A rare chance to revisit and capture the past – in audio…

Posted in Life stuff on August 1st, 2011 by Minetree

Early this evening my father handed me a plastic grocery store bag about 1/3 of the way full of old cassette tapes from our family’s past. My grandmother (on my father’s side) used to tape record everything, certainly around the holidays. Upon a brief inspection of the contents I came across tapes labeled “Christmas 1968” “Mom playing guitar and singing” and “Moon landing”.

I can’t wait to dig in and digitize them to preserve them. There is so much history in them, and the voices of those who are no longer with us. It will be a way to take a time machine back and visit for a while. I’m anxious to see what lies within…

Finally – A place to rest my head…

Posted in Life stuff on July 31st, 2011 by Minetree

I have too many blogs – or too many WordPress installations depending on how you look at it. The only real problem is that I like to write about a lot of things and the blogs on my studio, coaching and food pages aren’t really appropriate for off-topic or as is often the case, off-color material. So I finally installed yet ANOTHER blog here in hopes that I would feel more comfortable to write about this and that and not have to worry about whether or not it was appropriate. It might still be inappropriate – but what the hell. I feel better writing here.

Here soon enough I’ll be on another trip to Turkey. I’m busy getting ready and I’m hoping to share most of that trip here and on FB. Between Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in and every other media platform, I’m about ready to pull my hair out.. To this point I still really fail to see what the deal is with any of them – other than platforms to waste a TREMENDOUS amount of one’s day.  But still – I piss around with them on a daily or weekly basis.

Right now I just don’t have that much time to dick around. Too busy tying up loose ends here – getting ready for the trip… More on that later…

M