Managed to get to Vision Festival XI (http://www.visionfestival.org) for the last set of the last night of the festival. If you haven’t seen David S. Ware in person it is definately worth it. I’ve never heard anyone play a saxophone with such power.
Â According to the Vision Festival notes it was the Ware Quartet’s final US Performance. I wonder what his planned next. Nothing was mentioned during the show.
David S. Ware has a web site at http://www.neolabtv.com/davidsware/index.htm
Also, check out theÂ AUM Fidelity site. It’s Steven Joerg’s label that has released a number of excellent Ware CDs.
I saw Sam Rivers play last night (Wed, 14th) at Vision Festival XI (http://www.visionfestival.org/)
I saw him once before play with this trio at the ICA in Boston a number of years ago. This time the first set was his big-band which I’ve only heard on CDs. In person you really can feel the power of this band.
Â Check out Sam’s site (http://www.rivbea.com/) for his latest CD Aurora which they were selling at the show. It’s the latest from the big-band and is excellent.
I discoved PlaceOpedia (http://www.placeopedia.com). It connects Wikipedia articles with their locations using Google maps (http://maps.google.com).
Here’s my diversion.
Â Some entries will give themselves away with their name but others will challenge your sense of geography.
Here is a site showing various ways to prevent people from sitting on objects in the city.
Recently, I built a browser-based application, http://www.senditanywhere.com.
to send large files over the Web.There are a number of these, the most popular being YouSendIt.com.
http://www.senditanywhere.com supports sending any file by sending a link to the file rather than the entire file. What happens in the background is that the file is stored temporarily in an Anywhere Account. Your recipient receives a link in a small email message. If they wish to retrieve the file they need only click on the link.