Mixing Anaconda

November 27th, 2006 § 1 comment § permalink


Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s time for me to buckle down and finish up a real mix of Anaconda. Anaconda is, of course, Dave Mason’s and my current collaborative obsession, and ultimately will be presented as a musical video on the Internet. I have here a rough mock-up of a mix, but I hope to go back in and build an entirely new mix this coming week.

I say “entirely new mix”, but I guess it would be possible to preserve some of the sonic relationships from this current one. For instance, if there were reason to believe that the horns, organ, and electric piano sounded great and perfectly placed and balanced, I could probably preserve their exact relationship. Or not.

If you’d like to help out, I do have some questions about how this current mock-up of a mix sounds on your speakers and in your ears… » Read the rest of this entry «

30 Years for Jasper

November 20th, 2006 § 0 comments § permalink


Last week I wrote about telling the truth in our little corners of the world. This week I will tell the truth about Jasper and why I have half-written a song about him.

Thirty Years for Jasper

Jasper wasn’t crazy
He was just a little touched
And he kind of got things backwards
Way too much…

Jasper was an old guy who used to ride the bus… » Read the rest of this entry «

Telling the Truth

November 13th, 2006 § 5 comments § permalink


The people have spoken.

Now it’s time for theWheel to tell its story.

In a response to my pod The Big Attractor, UpaChucka paraphrased Buckminster Fuller thusly:

I may be misremembering, but it’s my best recollection that Buckminster Fuller (in “Critical Path”) said that we can save the world — and not just save it, but prosper and grow, too — via the simple strategy of looking around ourselves each one of us looking around him- or her-self at the immediate environment … and telling the truth about what he or she sees. That’s it: just tell the truth about what you sense with your own senses DIRECTLY from your personal surroundings. Not relying on news reports or other secondhand information about what’s happening on the other side of the hill or on the other bank of the river.

Can we do this at theWheel? Each one of us looking around ourselves and simply telling the truth.

There are many artful ways of telling the truth.

Let theWheel turn.

Get Out the Vote!

November 5th, 2006 § 0 comments § permalink


I’ll be back to music and culture next week. This week there is, of course, an election.

Please vote. Please ask your family and friends to vote. Please ask a stranger to vote. Maybe the system is broken. Maybe not.

We need to vote because there remains the possibility that our American political system is not irreparably broken. » Read the rest of this entry «

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