Category: Creativity

  • Ken Burns Slideshow Soundtrack in Apple Photos

    This is not mine! I was just playing with the slide show feature in Apple’s Photos application, and, when you choose the “Ken Burns” style, this is the music that plays. I Googled it with no results, and then SoundHounded it, but it came up unknown. Posting here to see if anyone knows the composer/musician.

  • Retreat – First Mix

    This one came to me on the morning of September 7, 2015… It’s been stewing for weeks now, bubbling up in my consciousness every now and then. It always calms and centers me, whenever it arises. Recorded with Loopy on iOS. Arranged & processed in Logic X.

  • Mandala?

    What determines if a circular design is indeed a mandala? | See it here: http://flic.kr/p/pgbcab

  • The Third Letter

    The Third Letter

    Little Mama is dying. I wrote her some letters, and Milena told me she read them to her, and that she told everyone to make plans to go to Ft Worth for the big art opening in December. That makes me happy, to know that she wants to go. That project was a big one […]

  • 6: Amara, “Musical Minds” – Sun loves Earth, humming version

    A humming version of Amara (the 6th track/painting in Libba’s 11). In keeping with the no-lyrics theme we’ve already got going in the 11, this version replaces the original version’s sung lyrics with humming the melody. I like this version. It’s really sweet. I added a touch of reverb to the melody in this version, too. […]

  • Music for the Next Phase of Evolution

    Oystein Sevag: Space for a Crowded World (2012) My favorite album in quite a few years. Sevag is not only a technically-masterful keyboard player and synthesist, he is also a tremendously sensitive musician who leads first with his heart, then by his ear, and only finally by his brain. I am a big fan of […]

  • Tamara Cortez’ Flow Notes: Gifts of a Truly Compassionate & Loving Healer

    Tamara Jo Cortez’ new book, Flow Notes (E-book version reviewed, available at Balboa Press or Amazon) may at first glance seem a sweet, simple collection of positive affirmations. However, while her notes do positively affirm my oft-disturbed spirit and give rise to smiles in the same way as do sweet and simple post-it notes on […]

  • Evolution According to Jason Silva

    Check out this glorious rant from Jason Silva: This one is quite controversial on YouTube… People don’t know how to take it, or even how to understand it. But if nothing else, I love how Jason Silva pushes the boundaries of social convention. He’s a dreamer, and societies always need such visionaries to keep shit […]

  • New Music Like Crazy!

    Man, I have been really inspired by the commission from Libba and Ron to create sounds for “Libba’s 11,” as I’m calling them. Very interesting project, right up my alley, as Ron asked for sounds at about a minute long– which has been about the length I’ve been doing with my voice jingles on my […]

  • Space Elevators and Man-Made Rings

    This incredibly cool rings-around-Earth visualization has me dreaming about space elevators and a man-made ring around the Earth. So, people are already making plans to build a space elevator. Check this NASA story, and this great Wikipedia article. Now, of course this is a huge undertaking. The counterweight-end of the space elevator would be some 62,000 miles […]