Yesterday’s Tweets

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  • Peter Gabriel: 'It doesn't have anything to do with witchcraft!' http://bit.ly/aZ1urb – interesting interview #
  • The World's Luckiest Cyclist (video) http://is.gd/cAqWX – he was probably on the phone & didn't notice… or chanting…. #
  • Ireland asks Israel for safe passage to Gaza http://is.gd/cAqHU very interesting… #
  • BP ordered to pay for Louisiana dredge project http://is.gd/cAqDj right on! #
  • Asthma risk linked to burgers http://is.gd/cApB6 #
  • Walled Garden http://is.gd/cA5jt #
  • Sticky Rice is 1,500 Year Old Secret to Super-Strong Chinese Buildings http://is.gd/cz3Ii #
  • http://is.gd/cyTqu #
  • Wanna see a big hole? http://bit.ly/cmnb8W /via @GreatDismal #
  • Wilburys – from old producer saying: "we'll bury it in the mix" Genius name. #
  • Look out your window, that grass ain't green. It's kinda yellow, see what I mean? Traveling Wilburys. Great albums. #
  • #BP ad from 1999. http://bit.ly/cBvoeu /via @caschy #
  • http://is.gd/cwiFK Empathy Test #
  • Students Show a Dramatic Drop In Empathy http://is.gd/cwive #
  • http://bit.ly/b6n4Wz (via @jhalifax) #
  • Japanese wins pizza-making contest in Italy – http://bit.ly/9WY63U -in Naples even. #
  • Santa Fe doesn't have much of a Spring anymore. Between Winter and Summer we merely have the windy season. #
  • Being slightly outside of tradition creates space for possibilities. /via @yuuzen #
  • Monk observes fireworks: http://bit.ly/bBq8sd #
  • Chile in breakfast burritos @ SFe Baking Co. now so mild – only a tourist enjoys them. Website 4 locals that shows who has the hot chile? #
  • http://bit.ly/bBGR4K /via @jhalifax #
  • BBC News – Creativity is akin to insanity say scientists
    http://is.gd/ctTUj. Ha!! #
  • Boycott Petroleum logo http://bit.ly/dzKPZX #
  • New BP logos: http://bit.ly/9btFcz #
  • What a gorgeous day! The ocean is filled with the most beautiful rainbows! /via @BPGlobalPR #
  • http://tinyurl.com/36cwee7 @BPGlobalPR in The Guardian #
  • We've created something that will affect your children's children. Can YOU say the same about YOUR life? /via @BPGlobalPR #
  • “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” -Dorothea Lange /via @yuuzen #
  • Food in Istanbul http://www.marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2010/05/food-in-istanbul.html #
  • First rain in weeks. What a scent in the air! A bottle of red from Priorat would go well with that. #
  • Of course, bp cares about the fishing industry as well. Now, all tuna from the gulf coast comes pre-packaged in oil. /via @BPGlobalPR #
  • I love the sudden silence from a blackout. It's like those scenes in a movie when the music stops and the film switches to slow motion. #
  • http://bit.ly/baA4GO. Diving in the Gulf. A nightmare. Pass it on. #
  • The common consensus among musicologists is that we've been listening to Robert Johnson at least 20% too fast. – http://is.gd/crBsn #
  • Architectural Model Greeting Cards http://is.gd/crBdj beautiful! #
  • I cleansed the mirror of my heart – now it reflects the moon.-Renseki http://is.gd/crB0p one year . neo bohemia #
  • http://is.gd/cqdOK augmented London #
  • NYT on Stieg Larsson and his Millennium series:
    http://nyti.ms/bdpPWv
    I am about a quarter into the third one. #
  • http://bit.ly/ck0HHT – needs Lego minfig scenes, mounted upside down on the ceiling. #
  • Woke up late. Glass of black coffee. Reading news. Then bike ride. #
  • Pantone Hotel. Color company does hotel. http://is.gd/cpWrR #
  • Neal Stephenson to launch interactive novel for the iPad http://is.gd/cpWfu #
  • iPaint? Hockney. http://is.gd/cpWbM #
  • Imogen Heap says touring's too pricey as record industry sales slump http://is.gd/cpVXf #
  • Oil rig inspectors took company gifts, watchdog finds http://is.gd/cp7Ug #
  • A bailout for #BP 's #oilspill Tell the Senate to just say no with @truemajority and @usaction #p2 #topprog http://bit.ly/dqweJR. #
  • Awareness is attention expanded 360 degrees – Bernie Glassman #
  • http://www.tricycle.com/blog/?p=1782 #
  • It seems to me that people with real knowledge don't leave comments on youtube or amazon. Only the people who think they know do that. #
  • This week: lilacs bloom, hummingbirds return, and my roof was fixed. #
  • The Epicurious app for iPad is nice (((and free))) and the iPad the perfect size to follow recipes. #
  • Lanier says The Singularity is the nerd version of The Rapture. /via @GreatDismal #
  • Done in Phoenixville. Onwards to Annapolis. #
  • Why do sound guys always only count to two, I asked at BBKing's this afternoon. Because on three you have to lift, said one of the locals. #
  • iPhone, Gizmodo, and moral clarity about crime – CSMonitor.com http://instapaper.com/ze2voqzo #
  • Somebody should do a drinking tour of Manhattan's architecturally interesting and design-intensive watering holes. So many!! #
  • Dinner @ Malatesta, then a drink @ Morimoto, because it was designed by Tadao Ando, with a wall of water bottles by Russ Lovegrove. #
  • Rainy grey day in Manhattan. Perfect for setting up iPad which was just delivered to hotel. #
  • Bit of print history
    http://instapaper.com/z8fk4wyX #
  • Needed some movement. Walked 160+ blocks in Manhattan this afternoon. Legs and body feel great, soles are a little tender. #
  • http://j.mp/atASz8 #
  • Tour mgr scored us a day of free net because we had to wait in the lobby for an hour. That'll be enough to activate iPad tomorrow. #
  • Why genius isn't in the genes http://instapaper.com/zXhjpiyi #
  • Genius isn't in the genes http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2010/may/02/david-shenk-genius-genetics #
  • Sitting backstage after the concert & signing @ the merch table. Pleased w the sound of the band – stops & changes direction on a dime. #
  • I want a scan of that newspaper. Rumors are amazing. I find them fascinating and entertaining. #
  • The person recently found out that friends had since seen me perform in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and that I am in fact alive. #
  • Tonight, after the concert, I was told that in 1994 a paper in Sedona allegedly printed that I had died in a car crash on the Autobahn. #
  • http://founditinabar.com/ #
  • Woke up early in Manchester. Coffee @ J.Dubs. A little nervous but excited about the first show tonight. #
  • Afternoon tea. I find Earl Grey too strong a flavor and blend it with Darjeeling. Perfect. #
  • Listening to final master for production. #
  • When will the new album be released you ask? http://bit.ly/c18U4D #
  • In 2002 it might have taken me 30 min to explain an edit to my engineer. I now do it myself in 5 min & with a touchscreen, it'll be 1. #
  • When pointing out a place, do you use your index finger or words? Exactly. The touch screen will rule. #
  • Fake historical sign: On this site in 1890, no home stood. This place was built a century later. #
  • The new album is mixed. I feel so light today, I think I could jump tree-high! #
  • Big temp drop. The next wave of snowflakes will stick. #
  • Suicidal snowflake attack! #
  • Garden at Dusk now has a bass whale swimming in it. #
  • More snow. Amazing. #
  • Recording Robby on djembe this morning. #
  • Ah, warming up cold hands on a hot cup of coffee after an early walk. Glorious Morning. #
  • Hands tired. Played guitar for six hours today. #
  • The icicles that glittered in the moonlight yesterday have melted. And the moon is hiding behind clouds. #
  • In the clear moonlight, the icicles appear more precious than any stone. #
  • More snow, wet and heavy, bending the limbs of trees. Finishing "The Godfather of Kathmandu". #
  • Gabriel Orozco seems to be a city/urban counterpoint to Andy Goldsworthy. Interesting show of his up at the MoMA now. #
  • The coffee at Gimme! on Mott is still the best in town. And I found a replacement for the cap I forgot on the plane in Tokyo. #
  • Promised snow storm started early and I left Santa Fe for ABQ, where I'll catch a flight to NY tomorrow. #
  • Cleaning the kitchen to Beethoven's 9th. #
  • AT&T claimed there would be roaming in Japan but that wasn't happening. Now arrived stateside. #
  • We are about to leave on a walk-about (train-about?) in Tokyo. #
  • Skymall offers a "Telekinetic Obstacle Course"!!! About to puddle-jump. They had the Japanese food option available. #
  • Drove to Albuquerque yesterday evening. Flight left just after seven this morning. #
  • Any suggestions for Tokyo? #
  • Entering Santa Fe from the South, the Moon is a horizontal sliver. The bottom is hidden behind a mountain, the top is obscured by a cloud. #
  • A couple of nice jams with Roy Rogers last night. Couldn't play together today because he had another gig to go to after his performance. #
  • Reading Orhan Pamuk's newest. While the book isn't available yet, a sample can be found on Kindle. #
  • October slideshow: http://bit.ly/1Aw0Gr #
  • benefit performance in california next week: http://imbcr.org/ #
  • Snow! #
  • Last hour of a four hour layover… #
  • Tomorrow's agenda: 27+ hours of travel #
  • Railway stations are cathedrals of mobility. Leipzig Central Station: http://bit.ly/15KFzz #
  • Walked around the Leipzig train station this morning. It is Europe's largest station, when measured by floor area. #
  • Puddle jump commences in 30 minutes. #
  • Stage one completed. Arrived on East Coast. Now lunch. #
  • We have tickets to fly from Vienna to Munich via Berlin, but that actually takes longer than the train! Might need new travel agent… #
  • The first thing I'll do when I get to Vienna is to arrange train tickets to Munich. #
  • Almost packed… #
  • Cold first Autumn Morning. #
  • End of Summer rain with hail. #
  • The sinking sun lit up a silver weather balloon floating above Santa Fe. It was either rising or falling, I could not tell which. #
  • The peg holding the G-string slipped right at the beginning of "Snakecharmer" last night, but the rest of concert went well. #
  • Arrived in Los Gatos. #
  • Listening to "A State of Wonder" – Glenn Gould #
  • The "Under the Rose" webpage is live: http://bit.ly/IwQKB #
  • Snagged the last green chile croissant. Drops from yesterday evening's rain still on the broad leaves. #
  • Santa Fe. Rain. Desert scent. Recording of Till Fellner playing Bach. Evening. #
  • Second half of "Under the Rose" now available. #
  • Hiked up around 11,500 ft. early this morning. Photos on Flickr. #
  • Nice to know that 23 years of experience looking at the sky here works better than some radar-jockey's prediction. :-) #
  • There is a storm warning for this evening. I don't see it in the sky and rode my bike to dinner. #
  • Too late again, for a green chile croissant. #
  • Line-repair scheduled for this afternoon. Then back on the interwebs highway… #
  • Bella looks cute, wearing old t-shirts to keep wound clean. #
  • Nope. Just a tiny trickle of the interwebs. I see more on-hold-music in my future. #
  • Still no internet. That's so 20th century. #
  • Sunshine and rain. At the same time. #
  • Clear morning, after off-and-on rain for two days. The air is fresh – frische Luft! I am having a green chile breakfast burrito. #
  • Indian market. Town bursting. I'm staying in. #
  • Riding bike, finding coffee. #
  • ABQ reached. Almost there. #
  • A little closer to home. Waiting for gate to become available. #
  • Watching TV for the first time in a long while. Actually it's not TV, it's HBO. #
  • Secured hotel rooms. #
  • We are going to have to spend the night in Newark. Yeah! #
  • Flight cancelled. Nice. #
  • Finished reading "My Name is Red" by Orhan Pamuk last night. Wonderful book. #
  • Yeah! Gimme! coffee on Mott. #
  • Tonight after the concert somebody told me I am insane. But since it was a teenager who said it with a smile I think that's good. #
  • If playing guitar is my devotion to the instrument, then sitting in meditation is my devotion to the universe. #
  • The One World Theater's ice machine stands outside, in 106 degree weather. Not very One World, is it? #
  • 55 minutes to showtime. #
  • Passing windmills. Headed to the yellow city. #
  • Rolling alongside railroad tracks through Texas. #
  • Yeah, getting shore-power in Aspen! Every venue should have to provide shore-power for busses. All is well. #
  • Aspen drivers removed no parking signs placed by the club to reserve a space for our bus. #
  • July slideshow now up: http://bit.ly/rzQxu #
  • Interview for Aspen: http://bit.ly/102Wm3 #
  • Received photos a friend took @ the Lensic last month. Will post soon. #
  • Finished a fourth novel about Istanbul and am searching for Ottoman recipes now. Must go back to Turkey. #
  • Nice breakfast @ Sanborn near venue: German pancakes w fresh figs and goat cheese. #
  • Nice to have a day off today. Beautiful sunshine in Seattle. #
  • Twenty minutes. Do you know where your ears are? #
  • 2 x 90' performing + 60' or more of practicing = a lot of sitting. My back hurt during the 2nd show. #
  • 90 min sets @ The Triple Door tonight through Friday. #
  • Had to try the "Kölsch" offered at a local brewpub. Waitress corrected my pronounciation. Whatever it was, Kölsch it was not. #
  • Approaching Eugene. #
  • Haikus are easy/But sometimes they don't make sense/Refrigerator – seen on t-shirt in Santa Cruz #
  • June Slideshow: http://bit.ly/RFBT6 #
  • Rrrrolling into Rrrreno. #
  • 112°F in Vegas today. Prediction: 1st domed city in the USA, in thirty years. #
  • The phone number I had been given was off by one digit. Problem solved, interview done. #
  • Yesterday @ Celebrity in Phoenix. Worst interview ever, w local TV. How to answer this: who is your least favorite member of your band? #
  • A phone interview w the local radio station was set up, but the digits lead to a non-working NV-Energy number. Curious. #
  • Intermission in Phoenix. Am wearing different ear monitor inserts. Less comfortable but I can hear myself better and am playing better. #
  • In keeping w tradition we took more pix of Stephen in front of the Celebrity Theatre sign today! #
  • Just finished signing @ Anthology in San Diego and everyone was so nice. Not a single photo request. This would make an interesting study. #
  • The new arrangement of "Borrasca" is a very nice addition to the setlist. It's a lot of fun to play!! #
  • Slow soaking rain. Beautiful. #
  • Second show here @ the Rrazz room. Love playing that guitar. Like having a conversation with an old friend. #
  • I guess I will need to start packing. #
  • Just found 30 CDs recorded live on tour in 2004. There seem to be CDs hiding everywhere. #
  • Sitting in the studio and shooting timelapse of candles burning down. #
  • The honeysuckle scent is strong this evening. #
  • Watching the fan's shadow circle on the floor. Its movement lets me be still. #
  • Watching a fan's shadow circle on the floor. Eating green chile croissant. #
  • watching soundless again #
  • Stood outside and stared up. Saw a bright shooting star in the southern sky. #
  • Rumors of a San Antonio show in August… #
  • After the Rain. #
  • Coffee in treehouse. #
  • Rehearsal was excellent. Guitar played itself. This evening: pizza 'n' beer w El Duros. #
  • Rehearsal w Jon, Stephen, Michael & Robby. Plays itself!! #
  • Nearly 24 hours w/o Internet. Interesting. #
  • Listening to Ahmed Dickinson. Working on new slideshow. Heating chicken soup w lots of green chile. #
  • Pea-sized hail in Santa Fe. #
  • In ABQ. Apple genius fixed my laptop. Won't have to send it in. Yeah! #
  • Closing in on Santa Fe. #
  • I have lots of images to upload, but this hotel's wi-fi sux & it will have to wait until I get home. #
  • Candlelight creates an interesting backdrop for Jackson Pollock. #
  • Cabbie loves English. He talks a lot in English. And I don't understand most of it. #
  • Choices result in taste. Taste defines a style. Style creates a narrative. The narrative defines the self, which is nevertheless empty. #
  • Having coffee in the village. #
  • Went to MoMA w Stephen this afternoon. Great show. Might have to go back tomorrow. Too much for one day. Enriches the rest of the day. #
  • Looking at photos I took of Stephen last night in the Village & Soho, between sets @ the Blue Note. #
  • Morning red eye – medium drip coffee with a shot of espresso. Contemplated riding the subway to Gimme Coffee on Mott Street, but didn't. #
  • Halfway point. We have played 6 shows @ the Blue Note with 6 to go. #
  • Finger still OK. Not better, not worse. #
  • Bought needles and peroxide @ CVS & was able to remove most of the two splinters in my right middle finger. #
  • Back at hotel after playing for a private party by myself. #
  • If the bird flu and the swine flu mix will the result be the flying pig flu? #
  • Bus dropped us off & we moved into hotel. Rooms w small kitchens, so we don't have to eat out every meal. #
  • It was JG, hero of the people, who prepared the coffee maker. Am drinking coffee and reading Swedish novel. #
  • Somebody set up the coffee maker with coffee and water for this morning. How nice. It's perculating now. #
  • Onwards, to the Big Apple. #
  • Infinity Hall. Acoustics 10 (out of 10).
    Audience 10. Food 10. Band's playing 10. #
  • Doesn't do the venue justice, but here is a phonecam shot: http://yfrog.com/0fq5zj #
  • Stevo, Rusty (who shoots film) and I have been taking lots of pics of the hall. It's quite spectacular. #
  • Wow! The Infinity Hall in Norfolk is quite wonderful. Instant favorite. #
  • Alan's Android didn't know where we were. My iPhone delivered location and nearest coffee destination near instantly. #
  • Just the song of birds and the children playing in front of Cambridge city hall. That would be nice. #
  • How quiet and civilized cities would be w/o the sound of combustion engines. #
  • Current reading: "The Possibility of an Island" and re-reading "The Diamond Age" #
  • Finished reading the first two Eunuch Yashim/Istanbul 1836 novels. Waiting for the third to be released for Kindle. #
  • Walking around Cambridge. #
  • Stevo, I say the band rocked tonight! #
  • New stage photos (from Buffalo) on Flickr. #
  • Spicy Thai green beans are very nice with a glass of champagne. #
  • RT @EchoesRadio: Awaiting the arrival of Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra for an Echoes Living Room Concert on a crappy, rainy Monday. #
  • Finished recording at the Echoes studio. Played four songs. Turned out quite well, I think. Will let you know when it is available. #
  • Great second show tonight Stevo. The Bulerias sounded nice. #
  • Rain, rain, rain, and more forecast for this week. #
  • Ended up shaking lots of hands last night as the venue asked me to stay and sign. #
  • Coffee ("Eye-Opener", "Shot-in-the-dark", "Red Eye") in Buffalo #
  • What would it sound like if a couple of musicians from New Zealand collaborated with Doctor Fink (((Prince and the Revolution!))) and OL? #
  • Very good rehearsal. Now to packing… #
  • On Monday: new rough mix of a unreleased and unnamed bossa from the sessions for "The Hours Between Night + Day". With a Koto-solo. #
  • Reading white paper on computer playback http://bit.ly/1WBez #
  • Back from walk. Stopped at the Tea House for a cuppa tea. #
  • Listening to Stephen Duros tracks for his next album – on Ultrasone headphones. #
  • http://twitpic.com/3ht30 #
  • Snow flakes are rushing toward the warm ground like moths to the flame. #
  • Breakfast burrito at SFe Baking Co. Perfect on a grey Spring morning with snow. #
  • Am listening to this: http://bit.ly/MSX6P #
  • It was very cold. Even the dressing room is only 62 degrees F. #
  • This place is strange. For the second time they brought people into the dressing room. No more – locked the door. #
  • Turned Michael on to Buika. #
  • Intermission @ the Coach House #
  • Just introduced Rusty to two social activities he was not aware of: stealth disco and flash mobs. #
  • Had to shorten the performance because the Canyon Club wanted just one 90 minute set. Went a little over with the encore. #
  • Soundcheck. – done. Bathroom – working. Outside – cold and cloudy. #
  • Canyon Club: one of the two dressing rooms was turned into storage and the only toilet backstage is broken. Nice. #
  • The band sounded great in Palm Springs on Tuesday. Everyone was happy to hear that Alan recorded the concert. #
  • Time-lapse from last Saturday's soundcheck in Torrance: http://is.gd/pTWO #
  • Was going to show you the new timelapse from soundcheck on Saturday, but at upload speeds of 4kb per second that might take days. #
  • Shot 1,673 photos before and during soundcheck. Made timelapse vid, set to Moonlight, that turned out well. #
  • Coffee. Found. After walking 3 miles. #
  • Load-in Livermore. #
  • Barstow. Listening to rehearsal recordings and charging phone for interview. #
  • Reading Gary Snyder's "Back on the Fire" on the iPhone Kindle. Good thing it has unlimited bookmarks. #
  • This piece should get you going for the weekend: http://bit.ly/GyCg4 – I promise something more mellow for next week…. :-) #
  • Should I release new music for Ottmar-Friends on Mondays, Tuesday or Fridays? #
  • Woke up at 1:30. Found a book and read until 5AM. #
  • A bit from yesterday's rehearsal can now be heard in the Ottmar-Friends Journal: http://bit.ly/Yvmx9 #
  • Yeah, I have been wanting to hear a stronger beat for a while now and I think we will have that this year. #
  • Nice rehearsal with drummer and Jon yesterday. Look for a snippet on Ottmar-Friends tonight or tomorrow. #
  • Warm + sunny now, but snow storm warning for tonight and tomorrow. #
  • Sitting on the roof of my house w camera & tripod. Clear sky. Freezing. Lovely moon. Click of the shutter. #
  • Too warm and sunny one day and then snow. Life on a mountain. #

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