They forecasted snow again. We had a little bit last night and it looks like it is getting ready to dump some more. Fog has already rolled in and the air looks thick.
Worked on Up Close yesterday, the next band-album. Ideas are starting to flow for that recording and I want to concentrate on it for the next couple of months. I want to have several tracks ready for Dave to play percussion on when he returns to Santa Fe later in February.
Made dinner for Kazuaki Tanahashi and Roshi Joan Halifax. Kaz gave me the above links to Inochi (Life-force in Japanese) and AWWA and Beyond Thinking, selected writings of Dogen Zenji, a book he translated and edited. While I was making dinner iTunes – in Party Shuffle mode – served up the above linked Arabic version of Shaft from the first Buddha Bar compilation. Most of this cover-version is unremarkable – I love the original – but it’s nice when the arabic violin lines mix with the funk. Canton sent me the Drum Machine link and I don’t remember where I saw the Slingshot vid first.