Week 53 (From down to up)

In cd, construction photos by Michael Tiemann

 Though it was only scheduled to take six months, the digging, building, filling, and finishing the foundation took pretty much the whole of 2008.  That’s a long time to spend on the down part of the project.  For 2009, we’ll be doing the up part of the project: cutting and …

Music: Food for the Soul?

In cd, culture, Miraverse, music industry by Michael Tiemann

Another article by Robert Frank confirms that the most desirable purchase these days is not a thing, but an experience (a memorable meal to be precise). What’s up with that? For data, Frank provides that: A new study by American Express of their U.K. Centurion card holders (read: titanium-toting super-rich) …

Power, Passion, and Beauty

In books, cd, creative commons, creativity, music industry by Michael Tiemann

Last month I had the opportunity to read Power, Passion, and Beauty, the story of the Mahavishu Orchestra, published by AbstractLogix. As many of you can imagine, I’m a huge fan of John McLaughlin, and as a fan, the book did not disappoint. Meticulously researched the book’s organizing structure of …