It’s interesting to note that in #chess, like life, a player can have ample material but not enough time (tempo) to win or succeed. This is common in a chess game where the player with less material emerges ahead It’s an interesting but not entirely identical feature, shared characteristic between the two. (Chess games have … Read more
After 55 Years, though the originals were erased, the world kept a copy and we have this album of new material from John Coltrane’s Quartet. Just #thankful that it is here as a document. Coltrane the person, the soul, the musician is like staring at the sky. Thank you Ken Drucker and Ravi Coltrane for … Read more
It was an honor to stand behind this couple.. they were holding hands the whole time I saw them and clearly loved each other from their simple gestures. Because of their fragility, they navigated the world in a way that made our world seem Barbaric. They were dressed in absolutely pressed and formal clothing, and … Read more
I’ve been thinking about the concept of a shared frame of reference as the beginning of all understanding between 2 disagreeing parties. Is agreeing on axioms and shared perceptual frames the only way to start connecting and speaking meaningfully about something usually subjective? Noticing that people usually who speak from a subjective ‘I’/my frame, may … Read more
#Thoughtoftheday – The new most feared song in Jazz should be Giant Steps with 12 choruses of solos ascending a semitone or going down a perfect 5th after each chorus. Congrats to Vox on this video. I think the best explanation yet, without 20,000 hours of practice.
Love my Royal KMM.. (as many of you know, or could easily guess). Here is the user manual, years from now, maybe this one of the extant redundant copies. Royal KMM Typewriter – Manual (PDF) Cheers’
I think of myself as long lived. Growing up in a computer store, seeing many twists and turns within the technology space – I often bounce around as a tech veteran – then you see this, the Queen of England trying email for the first time in 1976 and realize that those among us are … Read more
Engineering is the application of science to solve problems; Design is using art to do the same thing. You heard it here first friends ;) -Alwin
My apologies for the slow uptake on writing, it has been forever and much has changed. Nearing the end of the work-to-live ‘day job epoch’ and hopefully will enter the ‘creative freedom epoch’ within the next couple years. Uploaded another pic of the Village Vanguard to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Village_Vanguard. Enjoy!