Thursday, July 28, 2005

Here we go again

Hope something creative happens in the studio this weekend. Wish me luck.

This is a pic from the Altec Lansing factory from the early 70s. Sigh.......

Wednesday, July 20, 2005



a humble offering from the studio.........

Monday, July 18, 2005

For all my loyal fans......

If I only knew who you were.......

Some are reaching for the gun,
Some are searching for the sun.

Randy California

Sunday, July 17, 2005

from the studio

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Hey a picture......

I found this on the web, a rack of vintage Universal Audio stuff. I am drooling.

Monday, July 11, 2005

My Friend Dimitri

More cutting this weekend. I am getting more ideas for the film as I work on it. Mainly in the images I want for the montage sequences. I had some Shostakovich ( Dimitri) roaring in the background as I edited. It put me in a mood. I tried to imagine I was Dziga Vertov making " Man With A Movie Camera", working in some dark freezing basement hellhole in Russia in the Twenties. Those were the days. I'm feeling all Utopian Socialist now.
I also did some more music with piano, e-bow guitar and bass with some soft cymbals in the background. I love the guitar, but man do I have mental issues playing it. Maybe someday I will figure out what do with it. I tend to play to many notes with too little meaning behind each one. Empty notes I call them. I need private funding to explore this aesthetic dilemma in detail.

The modern day composer refuses to die!
Edgar Varese

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Deeper into the past

After finally collecting all the stuff necessary, I finally started to edit my first film. It was very satisfying and all went well, once I jumped in and got up the courage to cut up the precious footage. I'm saving all the junk stuff and randomly splicing it together on a reel. I still need to shoot some titles ( just ordered a vintage title kit ) and some montage elements, so maybe this weekend I can finish up the shooting. I also did some recording. I did a piece with piano and bass, and one in which the background layer was a randomly selected reel of tape played backwards on a flea-market refugee tape deck with serious speed control issues. It was a glorious sound. I turned it up loud and re-recorded it with Moog/piano/ebowed-delayed guitar overdubs. It has its moments. I wish I was as good a musician as the tape deck.