a sonic challenge

a sonic challenge

…in which we also post a retread and a promise…. My pal Dave Hood recently left me some tips about how to approach the Hetch Hetchy aqueduct to get a field recording. We’d guess the pipes are singing much of the time. As with many such guesses there is one way to find out: head […]

the world’s best rain stick

Posted by on May 28, 2016 in audio, blog, history, personal | One Comment
the world’s best rain stick

…in which repairs lead to forensics…. My wife calls it “the world’s best rain stick,” especially when it has gone temporarily missing from its usual place and she is hunting it down for some reason. It hasn’t had a “usual place” for a few years now, and “some reason” is most likely an impending rehearsal […]

ad astra per aspera

Posted by on May 30, 2015 in blog, history, personal | 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 […]

found, unsought

found, unsought

…in which… Serendipity. A word learned from my father on a—very rare!—fishing expedition in a rented boat. On a more typical Saturday, we’d be flying in a rented Cessna 150 somewhere over the Miami-Whitewater Forest in southwestern Ohio, or waiting around on the ground, or just hanging with the neighbors. But once in a while, […]

the GGB turns seventy five

…in which history repeats itself…. Couldn’t let the day go by without noting the event, though thousands of others have marked it already. A few of my favorites: Golden Gate Bridge Opening May 27, 1937 Pedestrian Walk Golden Gate Bridge Under Construction Golden Gate Opus with the Marin Symphony The SF Chronicle’s take

back from the brink of history

Posted by on Aug 13, 2011 in blog, history, travels | No Comments

…in which we discover the Missouri. One reward for having friends and relatives in the arts is the opportunity to sample the serendipity that comes with making a living thereby, without being shackled to any particular variety yourself. Last weekend found us in Arrow Rock, Missouri, visiting our daughter, who’s on hiatus from Denver to […]