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Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday morning

Zen like morning allowing myself to relax and be totally open to this moment; indulging at Starbucks. Shared some laughs last night with the family; as I mentioned to Dan Garcia recently: laughter really is the BEST medicine! Coffee is a close second! Now off to start my day! Blessings to you and yours; remember to cherish each other!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Faith in Worthwhile albums


Great write up (review of Lee Fletcher's new album "Faith in Worthless Things" featuring Lisa Fletcher, Markus Reuter, Robert Fripp and many other outstanding players!)

This album has been playing repeatedly for the past week in my (various) devices/formats!

Faith in Worthless Things review by Vince Font

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Stroll

Today on our customary stroll, Scott and I saw some ducks...



Scott was impressed...


So we had espresso at Cafe Punta del Cielo


Today Scott and I saw some ducks...

This corresponds to a powerful dream I had (although in the dream there was more water and it was raining); a tiny road cut into the cliffs spiraled down into the chasm and reaching the bottom after barely making it in a tiny vehicle of some sort I was transported back in time to a domestic house in the mid-1960s, complete with antique tv and rotary phones. I wanted to stay in that safe and protected space and while that may have been an option, I instinctively knew I had to leave it and return to the present, but it brought me a sadness.

Another morning

Beginning the day....


Morning Coffee at Starbucks

A series of morning reflections





Stick Grooves

Out in the studio working on some stick recordings:


Getting good sounds, but lacking drum parts...


Getting a bit better with tremolo...


I called this pic "Tracking Stick" on FB... the following comments ensued:


New Arising

Went out to the studio two weeks ago to try a bit of recording; first attempt frustrating with no monitor playback during tracking of additional bits. Quickly found the right box to tick to enable the monitors and ran through some test pieces for Will which actually turned into petite audioscapes finding their way onto Bandcamp as a little mini-album or aural goodness. Very pleased with how the pieces panned-out, which you can listen to here:

New Arising

This sampler represents the very best of my guitar playing to date in terms of overall composition and sound; I was definitely "feeling it", in other words and hitting all the notes and tones. Each tune has about 4 or 5 overdubs, and I edited/recorded very quickly using the line 6 for added color and stereo/delay effects in the Magix program.


I should also mention I installed new exterior/interior curtains in the studio to block the sun that has been scorching the office all summer long; this new enhancement was the catalyst to actually attempt a recording. Up until now it has simply been too hot!


Isaac came out to check the progress...


Recording complete, now a beer...