Red Echo

March 26, 2008

Spring is making its way in. I’m done travelling for a while. The shop is coming together. Life is good. I feel a lot of creative energy right now, and intend to spend a lot of time over the next month making music, creating clothes, and ramping up the Rocket Factory.

Dawn invited me over last night to jam with her new band. It was not a great musical fit, but it is always fun to get out and play. Tonight I’m heading over to Michael H.’s place for another round of improvised loops and beats. I’m adding a compressor and a drum machine to the mix, and intend to focus more on dynamics changes, doing more distinct builds and breaks.

I went over to Nancy’s Sewing Basket on Queen Anne yesterday. I’ve been frustrated by the limited range and generally low quality of the material available at Pacific Fabrics (and especially Joann’s!); Stitches has great stuff, but it’s a very small store with an accordingly limited selection. Apparently Nancy’s is the source I’ve been missing. I chose two shades of blue wool gabardine for the shell and a nice shimmery tan silk for the lining. This will become a hip-length, double-breasted jacket with a banded collar, epaulets, and a whole lot of details I don’t know the names for.