item $tmp



Custom gift card / concert poster for my son’s birthday. I bought him a pair of tickets and he could take anyone — his girlfriend or one of his best buds — but he wants to go with his dad (which I was secretly hoping for). How cool is that?

Check out this rockin’ video by award-winning blues musician and my good friend, Morgan Davis.   (We are related only by the sheer coolness of our names).  His song, titled “Waffle House Blues” from his Painkiller CD, is as coincidental as our shared monikers.

John's Waffle Shop -- Good to the last bite

Ironically, for twenty years, my dad (Morgan “Bud” Davis) owned a world-famous waffle shop in prestigious La Jolla, California.  John’s Waffle Shop had a long and rich history as told in this San Diego Union Tribune article.

It was a landmark for 50 years before it became an endangered anachronism in the hoity-toity, ritz and glitz of downtown La Jolla. Due to prohibitive increases in rent, Dad had to close it.

I miss those crispy, golden brown waffles, hot coffee, and the character of a place that defied time itself for half a century. That’s something to sing the blues over, for sure. Just as Morgan laments in his song, those who loved eating there “don’t feel so nice” about its demise either.

Find out more about Morgan Davis and his awesome blues music at  Peace, Morgan! 🙂