11 March 2006

Posted by at 11:36 PM

untitled © 2006

the year it didn't rain . . .

Posted by at 3:42 PM

. . . and thus ends the longest stretch of consecutive days without rain in recorded Phoenix history (143 days). It's been raining for about 24 hours straight now. The smell of it coming was amazing. This is the only place I know where people go outside to greet the rain.

I've been working all day long on an arrangement of Tonada de Luna Llena for live performance with my available think horses. I'm using Caetano Veloso's version as my model (it's on Fina Estampa, a gorgeous album in which he sings every song in Spanish that my friend Satu turned me on to some years back). I'm stretching phrases here and there and incorporating batá into it (Eleguá willing - winks). I can't wait to lay it on Ted and Adam. It'll be a powerful piece if we can pull it off.

In response to a request from Tim of the north country, it's my pleasure to sing another innocence mission tune into this condenser mike for y'all.


Mac The Life


03 March 2006

Posted by at 1:22 PM
After a lengthy debate with Rob's dad last night, I've come to the opinion that Karl Rove really needs to get off my beloved Earth. If McCain uses him for his campaign, I don't know if I can forgive him for doing so, especially in light of the treatment he got from the Rove and Bulsh gang in 2000. I'd be okay with him otherwise (which is not to say I will vote for him; he already blew it with me by resigning himself to being dubya's bitch then, all in the name of realpolitik - cash me out, please!).

Incidentally, I am in love with the student body that walked out of their high school in protest of the suspension of a teacher who dared to make comparisons between Bulsh and Hitler. Over a hundred students walked out. Makes me want to cry with hope . . . almost.


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