Today I announce my favourite thing about editing the poetry on the last issue of Wordlegs, I got to make a little digital poetry project out of all nine poems, called “Interference”. It does what it says on the tin- the poems interact with each other a little bit. Words are changed and meanings subverted.
It’s been pretty quiet around here lately, but I have a backlog of great signs to show you from back rooms and corridors of the various hotels and venues I visit at my jobs. The design here reflects our numbness to signs that don’t typographically flag themselves as Important. Who’s gonna read this if it’s not in bold & all caps, followed by exclamation points? Chumps is all. Ten a penny chumps.
Guthrie Govan has a great sense of humour. It makes me want to like his music more. I regularly dismiss highly technical guitar playing because it seems to care much more about the player than the listener. Govan seems to at least take some fun and joy from his parade of technical accomplishments. Maybe it’s just that the occasional “mistake” seems to provoke an amused reaction instead of an annoyed one. A little surprise, not a disaster.
After spending months studying art and being inspired by my fellow students, i decided to animate the whole class’ figure studies into a series of animations. I found it really interesting looking at the different approaches we all took to our colour studies, yet how well they fit together as a whole.
Wait a second…so…let me get this straight. You put a model in the middle of some students, and had them do color studies of the model. Then you stitched all of the different paintings into moving GIFs showing the model from each of the students different perspective.
So…basically the same technique used to do this but with
Hey, so a month or two back we recorded 7 tracks of guitar, banjo, and voice at a show at Eddie Owen’s Red Clay Theatre in Duluth, Georgia. Played a few bum notes BUT THAT’S HOW IT GOES. Was not expecting to release it but that’s also how it goes. Eddie Owen is a very nice fellow who’s friendliness fills up the whole room.
You can listen to it, you can buy it, you can print out the cover art and fashion it into a hat.
For anybody who follows the banjo tag: I’m playing a regular Deering Goodtime openback banjo with a big sticky piezo pickup gummed on to the inside of the skin near the bridge. Mostly frailing with one fingerpick on backwards, with occasional 3-finger and flatpick stuff (all with plastic picks). Depending on where I listen to this the banjo sounds just right, or too quiet, or too loud. But any suggestions for live/recorded improvements to this sound or EQ tips are so extremely welcome that I might just have to put a ? in this post. Also, playing suggestions on what works and doesn’t within these songs. I hear lots of places where I should firm up my decisions about what to play instead of just kinda winging it each time around.