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Window dressing, piedmont ave. Oakland

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Christmas creche at Barney’s Burgers

Really put me into the spirit …

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Now, on to more pleasurable pursuits

The question: do I start a movie now or read the book whilst I administer the chocolate decadence?

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Sunday night, watching Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince

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Self-Portrait (meta-homage à Magritte)

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Science gallery

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Br-r-r-r-r-r … It’s froggy time again!

Just got in from a ride up to UC campus … big clothing store on Bancroft … bought some gloves, etc., and froggy hat kept my ears warm. Thank you, Froggy! Summer is def. over.

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With the machines, March 2009

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Early Sunday morning pictures

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My new guitar

A thing of beauty is a joy forever — John Keats

So it goes full circle and I am back where I began, with a simple and beautiful nylon-string, classical guitar.
I have forgotten the pleasure of holding and playing an exquisite instrument. Many years I spent making music with machines, some of which I truly loved (and still love), for some of them are quite quirky (my handmade Serge Modular for example), and computers, which I value for the power of creation: I can’t hire an orchestra, but I have one in my Mac Mini. And don’t get me wrong: I still love electronic music!

But we must go where the Muse takes us and it seems that my path, ever since the release of the very electronic and orchestral Pop Down The Years, has been back to my early days of learning songs, practicing for hours, with just one lovely guitar.

This one is certainly the nicest guitar I’ve ever owned. I have adorned her with LaBella Argento Silver strings, very expensive jewelry, and they shimmer and sing!
Okay, enough time at the computer. I must play. We are getting acquainted, she and I. And like a great woman, she only gets better with the passage of time.