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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thursday night is Rock Out night

A good night with the new sound-rig! Those vocal harmonies are where it's at! Now to tighten it up!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rock Out

Rock-out Thursdays resumed without skipping too many beats (maybe one or two on my end) with the newly-envisioned break for World becoming a new song on its own! The fretless Weasletone (tm) sounded indeed wonderful and Percy Jones-ish (Busta Jones, by the way also plays bass and has worked with Fripp and Talking Heads according to Google) we did some really jazzy renditions of Here and Now and Ciao Brasil. Kuddos to Will for reminding us (re-teaching me) "Specific Gravity" which I'd forgotten to return to! A great night, all and all; looking forward to hitting it again next week. Progress is definitely being made!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Guitar

Some guitar antics last night; really got to going on "Advance Mask" ultra strummy thing happening... heavier attack/strum and cross-picking and music took notice. Hummed along on that one for awhile; picked up the NST-tuned Ibanez and immediately broke a string. We all know what Robert says about that...

Also did "Landscape" in the new more aggressive strum/cross-picking mode. Think I'm on to something here with this more "heavy" approach. Something akin to a breakthrough, although time will tell if I'm right. Also did "Moon" but one chord is just not right. Will keep after it.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Personal Charisma

"So if a person is charismatic, if we would say they possess the charisma,  better they have a personal discipline; and if they're not personally charismatic, better they have a personal discipline."
   ~ Robert Fripp

http://www.fripp.com/mp3s/rf_charisma_final.mp3

Pop Ambient

And this from Will W today:

"eBow & Fretless sound insanely good and ambient together with a bit of delay and reverb..."


This represents for me the penultimate direction for the Willard Marcell Trio going forward!

Monday, March 12, 2012

John Carter of Mars Concept Art

John Carter of Mars Concept
John Carter, Ukes and the great company of +Alan Van Dyke +Shelly Van Dyke 
Brunch is on! Marion Berry Pancakes? 


Having a relaxing spring-break visit; more uke playing today. House concert anyone?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Wake Up


The world is an illusion, but it is an illusion, which we must take seriously, because it is real as far as it goes, and in those aspects of the reality, which we are capable of apprehending. Our business is to wake up. We have to find ways in which to detect the whole of reality in the one illusory parts which our self-centered consciousness permit us to see. We must not live thoughtlessly, taking our illusion for the complete reality, but at the same time we must not live too thoughtfully in the sense of trying to escape from the dream state. We must continually be on the watch for ways in which we may enlarge our consciousness, we must not attempt to live outside the world, which is given us, but we must somehow learn how to transform it and transfigure it. Too much ‘wisdom’ is as bad as too little wisdom, and there must be no magic tricks. We must learn to come to reality without the enchanter’s wand and his book of the words. One must find a way of being in this world while not being of it. A way of living in time without being completely swallowed up in time.”

―Aldous Huxley “Shakespeare and His Religion.” An essay, the last Huxley wrote (it was actually dictated on his death bed), was published in Show Magazine in 1964 soon after his death. It was reprinted in Huxley and God: Essays, 1992 by Harper Collins.

The Wine of Silence

http://a21.video4.blip.tv/2560001449809/Dgmlive-TheWineOfSilence780.m4v

Regret

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”

—Mary Oliver

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Office

Today is a good day for working out in the music room; adding ambient lighting, and perhaps work on a tune or two (or three). The urge to write is there. Inspired after listening to blld and Kick Karn CDs over the past few days.

 Melissa got the boys a new computer, dual core sound-card, so for the first time it just might be possible to get some real recording done. I am installing Magix Music 10 studio program on it today but not sure it will work on a Windows 7 machine.

Also really need to register J love tunes to BMI and upload "Lost in the Valley" to bandcamp; this will be possible if Magix works! More later.

Spingere

Here's the tune I played on from Will Cruttenden's (aka Spingere) awesome EP Celestial Spirits in Bondage, released 29 February 2012 

That's Not my Penguin

Present Moment

Morning coffee
Outside 
rain and cold
Surrendered to this present moment
I am one with all sentient beings

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Morning

At Starbucks on a Wednesday morning; music resonating in my head. So many little fragments, ideas, bits. There is an album there I'd like to record if I had that luxury! No matter, it's fine here whistling through my head. Makes me happy! That and this latte I'm sipping.