I am parting ways with my first 1.8 Shakuhachi, I am putting it up for sale.
When I first purchased it (from Monty Levenson) I was looking to get acquainted with a Shakuhachi – I had no idea then, that it would take on a key role in my daily practices. It has, and I now I play another instrument.
I am selling it together with all of the accessories I purchased with it:
This morning I made first recording of a meditation session with my new Shakuhachi. I was inspired to record by yesterday’s discovery of Daniel Johnston. When I first listened to it I got some idea of what a full and projecting sound is (compared to the previous instrument) – I didn’t play any louder or put my effort then the previousrecordings – most of the credit goes to the instrument, mother nature and father maker.
“music is the funnest thing to do, but if everything isn’t right I just can’t write, if there is just one cricket out there making too much noise, I just can’t concentrate.”
Meet Daniel Johnston – I was drawn in and touched… thank you @ronenk and@NaamaSegal, both of whom I forgot to credit because I spent sooooo much time looking & listening, that I forgot how it arrived in my consciousness… see how much time you spend in it…
When he put out his first recordings he didn’t have a way to duplicate the album tapes – so each copy was recorded separately. There’s a wonderful, sincere and moving documentary called The Devil and Daniel Johnston – watch it.
This morning as I was counting my way through my Pranayama practice, I was disturbed by a surprising sound of rain. Soon after, as we were having our morning coffee on the balcony, we were met by a stunning sky view. The colors were rich & full and the sky was a live performance of clouds – high white clouds morphed very slowly while lower gray clouds flew beneath them … creating full covers, deep textures, rich blue doorways… brilliant display. So again I ran to get my camera and spent some time looking around and taking it all in.
As I was shooting these images I thought they may make some nice desktop backgrounds. If you’d like one, please send a token payment to my Paypal account (iamronen at iamronen dot com) and let me know: (1) which one (by indicating it’s position in the left-to-right sequence) you’d like me to send you; (2) your screen resolution ratio.