I’ve been watching these critters for awhile, because I’m really intrigued by the idea of an instrument which, essentially, something new in the musical universe. If you don’t know what an Eigenharp is, think of it as a software synthesizer interface that’s somewhat similar to a Chapman Stick (although only in a peripheral way). You… Continue reading Okay… I Want An Eigenharp
I went out to feed the squirrels this morning and didn’t even make it to my chair. As soon as I came through the screen door four or five squirrels tentatively crossed the patio, looking for a peanut hook-up. I tossed them each a peanut, which they ran with to various tree branches and spots… Continue reading Squirrel Therapy And Positive Energy
Somewhere in the depths of my psyche I can sense the movement of massive machinery and heavy pieces falling into place. I’ve spent most of my musical life planning for the day that I would be able to bring my crazy ideas to life and record great albums with great musicians. During the last couple… Continue reading Excited About The Future
There is more evidence of the lunacy of the Far Right, as reports trickle in about the nine people in a “Christian warrior” militia group, called the Hutaree, who were accused Monday of plotting to kill a Michigan law enforcement officer and then attack other police at the resulting funeral. It really shouldn’t surprise anyone… Continue reading ‘Christian Warrior’ Militia Members Arrested In Plot To Kill Police
An excellent article by columnist Frank Rich in the New York Times addresses some of the issues I looked at in my last article. It’s a good read, and brings up prescient points that we should all keep in mind. ~ Wicasta There were times when last Sunday’s great G.O.P. health care implosion threatened to… Continue reading The Rage Is Not About Health Care: It’s All Partisan Politics
Someone once told me When I was a baby If I could just hold on Someone would save me. I’m still waitin’. I’m still waitin’.
Sittin’ here waitin’ for the other shoe to drop. Sittin’ here waitin’ for the other shoe to drop. The banker says in his experience, Cream will always rise to the top. Sittin’ here waitin’ for the other shoe to drop.
Tonight I shut down the television and turned off the stereo. It’s raining, so I thought I’d write a bit on Blood & Chartreuse before I bedded down. Not that I can finish a chapter tonight. But I at least wanted to get it started. The chapter I’m about to write is one in which… Continue reading Some Wounds Will Never Heal
I just found out that Catdaddy Pirates’ former guitar player removed me from his friends list on Facebook. While I hate to admit it, my initial reaction was summed up when I said “good riddance”. This sounds childish, of course. Honestly, I’m rather confused by the whole thing. His departure was a surprise. We’d had… Continue reading Strained Well Wishes To A Guitarist
After watching the GOP’s incredible, breathless misinformation campaign leading up to the health care reform votes, it was no big surprise that the passage of the bill triggered the Republicans’ meltdown into a party of hysterical children in the throes of full blown hissy fits. There’s no one in the Republican party who is providing… Continue reading The Republicans’ New-Found Bigotry, Racism and Violence