So, when I'm creating my stuff,whether that is a new photograph, a new piece of a novel, or an architectural model of some kind, I am almost always listening to music. I scroll through a lot of it, from one end of my mainstays, which is electronic, to the other, which is "classic rock." Disparate, anyone?
What can I do?
Well, today I was listening to this and that on Spotify, and there was Elton John. Great stuff for the most part. Think about it: Tiny Dancer, Benny and the Jets, Yellow Brick Road, Bitch is Back....need I go on. So in this festive mood, I suddenly encounter the dreaded Daniel. This song is a downer. It's like everyone suddenly got the same electric piano (like Styxx from the same period, or any number of bands who were heavier and suddenly succumbed to that mid-late 70s soft sound. Think Eagles) and decided to sing soft mushy stuff. Must be the clouds in my eyes.
So I got past that, and moved on to one of Elton's lesser known gems, IMO, called Writing, which is one of those soft sounding 70s tracks but is so cool in so many ways. If I weren't straight I bet it would be even more interesting.
Anyway, this weekend I was busy. I uploaded a couple of videos. One of them is the setup for an interview a Boston studio wanted to do. It took a time or two to get it right, and you might find the intervening step funny.
Another one I made is of the construction of a 1/12 room box called The Green Dragon. I made the video to last just a couple of minutes. It even has music! See it here.
Don't worry, it's not Daniel.