I found Aqualung in Reykjavik

At the Lucky Record Store, perusing their displays of pricey collector grade LPs, I saw three copies of Jethro Tull’s Aqualung (selling, left to right, for the equivalent of $100, $100, and $125). I snapped this photo to share with my Tull Skull pals.

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Categories: Music, Travel

Sgt. Pepper’s Disposable Band

It was the new album by The Beatles, released in the USA on the 2nd day of June in 1967. It was one of the fab four’s most loved and most hated works.

It was not rock music, really, not like its predecessors. Aside from critics, few fans noted how little it rocked.

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Best of 2016

December 29, 2016 Leave a comment

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2016 may be remembered more for its tragedies and losses, but lots of great art work appeared too. For example…

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Categories: Books, Cinema, Music

10 Years of YouTubing

November 27, 2016 Leave a comment

November 27, 2006, I posted my first YouTube video, titled, We See Lights in the Sky <https://goo.gl/mN1CBl>, which was developed to go with a musical composition called Lola’s Emerald Necklace #2. Its huge video pixels cannot be entirely blamed on the state of video in 2006. At that time, uploading a >2 gigabyte file via consumer internet services was not always reliable, nor would YouTube have accepted such a large file from me. Plus, I liked the big pixels. They reminded me of live television from the ISS, which seemed apropos for this watery, foggy, jittery project. Now there are more than 50 videos in my channel, mostly documenting performances I witnessed. Read more…

Categories: Arts, Music

Never Too Soon for Trump Memorabilia

Driving from Seattle to the North Cascades last week, I saw few signs of the presidential elections, and most of them were in just one spot: a towering monument to Trumpism. There were a few other lone Trump and Hillary signs, and nearly as many Bernie signs still standing, but not as many as I expected for post-convention August.

On the return trip, while driving through rural Snohomish County, far ahead of me, I saw a beat-up grey Chevy pickup stop in the middle of my lane.

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Categories: Travel

onewe on Facebook

7/11.  Public debut of the onewe.org Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/onewe.org/

Try it. Like it.

Turns out a Facebook page needs more than 30 likes before they will turn on the analytics for it.  (We have passed 50 today, thank you.)

 

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Sexual Harrassment

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In 1982, after the completion of Delayed Stress, I bought a Korg MS-10, a classic analog synthesizer they say, that gave me a new sound palette, leading to a second set of tracks that were assembled in 1983 as Sexual Harassment. Read more…

Categories: Music