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VoiceLive 3 Extreme spontaneous reboot

12 July 2017

Video showing looping reboots

Pedal was powered on for about an hour, while searching through and configuring guitar amps. After 30-45min, occasional pops started sounding. At about the one-hour mark, the pedal spontaneously rebooted, then showed a “checking file system” note.

Serial #: 17743241

Connections: power, USB to laptop, headphones, guitar

Song Favorites

My 7-10 list on Radio Paradise. With an allowance for in-the-moment decision-making… pretty accurate.

10 – Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Lucky Man
10 – Pink Floyd – Us & Them -> Eclipse
10 – Pink Floyd – The Great Gig In The Sky
10 – Led Zeppelin – Ramble On
10 – Joe Jackson – Steppin’ Out
9 – Peter Gabriel – Mercy Street
9 – Youngbloods – Get Together
9 – Loreena McKennitt – The Mummers Dance
9 – Crosby Stills & Nash – Wooden Ships
9 – Joni Mitchell – River
9 – Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride
9 – Rick James – Super Freak
9 – Led Zeppelin – Tangerine
9 – Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane – Heart to Hang Onto
9 – Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane – Misunderstood
9 – Air – La Femme D’Argent
9 – Emerson Lake & Palmer – From The Beginning
9 – Jethro Tull – Velvet Green
9 – Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter
9 – Moody Blues – Ride My See-Saw
9 – Michael Hedges – Rickover’s Dream
9 – Leo Kottke – Little Martha
9 – Led Zeppelin – Kashmir
9 – U2 – Running to Stand Still
9 – Seal – Crazy
9 – Elton John – Funeral For a Friend – Love Lies Bleeding
9 – Simon & Garfunkel – Scarborough Fair
9 – Mason Williams – Classical Gas
9 – Harvey Reid – Racing the Storm
9 – Joni Mitchell – Hejira
9 – Paul Simon – Homeless
9 – Kate Bush – The Sensual World
9 – Don Henley – The Boys of Summer
9 – Herbie Hancock – Cantaloupe Island
9 – Neil Young – Old Man
9 – Toad The Wet Sprocket – Walk on the Ocean
9 – Little Feat – Roll Um Easy
9 – Vince Guaraldi Trio – Cast Your Fate To The Wind
9 – Peter Gabriel – Shaking The Tree (w/ Youssou N’Dour)
9 – Leo Kottke – Ojo
9 – Neil Young – Sugar Mountain
9 – Massive Attack – Inertia Creeps
9 – Led Zeppelin – Your Time is Gonna Come
8 – The Romantics – What I Like About You
8 – Yoav – Club Thing
8 – Les Negresses Vertes – Face a la mer (Massive Attack remix]
8 – Elton John – Levon
8 – Edwin Starr – War
8 – Colin Hay – Overkill (acoustic)
8 – The Beatles – Baby You’re a Rich Man
8 – John Cale & Brian Eno – Lay My Love
8 – Taj Mahal – Lovin’ In My Baby’s Eyes
8 – Eddie Vedder – Hard Sun
8 – R.E.M. – Nightswimming
8 – Led Zeppelin – When The Levee Breaks
8 – Orient Expressions – Istanbul 1:26 am
8 – Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood – Can’t Find My Way Home (Live)
8 – Neil Young – Look Out For My Love
8 РAmadou & Mariam РS̩n̩gal Fast Food
8 – Lemon Jelly – Homage To Patagonia
8 – Pete Townshend – My Baby Gives It Away
8 – Ekova – Siip Siie
8 – U2 – New Year’s Day
8 – Jethro Tull – One White Duck
8 – R.E.M. – Drive
8 – Neil Young – After the Gold Rush
8 – The Kinks – Victoria
8 – Donovan – Wear Your Love Like Heaven
8 – Dire Straits – Skateaway
8 – Ray LaMontagne – Empty
8 – TV On the Radio – Things You Can Do
8 – Jefferson Airplane – Embryonic Journey
8 – José González – Heartbeats
8 – Eliades Ochoa – Chan Chan
8 – William Shatner – Common People
8 – Leo Kottke – World Turning
8 – Crosby Stills & Nash – Helplessly Hoping
8 – Ray LaMontagne – Be Here Now
8 – Bruce Cockburn – Soul of a Man
8 – Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
8 – OSI – Once
8 – Pat Metheny Group – Last Train Home
8 – Squirrel Nut Zippers – Put A Lid On It
8 – REM – Sweetness Follows
8 – The Cure – Close To Me
8 – Taj Mahal – Take A Giant Step
8 – Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay
8 – Radio Citizen (feat. Bajka) – The Hop
8 – Bob Dylan – Tangled Up In Blue
8 – Orbital – The Box
8 – Primitive Radio Gods – Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth…
8 – Spoon – Don’t You Evah
8 – Iron & Wine – Naked As We Came
8 – Andrew Bird – Imitosis
8 – Sinead Lohan – No Mermaid
8 – Medeski, Martin & Wood – Mami Gato
8 – Dave Brubeck Quartet – Blue Rondo a la Turk
8 – Men At Work – Land Down Under
8 – Gotye – The Only Way
8 – Erik Satie – Gnossienne No1
8 – Single Gun Theory – From a Million Miles
8 – The Wailin’ Jennys – Take it Down
8 – Slowdive – Souvlaki Space Station
8 – Neil Young – Round & Round (It Won’t Be Long)
8 – Anoushka Shankar & Karsh Kale – Easy (w/ Norah Jones)
8 – Suzanne Vega – World Before Columbus
8 – Kirsty MacColl – In These Shoes?
8 – The Orb – Toxygene
8 – Richard Thompson – 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
8 – Jeff Beck – Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
8 – The Beatles – Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows
8 – Wolfsheim – In Time
8 – Weezer – Island In The Sun
8 – Cake – Rock & Roll Lifestyle
8 – Big Daddy – Money For Nothing
8 – The Who – Love, Reign O’er Me
8 – DJ Schmolli – God’s Gonna Cut You Down
8 – Jethro Tull – Mother Goose
8 – Jane’s Addiction – Jane Says
8 – Imogen Heap – Glittering Cloud
8 – Steve Miller Band – Song For Our Ancestors
8 – Leo Kottke – Pepe Hush
8 – Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
7 – King Crimson – The Court Of The Crimson King
7 – Fleetwood Mac – Oh Well
7 – Ayub Ogada – Kothbiro
7 – Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Drought of 2013
7 – Porcupine Tree – Waiting
7 – Eels – All The Beautiful Things
7 – Midge Ure – Answers To Nothing
7 – Chuck Prophet – Summertime Thing
7 – Kan’Nal – Space Child
7 – Peter Gabriel – The Tower That Ate People
7 – Mich Gerber – By Your Side (feat. Bajka)
7 – Joni Mitchell – You Turn Me On I’m A Radio
7 – Iguanas – 9 Volt Heart
7 – Jerry Garcia – The Wheel
7 – Emmylou Harris – All My Tears
7 – Bruce Lash – Psycho Killer
7 – Greg Kihn – Remember
7 – Bad Company – Seagull
7 – Morphine – Buena
7 – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Hold on to Yourself
7 – Bryan Ferry – Goin’ Down
7 – Ani Difranco – Little Plastic Castle
7 РB̩la Fleck РKatmandu
7 – Bob Dylan – It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
7 – The Call – Let the Day Begin
7 – U2 – Beautiful Day
7 – Patty Larkin – Anyway The Main Thing Is
7 – Te Vaka – Te Namo
7 – Thievery Corporation – Forgotten People
7 – Gillian Welch – Revelator
7 – Peter Gabriel – A Different Drum
7 – Dave Alvin – Highway 61
7 – Vast – Touched
7 – Ane Brun – The Puzzle
7 – Imogen Heap – Have You Got It In You?
7 – Madrugada – Hard To Come Back
7 – David Sylvian – The Blinding Light of Heaven
7 – Hem – Half Acre
7 – The Ventures – Walk Don’t Run
7 – Vienna Teng – 1BR/1BA
7 – Sufjan Stevens – Casimir Pulaski Day
7 – John Hiatt – Cry Love
7 – Eric Johnson – Bloom
7 – The American Analog Set – Hard to Find
7 – Michelle Shocked – Secret to a Long Life
7 – Bird York – Haunting You
7 – Joan Osborne – Man in The Long Black Coat
7 – Marc Cohn – The Rainy Season
7 – Gordon Lightfoot – The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
7 – Medeski, Martin & Wood – New Planet
7 – Richard Shindell – Confession
7 – Dengue Fever – Seeing Hands
7 – Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter – The Dreaming Dead
7 – Big Audio Dynamite – Rush
7 – Gomez – Detroit Swing 66
7 – Propellerheads – History Repeating (w/ Shirley Bassey)
7 – Joni Mitchell – Jericho
7 – Marvin Gaye – Trouble Man
7 – The Bad Plus – Flim
7 – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!
7 – Iron & Wine & Calexico – Dark Eyes
7 – Jose Gonzalez – Teardrop
7 – Jake Shimabukuro – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
7 – Azam Ali – Endless Reverie
7 – John Lennon – Instant Karma!
7 – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Trampled Rose
7 – Richard Shindell – Transit
7 – The Be Good Tanyas – When Doves Cry
7 – Sam Phillips – Fighting With Fire
7 – Loop Guru – Single Orphan First Year Camel
7 – Snow Patrol – Shut Your Eyes
7 – Blue Man Group – Mandelgroove
7 – Galactic – Paint
7 – Manu Chao – Me Gustas Tu
7 – Metric – Rock Me Now
7 – David Sylvian and Robert Fripp – God’s Monkey
7 – Donnie Iris – Ah! Leah!
7 – Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Please Don’t Tell Her
7 – Jon Astley – Jane’s Getting Serious
7 – Talvin Singh – Butterfly
7 – Paul Simon – Once Upon A Time There Was An Ocean
7 – Pressure Drop – Dusk
7 – Robert Plant – 29 Palms
7 – Thievery Corporation – Lebanese Blonde
7 – Rolling Stones – Lady Jane
7 – Porcupine Tree – Point 3 (.3)
7 – Bonobo – Between The Lines (feat. Bajka)
7 – Kaki King – Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers
7 – Tommy Bolin – Savanna Woman
7 – Sufjan Stevens – Chicago
7 – John Hiatt – Cry Love (live)
7 – James McMurtry – Off And Running
7 – Supreme Beings of Leisure – Strangelove Addiction
7 – Kaki King – First Brain
7 – Tosca – Busenfreund
7 – Equation – Not The Man
7 – Cowboy Junkies – My Little Basquiat
7 – Tracy Chapman – For My Lover
7 – Mark Almond – The City
7 – The Verve – Blue
7 – Beck – Beautiful Way
7 – Johnny Cash – I’m Leaving Now
7 – Son Volt – Action
7 – Butch Baldassari Trio – As Far As I Can See
7 – !!! – Myth Takes
7 – Michael Hedges – Because it’s There
7 – James McMurtry – Choctaw Bingo

Pickled Prescience

Pick a peck of pickled peppers
Pack them in a purple pot.
Pour a pint of Pinot on them
Pious? We are not.

Pipe the pirate from his perch
Then pin him right in place.
Pinch him till he pees his pants,
And the pitchman pleads his case.

Planetisimal secrets ply
The parlor, cold and dim.
But the peppers in their pot await
The prankster, and the prim.

Twittering versus blogging

One of my issues with blogging is the lack of feedback, as noted previously. As an alternative, I’m finding that Twitter and Flickr combined with FaceBook is kinda cool. It’s straightforward to tweet about whatever, especially since I can post from my iPhone, which then shows up as my FaceBook status. Similarly, I can post pix to Flickr and also have them show up as an update on FB. I know that at least my friends on FB are seeing (however briefly, until it scrolls off) what I’m doing, and I’ll occasionally even get responses (and can respond to their posts).

So I’m not sure what to do with the blog at this point. Fun to have, I guess. Dunno what, if anything, to replace it with, other than maybe a more business-oriented site.

If one hand claps in the forest…

Created a Twitter account today, partly because I’m thinking about doing Santarchy next Saturday and they’re planning to use Twitter to communicate on the day, partly because it’s survived long enough it might be worth a look. It’s like Yahoo Groups for TXTers – one person has 2100 people he was following and 2200 following him, another woman follows 5,644, has 7,253 following her. Wonder how many people actually correspond, versus the lurkers?

Even so, 7,000 reading your tweets is non-trivial, even if one is a “Bio Social Web Strategist.”

It’s kinda fun to post snippets re whatever I’m thinking / doing / experiencing at the moment. My approach would change, though, if I had a couple thousand people paying attention. Heck, my approach changed with ONE person paying attention.

Antibiotics and Tendon Damage

A sorta weird one: I took five days of ciprofloxacin earlier this year for a killer sinus infection. It worked, but I noticed that my left Achilles tendon developed a new, unusually sharp pain when I stretched or pushed hard on the bike. I backed off on stressing it (probably avoiding serious damage), then googled on ciprofloxacin. Found out it, and the other related fluoroquinolone antibiotics have history re tendon damage.

Now it’s to the point where ABC News has done a story on it. There are a lot of other links if you Google on “antibiotic tendon”.

My Achilles seems OK now, but it took maybe three months of being careful before the soreness went away.

HELLO Hello hello ehoh ehoh…

Uh, yeah, still here, despite evidence to the contrary.

Got caught up pretty heavily in estate stuff for my mom April through July, just digging myself out. As part of going through my mom’s stuff, I found a local chapter of FreeCycle that’s pretty cool. It’s a forum for people with stuff to give away to find people that can use it. Been on the list for a couple months now, and it’s surprisingly active. Goodwill can be picky about what it will accept — I ended up staging a couple boxes with the best stuff on top so it was more appealing.

But it’s getting done. Am looking forward to having it wrapped up by the end of the year. Here’s hoping…

Finishing up the scholastic year

Having been telling people in a low-key way that I’m taking classes, spending this year being a student, and they mostly haven’t been getting it. Dunno whether it’s the mismatch between “40-something male” and “school,” or that nobody believes web-based learning could be serious. Finally got a few people to notice a couple weeks ago with “sorry, can’t make it, I have to finish midterms.” “Oh? I didn’t know you were taking classes.” Funny how language and presentation makes such a difference.

The Arranging mid-term project came out pretty OK, a Brazilian version of a Tina Turner song I Want You Near Me; my band Sweatbox played it earlier this year. Even the score looks kinda cool.

The Style Writing material has been fun, though mostly not very showy. The first half covered Brazilian and Afro Cuban forms and combinations, with the second half moving into soul, Motown, and funk. Am now startled I’ve never paid attention to James Brown, didn’t have a single track of his in my collection.

Barking Cats on MySpace

Sweatbox logo

Long time no blogging, and all that. Lots of time spent on music over the last couple months, both classwork and band work. My Blue Bear band Sweatbox is coming up for its first gig next week- you can see details on the Sweatbox myspace page.

I also switched my personal myspace page over to a band-format page. Didn’t know there was a difference when I created the previous one. The skins are intentionally similar here and there, though applying stylesheets after the fact is questionable.