Tuesday, July 26, 2011


silly me. practicing gilberto gil's "eu vim da bahia", i thought
brilliant odd bar form and shifted melody in part "B".

playing with guitar after a while we came to the conclusion
the written music is wrong, the last bar of the tune is the
first there is no take up bar, but a pause at the start.

correcting this the brilliance dims.

but "baiao official" looks similar, seams to be a brazilian thing:
start later.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

norwegian traffic lights

oslo, the time when horse sleds and wagons were slowly replaced by automobiles. people crossed the street at will, horses stopped if needed, most of the times, but cars. at some point the need for traffic control arose, crossings were defined, first zebracrossings with traffic lights were set up.
But somehow pedestrians accidents did not reduce as expected. After closer inspection it turned out norwegian women did not care of the light.
Questioned they replied that there were only mens pictured on the lights, so they could not be meant.
New lights with two red ones were set up, norwegians are rather dry, so they figured women already crossed the street irrespective of the light, so no one would stop because the green one did not show the correct pictogram. Although long discussions took place if women or men should be top, outcome of these is lost in history (any pointers of more knowledgeables appreciated).
But at the same time womens liberation started to gain momentum and women began to wear trousers and these would not stop for a light showing a skirted figure, what business should they have with scotsmen.
Surprisingly accident numbers declined. Evolution took place, cars began to brake, no sane automobile would collide with norwegian feminists if avoidable.
Due to expense cuttings the red light with the skirted figure, scott or not, were slowly replaced by the nominal men bulbs, so there are two red and one green.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

outreach changes

  • reggie washington replaces james genus on bass
  • chanda rule is giving a gospel workshop
and i booked the band and the bass, looking forward for some fun days and nights.

JazzBaragge jam

After tuesday jam in Bern I stopped by at the Moods in Zurich for JazzBaragge jam session. And ... playing was nice and talks were better...