Joel Frahm: ‘It’s the how we play’

Joel Frahm in Smallsville Workshop Podcast:

On of the things talking about Jazz tradition is the fact that there’s is a feeling that is passed down, it’s not just the notes, it’s not just the what we play, it’s the how we play.

Joel is one of my favourite players and this is just a great interview in which he talks about his youth, his career and shares his insights. Also you might want to check The Smalls Live Workshop site, there is many more interviews and transcriptions (also some of Joel Frahm’s solos).

‘Have photos of cats you want to post?’

In Upload Once, Blog Anywhere: Photos from Google — The WordPress.com Blog:

Wouldn’t it be great if you could browse, search, and insert photos from your Google account right to your blog posts and pages? Now you can.

This is a new addition to the Wordress editor and it’s certainly going to be useful. Right now it works in the WordPress.com/Calypso editor. I guess/hope that it will be eventually also available in Gutenberg. But who knows.

It’s great that there is no shortage to get content on the blog, albeit one might argue there’s too many defaults. There is the WordPress editor (both WYSIWYG and the text-only, then there’s Calypso, the WordPress/Jetpack one (in which I write right now and I actually like) and then there’s the soon-to-be default Gutenberg. And I’m not even talking about all the other 3rd party solutions.

I would say the more, the merrier. So there is most likely something for every need out there. I played around with Gutenberg a bit and liked, found it a bit too wibbly-wobbly at the moment still and just now realize that Calypso is actually rather nice. I might stick with this for a while again.

And of course, to try out, a picture of a cat:

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Done!

I’m on fire today, many things got done before 15:00 o’clock:

  • I wrote two arrangements and finished four others,
  • I kind of fixed an issue with the phone, or maybe not (I’m not sure what is going there, but the phone feels very, or better too sensitive to any touch, which causes it to open, or register anything as a click which is near my fingers. I think the term I’m looking for is Ghost Touch. Whatever it is, it’s driving me crazy. Maybe it’s just my fingers, in which case I can’t do nothing about it other than use it with nose)
  • I finshed the second book in a week (first John Scalzi: Old Man’s War and Artt Frank: Chet Baker – The Missing Years), and started a new one (John Scalzi: Miniatures, thanks for asking).

‘Sibelius Cloud Sharing’

In Announcing Sibelius Cloud Sharing:

Leveraging the power of Sibelius | Cloud Publishing and running on the Avid MediaCentral Platform, you’ll soon be able to send Sibelius scores to the cloud for rendering that can be displayed in any web browser, posted on social media, and embedded in webpages and blogs, to be viewed by anyone, on any device.

This is a great addition and I’m looking forward to the 8.7 release. This feature will make some things a lot easier for me. It will be especially for sharing lines and or embedding stuff such as transcriptions here on the blog, not even talking about how it could be helpful at work.