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Friday, November 11, 2005

"The End Is Near!"

Yeah, well, actually, I think The End is here. With the posting of the remainder of the Mayerhoffer Recording Session session photographs (as well as a few miscellaneous items), the time has come to fid a bond warefell...I mean...bid a fond farewell...to the old (and, just in case it has escaped anyone's attention, I do mean old ) archive. Yes, friends, you're finally seeing the back end of this little project. And, for good or bad, no urinals in sight. (Thanks for that enduring image, Jeff - I think I speak for us all in saying that your thematic photos of 11/11 made quite a...splash.) Buh-duh-BING.

...N E W S F L A S H ...

...well, no, not really. Sorry. However, this is an opportunity to call attention to the fact that the astute viewer will have discovered a subtle addition to these 'pages': yes, that's right, Frank, there's a new LINK (Clear Note Publications) under 'Google News' in the right-hand sidebar. If one were to actually go so far as to click on this link, one would be taken in nano-moments to a website advertising (warms the cockles of your heart, doesn't it , Jeff?) a new publication of '13 Laments for Solo Guitar', composed by Berklee faculty members. Ok, you can see where this is going. Yes, I am responsible for one of those lucky 13. Scroll down a bit on this screen, and you'll be treated to the sight of me casually (and, notice, without apparent effort!) holding up a mighty redwood in northern Cal. And, of course, there's a little information (thankfully very little) about my contribution to this new anthology. Now, far be it from me to suggest anything, but, with the holidays coming, you might just want to keep all of those classical guitar virtuosi on your shopping list in mind...

Saturday, November 05, 2005

The Mayerhoffer Recording Session session - 1/2

In our second-to-last installment from the 'On-His-Jaw-Puh' (that's gotta mean something!?), we have the first of 2 groups of photographs from the recording session in New Haven. Time, I fear, has worked its cruel magic on these pictures: the original images are yellowing and darkening with age - perhaps it's black magic, then. I played with them a bit in iPhoto, attempting to add some life-like color back into the mix, but, hey, there's only so much you can do for Rick Ostfeld.

Enjoy. Barring obstruction, the final batch will appear here a week from today.