Postcards from the Bleeding Edge
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

  the long slow, train ride, continued

While I've been facebooking away on my trip through the USA so far, shooting a lot of pics on that cool android phone, I've been kind of remiss on typing up anything for the blog. I've mostly been accumulating experiences - for example on the train ride from California to Vancouver I recorded two excellent musicians - one, retired, in his early 60s, who played some lovely finger-picking beatles stuff, and another that had the classic early-20s grunge sort of attitude.

I need to find the time to mix all that down, and I still haven't had time to even look at Carlos Canales gig, which was nearly 2 months ago now, in LA.

So, anyway, so far, I went from Orange County, Ca, to Santa Monica (spent time with Secent), to my old hometown of Santa Cruz (among many other things, did a BBQ and potential podcast with my old colleague Bill Weinberg, the Linux Pundit), to San Francisco, where I caught the Kronos Quartet.

Then I hopped on the train again, and visited my distant cousin Aaron in Seattle (the Experience Music and Science Fiction museums were great, and I got his website working again, with IPv6 thrown in the bargain), then Angel from my old band said: "come to Tofino, BC - I MISS YOU - it's close" (NOT!) - so I went to Canada via train, bus, ferry, and bus... and spent a few days resurrecting 2/3s of our old band, and THEN... got on the train again and headed to Colorado, where I caught up with my childhood friend that shot the picture above, Chris Randall, and climbed a few mountains.

I have always liked Boulder, it seems like it is connected via trans-dimensional tunnel to Santa Cruz and Berkeley, but never found the right door to get me here in the summer...

I am now visiting with my cousin Brian and his lovely family...

Theoretically next week I'm heading to New Mexico to visit with my aunt and uncle and also my old friend Stu Zimny who plays in a symphony there (oh, man! have I caught up on Kulture!),
and AFTER THAT...

I intend to STOP someplace for a while, and get some work done. Really.

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