The following interview was conducted between Kevin Godley and myself via Skype last July (2018). It is part of an ongoing series I’ve been doing with recording artists whose work has had a considerable impact on the ways people make … Continue reading R & D (Risk & Disruption): Interview with Kevin Godley (part 1)
“I believe that art and design are poised to transform our economy in the 21st century like science and technology did in the last century” (Maeda, 2013, p. 2). STEM + Art = STEAM Former Rhode Island School of Design … Continue reading Think STEAM not STEM
I hope you enjoy this wonderful conversation between the very talented (and very funny) Kevin Pollack and the very talented (and, yes, very funny) Alan Arkin. I’ve been a huge Arkin fan ever since seeing “Catch 22” and “The Heart … Continue reading “I don’t want to see anything interesting and I don’t want to see anything creative.”
The best band in the world today, bar none. I kid you not. Don’t forget to see their movie “Mad Tiger.” The best band in the world today, bar none. I kid you not. Don’t forget to see their movie … Continue reading You’re Welcome.
PART ONE: DURATION: 8:03. Don’t be put off by the cheesey video introduction or the word “mystic.” What you have here is simple wisdom about the process nature of life and the larger systems, the web of life, within which … Continue reading If you want flowers, think soil, manure, water, and sunlight: none of them look like flowers.
“We tend to treat the studio rather like a sort of sophisticated sandpit. So it’s just a place to play around in. Which is how we usually work. We get an idea, which might be a word or a lyric … Continue reading Godley and Creme: Playfulness, pastiche and the grotesque.
I can’t think about this music and remain detached. It takes me back to a period from the late 70s through to the early 90s when I was discovering amazing new music on an almost daily basis. Music from each … Continue reading Inspirations 2: Ornette Coleman’s “Change Of The Century” (1960)
One of things I find most frustrating about life on this planet is how humans tend towards setting up scenes and communities, with all of their inherent rules, shared values, mythologies and hierarchies, only to eventually become enslaved by the … Continue reading Inspirations 1: Alvin Lucier’s “Music On A Long Thin Wire” (1977)
How many times have you searched youtube for concise, accurate and clearly-explained information about a topic that’s important to you, only to be greeted by some frenzied bozo desperately trying to squeeze their fifteen minutes of fame out of the … Continue reading Tube Amp Theory: Uncle Doug and his dog Rusty
If you’re interested in tube amp theory and design considerations, then you must check out the “Amp Books” website. While it’s primarily a vehicle for promoting Richard Kuehnel’s books, it also features a swag of interactive goodies and analyses including: … Continue reading Amp Books: Tube amp publications and online technical resource.