Thursday, February 27, 2003

Words of wisdom from Bob Marley:

"If you are a big tree,
we are the small axe
ready to cut you down
sharpened to cut you down."

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Hey Ash, check your mail. Your inbox is full.

Listening to Lee Scratch Perry. If you don't know who Lee Scratch Perry is, then you should. He's one of the innovators of dub reggae. It's basically reggae played through lots of different delays and reverbs and such. And it was very influential on the development of music in the 20th century. Scratch basically used the entire studio as an instrument.

Very very cool.

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Konono No1, via Metafilter.

"This band is one of the main exponents of a spectacular style of music which has developed in the suburbs of Kinshasa (DR Congo). The Congolese call it "tradi-modern", in other words : electrified traditional music."

Very interesting. They use salvaged parts to amplify their music, and the resulting distortions they incorporate into their music.

Finished reading Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. Some of his ideas really resonate with some "hidden spectacle" ideas I've had for a while, related to marketing some of my music projects. The idea is, if you make something "hidden," people will want to find it.

Got a haircut. It was at Regis in the mall. This girl named Coco cut it. She's really good. You should go get your haircut by her, if you happen to be there. And if you need a haircut.