Codex SeraphinianusThank you all for coming out to the Echo last night, and my apologies for all of the technical problems. I really have no idea what happened, halfway through the set both of my guitars/amp/cable/something went out on me and I couldn't get it back--by the time it worked again I was hopelessly out of tune and my tuning pedal was dead--so it seemed like the best idea to give up. When I am under stress I have a tendency to want to throw things away and so being up there with just a microphone seemed attractive, although I'm not yet at the point where I can really pull it off convincingly like these gentlemen:
On a totally unrelated note here are a few more things that caught my eye recently:
I'm sure many of you are already familiar with it, but if not: The Codex Seraphinianus is a 1978 book by Luigi Serafini written in an unintelligible, invented alphabet, and mostly consisting of delicate drawings of unknown flora, fauna, impossible machines, architecture--like an encyclopedia or traveler's journal of an imagined world. It is vastly out of print and used copies are rare and prohibitively expensive, thus the download link.
Some images from the Codex:
You should check it out.
Also completely unrelated:
Finally, this clip is tagged as "The Worst Guitar Player In The World," except that I think he's pretty good, has great rhythm. As one of the comments says: "Well this is better that beatles or michael jackson."