Hey, how’s your summer going? You reading this post from your iPad on a beach somewhere? I’m sitting on my porch this morning with a big glass of cold-brew coffee thinking about how unseasonably pleasant this August has been, about how I haven’t written much lately about music and music-making, and about guitars. Of course. […]
I’ve been reading Oliver Chesler’s blog Wire to the Ear for several years now. Oliver writes about gear and music, and has an alter-ego called The Horrorist. He recently started building a modular synth, and when he began looking for a sampler/looper, I invited him to stop by the house if he was ever in […]
A couple of weeks ago I accidentally bought two Fender Jazzmasters. How does that happen? I don’t know, use your imagination. I have no sense when it comes to Stuff I Love and The Internet. The Jazzmaster that I’ll be keeping is a Japanese-made sparkly-blue guitar from around 1999. It came with a pair of […]
This is a process post about the third Disquiet Junto project, called “The Extended Glass Harp.” For this project, Marc wrote the following: This project is in honor of Benjamin Franklin, after whose Junto Society our little group was named. In an effort to expand and refine the glass harp, Franklin developed his own lathe-like […]
From Chris Randall’s Flickr stream. Taken at NAMM out in Anaheim. I plan to post some beauty shots of the pedals on my board pretty soon. Here are some more from a Flickr search. via mongchacha via konditorei via Chris_Carter_ (I go back to this one often to remind myself that cool things can be […]
About 17 people and their gear filled my studio on Saturday evening. I hope we didn’t scare the neighbors. Actually, I hope we did. This was a good time and I hope it becomes a regular thing.
If you’ve spent any time at all reading the stuff on DanceRobotDance, you know I love my Machinedrum. It’s a fantastic drum machine that deserves better than me. The only real problem I’ve had with it is that with me sitting at the desk, and it sitting on the desk, the little screen where one […]
I recently was asked to drop by the third-grade science class of a local elementary school and show off/explain my modular synth. The class was studying sound and it seemed like a perfect fit. Modulars are graphic, in that they have the shapes of the sound waves printed right there on the VCOs, and they […]