While driving up the lonesome I-5 last weekend, I came to realize that my default road-tripping band is the Rolling Stones. Especially the gritty, rootsy Stones, circa 1969-72. Ahhhhh it’s just so good to listen to while driving down a narrow highway in the desert. Perfect examples are the albums Let It Bleed and ExileContinue reading “the red light was my mind”
In the last few minutes of the day, I just want to say: Happy 70th, John. Thanks for making so much incredible music, and while you were at it, changing the world.
Today has been a day of great discoveries. Firstly, I finally started uploading apartment pictures to Picasa, and in the process I discovered Picnik, Google’s very own photo editing program. Basically, I was looking for an easy way to get those cool Photoshop effects (vignette, upped contrast, etc.) and Picnik can do it all withContinue reading “Picnik, NaNo, and Gaga”
My wonderful friend Ana has just released her debut album, and I’ve been lucky enough to have watched her perform many times over the past year. The album is amazing (and on vinyl!) and I definitely recommend checking it out. I wrote a more detailed article here, but wanted to share this cool video fromContinue reading “Basic Climb”
Lately I’ve been doing a lot of reading. Finished Ravi Shankar’s autobiography Raga Mala, as well as Suze Rotolo’s memoir A Freewheelin’ Time. Both were fascinating, and described – in detail – places that are extremely allusive and appealing to me. The beginning of Ravi Shankar’s book presents such beautiful imagery of India that IContinue reading “"He has his finger on the pulse of our generation"”