I had an idea for a new OL logo and quickly sketched it in a notebook. When I tried to re-create one of them on my computer I realized that drawing with a computer suffers from the same problem we have fitting musical events within the constrains of a Midi grid. Creating the design on a computer involves deconstructing the logo into geometric figures and lines that are available in the software… mind-numbing, in other words. I think I’d rather send my sketch to the designer we have been using and let him translate it into machine-speak. Remembered an interesting conversation with a friend, who is an architect, a year ago, regarding translating complex hand-drawn curves into a CAD program – which he claimed was nearly impossible and seemed to involve making many compromises.
A few photos of the stage:
The first show went well yesterday. The second one started out well, but suddenly, during Sixteen Hours, the stage became a rather warm place. And then uncomfortable and hot enough to make the guitar’s g-string suddenly turn sharp during Heart Still/Beating. Michael noticed the sudden heat-wave on stage as well. Was it when the DJ set in the other room started to kick in and maybe the AC was overwhelmed by too many bodies? We don’t know.
Loading out of Yoshi’s was hell, I am told, and lasted until 01:30 in the morning. Tight parking lot. Some helpful and some not so helpful Yoshi’s people. I was blissfully unaware as I was told to go back to the hotel a little after midnight. In my room I turned on the TV for the first time and discovered the Argentinia : Germany game on ESPN. Watched most of it and remembered my father, who was a big fan.
A few links:
A beautiful story and music by Canton:
Chanson pour Monsieur Du Serf (1993) | Canton Becker
“Il y’a un truque que m’a frappé: Tu a quatre-vingnt ans, il y’a des vins que tu ne boiras jamais.”
(This is the thing that struck me: You’re eighty years old, there are some wines that you’ll never drink.)
A bicycle joke:
Bike Joke « Urban Velo
What do you call an Indian bike messenger?
Consumer Report blog entry regarding the iPhone 4 – no, I don’t have any problems with it either.