Sunday, August 14, 2005

Hello, my name is_______and I have a problem...

Um, the flea market is a dangerous place.
I had to rescue it. Dual 1009sk circa. 1969
Steve Miller Anthology spinning in the studio.
Good night friends, think I'll have a beer.....

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


of Novalis
Resides in Wiederstedt
In the house where he was born.
Now the Novalis museum.

We are near awakening when we dream that we are dreaming. Novalis

Saturday, August 06, 2005

spaced out (again)

I am done for the evening. I recorded some music that was inspired by the Kuiper Belt. The Kuiper belt is a region of space beyond Pluto's orbit that has been referred to as "the junkyard of space" It is composed of a cloud of countless billions of rocky fragments. There is also a small planet recently discovered there that has been named "Sedna". It takes Sedna 12,260 years to complete one orbit. This evening's fun was produced with bass, moog, and guitar. I might add some percussion tomorrow. Good night. I'm dreaming of Sedna..........

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Who the heck is?


German poet who influenced later Romantic thought, sometimes called 'the prophet of Romanticism'. Novalis took his pseudonym from "de Novali", a name his family had formerly used. The central image of Novalis' visions, a blue flower, became later a symbol of longing among Romantics. The 'blue flower' in unattainable and is to remain unattainable. Romantics expressed a longing for home and a longing for what is far off; Schiller called the romantics 'exiles pining for a homeland'.
"The imagination places the world of the future either far above us, or far below, or in a relation of metempsychosis to ourselves. We dream of traveling through the universe - but is not the universe within ourselves? The depths of our spirit are unknown to us - the mysterious way leads inwards. Eternity with its worlds - the past and future - is in ourselves or nowhere. The external world is the world of shadows - it throws its shadow into the realm of light. At present this realm certainly seems to us so dark inside, lonely. shapeless. But how entirely different it will seem to us - when this gloom is past, and the body of shadows has moved away. We will experience greater enjoyment than ever, for our spirit has been deprived." (from 'Miscellaneous Observations', 1798)

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

a few years old.

Monday, August 01, 2005

More fun with tape

I had a pleasant evening in the studio. I started with recording some faux rain (shower onto a pizza pan) I then flipped the reels and rerecorded the "rain" as it played in reverse thru some reverb. Over this moist background I added some wandering bass and some sparce guitar meanderings. I finished up with some touches of percussion ( cymbals). I will try to get it posted soon. World Tour to follow.