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Dioramas

Escape from the Land of the Dead

We know from previous stories and dioramas that escape from the Land of the Dead is futile. It never works.

But still, some souls try.

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Dioramas

Charlie Parker Plays Bossa Nova

I’m reading First Person Singular: Stories by Haruki Murakami. There’s a story called Charlie Parker plays Bossa Nova that is delightful. Another great collection of short stories from one of my all time favorite authors.

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Music

S.Ex no. 2

Here’s a bit of a WIP, where I tried a screen test in the Theoretical Audio Lab. I’ve been fooling around with animating photos in the studio to have as a visual accompaniment. Promising!

And just look at the crazy drums I’ve been using.

Blue Sparkle 12" drum (tom)
Blue Sparkle floor tom
Blue Sparkle Snare drum

I’ve been scouring reverb and ebay for very cheap, MIJ (made in Japan), no name blue sparkle drums. That’s what Dad and I had when I was a kid. Back then, I felt somewhat “less than,” when I compared my drums to my school acquaintances’ Lugwig, Rodgers and Tama drum sets. These days, however, I take great pleasure in using these drums.

The tom features a hook mount, and I’m 99% sure it’s identical to the drums we had in the 70’s. Tuning is a little bit of an issue, but I think it sounds pretty good. That floor tom is missing the bottom hoop and lugs – not a problem for now, but I’ll try and find one. The snare, however, is the real treasure. There is no latch to disengage the snare, which is old, wanky, and stretched out. There’s a nob that doesn’t turn. The drum head indicates many, many hours of use, so I think this baby was well loved.

It’s a little bit of a project, reassembling my shitty childhood kit. I’ll use the shit kit this spring snd summer!

SK, for now.
SK, for sure.

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Dioramas

Mister Kafka, I presume?

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Dioramas

The Uses for Pollen

I’ve found four uses for pollen!

  1. Plant Husbandry
  2. Sneezing
  3. Pollen Soup (delicious!)
  4. Eye Shadow