Tips

Regarding this Journal it seems that Firefox works well and some people report problems with Explorer, while it works fine for others. You can download Firefox for free here.

It seems that it is easier to login from http://ottmarliebert.com/backstage than from http://ottmarliebert.com/friends. Something to do with cookies. I always login from backstage.

Just click on the category Music to find all of the free music downloads.

If you haven’t downloaded the high-quality mp3 files from March, you should do so, because those links will expire soon.

I will send out the new password for June tomorrow, Monday. Please remember to add friends@ottmarliebert.com to your email-address book. Wouldn’t want to lose the password in your spam filter.

Monday: Sao Paulo

Here is another preview. This is a first mix of Sao Paulo, from the album The Santa Fe Sessions. There is a new bass intro, but I also want record the new intro we do live, which is Stephen’s electric guitar over Jon’s keyboard. I will add that later… an intro to the intro.

You can download the 320kbps mp3 file here.

I published another preview of a song for the re-release of The Santa Fe Sessions in April.

Photo

From the photo session in Manhattan last month:

Photographed by Frank Louis.

Contrast

From the BBC:

BBC NEWS | Programmes | Click | Spotify streams for music lovers
Music streaming service Spotify is only a few months old but it has already attracted much attention from music lovers.

The site allows its members to create and listen to heir own playlists of songs streamed to them online.

The same peer-to-peer technology as found in file-sharing is used to deliver near-CD quality and tracks that playback almost instantly.

The service is free for listeners willing to hear audio and on-screen adverts (which appear between roughly every five songs), although users can otherwise pay £10 per month for a premium service which enables them to listen to songs without adverts.

And from guitarist Robert Fripp:

Robert Fripp’s Diary for Thursday, 21st May 2009
The industry-word is that Spotify currently has little advertising to support it & few punters are signing up for the subscription service. In my view, Spotify provides an exemplary model of how the new, emerging music industry of digital provision works against the interests of music’s originators & generators.

Friday

Breakfast with Jon. Then he went back to his studio to work with Round Mountain, who are finishing up their next album and I went home to work on a new slideshow for my solo performances. It will be ready for the concerts in Europe in October, but I hope to premier it in San Francisco next month.

I want add two new elements. Words and video. The words will be in many different languages, maybe reminiscent of the words on Opium which were spoken in Farsi, Russian, Korean and French. Here are a couple of glimpses:

The video at the top was not formatted correctly and ended up being a little horizontally stretched, but you’ll get the idea. There will be more glimpses to come in the next few weeks. For extra fun you can start both videos…

Pasatiempo, the arts and culture insert published by the New Mexican newspaper every Friday, had a full-page and nice (I am told – I haven’t read it) article on our Lensic concert next week. They used Roshi Joan Halifax’s photo from Kham for the piece, which I think is great.

Did short interviews with local public radio station KSFR at 11:30 and 17:45.

Sadly the other local station (((KBAC cough, cough))) cancelled an interview that was set up for this past Tuesday at the last minute, demanding that we buy advertising time for the benefit in exchange for the interview. For a BENEFIT!! That’s a serious lack of community-sense, I say!

Lost in Translation One and Two.