Tuesday Morning

Negative Space Graffiti
Noticed this negative-space-graffiti on my way back from Gimme Coffee this morning. I do like the new software in my N95. Also discovered a new choice: the phone will take a photo every 10 seconds, 30 seconds, or 1, 5, 10 or 30 minutes. Another way to create rhythm…

I had emailed my friend Greg RE my idea of mixing brief (10 seconds?) video and images in my slideshow and he called me in the evening and introduced me to a man from Adobe who happened to attend his workshop. He liked my idea and suggested that Adobe Flash, although not as easy to program as Lightroom or Keynote, would be able to do a random slideshow of stills and video for my solo-performances AND could be programmed to work with a DVD slideshow, where the photos, video, music and Flash program would be on a DVD and once inserted into a computer could play a slideshow randomly selecting visuals and audio… The music for the DVD could be a compilation – might be very nice to have very different moods and arrangements, from solo to large group – OR a new solo guitar recording using Fritz, the binaural dummy head. A binaural recording would mean interesting spacial relationships between audio and visual, especially if I use a different location in relation to the dummy-head for every piece, or move around while playing – as I did on Up Close.

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Stevo on “The Scent of Light”:

Yesterday I was up at 5am again from the Jet Lag. A great time to sit down and listen to Ottmar’s new mastered album while the morning light came through the window. Wow, Beautiful album. I love the depth in the music. It was great to hear the final product after following his works in progress. I had it on loop this morning discovering new sounds and melodies in the music. Looking forward to playing the new material this summer with the band. Mark your calenders!!


Guitarists spend one half of their lives tuning their guitars….and the other half playing out of tune
– attributed to John Mclaughlin

Monday Morning

Here and now
Had an interesting lapse of concentration last night. Could not remember which songs I had played already and what I might have talked about… I don’t use a setlist for these solo performances because I prefer to select and switch on the fly, sometimes creating new medleys on the spot, but during the eighth show in four days in the same venue it all started to blend together a bit.

Went for my daily morning visit to Gimme Coffee.