“What do machines really do? They increase the number of things we can do without thinking. Things we do without thinking - there's the real danger.”
Frank Herbert

God Emperor of Dune

Sound Textures

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I am writing to share some more of my Shakuhachi playing experience thanks to Jon at Shingtesu Shakuhachi who was kind of to bring to my attention that other people may actually take an interest in this. So here goes… my playing around with the Shakuhachi continues and interesthing things are appearing. I am realizing different qualities and different aspects of the instrument and my relationship with it.

I can feel the air pressing against my finger tips. Sometimes it feels like this pressure and my response to it is where melodies are born. Read More »

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Crazy Train

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I first heard the Waifs over Pandora (that is before it was prevented from streaming outside the USA – so much fro that globalization thing). Thought to share them – so for the first time I looked them up on YouTube and for the first time I saw them in concert.

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Homemade RAID (Part 3) – Ubuntu Server Installation

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After all the searching and reading I ended up choosing Ubuntu Server as the operating system for my RAID server. I am not technically savvy enough to compare the nuances of the different Linux distributions (I can’t even name them all – there are quite a few). The runner up was a solution called FreeNAS. This is a distribution that includes a minimal operating system which includes the software components required to setting up a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device on a minimal PC. FreeNAS is probably an overall simpler solution but I decided to go with Ubuntu because:

  1. It was bundled with everything I needed in one installation package.
  2. I wanted an operational machine that I could use as a Server for a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) development environment.
  3. I wanted to experience the Ubuntu office-user desktop.
  4. I really liked the spirit behind the Ubuntu organization. I have made numerous technological choices over the years that in the end were  decided by the personal qualities of the people behind the technologies. I have yet to regret such a decision. As of this writing, Ubuntu seems to be delivering a similar experience.

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Lilac Wine

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This song came to mind. Couldn’t find an official video so you may as well just click play and close your eyes. Jeff Buckley – Lilac Wine:

And if you want to listen to the original that inspired it – then here is Nina Simone’s rendition of it. Again there isn’t much video to see – so do what you gotta do:

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A Love Story

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“For the first time the house is in silence. Towards me there is a small tree,
which gives me as present all its small orange gladness. It has also extended one branch for me. It could be a love story with the orange tree.

I found out that this love story with the orange tree was just the reflection of the love story with the work we made. It was the love story with the Orchard Lab, with the Art. That is the reason to create a space in which we could bring our time and leave a piece of our soul, and words, movement, earth, past-memory-recollection, night, light, presence, music, oranges, wind, absence, I and We, and tumble exhausted. Open the space, fall down together into the night, drink a wine made of oranges, and walk on the earth that keeps us together and in distance.”

Ana Sanchez Couso

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