Saturday, September 28, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sioux City Kid at Great America Music Hall Friday Sep 27

Sioux City Kid is a great, gritty band.  They are performing at GAMH in San Francisco.

government as corporate fiefdom

The Right has extended the notion that government should be limited because its members represent interested parties until the idea is absurd.   A lot of its behavior now is purely predicated on the notion of using government for private purposes, without any sense of shame at the corruption this entails.  ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange, is one of the most egregious offenders in this regard.  For an example, read this Nation story.

Stream Sara Cahill's new album free

Sara Cahill produces a weekly radio show I enjoy, 33 1/3 RPM on KALW-FM.  She is also a piano player.  Her new release is streaming freely for a week here.

Zorn on Zorn 24 hours on 24th of September

WQXR presents John Zorn - his music and his influences, celebrating his 60th birthday., adjust your schedule NOW!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Journalism students on the history of Dwight House (1545 Dwight Way, Berkeley)

Here is what came up.   I was one of "the hippies" who massively altered the house in the early 70s.
We hated being called "hippies", as it meant to us lazy people who laid around getting stoned, while our motto was "Build It or Fuck It!", meaning Make Something Now.

I would be interested to hear from anyone who lived there during that time... Who remembers the time a 6x6 almost crushed my skull and Doug Shaw saved my life by shoving it over my head, so I suffered only unconsciousness due to the glancing blow of a 4x4?  I remember everyone carrying me to the van; I remember trying to tell the time as I stared at something on the wall in the hospital, not realizing it was a fire alarm.

Quick City at Cal Arts presaged Burning Man

This event was organized by me and my friends.  Inflatables, solar power, Ant Farm, NASA, gamelan and shadow puppets, guerilla tv and more...

Friday, September 13, 2013

2013 Americana Awards Wednesday the 18th at 5PM PT on AXS TV

The 2012 Awards ceremony was very enjoyable, as I reported before.  If your cable system carries the AXS channel, watch this!

Monday, September 9, 2013

listen to Wynton teach

HBO is broadcasting another master class with Wynton Marsalis.  It's worth watching even if you aren't a jazz-head - it's about living fully, in all dimensions.

touch screen Digital Audio Workstation controller supreme

raven-mti  for OSX + ProTools  $2499

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

wanted: apk file for icontrolav2 app

to install on Kindle Fire HD

Mark Porter's latest baby

Amazon's relational database service

OK: "percussion heavy" and "Bartok" - need I say more?

In high school, back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, Barry Smith introduced me to the blues, Bartok and Buddhism, in exchange for me doing his electronics class homework;  this changed my life forever.  Kudos to Barry, who died (too young) a few years later.  At the time I also played drums.  Taking all this into consideration, it should be no surprise that I look forward to's upcoming broadcast:

This Sunday at 6 pm EDT, Q2 Music presents the first of four performances recorded live at the 2013 Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. The program features Martin Grubinger's Percussive Planet Ensemble and piano duo Ferhan und Ferzand ├ľnder in a performance of percussion-heavy music by Xenakis and Bartok.

standing desks reviewed