October 13th, 2017

In a small practice room at Les Claypool’s, working on a quiet thing. Loud next door, look in and some kid is shredding on Ler’s rig. Walk in and tell him I can get better tone through mine. Walk over to Les’ rig and ask him if I can play it.

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

October 10th, 2017

At home, there’s a huge storm coming. We have to go to a shelter. which is close by. We go and I watch the storm track in realtime. It goes right down the coast, very fast. We go back home and everything is OK. Walk through and look around.

October 8th, 2017

At church, going to go and listen to the sermon. No pants, so walk across the space with a footrest across my middle. Sit down one row back on the right. Listen to the minister-she has a red cap that’s a stepped cone.

October 7th, 2017

At an in-line skate race, watching the girls go. It’s a tricky course. Race in the men’s. We all go onstage for the awards, I stand with my friends. Someone passes out T-shirts for a team race with everyone. I have to drive home, so I might not race.

At home, cleaning and getting ready for a party. There are gnats everywhere. I try to shoo them out the door and get most. Go back in and the tree is up. There are some yellowjackets in the house and I warn everyone and close the door. One comes in under the window and gets covered in candy. I’m able to get it out.

October 6th, 2017

In a bus Brian F and someone are fake wrestling. I’m in the way and get hit. Go to the front.

Watching Sabbath sound check. Ozzy hides in back then comes on. One bank of lights aren’t on. He comes back and wants to know why. One tech didn’t put the fader back up. Ozzy swats his butt. I tell him he should go way downstage rather than hide. Show starts, he’s behind a huge synth and other people are singing. Pull way back and around the stadium.

Driving around, talking about how Tim Tebow is still living in Dublin OH, because it’s a dump. We say where we’d live if we were that rich-Laguna, south of France. Drive past a little kid, stop and ask if he’s ok. He says he’s trying to get somewhere and I’d lost. I ask him if he can get home and he says yes, so I tell him to do that. Drive to a homeless camp up a hill in a field to pick up some guy-I have to be at school on 6 mins. He’s not there.

October 5th, 2017

At US, walking around. There’s a big storm, lots of lightning. A bolt comes very close and we all drop our stuff and run. We can see once coming right on top of us and scatter. Go back and start picking up things.

At a hotel, go through reception and up to the room, there’s a maid in there. I go back downstairs to get my bags.

October 4th, 2017

Walking in a park with a guy. He has a football and we start throwing it around. The valve is messed up, and I have to blow it up every time. He sees some cops, panics, and gives me one of his joints to hold. It starts falling apart, and I toss it behind some grass by a fence as I’m walking away. On the other side of the park the cop is hassling some guys. I walk around some piles of laundry, trying to look like I have a purpose.

October 3rd, 2017

Walk into a synagogue with the family, sit on the side. The service starts, we try to follow. The words to a song are showing next to us. Everyone lays down, have to make room. Finally kids lay lines of salt to the front. We leave and E goes to a well and talks to someone.

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