Monday, February 23, 2004

Wine Dinner Wrap-Up

Patrick has written an wrap-up of the Bonny Doon wine tasting we had Saturday at Riverside Wine and Imports.

We prepared all of the food (w/ the exception of the chicken, shrimp and hors d'ouevres), so here's the wine/food pairings.

Bonny Doon Wine Tasting
February 21, 2004

Wine 1: Bonny Doon Big House White 2002
Food 1: Hors d'ouerves

Wine 2: Bonny Doon Malvasia Bianca
Food 2: Spicy White Bean Gumbo Soup (w/ cornbread) and Cajun Black Bean Salad served in marinated Endive

Wine 3: Bonny Doon Pacific Rim American Dry Riesling 2002
Food 3: Cajun Shrimp

Wine 4: Bonny Doon Clos de Gilroy California Grenache 2000
Food 4: Pasta with Cajun Green Beans, Potatoes and a Creamy Pesto

Wine 5: Bonny Doon Big House Red 2002
Food 5: Mirliton Ratatouille served in Red Pepper Rings

Wine 6: Bonny Doon Domaine des Blagueurs Syrah 2000
Food 6: Jambalaya, served in a Portabella Mushroom bowl

Wine 7: Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant 2000
Food 7: Cajun Chicken

Wine 8: Bonny Doon Muscat Vin de Glaciere 2000
Food 8: Bananas Foster in Phyllo

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Live Show

I've been working on an upcoming show (April 2) and hauled out a few old toys to work with -- my trusty Roland GR-300 guitar synth, the always unpredictable EH Sequencer, coupled with the Roland SYB-3 bass waveshaper run through the newly acquired Electrix Filter Queen, all controlled by the Roland R8 and CR-8000 blender drum machine. Outboard FX include the Alesis AirFx (bit reduction/filtering) and EH Memory Man.

Very 1982 ;)

The gig is at the Valley Arts Center (155 Bell St. / Chagrin Falls, OH 44022) and I'm playing w/ Steven K. Smith as well as Matt Borghi and Jason Sloan. I had the pleasure of booking Matt and Jason at SynFest 18 months ago, and I'm looking forward to opening this show. My set will be different than usual in that it will all be improvised, ambient, with no safety net this time around... ;)

As soon as the flyer is available, I'll post it...

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Open Source Record Label

Magnatune -- "It's a record label, but it's not evil."

I especially like the licensing area, and it's use of Creative Commons licensing

All our music is available under the "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike " license from Creative Commons to promote these goals. Specifically, this means:

You can listen to our Internet radio stations, download our free music, and share with anyone you like.

Derivative works (for example: remixes, cover songs, sampling) is explicitly allowed. Many of our artists publish the "source code" to their music so you can rework and improve it. This includes scores, lyrics, MIDI files, samples and track-by-track audio files. If you make a great new version of our music, we'd love to know so that we can promote it!

Non-commercial use of our music and its "source code" is free. However, if you make money ("commercial use") with our music, you'll have to "share the wealth" and give us and our artists a share.