Giant Steps

Jaska sent me this link analyzing Coltrane's Giant Steps...pretty interesting stuff.

Jaska tutors yet another statue.

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Anatomy of a Nor'easter

These will be expanded later.
1. Strong low pressure center
2. strong north-northeast wind
3. heavy snow
4. arctic high pressure

It's sunny in Chicago while a nor'easter steam rolls the eastern seaboard. awesome timing!!

19 hr drive

Too...much....driving. Had a great thanksgiving in Champaign on Saturday, it was great seeing everyone. Monday Drew and I headed to VA from Chicago, a trip that somehow took around 19 hrs to complete. Redbus is going to meet up to record and play some music, the first time in over 2+ years? Looking forward to it...


Shout out to Rodney (part 3)

Last video of Rodney. If you doubt that the dude was a legend, here he is practicing for a competition in the 80's.

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Shout out to Rodney (part 2)

Here's a great video of Rodney talking about how he would have become a physicist if he hadn't gotten into skateboarding.

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Shout out to Rodney

Rodney Mullen = father of skateboarding. For realz. Inventor of the ollie, kickflip, and more (see below).

Some tricks he invented:
Godzilla Rail Flip
540 Shove-it
50-50 Saran Wrap
50-50 Caspers
Flat Ollies
No Handed 50-50
360 Flip
360 pressure Flip
Casper 360 Flip
50-50 Sidewinders
One footed Ollie
Backside 180 Flip
Duct-tape on fingers
Ollie Nosebones
Ollie Fingerflip
Frontside Heelflip Shove-its
Switchstance 360 Flips
Helipop Heelflips
Removed Duct-Tape from fingers
Kickflip Underflip
Casper Slides
Half Flip Darkslide

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Native Illinois Prairie

Over 2/3 of Illinois used to be native Illinois prairie. Only 1/1000th of that remains.

Mastering Mos' Album

So after 5-6 years, my friend Moses is finally releasing his debut album. Mos is an emcee from chicago/chambana. Once upon a time we lived two doors from each other in our freshman college dorm. When I sent out my first call to work with emcees in Champaign, he was one of the few people who actually responded and was interested in doing something. We've worked on a few tracks over the years and even done some live performances together. At any rate, he's been working on putting out an album for quite a while now, and today we will be sitting down to do some of the final mixing/mastering before calling it finished. Production was done by myself, Spinnerty, and various beat grabs Mos found (some more recognizable than others). Check AMS out on Myspace.

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