This is just a very brief posting to share some photos of Jimmy Herring’s visit to Manifold Recording and his performance at The Miraverse. Here’s Jimmy pulling some great sounds out of his Telecaster:
Some fast fingerwork on his favorite new toy:
Jimmy listening to tracks of the session in the Control Room:
Before you know it, all the band’s gear is loaded into the garage…
…and onto the bus, headed for Colorado in the morning.
August is going to be that much hotter in North Carolina when guitar legend Jimmy Herring fires up his guitar rig August 17th-18th at The Miraverse. Jimmy will be teaching master classes each day, and he and his band will be welcoming participants to join in afternoon jam sessions. In the evening, Jimmy and his band will be playing in the amazing Music Room at Manifold Recording. This will provide a unique opportunity to hear one of the finest guitar players in one of the finest studios in the world.
For more information, see Jimmy’s announcement. If you want to reserve a spot for one or both days, or for one or both evening performances, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is very limited, so if you are interested, let us know ASAP!
There seems to be a general consensus that the two fundamental governors of capital market behavior are fear and greed. I believe that a new kind of capitalism can be implemented based on two other levers: curiosity and generosity. When things are not working, we can be curious and discover new solutions. When things are working, we can share our abundance. Thoughts?
The wood trim in the Control Room is now complete:
Getting to that point was definitely more than half the fun…
I have moved my blog over to WordPress.com. It’s not that I didn’t like the previous hosting service, but they sent me a note saying they’d no longer be responsible for providing free WordPress.org hosting, and I could not be bothered to fight with them about that.
The transition has not been perfect. I started off doing something incredibly bone-headed, which made it impossible for me to export my blog. I then fixed that, but then other problems made the imports not work as expected (or not work at all). The WordPress.com support team were responsive, and after several iterations, they were able to import my 199 posts and have all my images hosted on their site. That’s the good news. The bad news is that all of my photos have been renamed slightly, which means that any references out there on the web are likely to wind up with Error 404, until they can be fixed to point to the right places.
That is indeed a bummer. But I that’s about as good as it’s going to get, I’m afraid.
I will miss the direct SQL access I had from my own hosting service, but I would miss even more not being able to post any new blog entries.
Here’s my lastest drawings for the wiring panels in the studio, which I just updated today. The panel numbers correspond to a wiring infrastructure diagram that I’ve also updated (mostly).
Can you guess what this is:
After (the short) week 11, things really got moving in week 12, in an “it’s going to get worse before it gets better” kinda way. It turns out that a network of 30+ 4″ PVC pipes is just not that simple, and in order to handle the (minimal) pipe-crossing that the design required, we needed to define at least two distinct levels for the pipes to travel. The problem is that the 4″ PVC is about thick enough that those two levels cannot both be above the footings. So the backhoe came back to dig some trenches…lots of them:
But instead of getting all bummed out about the number of foundation walls dismantled for the backhoe’s work (or because they were crushed as the backhoe rode across them), let’s look at the progress that was made. First, Grand Central is now starting to look real:
The masons finished the job of building the screed level:
Yesterday I was thrilled to discover that Manifold Recording was the #1 Google result for the search term “carbon neutral recording studio“. I know that such a goal (achieving carbon neutrality, not the Google ranking) is a challenging one, and thus it makes sense to test the assumptions, even this early in its construction.
This morning I heard Alice Lloyd, Executive Director of North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light speak out against Duke Power’s plan to expand the Cliffside power plant with an additional 800MW of coal-fired capacity. As reported by the News and Observer (and contradictory to statements made in their “clean coal” coalition statements), the only way to bring this plant on line is to bend already broken rules related to mercury pollution, and to continue to ignore the enormous impact of adding more CO2 to the atmosphere, further exacerbating global warming. The statistics are alarming: