I blame Nick, or any press is good press

We had a great concert last Monday night with the Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana at the Manship theater in the Shaw Center in Baton Rouge. There was even a nice review of the concert in The Advocate, which is Baton Rouge’s main newspaper. We made the front page, with two photos even.

Read the whole article here: http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/Music-from-things–you-touch-every-day.html

It’s funny, I have played trombone in venues all over North America and Europe with some of the world’s greatest musicians, but it is the gig on which I play glowing orbs and wiimotes that gets these two pictures on the front page of the paper.


Wiimote jeff

Photos by Adam Lau/The Advocate

Nick wrote the piece that produced that wiimote pic. I blame him.

We learn from our students

Students can turn you on the the oddest stuff. We talked about musique concrète in my Intro to Music Tech class the other day, and after class a student (Spencer) said it reminded him of this:

Dig the lederhosen wearing, serpent playing horn section. Spencer’s favorite part was the record scratching parrot voice. It’s like a modern day Officer Krupke…sort of.