Great recording session with Robby and Jon at my studio in the Morning. Jon engineered and Robby played cajon and djembe on several tracks for the 2011 re-release of The Santa Fe Sessions. I am shooting for a late Spring release under the simple title Santa Fe.
Another album you might want to check out: Mira Que Te Diga – Antonio Ramos “Maca”. Maca played bass on albums by Vicente Amigo and many others. Some of the music on this album is excellent, some of it a bit Marcus Miller derivative. I like the wild mix of tunes, which is all over the place, like Tino di Geraldo’s album “Tino” from a few year ago. It is interesting that a lot of the basic building blocks are very similar to the sound of a certain bass player we know, the Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes and so on. A timeless sound. It might be fun to create a playlist with the songs from Transit 2 and Mira Que Te Diga and then hit shuffle.
IEEE Spectrum: Ray Kurzweil’s Slippery Futurism
As he said at the TED conference in February 2005:
By 2010 computers will disappear. They’ll be so small, they’ll be embedded in our clothing, in our environment. Images will be written directly to our retina, providing full-immersion virtual reality, augmented real reality. We’ll be interacting with virtual personalities.
Ha! Maybe by 2020? Although I am sure I won’t care one way or another. I am happy to immerse myself in my life instead of VR…
A Google Alert with my name mainly finds URLs of illegal filesharing of my albums, but today I found this:
Sofia Milos entertains to a Latin beat – The Globe and Mail
“Ottmar Liebert’s Spanish Steps/Rome in May is rhythmic guitar, romantic. Sometimes you have slower ballads that could be interpreted as a downer, but this isn’t because it’s rhythmic.”
Close the Washington Monument
Right on the money, and begging for a great t-shirt campaign.
The 92nd Street Y should feel ashamed:
92nd Street Y goes “American Idol” on Steve Martin – Celebrity – Salon.com
Customers are wrong all the freaking time. If you think paying for a ticket entitles you to call the shots on how something clearly billed as a “lecture and conversation” is supposed to go, if you believe your entertainment should be as crowdsourced as Bristol Palin’s dance career, here’s the scoop: no. And to rudely demand otherwise is beyond wild. That’s downright crazy.