The Music Of JC Harris

positively the most intelligent progressive rock on this here planet

positively the most intelligent progressive rock on this here planet

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Leverage: Part I (Project Management)

What’s The Delay This Time?

I know. I know!

Look, I haven’t posted for a while because (beside the fact that the dog ate my homework and the sun was in my eyes), the usual delays of health and wealth and computers. But Detroit does proceed afoot. Or ahead. Whatever. What is holding up progress now are dongles and fingers.

The Finger

Yeah, that finger. This refers to a silly infection I got after cutting my middle finger doing some sort of repair. Remember how your mother used to nag all the time to wash a cut immediately after an injury. Good advice for grown ups. Something about being ‘old’ that makes one less skinned in Teflon. 😉 So now I’ve been fighting this painful blister with antibiotics going on two months. Not enough to kill me. But it sure makes playing difficult.

Dongles

It is a fairly unique practice in the music software biz to use a form of copy protection known as a ‘dongle’. Feel free to titter. Basically a dongle […]

Penobscot

To me, this is America. Both the building and the image. Some may say it’s ‘the wild open west’ or some vista of water or mountains, plains and horses. But to me, America is a building that juts out with that ‘determined chin’ and says to the world, ‘I can make anything that I need to make in order to accomplish any task and at whatever cost. And I do it because we are here to grow.’ It is a look that is at once expansionist and grounded.

The Penobscot Building is not particularly elegant in the broad strokes. Its proportions speak of power and strength and production during a period when those things mattered more than just about anything else. (Elegance? That was for a worn out effeminate Europe that was wasting its energy arguing over petty anachronisms—they got the World War they deserved for being so wasteful!)

So you’d be forgiven for missing the buildings thousands of and even humorous details;—even if you’ve lived in Detroit and […]

December, 2010
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