also some of the notes she hits
nuance of tones within
50th anniversary of joni mitchell's _blue_ has me listening again to some of her catalog
self-indulgent myopic lyrics are bountiful
less frequent but still present are timeless couplets
the sounds are what always get me, and her gloriously skewed harmonic sense (esp. on (re-tuned) guitar) as well as her gifts for phrasing a lyric still grab my ears
worked like a champ!
feel like it took this long (2-ish years) to finally get hardware right (had to find and correct several layers of problems)
drum now feels solid, and sounds great!
i plan to finish bass drum adjustments tonight so i will be able to perform with it tomorrow. it's a beautifully painted drum by my dear ant d; so, i am unwilling to modify to the painted surface.
the drum heads are held on by drum hoop hardware, each pulling against the other. i hook my harness to the hardware, which eventually pulls it away from it's (measured) position.
so i added screws to hold the hardware in place on the loop. tomorrow, i find out how it works (or not)
bird musicians and their human counterparts
today i had the thought that birds hear human music perfectly well
since they don't care about human fashions or culture, most of it is uninteresting to them
and some, being accomplished musicians in their own right, are not easily impressed ...
(regardless, they may still offer coutermelodies (as some are wont to do))
it is us humans that could use to understand bird music better
at band rehearsal tonight everything was a bit looser ... some pretty amazing moments (and then there are the parts where it all fell in on itself)
i can't even decide how i am feeling about it- i need to hear the tape
live music [-ians] can be so unpredictable
being alive can be so unpredictable (with or without music)
toyah & robert's sunday brunch
short silly bits
old rockin brits
speakers are not the same
it has taken me ages to figure this out
creative musicians coax amazing sounds out of speakers- imaginative, nurturing, thoughtful
the notes and their articulations and so on may be identical (enough) between recording and performance
what we get from skilled live musicians is the heart of music ... that goes human to human (non-verbally) ... not held in notes and articulations (although often similar to the changes in notes)
but it's a different transmission medium
i am adding to the glut of freely available music with a release today:
comments opinions welcomed
(i jest believe in me)
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