Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Nader jumps in

Ralph Nader has decided to jump into the presidency of 2008 election. Not again. His being there fucked up the last two elections. He knows he has no chance in hell, but he does this anyway just to wave his political cock once again. While he does have good ideas, he only states his plan to go into the race after the two sides have come close to figuring out who is going to go into this. This is not 1992 when it was anyone's game. This is a democratic election. The movement away from the conservative stranglehold on the country for nearly thirty years is close to coming to an end. The major concern, of course is Nader sticks in enough votes to where even if the election is close again, the conservative party wins out. Not wanted. So Mr. nader do the American people a favor and sit out of this one.

Monday, February 25, 2008


A new project has developed recently. This is called "Amoeba" The point of the project is creating a soundtrack for the undercurrent of life. In this case, cells. The video is being composed at the moment and the soundtrack being composed in three movements. More on this project soon. Fr now, a preview of the soundtrack can be heard at

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Oscars

Tonight is the Academy Awards. My pick is very simple: No Country for Old Men was the most accomplished film this year out of the ones competing and should get the Best Picture Oscar. Now onto my favorite films of the year.

The two best films I saw this year were "Diving Bell and the Butterfly" Which is nominated for several Academy Awards, and might go home with the best director Oscar for Julian Schanbel. I hope to see him in his Pajamas as usual(see above) A far fuller portrayal of Jean-Dominique Bauby, than Jean-Do could do for himself. A film of remarkable beauty and power. Touching moments, especially his scenes with his aging father played by Max Von Sydow.

Number two is "4 months, 3 weeks and two days" Set at the height of communism in Romania in the late eighties. The story deals with a late term abortion and very illegally done. The portrayal of two people who don't realize the real danger they are in is at the same time heart-breaking and thrilling.

If I had my way the Oscars would offer far more variation, but this will not happen this decade or any other decade. Great films will always be thrown off in favor of highly disposable crap, and many people will miss out again on great films only because of the dreaded letters at the bottom of the screen.

But maybe the real reason to watch the Oscars could be the fashion. No one can deny it is a fabulous evening to feel superficial

Friday, February 22, 2008


Well, my new side project "Tripod" had it's first gig on Friday. Happy I am. The band is an electronic progressive rock trio. Quite dense sonically, and good fun. Depending on development this may become my entire focus of music, but I am still enjoying doing things on my own terms quite a bit. Who knows. My lovely cello player has been helping me with new ideas. And opening me up to electroacousitc possibilities. My project progression to me is always funny. A year or two passes of building up ideas and then--BOOM! the writing and recording happens very quickly.

Back to Tripod.

The band consists of Myself on computer, electric guitar and other electronics. Terry Porter on Keyboards. Quite a fan of Kraftwerk and other German electronics. He might date himself a bit in the respect, but a solid player nonetheless. And David Genualdi on Electric guitar. David has an interesting style. Very much into a Wilco and Nels Cline style. He does have a nice way of using sustain notes and making interesting textures. His playing continues to improve to become his own.

So, this is my new project. A few samples of this is up and about on the website. A myspace page will be made soon


New developments

In the never ending search to find meaning in music, life and art. I now jump away from electronics for the next project. Acoustic instruments are in full force now. Cello, Oboe and Trumpet are being recorded for future use on the new project. No date is set, but these are the new happenings.

More posts to come