What’s next?

It’s hard to say-will this be the time gun control gets pushed up to the fore? Will the shoe drop on  something else? Tom Petty and Monty Hall died, and Hef. And a bunch of people known only by their friends and families. Until now. S got the apt people to put their flags at half-staff.

Gamelan tonight-not many people showed up. Friday: office move day. Quiet weekend-M to church for interview, plant flowers, bins, church Sun., bbq, band, market, home, laundry. So, so exciting. In new cube-no window, a bit enclosed for my taste. Taking C to a show Weds. Big fires in Ca.

Links: The End of EmpireThe Growing Irrelevance of President Trump, What the Second Amendment is really about

Page 23, Sentence 5: “The no-ship and its mortal contents could only be classified as a major effort.”, Chapterhouse: Dune

Listening to:

The Residents, David Bowie, Robert Rich, Brian Eno, Supadupa Marimba Bros, Peter Tosh, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brahms, Sigur Rós, Alemayehu Eshete, Black Sabbath, Kohachiro Miyata, Batch Gueye Band, Anonymous 4, Roger Eno, Puccini, Allan Holdsworth, Henry Cow, Gamelan, Thomas Dolby, De Facto, Brian Eno & Jon Hassell, Pink Floyd, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Gong, Heath Yonaites & KM Krebs, Ambrosia, Eno & Byrne, Built to Spill, Tori Amos, Mekons, Djinnestan, Adam Trainer, i-tal, Slayer, Philip Glass, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Allan Holdsworth, Loren Nerell, Philip Glass, Edward Elgar, fIREHOSE, c.krumov, return to forever, Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Satomi Saeki And Alcvin Takegawa Ramos, Gyudmed Tantric Monastery, Sunn O))), Todd Rundgren, Tori Amos, Thomas Dolby, Throbbing Gristle, Skinny Puppy, Latin Playboys, Carmelo Giudice, R Carlos Nakai, Steve Roach, Weezer, Brian Eno (x2), Veruca Salt, Shakuhachi, Jefferson Starship, Gentle Giant, Todd Rundgren, Earth, The Melevi Ensemble, Harold Budd, Hawkwind, U2, Monks of Gyütö Tantris College, Philip Glass, Carlos Santos, Anoushka Shankar & Karsh kale, Amorphous Androgynous, Gyorgy Ligeti, Vangelis, Black Sabbath, Gamelan Mitra Kusuma, Music of China, Hawkwind, Vangelis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Roger Powell, Dead Can Dance, Weezer, Anonymous 4, Grateful Dead, A Beautiful Machine, Alexei Borisov, Various, Fishbone, Rusty Crutcher, Fripp & Eno, Megadeth, Molly Hatchet, Ravi Shankar, Emergency Broadcast Network, New Order, Laurie Anderson, Throbbing Gristle, Funkadelic, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Emergency Broadcast Network, Sneaker Pimps, The Flaming Lips, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, French Frith Kaiser Thompson, Deftones, Romeo Void, The B-52’s, Eno-Byrne, Material, Talking Heads, bartok, Yo-Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax, Massive Attack, Melvins, Todd Rundgren, Steve Roach, Jefferson Starship, Japan, Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Allan Holdsworth, Todd Rundgren, Brian Eno & Larajii, Mogwai, Vidna Obmana, Blue Oyster Cult, Lou Harrison, Sly & Robbie, A Beautiful Machine, The Residents, Melvins, U2, The Orb, Adam And The Ants, C.P. McDill, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Soft Machine, U2, Jefferson Starship, Thomas Dolby, Miles Davis Quintet, John Coltrane, Rush, Al Gromer Khan, Brian Eno and Jah Wobble, K.M.Krebs, Orbital, Benedictines of Mary, Kansas, Jean Michel Jarre, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Todd Rundgren, Gary Numan, Kraftwerk, Coyote Oldman, A Beautiful Machine, Thomas Dolby, Underworld, Peter Gabriel, Veruca Salt, art of noise, Jonn Serrie, Weezer, David Hudson, Zakir Hussain, Primus, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Brian Eno & David Byrne, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir, Beastie Boys, Wishcollapse, David Arkenstone, Lagrima, Brian Eno, Chris Breemer, Anugama, Philip Glass, Brian Eno

Fall, fall, fall. Fall is here.

Just don’t know. At all. I’m so tired of it. Politics, weather, endless stuff.

Ok, so weekend-meeting, C’s girlfriend over, the usual, church, more stuff. It’s Tuesday, no, Wednesday. Rainy, and some thunder! Started using the Kronos now that it’s set up. Work from home Thurs., E has a dental thing. M has the lightest schedule ever. E went through the dental thing fine-work, dinner, bed. I’m really tired. Still tired, and I’ll probably be more tired after pissing the weekend away shopping. Shopping drains my energy.

And now Monday-we’re tragically short of ca$h. Please tip. Thanks in advance. Weekend: shop, take a break, shop. That helped a little-also looking down instead of around when walking. Practice music, starting on a toy piece. C’s GF came over again. Got a coffee grinder and a machine. Sat. mkt on Sun for the Supadupa Marimba Bros., shop, more music. I’m trying to get a little practice in every day-shaku, didge, keyboard, guitar, Kronos-it really has some nice sounds. Having it out and available helps too. Now I need to do the same with exercise…

And it’s Wednesday. Lovely Fall weather. We’re moving offices end of next week-just down 2 floors for a bit, then somewhere else. They’re renovating the 9th floor to look like Quest circa 2005 at the Aliso buildings-bare ceilings with ducts and wires, polished concrete, open plan, fishbowl meeting rooms. Lots of lounging areas, though. Now all they need is the 2 story fishtank and pool table…

Friday, Puerto Rico is a mess, Mount Agung in Bali is rumbling-go here for on the ground info. I’m reading the Dune series, and there’s a lot in there from then that’s relevant now.

Weekend-worked out Fri., shop, help M, workout.

Page 23, Sentence 5: “Many among the early crowds of that winter day had noted his passage. “, Children of Dune

Listening to:

Rage Against The Machine, C. Reider, Claypool Lennon Delirium, Babe The Blue Ox, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Aphex Twin, Mystified, The Residents, Alice in Chains, The Crystal Method, Primus, Orbital, Constance Demby, Art Of Noise, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Steve Winwood, Rage Against The Machine, Henry Wolff, ancy Hennings, Material, Bob Marley, Brian Eno, System Of A Down, Brian Eno (x2), Gamelan, Melvins, Mountain, Turkish, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, The Residents, Indian, Mogwai, art of noise, Yes, Philip Glass, Black Uhuru, Renaldo & The Loaf, Steve Story & Celia Bourez, Steve Reich, Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir, Abdullah Ibrahim, Tom Tom Club, David Sylvian, K.M. Krebs, Philip Glass, Brian Eno, Megadeth, Tuu, Brian Eno, Dominatrix, Todd Rundgren, Kodàly and Janàcek, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery, Sigur Rós, Jeffrey Fayman & Robert Fripp, Deuter, Eric Cook, Veruca Salt, Hawkwind, Karawitan, Beastie Boys, Gentle Giant, The Clash, Xpando, The Pura Paku Alaman Yogyakarta, Henry Cow, Steve Reich and Beryl Korot, Pink Floyd, Alemayehu Eshete, Stereolab, Bill Bruford, Dante Bucci, Babe The Blue Ox, Philip Glass, Alien Skull Paint, Philip Glass, J.S. Bach, Sigur Rós, Philip Glass, Yo La Tengo, Veruca Salt, E. Cook, Laurie Anderson, Chris Breemer, Anthrax, The Residents, Vidna Obmana, Gamelan Orchestra of the Yogyakarta Royal Palace, Morphine, Kodály Quartet, art bears, Genesis, Primus, Robert Fripp, Robert Rich, Laurie Anderson, The Laziest Men on Mars, Yo-Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax, R Carlos Nakai, Heath Yonaites & KM Krebs, Tom Waits, The Clash, Black Sabbath, Sneaker Pimps, Mozart, Claypool Lennon Delirium, avn, Jeff Beck, Philip Glass, Henry Cow, Mystic Eyes, Todd Rundgren, Cream, gamelan, Babe The Blue Ox, Earth, The Future Sound Of London, Black Sabbath, Watazumi Doso, Neu!, Arcticology, The Aphex Twin, Curved Air, Fripp & Eno, Gamelan, Roger Powell, Mystified, Neil Young, Jethro Tull, Time Zone, Jakszyk Fripp and Collins, Ambrosia, Philip Glass, Michael Stearns, STSI Denpasar – NIA in Bali, Jenny Bird, Fripp and Eno, Michael Stearns, Talvin Singh, Grateful Dead, Emergency Broadcast Network, U2, Radiohead, Lili De La Mora, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Amorphous Androgynous, Justin Vanderberg , Aerosmith, Alastair Galbraith, Björk, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, Venerable Showers of Beauty, The Flaming Lips, Rush

Onward? The only way to go?

There is no going back, no matter how much you wish it. And sometimes I wish it. Other times just wishes. Don’t know what else to say-life and the world are what they are, and you have to be what you are, and work.

So, so smoky-can just barely see the St. John’s bridge from here: 9th floor of Montgomery Park. And ash everywhere. And there’s another big storm making its way across the Atlantic. Picked up a shakuhachi and Zoom recorder for $12, with a big credit from Google…pretty cool, though it took 2 years to get up to $200. Next is a case for my Kronos. Don’t need it quite yet. Weekend. Set up all the gear, books too. C’s gf came over, repacked the outside closet-mouse poop there. Big storm over Fla. Church, shop, tidy. Very tired today. Got the Zoom and the shakuhachi-nice 1.3, root end-was able to get a bitty tone after a bit of work, the Zoom works, but is a bit light-I prefer durable bits, like a SM58… S wants to play the Kronos-I let her from time to time-she really shouldn’t be playing keyboards… And now Friday-Dr’s, got a cortisone shot for my finger. It’s getting cooler in the mornings, but still a bit smoky.

Links: The First White PresidentSeason of SmokeReclaiming America’s Values

Page 23, Sentence 5: “The pony’s attention was so consumed by deciding, from moment to moment, where it should place all four of its hooves, that it seemed to forget there was an old man on its back.”, The System of the World

Listening to:

Gentle Giant, Darshan Ambient, Arcticology, fsol, Mogwai, Frank Zappa, Philip Glass, Kansas, Renaissance, The Humans, Herb Ernst, Brian Eno, A Beautiful Machine, Disturbed, Blue Oyster Cult, Hafíz Kani Karaca, Jean Michel Jarre, The Robert Fripp String Quintet, Throbbing Gristle, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Brian Eno (x2), C. Reider, Björk, Can, Time Zone, Bleep, The Who, Fishbone, Rage Against The Machine, Gamelan, The Future Sound of London, Diamanda Galas, Beastie Boys, Bill Bruford, James Gang, Gamelan, Byron Metcalf, The Waitresses, Shubert, Djinnestan, Brainscapes, The Art of Noise, Steve Roach, David Hudson & Sarah Hopkins, Martha Goldstein, Curved Air, Deftones, Philip Glass, Oingo Boingo, Brand X, John Coltrane, Faure, Robert Rental, Gamelan, Brian Eno, Jethro Tull, mayfairgrin, throbbing gristle, Philip Glass, Suicidal Tendencies, Rage Against The Machine, Built to Spill, Fripp and Eno, Todd Rundgren, Robert Fripp, Deuter, Stereolab, Rush, Material, William Edge, King Crimson, Aphex Rock, Anugama, Mystified, Brian Eno, New Order, Lou Harrison, art of noise, Jefferson Starship, Harold Budd, Brian Eno, J. S. Bach, Brahma, Eno-Byrne, Pere Ubu, Throbbing Gristle, Philip Glass, Anugama, Genesis, Brian Eno, Teges Kanyinan, u2, Schumann, Cream, fIREHOSE, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Oregon, Peter Gabriel, Mickey Hart, Roger Eno, Todd Rundgren, Jakszyk Fripp and Collins, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Earth, A Beautiful Machine, Steve Winwood, Henry Wolff and Nancy Hennings, Public Image Ltd, Zen Savauge, Primus, Thomas Dolby, Genesis, Larry Tyrrell, Yello, ZZ Top, Throbbing Gristle, Samuel Barber, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Camel, Laurie Anderson, Robert Rich, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Constance Demby, avn

Stuff to do, etc.

Like cooking, cleaning, paying bills, setting up my gear, working through the white box->cedar chest move, getting through my to do list. I got some done yesterday-E has spent a lot of time getting boxes unpacked-I filled up the outside closet last night. S had a friend over, and C has girl drama.

Bannon is out-that makes 4 major WH figures out in the past month or so. Interesting.

Just had a “scintillating scotoma”. Pretty cool, but troubling, especially because I’ve never had one before. After some judicious googling, it appears to be a precursor to a migraine, but all I had was some odd feelings and a little headache. Oh, the joy of getting older and being under moderate stress. A minor right hand thing too-this I may need to see a doc for…

Quiet weekend-got some stuff done. Church, shop. Worked from home Mon.-was going to bag on the eclipse, but 9am rolled around and the traffic was light, so we drove south. Waited around in a parking lot of a Mexican restaurant in Milino, 26 secs of totality-it was pretty awesome, plus a group of skydivers appeared right at the end. Had a lovely “german pancake” at a local diner which was a weak version of a Bette’s Diner pancake souffle. Worked the rest of the day.

Had another scotoma yesterday, got a big check. Switched to my small backpack for the commute. Want to put my music stuff up-I have a location in our bedroom. Dreaming about the big jackpot. I could do some cool things to help people. Didn’t happen. Weekend: hot, then hotter. C’s GF came over, picked her up at the Max, home, shop, dropped her off after shopping. Went to Sat. Market to see Supadupa Marimba Bros-S’s fave band. Hot. Hotter today. Houston is getting drilled by Harvey, fight was meh.

Week is over-Labor Day, S’s birthday, kids start school next week. E has the house tarted up. I need to finish one thing and work on my corner. Getting back into the cleaning routine. Going to be hot this weekend. And it was, but not too much, as there was a large fire out in the gorge that blanketed everything, with orange sun and moon and ash on the ground. So we stayed inside mostly-shop, funeral, church, farmer’s market, cleaning, library, put up drapes, etc.

Page 23, Sentence 5: “Suffice it to say that the Iberian Peninsula is a complicated place to be Jewish”, The Confusion

Listening to:

The Future Sound Of London, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Jethro Tull, Utopia, Rush, Peter Gabriel, Lili De La Mora, Heart, Tchaikovsky, Peter Tosh, Venerable Showers of Beauty, The Aphex Twin, The Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, Vangelis, David Bowie, Michael Stearns, Philip Glass, Anoushka Shankar, King Crimson, Rush, Thomas Dolby, Smashing Pumpkins, A Beautiful Machine, Peter Gabriel, Tool, The Pura Paku Alaman Yogyakarta, Salt, The Clash, 311, Gyudmed Tantric Monastery, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Peter Gabriel, Megadeth, Pink Floyd, Cream (2x), Veruca Salt, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Dead Can Dance, Todd Rundgren, Veruca Salt, Mountain, Peter Gabriel, Baxter, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Jeff Beck, Steve Roach, Tori Amos, Melvins, New Order, Nina Gordon, Gil Scott-Heron, Kansas, Brian Eno – David Byrne, The B-52’s, X, The Chemical Brothers, Supadupa Marimba Bros, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Bill Bruford, Björk, Sly & Robbie, Claypool Lennon Delirium, Roger Powell, Claypool Lennon Delirium, Harold Budd, Al Di Meola, Xpando, Todd Rundgren, Audioslave, Bow Wow Wow, Weezer, Jimi Hendrix, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Constance Demby, Gentle Giant, Brian Eno, Black Sabbath, Sneaker Pimps, art bears, Neil Young, Brian Eno (2x), Kansas, Material, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Frank Zappa, Soundgarden, Jethro Tull, The Orb, Primus, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Veruca Salt, Genesis, Funkadelic, Gentle Giant, Amorphous Androgynous, Nirvana, Babe The Blue Ox, Jethro Tull, Rush (2x), Yello, John Lennon, Veruca Salt, The Humans, Ambrosia, Blur, Jefferson Starship, attack attack attack, The Clash, The Crystal Method, Jane’s Addiction, Rage Against The Machine, Laurie Anderson, Bob Marley, The Clash, System Of A Down, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Utopia, King Crimson, Todd Rundgren, King Crimson, Oasis, Coyote Oldman, Steve Winwood, UK, Andy Summers & Robert Fripp, Hole, Anugama, ZZ Top, Dead Can Dance, Cult, Claypool Lennon Delirium, Adam And The Ants, Alice in Chains, Bangles, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Primus, Cream, Anne Dudley, Thin Lizzy

Eclipse ahead

Because the TeeVee tells me so. We’re going down to my boss’ place to watch it. E isn’t going. Hopefully the drive back won’t be a nightmare.

I found a quote I’ve been looking for: “While assholes everywhere fight over mosques and homosexuals, issues about which history has already formed its opinions, ice is melting.” George Lazenby

Been watching the Olympic channel a lot-it’s the world track and field championships right now. In London, with Brit commentators. Nice.

Finishing up getting the old place cleared out. A little leftover stuff, cleaning supplies and S’s bed. Everything except the “dining room” is vacuumed. The new place is still full of boxes-maybe Sunday? Finally got my iPhone loaded up with books-now for a spot of music. And it’s Monday-the old place is cleaned out, did a lot Sun. to get things livable. Got an old Zune for $1. I may not go down south for the eclipse…too many people and traffic forecasted. Tried to get my DVR cleaned up-lots of Tour stages, American commentators bite-was watching the track & field and the Brits are way better…

Link farm: Is America in the Throes of a Mid-Life Crisis?Is the Trump Presidency the Very Definition of Madness?How America Lost Its MindThe Damage We Do to Boys and Men That Explains the Trump Presidency

Page 23, Sentence 5: “A form of manufactured ignorance now constitutes the modus operandi of a society that privatizes and kills the imagination by poisoning it with falsehoods, consumer fantasies, data loops, and the need for instant gratification.”, America at War with Itself

Listening to:

Loreena McKennitt, Robert Fripp, Bach, bill bruford, Veruca Salt, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Bill Bruford, Brian Eno, Gong Pinda Gianyar, Melvins, Brian Eno, Thomas Dolby, Skinny Puppy, Mystic Eyes, Roger Eno, The Art of Noise, art bears, Paul Horn, Martha Goldstein, Jethro Tull, Brian Eno, Veruca Salt, Skinny Puppy, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Aphex Twin, Robin Trower, Loren Nerell, Yes, Emergency Broadcast Network, Time Zone, Roger Powell, Todd Rundgren, Supadupa Marimba Bros, Mickey Hart, Aerosmith, Rage Against The Machine, Black Sabbath, Harold Budd & Brian Eno, Claypool Lennon Delirium, Rusty Crutcher, Steve Winwood, The Who, Anja Lechner & Francois Couturier, Tchaikovsky, Mike Oldfield, Melvins, Vidna Obmana, Brian Eno, Rage Against The Machine, Peter Gabriel, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Talking Heads, Aphex Twin, Gentle Giant, Barclay James Harvest, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Brian Eno, The Who, Rush, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Philip Glass, The Orb, avn, Shri Anandi Ma & Shri Dileepji Pathak, John Coltrane, Material, Soft Cell, Monks of Gyütö Tantris College, William Orbit, Puccini, Suicidal Tendencies, Mozart, u2, Rush, Jon Porras, Brian Eno, Sigur Rós, The English Beat, Shubert, Helmet, A Beautiful Machine, Djinnestan, Black Sabbath, Stereolab, Melvins, Schumann, Mevlevi Sufi, k.m.krebs, Hooverphonic, Gamelan, Philip Glass, Jefferson Starship, Kansas, Brian Eno (x2), Jonathan Goldman, Robert Fripp, Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos, The Waitresses, Collection, Supadupa Marimba Bros, Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Golden Earring, The Laziest Men on Mars, Renaldo & The Loaf, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Jeffrey Fayman & Robert Fripp, Hardo Budoyo ensemble, Jenny Bird, Psychic TV, Jeff Beck, Rachmaninoff, Peter Gabriel, Robert Fripp, The Clash, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Robert Fripp, Andy Summers & Robert Fripp, Terry Riley, Primus, Blue Man Group, Yo La Tengo, Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai, Cream, Primus, Brian Eno, Aerosmith, Material, Tchaikovsky, Baxter, The Pretenders, Jean Michel Jarre, U2, Jefferson Starship, Peter Gabriel, Hildegard Von Bingen, Anne Dudley, The Future Sound Of London, Native Flute Ensemble, Deuter, Century of Airoplanes, Steve Reich, Anonymous 4, steve roach, Anugama, Bill Bruford, Stockhausen, Amadou Diagne, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Utopia, Peter Gabriel, karhu, Hawkwind, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, Batch Gueye Band, Allan Holdsworth, Babe The Blue Ox, Eno-Byrne, Melvins, Philip Glass, Japan, Lou Reed, Ravi Shankar, De Facto, Watazumi Doso, C. Reider, U2, The Future Sound of London, Tchaikovsky, Michael Shrieve & Steve Roach, Tori Amos, Jonn Serrie, Tori Amos, A Beautiful Machine

Moving, but nothing is moving.

Another week, another post. At least I have chicken ;-P And good music. Plus the whole job, health, food, clothing, roof and a fine family things. So, the usual. Busy shifting things from one place to the next-my stuff is mostly done-clothes and bins and the stuff to sell, plus a couple of other things.

And the weekend is over. We’re in the new place, but the old place still has a bunch of stuff in it. There are boxes in the hall and the boys’ room, but a lot has been done. I’m super sore, didn’t sleep well Sat. night, and had odd dreams last night. Over the next few days, we’re going to shift the stuff we want to keep, clean, and get rid of the rest. It’s going to be hot this week. S is at church camp, and we hope everything goes OK, what with all the heat…

Another weekend over-took a lot of stuff to the goodwill, had to trash the mattress. Got a bunch cleaned up, more to go. New place is still not done either. S back from camp-she had a hard time, but fun anyways.

Link farm: On the Brink of a Constitutional Crisis, the Nation Goes NumbWhy Are Americans So Afraid?

Page 23, Sentence 5: “For one glorious hour, Harry had believed that he was leaving the Dursleys at last, because Sirius had offered him a home once his name had been cleared.”, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Listening to:

Harold Budd, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Peter Gabriel, Anugama, Tori Amos, Steely Dan, Claypool Lennon Delirium, The Orb, Archive, C. Reider, Century of Airoplanes, Dante Bucci, Veruca Salt, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Steve Roach, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Underworld, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Laurie Anderson, Earth Ear, Brian Eno, Chris Breemer, Funkadelic, Lou Harrison, Steve Roach, Suicidal Tendencies, Public Image Ltd, Hooverphonic, Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir, Constance Demby, Todd Rundgren, Brian Eno, Brian Eno, Robert Rich, Suspended Memories, Adam And The Ants, Jane’s Addiction, Brian Eno, Rush, Brian Eno, The Clash, Underworld, Flaming Lips, Glenn Gould, Vangelis, Allan Holdsworth, Zakir Hussain, Primus, Deborah Martin, Gamelan, Veruca Salt, Philip Glass (x2) , Ali Farke Touré, Gentle Giant, Veruca Salt (x2), Philip Glass, Deftones, Todd Rundgren, K.M.Krebs, Sunn O))), Donnie Iris, Sigur Rós, Melvins, Todd Rundgren, Jimi Hendrix, The Allman Brothers Band, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Berbil, Peter Gabriel, Robert Rich, Rush, Aborigines, Gamelan, Benedictines of Mary, Heart, Puccini, Nathan Youngblood (with Steve Roach), U2, Tom Waits, Beastie Boys, Philip Glass, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Loren Nerell, George Clinton, Skinny Puppy, Peter Gabriel, ZZ Top, The Clash, Afrika Bambaataa, Pink Floyd, Schumann, Tool, Debussy, Yellow Magic Orchestra

Moving day is around the corner.

“If we can get over this summer.” Decade? I need to make some music. Maybe in the new place I’ll be able to set up. With the Kronos, I need a lot less space-board, amp, guitar. I should trim a bit and get everything into the cedar chest. We’ll see. Gotta get busy this weekend and put stuff in boxes, make a list of things to do as well.

E is putting stuff in boxes-some overwork on her part as well. Homemade pizza for dinner-this probably contributed to the overwork as well. Took M to the train station this morning-he’s having a great time at his FBI academy camp. S is enjoying theatre camp, C just stays up late. On a production issue at work-hopefully it won’t end up disastrous-I dislike this stuff. M’s FBI youth academy graduation, lunch, Ikea, worked late, busy repacking my stuff for the move, tidy as much as possible, church, laundry, hurry S to birthday party, shop, eat, pick up dinner, get a corner of the bedroom tidied, go through boys’ closet, Goodwill-picked up a WaterPik for $15. And back to work. The prod issue went through smoothly. We got the new apt., but paying for it is going to be a pain. Our church has been a great help-he have some lovely angels on our side-thanks!

So the past week-work, packing. S had theatre camp, so we saw the two performances Friday and Saturday-S to wrap pool party in fancy-land Sat-only a little envious. Got our keys Sat., I shifted a bunch of stuff from my closet, the outside closet, we got a new bed-letting it air out, so very sunburned, tired, sore and sweaty-it was hot, I was fried by the end of Sunday, and didn’t sleep well. Church, more shifting, Costco, Goodwill, laundry, etc. M helped a lot. We met 3 of the 5 neighbors-we knew 3 of 12 in our current apt. building, and a few more just the kids. My Android device lost its wi-fi, so I’m back to the iPhone only-it’s OK, but the screen is tiny in comparison.

I’m watching the drama in Washington D.C., but trying to not let it affect me-45 is just an outward reflection of the severe dysfunction not just in politics, but in the wider world. A lot of people basically called all this mess last year-I know I did. How to fix? Don’t know if it’s possible except to act as an exemplar and do the inner work. I have stuff to do, but insufficient energy and time to devote to it.

Link farm: Aaahhhhpocalypse Now!A 21st-Century Form of Indentured Servitude

Page 23, Sentence 5: “That tells you that your next guess should probably involve smaller numbers”, The Playful Brain

Listening to:

Hawkwind, Blue Man Group, The Future Sound of London, Black Sabbath, David Rhodes, Aphex Rock, Primus, Gamelan, Todd Rundgren, The Orb, Gultskra Artikler, Talking Heads, Pere Ubu, Genesis, Gamelan, Anne Clark, Robert Johnson, Peter Gabriel, Coyote Oldman, Built to Spill, Stereolab, Philip Glass, Sneaker Pimps, Bob Seger, Kansas, Jeff Beck, Brian Eno & Jon Hassell, Yes, David Byrne, Gamelan, They Might Be Giants, Supadupa Marimba Bros, Les Musiciens du Nil, Jean Michel Jarre, The Waitresses, BFY, Loren Nerell, Native Flute Ensemble, Yo-Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax, Yes, Pink Floyd, Blur, Utopia, Constance Demby, Tchaikovsky, Grateful Dead, Neu!, Eccentrum, Sun Ra, Tuu, The Clash, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Aphex Twin, Molly Hatchet, Brian Eno, Depeche Mode, Alice in Chains, Sly & Robbie, Yo La Tengo, Adam Trainer, Thomas Dolby, Philip Glass, Genesis, Loreena McKennitt, Tuu, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Prokofiev, Jane’s Addiction, Jethro Tull, Debussy, Yello, Gurdjieff, Weezer, David Hudson, Kraftwerk, Kansas, ???-gamelanish, Throbbing Gristle, Beastie Boys, Peter Gabriel, Rush, Henry Wolff and Nancy Hennings, Led Zeppelin, Vidna Obmana, Brian Eno, Earth, Philip Glass, Loren Nerell, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Philip Glass, Veruca Salt, Drepung Tehor Khangtsen, Peter Gabriel, Allan Holdsworth, Lou Harrison, Peru, Cream, UK, fsol, Talvin Singh, Starcastle, Pearl Jam, Public Image Ltd., John Lennon, Steve Roach, The Art of Noise, Veruca Salt, gamelan, Aphex Twin, Jon Porras, Alien Lanes, Venerable Showers of Beauty, avn, Brian Eno & Larajii, Amorphous Androgynous, Anne Clark, The Smashing Pumpkins, De Facto, Aphex Twin, Thomas Dolby, Fugazi, Fripp & Eno, Mickey Hart, Watazumi Doso, Brian Eno, Fiona Apple, French Frith Kaiser Thompson, Stanley Clarke, Brian Eno, Pink Floyd, Steve Hackett, Steve Roach, Djinnestan, Mike Sebastian & Daniel Barbiero, David Bowie, Fishbone, Renaldo & The Loaf, Robert Fripp, Pink Floyd, Brian Eno, Supadupa Marimba Bros, Robert Fripp, Lucerne Festival Strings, Jimi Hendrix, Tchaikovsky, C.P. McDill, Jefferson Starship, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Stereolab, Supadupa Marimba Bros, King Crimson, Bill Bruford, John Lee Hooker, Peter Gabriel, Philip Glass, The Clash, Rage Against The Machine, Psychic TV, A Beautiful Machine, Alien Skull Paint, George Harrison, Peter Gabriel, Harold Budd, AFx, Barclay James Harvest, Oasis, Gamelan, Venerable Showers of Beauty, karhu, Material, Sigur Rós, Jenny Bird, Mystified, Cult, Brian Eno & David Byrne, Constance Demby, Roger Powell, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Anne Dudley, Eno-Byrne, The Pretenders, Genesis, Tori Amos, Suspended Memories, Peter Gabriel, Henry Cow, Sly & Robbie, Thomas Dolby, Sigur Rós, Melt-Banana, Allan Holdsworth, Cream, The Crystal Method, Brahms, Enya, Grand Mixer D.ST., Black Uhuru, Heart, Hardo Budoyo ensemble, Schoenberg, Venerable Showers of Beauty, The Future Sound Of London (x2), Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Vidna Obmana, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Anahata, The Band, Archive, Jonn Serrie, David Bowie, Steve Winwood, Veruca Salt, Skinny Puppy, Material, Philip Glass, Yellow Magic Orchestra

Is patriotism dead?

Killed by Republican extremism? Likely a media driven hollowed out expression of sublimated violence. The question becomes: what is the meaning? I read the time odyssey series by Arthur C. Clarke, which expands the definition to mean all of Earth. This may still be too narrow. Def. been replaced on the GOP side with a twisted nationalism/religiosity. And it’s just one thing after another in political news. Seeing that a gigantic Antarctic ice shelf just calved, climate change is so much more important than political squabbling. Relevant quote not found. Here is one from 2007: “They’d prefer to be emirs and kings running a shambling catastrophe of a country than moderately rich men in Sweden.”

Ok, so weekend was shop, clean, church. Had to help a co-worker with a thing. Misplaced my power supply-had to drive to work to get another-ferried C around too. Slept in, shop. Got S from theatre camp. E bought a red Rav4-lower payments, but higher debt. Watching the Tour. Trying to find a bigger place-we might move next door-C doesn’t like it. The usual weekend stuff-I’m feeling, well I don’t know. Back to work. My BP is OK, no colon issues.

Climate change: This is so strong. Politics: This too, and more from Salon. I may need to resurrect the link farm…

Page 23, Sentence 5: “Not serious.”, Firstborn

Listening to:

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Material, The Band, James Gang, Gamelan, Tin Huey, Jon Porras, Primus, Rush, Johannes Brahms, Karawitan, Constance Demby, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Alva Noto, Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai, Alien Lanes, Björk, The Crystal Method, Deben Bhattacharya, K.M.Krebs, Deftones, Wall of Voodoo, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Robert Johnson, Blue Oyster Cult, Philip Glass, Stereolab, Buddy Guy, Robert Rich, Fripp and Eno, George Clinton, Allan Holdsworth, Fred Frith, Throbbing Gristle, Todd Rundgren, Vidna Obmana, Todd Rundgren, Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, attack attack attack, Century of Aeroplanes, Latin Playboys, Al Gromer Khan, Brahms, Cream, Andy Summers & Robert Fripp, Brian Eno, Skinny Puppy, The Residents, Deborah Martin, Genesis, Gamelan, Yes, Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, Brian Eno, Earth, karhu, Drepung Tehor Khangtsen, Village of Ketewel, Philip Glass, Steve Hackett, Stanley Clarke, Native Flute Ensemble, Mekons, Thomas Dolby, Veruca Salt, Ray, Fiktion, Pearl Jam, Tom Waits, Brian Eno, Gamelan, Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Mike Sebastian & Daniel Barbiero, Shubert, The Future Sound of London, Material, Weezer, Oasis, Romeo Void, Todd Rundgren, Brian Eno, David Bowie, Curved Air, Gary Numan, Anne Dudley, Henry Cow, Philip Glass, Rush, The Flaming Lips, Aphex Twin, Mystified, Sun Ra, Melvins, avn, Guess Who, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Dead Can Dance, Bob Seger, Japan, The Future Sound Of London, Jethro Tull, Earth, Grateful Dead, New Order, Dominatrix, Hawkwind, Massive Attack, Claypool Lennon Delirium, Sunn O))), Robert Fripp, Adam And The Ants, Tchaikovsky, Loren Nerell, Tchaikovsky, Zakir Hussain, The Who, Venerable Showers of Beauty, George Harrison, The B-52’s, fIREHOSE, Brian Eno, Brainscapes, Aerosmith, Public Image Ltd, Beck, Celer, Weezer, A Beautiful Machine, Aphex Twin, 311, Gamelan, David Sylvian, Gyorgy Ligeti, Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos, Jane’s Addiction, Grace Jones

Again, again, again

Well, life is rolling along. Not much new. Moved the gamelan from PSU back home. S got a new bike, and promptly got into drama with other girls. Got up early Friday to see a new Dr. Cholesterol is 193…BP is a bit high-need to check it a few times. And it’s 140/90 this morning. S to friends’, dinner out with the boys last night. Helped finish setting up the a/c. Very tired, not far from home.

The weekend: hot, errands, C to house show, pickup. E to church, pickup, errands. S is staying up late. New Zealand won the America’s Cup. E picked me up from work, picked up C from the train late. No gamelan, S has a bike, E picked me up, took her to Dr’s app’t, shutdown next week, but I get to work!

Page 23, Sentence 5: “It is hard for non-Tibetans to understand how much the Dalai Lama means to the Tibetan people, and this exile community in particular.”, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Listening to:

Annansy Cisse, William Edge, Frank Zappa, R. Carlos Nakai, Brian Eno, Helmet, Thomas Dolby, Robert Rich & Steve Roach, Todd Rundgren, Jefferson Starship, Tori Amos, ZZ Top, Brian Eno, Thomas Dolby, Philip Glass, u2, Brian Eno, Rush, Mike Oldfield, White Zombie, Mickey Hart, Philip Glass, fIREHOSE, Kansas, Psychic TV, Pink Floyd, The Police, Peter Gabriel, Yello, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Gil Scott-Heron, Robert Fripp, The Crystal Method, Gultskra Artikler, Terry Riley, Funkadelic, Paul Horn, Jethro Tull, Brian Eno, Talvin Singh, Craig Padilla, The Smiths, Bad Company, The Residents, Melvins, Suspended Memories, David Bowie, Brian Eno & Jon Hassell, Yo La Tengo, Jenny Bird, Jeffrey Fayman & Robert Fripp, Brian Eno, Tchaikovsky, Yes, David Byrne, Philip Glass, Biosphere, Tchaikovsky, Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, Todd Rundgren, Pink Floyd, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Sly & Robbie, Hawkwind, De Facto, Brand X, Jefferson Starship, Lou Reed , Africa?, The Laziest Men on Mars, Rush, Poe, Anne Clark, Mystified, Joseph Kingma, Mozart, Bartok, Hardo Budoyo ensemble, Alexei Borisov, Babe The Blue Ox, Harold Budd, Earth Ear, Gentle Giant, Claypool Lennon Delirium, Renaissance, Grace Jones, U2, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Constance Demby, Hooverphonic, Rage Against The Machine, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Babe The Blue Ox, Fiona Apple, Neutral Milk Hotel, Helmet, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Todd Rundgren, Ambrosia, Tabla Beat Science, Veruca Salt, Melvins, David Sylvian, Orbital, Steve Reich, Coyote Oldman, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Alien Lanes, Cheb I Sabbah, Gentle Giant, Shostakovich, K.M.Krebs, Jeff Harrington, Pere Ubu, ZZ Top, Barclay James Harvest, Rush, Bob Marley, Material, Max Romeo, The Pretenders, Pere Ubu, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Rage Against The Machine, Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos, Heart, Claypool Lennon Delirium, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Deva Premal, Throbbing Gristle, Ligeti, Edoardo Romani Capello, Allan Holdsworth, Anugama, Tchaikovsky, Century of Aeroplanes, William Orbit, Flores & mystified, Stereolab, Peter Tosh, Samuel Barber, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Oregon, Anugama, Brian Eno, Teges Kanyinan, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Rush, Philip Glass, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, Peter Gabriel, Gamelan, Brian Eno, Cream, Todd Rundgren, Robert Rich, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Constance Demby, Wishcollapse, The Clash, David Bowie, Material, Brian Eno and Jah Wobble, Herb Ernst, Megadeth, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alice in Chains, Nine Inch Nails, Philip Glass, Aphex Twin, Monks of Gyütö Tantris College, Peter Gabriel, Cream, Century of Airoplanes, Supadupa Marimba Bros, Cult, David Sylvian, The Art Of Noise, Earth, Allan Holdsworth, Hafíz Kani Karaca, Jonn Serrie, Pixies, Village of Ketewel, Thomas Dolby, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Benedictines of Mary, Wall of Voodoo, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Henry Cow, Luigi Russolo, De Facto

More of the same. What did you expect?

Rose Festival/Fleet week this week. Waiting to watch the ships come in. I wish my ship would come in…better play the lotto, it’s huge right now. Nice to watch the ships. Gamelan went OK-we have a guest harpist who plays at our church-Portland is very small. M is sick-he’s denying it-we’re going to call him “Ron” from now on.

Sat.-clean up at C’ s school-late, C to tfaw, tidy, S & E to Wonder Woman, pick up C, watch part of the South Park movie, pick up S & E, bed, no church, market, lunch, libe, gamelan, hassle getting home, as I missed the regular bus. C is at a friend’s, pride and gig tomorrow.

Up for Pride, setup, work until 3. S was dressed up. Misplaced my lunch. Walk to PSU, move instruments, practice, eat, hang out, gig-played ok-we made changes and I got messed up. Also messed up the Threnody. Move back, home, dead tired. Up, deliver E to Pride, back home, back with S, work, pack up, dead tired, Souplantation, bed, still tired Mon. Work, home is very messy, bed.

Page 23, Sentence 5: “Simpler or not, Thales did his job.”, Sunstorm

Listening to:

Bill Bruford, Fishbone, Todd Rundgren, Fiona Apple, Skinny Puppy, Curved Air, Philip Glass, Fripp and Eno, Cream, Material, Underworld, Anne Dudley, Genesis, Journey, Todd Rundgren, System Of A Down, Bow Wow Wow, The Who, Venerable Showers of Beauty, C.P. McDill, Yes, Utopia, Jefferson Starship, Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Brian Eno, BFY, mystified, Gamelan, Dissidenten, Claypool Lennon Delirium, Rage Against The Machine, Gamelan, Robin Trower, Duran Duran, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Dead Can Dance, Brian Eno, Anonymous 4, The Band, throbbing gristle, Bach, Claypool Lennon Delirium, Frank Zappa, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Eno, Brian Eno, Larajii, David Bowie, Ravi Shankar, Latin Playboys, Neil Young, Fugazi, Todd Rundgren, Tori Amos, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Philip Glass, Steve Hackett, Hawkwind, Brian Parnham (with Steve Roach), Jon Porras, Philip Glass, U2, Loren Nerell, Neutral Milk Hotel, Mickey Hart, Renaldo & The Loaf, Anne Clark, Allan Holdsworth, Frank Zappa, Philip Glass, Gentle Giant, Nirvana, Mogwai, Alexei Borisov, Genesis, Fripp & Eno, The Future Sound of London, Molly Hatchet, The Band, Babe The Blue Ox, david byrne, Loren Nerell, Pere Ubu, Yo La Tengo, Hawkwind, Melvins, Karawitan, The Blasters, Aphex Twin, Archive, Soundgarden, Eno & Byrne, Brian Eno, Tori Amos, Soft Cell, Todd Rundgren, Material, Anugama, Robert Fripp, Pixies, Brian Eno – David Byrne, The Aphex Twin, David Sylvian, Peter Gabriel, Steve Roach, art bears, X, Salt, Grateful Dead, C. Reider, Utopia, Sigur Rós, Deep Purple, Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos, Deuter, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, King Crimson, Constance Demby, Weird Fields, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Mystic Eyes, Tool, William Orbit, c.krumov, The Future Sound Of London, Todd Rundgren, Gamelan, Throbbing Gristle, Brian Eno – David Byrne, A Perfect Circle, Fred Frith, Baxter, Claypool Lennon Delirium, Afrika Bambaataa, alva noto, Gil Scott-Heron, Pavement, Annansy Cisse, The Smiths, Supadupa Marimba Bros, Rush, Sneaker Pimps, Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins, Melt-Banana, Todd Rundgren, Gentle Giant, Mike Sebastian & Daniel Barbiero, Mussorgsky, Hooverphonic, Material, The Human League, Jimi Hendrix, Mystified, Built To Spill, War, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Lou Harrison, Jethro Tull, Ambrosia, The Polyphonic Spree, Bruford Levin Upper Extremities, Melvins, Chopin, Kava Project, Todd Rundgren, Lou Reed, Philip Glass, alastair galbraith, Pink Floyd, avn, John Darnall, Aerosmith, Constance Demby, Radiohead, Andy Summers & Robert Fripp, Johannes Brahms, Mekons, The Residents, Veruca Salt, Bee Thousand, Benedictines of Mary, Brian Eno & David Byrne, Utopia, Venerable Showers of Beauty, China, Japan, Thomas Dolby, Rush, Talvin Singh, Skinny Puppy, Satomi Saeki And Alcvin Takegawa Ramos, Material, Dominatrix, Ravi Shankar, Japanese, Wall of Voodoo, Samuel Barber, Thomas Dolby, Melvins, return to forever, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Todd Rundgren, Philip Glass, Renaldo & The Loaf, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Terry Riley, Utopia, Gong, Constance Demby, Anja Lechner, Francois Couturier, Peter Gabriel, Avatar, The Residents, Rush, Tori Amos, Smashing Pumpkins, A Beautiful Machine, attack attack attack, Suicidal Tendencies, Robert Fripp, Tuu, Portishead, art of noise, Pink Floyd, Fred Frith, Peter Gabriel, Harold Budd and Brian Eno, Drepung Tehor Khangtsen, Philip Glass, Craig Padilla, Jean Michel Jarre, Steve Reich, Pere Ubu, Psychic TV, Orbital, Rush, Earth, Return to Forever, Jean Michel Jarre, Art Of Noise, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Tuu, Todd Rundgren, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Century of Aeroplanes, Brian Eno, Celer, Grateful Dead, Kraftwerk, Pearl Jam, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Tool, Anne Dudley and Jaz Coleman, David Hudson, White Zombie, Beastie Boys, Gamelan, Philip Glass, Primus, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Philip Glass, Grace Jones, Morphine, Curved Air, Stockhausen, Blind Faith, Peter Gabriel, Philip Glass, K.M.Krebs, Zen Savauge, Shostakovich, Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai, Justin Vanderberg , Flaming Lips, Tchaikovsky, Brian Eno, Djinnestan, Brian Eno, Barclay James Harvest, Batch Gueye Band, Jean Michel Jarre, Brian Eno & Jon Hassell, Babe The Blue Ox, Allan Holdsworth, Primus, Roger Eno, Oasis, Cult, Oregon, Haydn, Kansas, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Rush, Brian Eno, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Bad Company, Peter Gabriel, Stereolab, Brian Eno, George Clinton, Philip Glass, Soundwalk