We should create a Public Group on Flickr. Everybody interested in submitting photos related to Ottmar Liebert + Luna Negra would sign up for a free Flickr account and upload photos from their computer, or directly from their cellphone. There are two types of Public Groups on Flickr. Both groups allow anybody (meaning members as well as non-members) to view the Group’s photos, but while one of them allows anybody to submit photos, the other is by invitation only. I think the latter is the better way to go, because it will take less administrative work.
I-N added a new clip this morning. It is La Luna from the album La Semana, performed live at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colorado last month.
The quality is really quite good, considering that the I-N guys probably just used the little built-in microphone on their video cam and edited the clips on their computer.
This morning I did a live radio interview via telephone with David Munoz, who hosts San Antonio’s only locally produced commercial radio Jazz show.
– I guess that makes it alright. I had a fantastic evening as Genpo Roshi came to my house with Diane from Kanzeon, and Stuart and Tripp from I-I after the Big Mind session at Upaya here in Santa Fe. I had prepared some Trofie al Pesto (or here) and we talked until after midnight. I had such a great time that I could not fall asleep until after three am.
Everything I know I learned from playing the guitar.
Pain is part of it. Growth and change can be painful – you have to grow calluses on your fingers, exercise your muscles and stretch your tendons.
Work is essential to achieve growth in any field – practicing guitar strengthens your fingers, but more importantly creates new neural pathways in your brain.
Discipline – you can’t just play guitar once in a while, you need to have the mental discipline to do it daily.
Surrender – you have to surrender to the rhythm, to groove of the band – the sum of the total.