All music tech people are cringing every time they read "the MIDI".
What a neat story. I wonder what American companies were the heavies in the industry back then who wanted to keep everything proprietary, and if they would have had any better luck competing with Yamaha and Roland if they had agreed to make products that were inter-operable with those of their competitors. Apple shows that it's possible to make lots of money in a walled-garden environment, but the consumer computer and phone market may not be a good comparison. And even Apple is sometimes dragged kicking and screaming into embracing industry-standard connectors like USB 2.0 and ethernet.
I had thought the Pro-One was the first Sequential Circuits instrument... a monophonic Prophet 5.
We just call it MIDI, not "the MIDI."
My kids have always been involved with music. My oldest son is a drummer. The 2nd boy is picking up the piano and it looks like the 3rd will also have an interest in the drums!
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Been wondering about this for years.
Hemp records would actually be pretty dope.
Hello! I did a lot of tnr in west oakland with ICRA. They're amazing!!! Donate to them and contact them about saving those poor ghetto kitties. And if u come across an almost friendly one with a white star on his cheat but otherwise all black, his name's Bagheera and an amazing guy. Fabulous idea with the calendar. meowz
I agree with Jan; many pet rescue organizations can help you get stared with trapping, fixing and releasing back these cats. Feral cat colonies that continue to breed can cause many problems from serious inbreeding resulting in unhealthy, suffering cats to rampant disease and contagious sickness that can spread to domestic cats in your neighborhood. They also fight a lot which can be a problem for domestic cats (injury) and people (noise, expense of treating their own cats once affected).
If James & Evander are looking for a label, they should definitely contact Greg Ginn of SST (and Black Flag fame), since he is the ultimate male "crazy cat lady"!
Kudos from another crazy cat guy in east Oakland! My colony has about 15-20 cats. I'm slowly trapping them and getting them fixed. They are cute just like your bunch!
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Hey Adam, could you maybe trap/neuter/return those cats, and spend some of the money from your cat calendar getting them emergency care when you see an injury?
This is quite a beautiful concept, and I'm also an experimental artist, with intentions of touching listeners with true attention spans, and a taste for the outer cosms of sound
Hey Adam, maybe you can help my daughter Barbara and her boyfriend Max. they moved to Athens St off San Pablo on December 21st and their beloved and somewhat elderly grey and white female cat "Smokey" snuck out. She has been missing since then. she is a bit shy and has little "V" shaped nips in both ears. We have contacted the pounds in the area but have had no luck. My email is email@example.com if you have seen a cat that could be Smokey. thanks for the kind work you do! Sincerely, Laura Eden
Thanks for that angle on philanthropy from the musician's perspective, Ian, and the discussion on the 'academization of jazz' that followed. Great to see the community's responses to these issues/trends.
Can jazz survive in a corporate glass block? This stuff just won't die, will it? I consciously won't go to a place like this. What's bad for jazz is, you can't measure how many people subconsciously avoid going to a dead glass and steel box. You'll never measure that.
But for those who are true believers the emperor still has new clothes: "glass walls that merge the sidewalk with the main lobby" or, in other words, there is no there there.
Oh yeah, they'll survive like Berkeley Rep. I remember when the awful Roda Theatre opened and two women seating next to me were looking around and one of them said "This is what I imagine the inside of a prison looks like." Oh, I'm sure they still have their subscriptions...but you just can't measure those things or know for sure.
Nice piece! You might be interested in a discussion the SFJAZZ building sparked about big-money philanthropy in jazz vs. low-budget local gigs on my blog last year: http://iancareyjazz.com/blog/2010/05/a-tho…
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