Green Lake Kayaking

Green Lake Kayaking

I’ve been doing some kayaking at Green Lake. Initially even this fairly stable boat (Epic V8 surf ski) felt quite tippy, but I’m now pretty stable. I’ve done a bit of sea kayaking, and balance doesn’t even come into that much in my experience. In this particular clip I had learned that I should have my grip wider on the paddle, and I think that resulted in me not using the full paddle. The scoop of the paddle should go just about fully underwater, and here I’ve got another 1/3 to go. There is always more to learn.

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Manual Voltage Generator 2

Manual Voltage Generator 2

The encoders and jacks arrived for the synthesizer module I’m working on.

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Manual Voltage Generator

Manual Voltage Generator

I’m creating a Eurorack synthesizer module. The idea for this module is that you press and hold any of the buttons on the phone keypad, and then you can turn the pitch knob to set the pitch for that key. You can then play all of your custom set buttons as control voltage outputs. Included in this batch of photos are images of the panel fresh from laser cutting.

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Couch Cubes

Couch Cubes

This is the first piece in a series of modular furniture. This unit can be used as either a coffee table or an ottoman.

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Beach Drive Waves

Beach Drive Waves

There was a storm in Seattle in 2013, and this was some footage of the calmer waves at the end of the storm. (Along with some brooding synthesizer swamped with reverb)

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Some Las Vegas photos. I’m not a big gambler, and I’m not a fan of brands. Which means my photos were generally trying to not be of those aspects of Vegas.

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2014 Triple XXX Root Beer Tri Five Chevy Car Show

2014 Triple XXX Root Beer Tri Five Chevy Car Show

I took a quick trip down to the Triple XXX Root Beer restaurant for the annual Tri Five Chevy Car Show. There were some gorgeous cars. These are a few that I took photos of.

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Analog Visuals

Analog Visuals

This is some recent footage from some of my many old analog video devices. This was mostly created using video feedback and glitching back and forth between about three video mixers and some simpler devices like sync boxes and things like signal booster circuits. No computers were involved in the creation of the individual clips.

The audio track is all multitracked Minimoog Model D with reverb and tape delay plugins.

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2014 Greenwood Car Show

2014 Greenwood Car Show

Many, many beautiful cars as usual at the 2014 Greenwood Car Show.

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Drive to Tahoe

Drive to Tahoe

Road trip! I took some photos on the way to and from Lake Tahoe from Seattle. I had to stop and take quite a few. Lots of clouds, blue skies, mountains, scrub brush, trees, hills and lakes. It was a really beautiful time of year to make the trip.

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Cabo de Gata Vistas

Cabo de Gata Vistas

There are some great views to be had in Southern Spain. These are just few from driving around in the mountains and plains and walking around at Cabo de Gata.

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Cabo de Gata Castle & Rocks

Cabo de Gata Castle & Rocks

There are many natural and man-made rock structures in Spain. Some of which could have been an inspiration to the architect Gaudi.

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Cabo de Gata Plants

Cabo de Gata Plants

Agave, cactus and other succulents are some of my favorite plants and there were a lot to be seen.

Spain also had plants I was not familiar with. One being a plant that branched off at fairly regular angles. The effect of looking into one of these hardy bushes was of seeing lots of hexagons. A unique and interesting look for a plant.

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Spain Misc

Spain Misc

Some photos from our recent Spain trip that don’t fit well into categories. Some of my favorite shots besides the Alhambra photos.

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Ronda

Ronda

Photos from Ronda in Spain. Some parts of the cliffs in Ronda around around 2,500′ tall. Standing at a railing with houses right underneath you it seemed extremely high up. Vertigo-inducing even.

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Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

We saw more birds of prey than we were used to while we were traveling around Southeast Spain. Some large hawks, some eagles, and also some large vultures. We didn’t see to many of these up close, most were riding updrafts around the mountains, circling for hours.

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Anxious

Anxious

Multiple layers of Animoog synth played on the plane home.

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Moogerfooger Filter To Delay

Moogerfooger Filter To Delay

This is a sample and hold-ish drone-y experimental track. I had realized that I had never tried using the MF-104M delay with both outputs. It’s not true stereo, but it does create some interesting variation vs using the pedal as a mono device.

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Mac Mini SSD Install

Mac Mini SSD Install

A time lapse of installing an SSD in an older Apple Intel Core 2 Duo Mac Mini.

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Cooper Artists Winter Art Sale!

Cooper Artists Winter Art Sale!

Cooper December Art Market
Part of the West Seattle Art Walk Holiday Bazaar!
Thursday December 12th, 6-9pm
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center Theater
4408 Delridge Way SW

Gina Coffman mobiles
Pam Summa books
Ian Page-Echols photo prints and silkscreened shirts
Seana Murphy letterpressed paper goods
Richard Kent prints
Sean Gallagher wood carving knives, carved wood masks

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Korg Volca Beats Box

Korg Volca Beats Box

A box I made to transport my Korg Volca Beats drum machine in my bag. I was worrying about breaking off the little knobs, so made a box to protect it.

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Fall Colors 2013

Fall Colors 2013

A few of my favorite photos of fall colors

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Salmon 2013

Salmon 2013

Photos from the salmon run this year.

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Yellow Photos

Yellow Photos

I use this image vertically on my iPhone lock screen. Love it.

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Water 2013

Water 2013

Some favorite water shots from 2013.

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Mushrooms 2013 Part 1

Mushrooms 2013 Part 1

Some of my favorite mushroom photos from the fall of 2013.

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MacBook Pro Repair

MacBook Pro Repair

Repair of a MacBook Pro 15″ for a client. The laptop’s audio wasn’t working at all before the repair, and works as expected afterwards!

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Korgi PV

Korgi PV

This video was created using, in part, an iOS program called Pixivisor that creates moving pictures from what it hears from audio input.

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Jimi Hendrix 70th Birthday at the EMP

Jimi Hendrix 70th Birthday at the EMP

For what would have been Jimi Hendrix’ 70th birthday, Paul Allen put on an ensemble show of many different famous musicians playing their takes on a lot of different Hendrix tunes. Each “group” did three tracks and then switched out for the next group. Sometimes the bassist or drummer would stay on for the next group. At the end, most of the guitarists came back out and played solos down the line, including Paul Allen himself.

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Moogerfooger Modular Patch

Moogerfooger Modular Patch

A modular patch made with a bunch of Moog Moogerfooger effects units patched mercilessly between each other. This patch had a fair bit of unpredictability, but I also subtly tweaked some knobs between some of the rises and falls.

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Panoramas

Panoramas

Getting some use out of the iOS 6 panorama feature.

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Mother May I interactions

Mother May I interactions

A short video showing some interactions with the Mother May I installation in NYC.

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Mother May I – NYC Progress 3

Mother May I – NYC Progress 3

Long story short: Kate Vrijmoet and myself won Best Installation for the show!

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UO Filter Delay Phaser

UO Filter Delay Phaser

This is a modular synthesizer type track with no guitars or other instruments. Just effects pedals making some lovely burbly noises. I’m loving playing with these Moogerfooger pedals all patched into each other.

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Dean Ring Delay, Overdriven (modular synth play-along)

Dean Ring Delay, Overdriven (modular synth play-along)

This is a photo showing the patching for a track I recently recorded. What you’re hearing is me playing my electric guitar, and my pedals playing along. The “bass” and the little high notes are both “played” by the delay pedal, with it’s Time setting being played by the ring modulator’s LFO. Very fun.

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Korgi

Korgi

A track I made using Korg’s great iPad app, iMS-20.

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