We are in Palm Desert and had a day off yesterday.  Took the strings off my guitar in the morning and cut a little shim from the hotel’s business card, to raise the bone-bridge on the treble side because the high E-string in particular was buzzing – possibly from the Californian humidity. I didn’t bring wood shims or different bridges (bone pieces) on this short tour, but the improvised shim seemed to work. (((A touring musician should be able to do basic emergency repairs of his instrument.)))

After two failed attempts I was able to upload the Time-Lapse I shot in Torrance last week to Vimeo. It took about 9 hours to upload the video at painfully slow speeds… Anyway, here it is – 1,673 photos running at 10 frames per second, or 167 minutes compressed into 2 minutes and 50 seconds:

Torrance Stage from Ottmar Liebert on Vimeo.

We will have a version available for download within a couple of days.

This morning Stevo and I went to channel 6, where I did a brief interview with Liberty and we played a duet of Streetlight. Before the interview Liberty asked me about my background. I explained and she replied that she was Chinese-Russian-American. I told her that I refer to myself as a mutt and asked her how she feels about that word. She said she had no problem with it. Mutts are always stronger than pure-breds, she said.

Then they showed a little kid on TV whose mother shaved is head to look like a cross-shaped Mohawk. (((Mohawks for Jesus?))) Stephen offered to let the news anchor shave something into his hair. The reply was, don’t tempt us, it’s sweeps-week and we’ll do anything!

Be sure to add friends@ottmarliebert.com to your email addressbook, or check your spam filter as I will send a new backstage-password for April this week. And, expect the next downloadable piece of music on Friday! Do you want another Lava tune, or a rumba? Or Lava on Friday and Rumba next Monday?

One last thing:
Tomorrow is April 1st and the conficker C worm is supposed to kick into action. 10+ million zombie PCs might/will retrieve their marching orders from the mothership… The worm has been called the smartest nefarious bit of code ever written. Maybe not apocalyptic, but potentially deeply disturbing. Good luck to all you PCs out there. See you on the other side of April 1st.