Bay Bridge Assay 1

Bay Bridge Assay 1

2015-11-05: Bay Bridge Assay 1, our first visit to the new span with mic and camera. My friend Martin and I conducted wikiGong’s first recording of the new eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge in November 2015. I’d wondered about the Bay Bridge for a while: after the Golden Gate, it seemed like […]

formal occasions

Posted by on Jun 20, 2015 in audio, blog, ccMixter, personal | No Comments
formal occasions

…in which we contemplate the circumstances calling for neckties. I nearly never sit down to write a poem about “crossing over.” It was more on my mind over a decade ago, when I still smoked, but even then it wasn’t something I felt I needed to express. That’s come and gone over the years—the urge […]

blown away

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in audio, blog, performance, personal, tools | No Comments
blown away

…in which I try out the “Ultimate 545.” “Vintage” is an odd adjective, no longer just the year of a wine pressing, but the quality of an old thing, purported by age to be somehow valuable. This value inheres typically to things organic, be they edible or playable. Vintage musical instruments are much sought-after, and […]

ad astra per aspera

Posted by on May 30, 2015 in blog, history, personal, travels | No Comments
ad astra per aspera

…in which we visit the rockets of Huntsville. I had a business trip come up this week and found myself in Huntsville, Alabama ahead of schedule. Actually, I was on schedule according to the original itinerary but, as reality took over, plans changed and our party ended up with a couple of hours on our […]

collectors’ items

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in audio, blog, history, personal, tools | One Comment
collectors’ items

…in which I contemplate broken dolls and the sequencer of my dreams. I had the joy of a delayed childhood with regard to electronic music, which I discovered as a real thing sometime around 1985. I had no protracted formal music education nor did I dive into the mean street scene of late 1970’s New […]

dear diary

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in blog, personal, projects | No Comments
dear diary

…in which our reach once again exceeds our patience. This is a preview. What was intended as a single—and already way overdue—blog post up and got too long. I’ve managed some sound and song postings since October—all elsewhere, naturally—but day-to-day life has seemed a series of nested interruptions. By now the list of topics I’ve […]

a blood moon

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in audio, blog, ccMixter | No Comments
a blood moon

…in which a lunatic project comes to fruition. My current working method does not lend itself to any industrial definition of “quality”: I don’t seem to be able to do anything twice. But I do sometimes manage to compose a durable artifact from otherwise ephemeral sources. Blood Moon for Bankers is one of those pieces […]

new panda

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in blog, personal, tools | No Comments
new panda

…in which we add to the menagerie. With the annual Long Beach extravaganza behind us, I decided to rest up with a little synth recording project…which turned into a voice recording project. Blood Moon for Bankers is now into its second project week—because time expands, blah, blah, and, well, lyrics are hard—and it all adds […]

reimagining Matt Mason

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in blog, SoundWalk | No Comments
reimagining Matt Mason

…in which we revive classic themes. We’ll be reprising Elegy for Matt Mason—one of our earlier collaborative works—at this fall’s A LOT event in Long Beach, but without our full complement of personnel. That means redubbing the original video so there’s a violin track, and an excuse to embellish and tweak a bit. Cue one […]

filmredigering, Stockholm

filmredigering, Stockholm

…in which we work on our upcoming roadshow…from the road. Deadlines come in many forms, but the only ones that absorb my full attention these days seem to be performances. Since these are usually far away from the studio, readiness involves getting the media files done well in advance—or at least a bit ahead of […]