From Spectoral on Instagram.
“Ye meww dig mah mad sinf skilz”
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It’s hard to miss that Minimoog control panel from any angle.
In addition to his composition and playing, he was an accomplished band leader, bringing together disparate performers to play complex music that remained rhythmically tight. There was the Ornette Coleman Quartet that cemented his reputation as an experimenter, and later his band Prime Time, which took on electronic elements and fusion idioms while retaining oblique rhythms and counterpoints.
I also find myself identifying the descriptions of him as soft-spoken and taking a deeply intellectual (perhaps bafflingly so) approach to describing music. Many jazz greats are sons and daughters of the South, and Ornate Coleman was no exception – but it is interesting to see him and others transcend that heritage to something of a different time and place, or perhaps no particular place at all. We should follow his example and keep jazz an alive, evolving, and often challenging music.
It was exactly ten years ago, June 10, 2005, that I brought Luna home from the Santa Cruz County animal shelter. And so we are celebrating her 10th “Gotcha Day” (adoption anniversary) over the next few days in style. It began the evening before with a festive meal, complete with main course, treats, and a “cocktail.”
The “cake” didn’t quite come out of the can perfectly, but as we can see that did not bother Luna at all. She devoured her special dinner with enthusiasm.
It is hard to believe that 10 years have gone by, but it is hold hard to imagine life without my special little girl. We have been through a lot together – adventures and transitions – more than be documented on these pages.
Here is her official photo from animal shelter, followed by a portrait from her first week at home.
At the time, she was 7 months old. Still a baby in many ways. Over the years, I have watched her grow into a beautiful cat. Here are just a few photos, including one of the most recent.
We are certainly looking forward to many more years and adventures together, wherever life leads us. Please join me in wishing Luna a Happy 10th Gotcha Day!
Submitted by James Bahleda via our Facebook page.
“Picasso takes a minute out of programming patches in my six-trak to have a tasty beverage.”
That lemonade looks quite refreshing.
Another installment of the Haiku Cats by J.B.
Submitted by ⓉⒺⒸⒽℕ⌽▃ⒾⒹ●⒞⒪⒨ via Twitter.
“@Xitmuse:Happy #Caturday! #MaisyGray is telling me to make some NewMusic today”
Submitted by Davor Gazde via our Facebook page. We think this cat has found a nice spot to sit inside the Modcan modular synth
Today we introduce a new strip by J.B. (Jason Berry) in the Mensa Cat universe: the Haiku Cats!
New comic series
Five, seven, five syllables
It’s called Haiku Cats
From an auction, via matrixsynth:
Under the racked Minimoog, under the cat.
“This is a very rare Hohner S4 string synthesizer. I have found no information about this item anywhere. Is it a prototype? I don’t know. I do know its a cool paraphonic divide-down synthesizer with “cello” and “strings” sections. Two release modes, fast decay and slow decay. Three octave select buttons. Here is the sound. I am guessing it was manufactured in the mid-to-late 1970s. It operates like it should. Cosmetically, it looks fair for an instrument that has obviously been gigged. The tear in the tole on one of the close-ups has been glued. I will ship carefully, in two boxes, as it has a heavy, boat anchor style power supply with a volume pedal. Here’s the only audio sample I have of it. Sorry, its half-way in.