Ex rerum finis: After four days on the train being unable to fully relieve myself, I arrived at C&R’s place and: fully relieved myself much to the detriment of their toilet. C&R then hastened to the hardware store and purchased a “Bellows Plunger”. Yep, that is what it said on the tin. A plunger designed to deal with my specific prodigious bowel evacuations. Read More
Right now we are on the highest train bridge in the world. If you look out the window you will see the river 300 million miles beneath us.–Bartender on the train
And here we have Music for Erik Satie #2 which is a follow up to Music for Erik Satie #1, as you might gather from the clever naming scheme. Like #1 there are some obvious and not-so-obvious references to Satie’s music. One thing that stands out to me is how abrupt the changes are. There […]
About 20 years ago I wrote Music for Erik Satie #1 (click for download links). The piece exists in an odd place. It is unique for me in that it has something that’s almost a little melodic, a near hint of harmony, and very clear rhythmic ideas. And all of this was done on purpose […]
For some reason I haven’t done a travel post in a while which is odd because I’ve had many a strange adventure since last I updated. Maybe I’ll get around to chronicling those. If you’re lucky.
Sometime during the ‘90s I decided to set Marvin Minsky’s The Society of Mind to music. I did. This is not that piece. What this piece is, is music I wrote while searching for Minsky’s The Society of Mind. You see, during the early to mid-‘90s you couldn’t just hop on over to your nearest computery […]
Up till now you’ve only been given two issues of style in a post. But not no longer! Today you get three! But they’re kind of short. Two are pretty controversial and one is just plain sexy. As usual you can get the entire style guide up to this point by a-clickin’ this link here. […]
Like many a young person engaged in the pursuit of music, I became enthralled with the poetry of Gertrude Stein. Actually that may not be so common an occurrence. Whatever, it should be or maybe at least could be? In any case I was. Fortunately I lived near a library at that time, a college library. […]
A sci-fi, so-called, novel you ask? Why yes indeed! Thanks for asking! I am working on a novel! A sciencey-fictiony one at that! It’s got stuff and mystery and maybe some humor and something a little sad and maybe even a bit of philosophy thrown in for good measure! I’ve got like 30 pages written […]
Continuing from an idea in my last piece, here’s my Prelude and 3 Variations. The idea is that at each moment, or musical event, either new elements are introduced or earlier elements are copied over which then may or may not be altered (pitch, duration, dynamics, etc.). These elements then become seed material for future […]
Actually it’s not all the complicated. The answer to how many spaces, that is, it’s more just a clever title, as you’ll see. Anyhoo, here’s the next installment of the Mike & Dave’s Bar Band’s Style Guide to the English Language!