I must be finally learning my way around the fiddle. I picked it up this afternoon and played “Ida Red” in A rather than in G, the way I learned it.
Conference Call Performance Art
Participated in a conference call about a telematic concert today. Seemed like the performance had already begun.
Stupid Field Recording Tricks
Fostex FR2-LE owners: Don’t plug your headphones into the remote jack! I did this by accident during a recent night-time recording session and was convinced my recorder was suddenly bricked. No harm done, once I figured out my mistake.
Making Progress With a Second Language
How about adding foreign language vocabulary review during all those UI progress bars? Bonjour! Comment allez-vous?
Just learned that John Hartford’s Mark Twang was recorded in 2 takes: 1 for each side of the album.
With the flying cars of the future we’ll have parking spaces and garages but no roads. What about a future with roads but no parking spaces or garages?
Goodbye, Babylon Marathon
Goodbye, Babylon: I’ve made it to disc 5 of 6. I definitely understand what all the fuss was about and can’t wait to hear some of the tracks over again. But I’m feeling a little overwhelmed and not sure I’ll make it all the way through the last stretch. When did box sets become such an athletic pursuit? Looking forward to the Dust-to-Digital 78 Days to Amazing Abs workout set.
Just registered for THATCamp Alabama in early August. Looking forward to geeking out in Tuscaloosa.
Wilma Deering is my Co-pilot
The NYTimes ran a concise profile of Pauline Oliveros that includes a reference to the formative impact that Buck Roger’s co-pilot Wilma Deering had on Pauline.
Listening as Creative Act
Allan Kozinn get’s it in yesterday’s NYTimes article about John Cage’s 4’33”.
…I sat back, closed my eyes and did what Cage so often recommended: I listened. I made no effort to separate the strands of conversation or to focus on what people were saying. I was simply grabbed by the sheer mass of sound, human and mechanical. It sounded intensely musical to me, noisy as it was, and once I began hearing it that way, I couldn’t stop.