The alternatives are not placid servitude on the one hand and revolt against servitude on the other. There is a third way, chosen by thousands and millions of people every day. It is the way of quietism, of willed obscurity, of inner emigration.
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READIN started out as a place for me
to keep track of what I am reading, and to learn (slowly, slowly)
how to design a web site.
There has been some mission drift
here and there, but in general that's still what it is. Some of
the main things I write about here are
listening to (and playing) music, and
watching the movies. Also I write about the
work I do with my hands and with my head; and of course about bringing up Sylvia.
The site is a bit of a work in progress. New features will come on-line now and then; and you will occasionally get error messages in place of the blog, for the forseeable future. Cut me some slack, I'm just doing it for fun! And if you see an error message you think I should know about, please drop me a line. READIN source code is PHP and CSS, and available on request, in case you want to see how it works.
Just putting the finishing touches on my first record! I will not be selling it online to begin with, but if you'd be interested in ordering a copy just drop me a line and I'm sure we can work something out.
The plectrum saga continues... I was inspired by the Tortex(tm) Talon to try the same idea in a different plectrum material -- the Primetone, which I had previously not liked that much, was the material I chose because it is extremely rigid. It came out great! Check out the recording of "This Land is Your Land" linked below -- it was made using the Apostropick on the bass strings and fingerstyle on the tenor.