I don’t know what to do with this organ refrain

I’ve had this snippet of organ-based psychedelia kicking around on my computer for a while now and I don’t know what to do with it. (It wasn’t played on the organ in the picture, sadly; that needs repairing.) I’ve tinkered around with it on the computer this morning, and maybe there’s no more to do and I should just leave it as it is or … Continue reading I don’t know what to do with this organ refrain

How Logic Pro X helped me finish stuff that had been festering in my head for years

  The image here is of the unfinished Foreshore Freeway Bridge in Cape Town. Thankfully, none of my unfinished projects have been as bold, as expensive or as public as that; but they do leave me with a profound sense of failure. The problem, though – and a reason they don’t get finished – is the fear of that failure being even greater if I … Continue reading How Logic Pro X helped me finish stuff that had been festering in my head for years

Grasping Nettles: a blog about making things, though not necessarily finishing them

I tinker with making things but I’m no expert at any of it and learn as I go. Sometimes these are physical things that require filling a table with tools I don’t really know how to use, other-times they are less tangible, like music. Things I make often don’t get finished (nettles can sting, no matter how hard you grasp them initially); but I’ve started … Continue reading Grasping Nettles: a blog about making things, though not necessarily finishing them