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Meditating / Little Gremlins

I practice meditation by sitting down and shutting up for 10-20 minutes a day. I practice guitar an hour a day. I practice running for about 1-2 hours, at least 3-4 times per week. I visit similar headspace with each activity, and each sympathizes with my music practice. In my […]

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Mick Goodrick Triads 1

If you aren’t familiar with Mick Goodrick’s writing on the guitar, you’re missing out. His book The Advancing Guitarist is one I’ve come back to again and again since I bought it 25 years ago (!) after reading his amazing articles in Guitar Player magazine in the 80s. This book […]

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Releases

More info at Tuktu’s site. Gamma Male by Gamma Male More info at Gamma Males’s site. Past releases: Degenerate Art Ensemble’s Rinko available here

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Great talk from Rhizome Seven on Seven

Great points in this talk from Rhizome’s Seven on Seven conference. Watch the whole thing, but one highlight for me, is at 7:30: artists were originally valuable to the tech world for their boundless view of the world, technologists the bound thinkers; now it’s the reverse: technologists are going crazy, […]

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Ruth Crawford Seeger

I first listened to Ruth Crawford Seeger’s String Quartet (1931) in a class at the University of Washington in the late 90s with Dr. Diane Thome, who would do much to broaden my musical horizons during my stay there. As a Composition major, I was stewing in music from all […]

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4shadows

Brother in art Matt Wainwright has a music project he was showing me last night: 4shadows. I’ve already got a previous release of their’s under the name ‘Lightwind’ and a cd + book set called something like ‘Lets go buy some useless shit’ – both awesome. I think it’s down […]