Made with iPhone 8+, iMovie, and GarageBand.
At some point in one’s life the endless repetition of pop music carols can induce a queasy feeling, as it seems to be tied-in to the faux merriment of desperate retailers assaulting all potential marks with their offerings. Better to Visit family and friends Shop local Listen to good music
“Perhaps the primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid; the state of being alone.”James Baldwin, On The Creative Process
Despite the drought here in Tallahassee, this mushroom has been growing in the front yard for over a month. The video features Prisma-filtered mushrooms and some original music. Three different Photos for macOS slideshows were put together in iMovie, then I added the music. The guitars are a 1974 Stratocaster and a Squire Jagmaster.
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years is on Hulu tomorrow, and I’ve been pondering the proper Gear & Fab snack foods to accompany this televisual feast. Curries and vegetarian food would be more appropriate for the post-touring years, and a Cavern meal of beans on toast with Coke is not to […]
Some essential music for the barbecue chef, featuring tunes by the Dead, Andre Williams, Bud Powell, Billie Holliday, Cab Calloway, Barbecue Bob, Louis Armstrong, ZZ Top, Blind Boy Fuller, Brother Jack McDuff, Kenny Burrell, The Soul Runners, Frank Zappa, The Chambers Brothers, Hank Williams Jr., The J.B.s, Charlie Parker, Little Feat, The Monkees, The Coasters, […]
“I have your review before me. In a moment it will be behind me!”” Max Reger to Rudolf Louis, music critic for Münchener Neueste Nachrichten
“It’s a well-known fact that a lot of musicians don’t much care for real jobs. Well, that was me. I wasn’t cut out for the factory…I hated it so bad I just couldn’t stand the thought of it…Every time I’d step inside the building, I’d get so sick nearly to where I had to upchuck…I […]
I got this great picture from a friend who’s a fine musician/writer/artist, and I found the guitar imagery to be inspiring.
Aurora is a modified blues. Some Gibson Dove arpeggios and a Strat solo with GarageBand drums and a Musicmaster bass. The video background is a screen capture of iTunes Visualizer. Unusually for me these days, this was a first-take solo with no edits. There’s a nice bit of video vérité when a reminder to give […]
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all! “Garry crimble to youGarry mimble to youGetty bable, dear ChristmasHappy birthday me too”John Lennon
Nice tune and great playing from the late Clifford Brown, the namesake of the latest version of WordPress.
Like a holy infant snoozing away in a state of heavenly peace, the weather in Tallahassee this winter has been tender and mild. This slideshow features photos taken at Oven Park on December 11. The music is Silent Night with an arrangement in the style of Booker T and the MGs.
I know Neil Young doesn’t care for Apple Music, but I’m happy that Apple Music lets me enjoy the work he did putting together the Buffalo Springfield box set. One of the revelations was the rocking version of Neighbor Don’t You Worry, as I’d only heard the acoustic version before. I like the song and […]
“A band’s talent is inversely proportional to the number of trucks it takes to haul the equipment.”A Jimi Hendrix roadie remembering the 19-foot truck that carried all of the equipment in 1970 Probably true; while the Wall of Sound was a beautiful thing, the Dead were past their peak in 1974.
This is an updated version of a tune I originally recorded using Cakewalk Home Studio. This was was done with GarageBand; piano, guitar, bass, and GarageBand drums. The video is a screen capture of iTunes visualizer.
Some Christmas tunes going back to the turn of the century.
A rainy day, and a good day to clean the sewing room or the music room. I don’t have loads of buttons and fabric but lots of demos, scraps, and other stuff on the hard drive. I’ve sent these upward to The Cloud so this selection of cover tunes from the past and present exists […]
Here’s a tune that I’d forgotten about until it randomly played on iTunes, Red Elephant Blues. It was inspired by the episode of The Simpsons featuring dancing Homer cavorting to Baby Elephant Walk…it slowly dawned on me that this Henry Mancini classic was a blues tune. But the elephant is the symbol of the GOP, […]