Contemplative Cloudlifting

I sit sipping a deep and dark cup of java staring out the large window of my hotel room at the clouds casting a welcome gray pall over the landscape. It’s perfect weather for a 3-hour drive south to Lakeside in San Diego County where I’m about to reconnect with 2 of my high school

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Human Consciousness – Waking Life

I find myself this morning in a hypertensive pondering about my wonderful friends, colleagues, and peers who have become enamored with the idea of list-making. Writing a list of things to do, buy at the store, books to read, etc seem to be a worthy, time-consuming effort. But today I feel judgment of my people who are

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A Visit to Hyde Street Studios

Last night I experienced (once again) the feeling of earning my place in the Bay Area world of audio. It happens when I attend a sound event or take my students on a field trip to some local amazing audio space where I have a personal connection with the engineer(s) behind the console because I’ve worked

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Imagine Yourself…

sitting in front of a large format recording console monitoring the amazing performance of a popular, Bay Area band who sits behind you as you mix their last take to ensure it’s the best one. They clap and pat YOU on the back for capturing their musical genius just right. standing  at the helm of

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