November 22-30, 2011. While construction continues in the music room, there are music players in the sidebar to allow you to quickly grab-n-go with a pop-out music player and get back to surfin’ the web. The playlists let you choose between five styles of Jeff C Radio to listen to; each is a 30 minute mini-set, except for the Slow Space one (17:00), and you can easily scroll thru tracks to go back or skip ahead. There is also a new musicplayer at the bottom of the list which will allow you to scroll through a random ordering of all the tracks onsite if you would prefer an index-by-surprise approach.
Keep an eye out for improvements as we tweak the music players, normalize track volumes and bring more material on board from disparate sources together into a cohesive blend of new and old. We’re very happy to get to this stage of the ‘construction’, and hope you’ll give a curious listen while you’re here. Now there’s more than just a quiet front porch to hang out on; we have a front door and a hallway and we have tunes-to-go. The kitchen and couch can’t be far behind. So like the song says, “Come on in, pull up a chair. Talk to me, thanks for stoppin’ by.” Cheers!
Depending upon your locale’s elevation and latitude, the leaves in your area may have changed six weeks ago or they just might be getting started in mid- and late November. I took my cam and got some foliage footage around Rock Creek Park in DC a few days ago, and am in the process of editing them down to a few short videos. Some of the footage I liked was of all the leaves traveling downstream, many of which had begun to slow and circle as their predecessors started to clog the stream’s arteries. Good timing. The next day when I returned to get some more shots like that, the stream was fully clogged.
Seasonal leaves video #1 is a stationary camera angle, shot in HD just above water level, of leaves caught in an eddy, and captures the harsh glare of the late afternoon November sun, even with the camera and stream bed fully in the shade.
While we’re all waiting for our neophyte host (moi) to settle on the site’s audio and video plug-ins, here’s a semi-recent video link featuring my favorite new guitar effect, the Digitech TimeBender, and my longtime partner in crime, ‘Mudd’ the Stratocaster.
Over the years I’ve done a number of doodles in a variety of mediums (pen and ink, paint, felt tip pens), on a variety of surfaces (graph or notebook paper, art pads, napkins) and in a variety of states (-erm, like Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, etc…or is it too late to go there?). Here’s an interesting one, recently found and dutifully scanned. No idea where/when it was done or if it’s even right-side up! To see a larger version of the image, which is a little more fun to look at, you can click on it to open it in a new window. That pair of horned creatures with their happy silent smiles and the Alice Cooper mascara’d eyes sure are endearing!
”Remember, remember, the fifth of November, To turn back your clocks by one hour” -unknown
November 5th, 2011. Hey there, welcome to the front porch. Hope to have the door open soon. There’ll be sound environments, songs, videos, musings on experimental recording and more, plus a monthly featured-friend’s musical projects. Please check back; it would be great to have you and your musical observations along for the ride! -Jeff Creamer