New Hope

  When I took my PortaStudio 24 up from the basement, it had 30 tracks on it I previously recorded about two years ago. This one was one of the most beautiful it seemed to me. Not sure how I recorded it and with what instruments. Perhaps the Kaosillator? Hard to know for sure. Now, […]

Sparkles of Zampa

  One take in real time on two tracks. The Electribe Sampler on Track One and the MiniLogue XD on Track Two. Start by fade up to Track One where playing the Gate Arpegiattor in real time to Electribe’s Program 39 / Zampa. On track Two, the MiniLogue comes in sequences of a few seconds. […]

The Rescue

Conrad’s The Rescue Getting back into creating music after a few years dominated by my writing muse. So, a few months into the pandemic lockdown, I bring my musical instruments up from the basement where they have been stored for about two years. The Author’s Note of Joseph Conrad’s 1920 novel The Rescue comes to […]

Promoting Ideas by Film

Idea: Promotion of a start-up business to potential investors not via a business plan or pitch deck but rather via a documentary film. Ideas in the form of video stories will become the major method for promoting new businesses. Lessing of face-to-face contact after the pandemic makes digital communication more important. Digital communication of entrepreneurial […]

Alternative Narratives

“If they’re going to implant chips in me, I hope it’s Doritos.” (Comment on a Website in April of 2020)   Right after 9/11, I began collecting news articles off the Internet. The data was assembled into a book titled Battle of Symbols: Global Dynamics of Advertising, Entertainment and Media. In 2003, the book was published […]

A Prophetic Painting

Spring of the Frog’s Sound Ten Miles (1951) / Qi Baishi. Ink on Paper. Created by artist at age 91 to honor Chinese writer Lao She. Chinese Modern Literature Museum, Beijing. This painting is from the famous Chinese painter Qi Baishi, The Spring of the Frog’s Sound Ten Miles, presents the scene of the spring water flowing […]

When You Wish Upon A Star

The one-two whammy of audience and critical indifference to “Pinocchio” and “Fantasia” killed Walt Disney’s desire to experiment with the limits of animation in the 1940s. From then on, play it safe was his motto. This may be one of the greatest tragedies to beset popular American culture in the 20th century; despite the depths […]

Andreas Wannerstedt

Andreas Wannerstedt is a Stockholm based artist and art director who crafts unique 3D sculptures and mesmerizing looping animations. The imagery of Andreas is both sophisticated and whimsical, featuring simple and playful geometric shapes in balanced compositions, together with organic textures and harmonizing color palettes. His perfectly synchronised animations has often been described as “oddly satisfying”, […]

Tokyo Night Trains

0107 – b moll The above is from Tokyo filmmaker Hiroshi Kondo, one of Japan’s rising young filmmakers. As Kondo notes about the above, “The city is made up of much life, light. There is loneliness in the city where self-existence is buried. However, it also feels bright and lively. Each light affects the activities […]

Drone Vision

Above New Albany, Ohio at 7:30 pm on April 15, 2020 I wonder about a lot of unusual things during the era of the pandemic we’re living through. One of the key things that all my various ponderings lead to a particular ability to live in the moment and gain a worldview perspective on things. […]