I am listening to Ahmed Dickinson, a wonderful live recording he sent me last year – I should email him and ask whether he has new recordings. Tonight Keith Vizcarra came over and we talked about this and that for three hours. Politics, sound, music, strings, good old hardware stores vs Home Depot and Walmart… and a million other subjects. What’s better than a conversation between friends? Gave him a book of Hafiz poems. Damn, look at that moon!
RE strings: I am trying out strings right now, mixing and matching different brands, because some seem to make better trebles and other makes better basses… have been playing D’Addario strings since 1990, but it’s time to see and compare what’s out there… I might not be able to endorse one brand, because at the moment I prefer to mix trebles and basses from two different companies.