It’s rare that I get any real inspiration from dreams, but it happens. Dreams are “brain processing stuff it didn’t have time to handle while you were awake and it’s not your brain’s fault if it gets the details a bit fuzzy.” Yesterday I took delivery of some new music gear that will be reviewed in an upcoming issue of RECORDING, and was discussing it with my good friend Mark Mosher (whose blog Modulate This! is essential reading for anyone who gives a damn about this stuff a
You Have to Have a Plan...
…even if you know it won’t survive long enough to tell people about it. As I prepare to wrap up another issue of Recording, I am looking at a bunch of personal/musical items in flux right now, which I must remember to bring to your attention as they come to fruition. Between them they represent most if not all of my musical endeavors for the rest of 2014, not including my weekly Sunday night shows on StillStream and possible gigs in Second Life… I have two albums in the pipel
Palace of Lights
Well, knock me over with a feather! Palace Of Lights is a reborn incarnation of the exceptional small experimental-music label of the same name from the 1980s, headed up now (as then) by K. Leimer, whose early LP Closed System Potentials I treasure (not to mention a few of his very early cassette releases). This is some of the best modern music out there, and I was stunned to learn that my playing is featured on one of the label’s newest releases: Tourbillon Solo by Gregory T
Coming Soon... "on little cat feet"
I am pleased to announce that I’ve been slated to appear in the ongoing series of Fog Music releases from netlabelAural Films. These releases number eight so far and have been scheduled ahead through the rest of 2014 and into 2015, to eventually total 24 hours of music in all. To quote the Aural Films site: “Aural Films presents “Fog Music.” A series of recordings inspired by the weather condition known as fog. Light and dark, wet and dry, this invasive event is a great sourc
The Triumphant Return of Ambitar!
For those of you familiar with Mike’s peers, Allen Goodman (aka AZ the Arizona Axeman aka AZ the Colorado Axeman) will be on your list of “fab guitarists and all-round nice guys”. If you’re lucky, he’ll also be on your wish list of “DJs I want to return to the airwaves”. Lucky? Yes, indeed – because Ambitar Radio, Allen’s own show, came back toStillstream radio tonight and was, unsurprisingly, a resounding success. Choosing a brand new opening to kick off the show in a decent
A Brief Pause to Get Wet
The aftermath of the ArtWalk concert has finally settled. As much as I love live shows, they really do put a crimp in the day-to-day flow of the rest of my life, and ArtWalk came amidst a ton of other things here there and everywhere. So for the past two weeks or so, I’ve basically been digging out. First there was a magazine to finish and ship. Job done and done well, right on time. From the office on the afternoon we shipped to the printing house, I drove home, quickly thre