…info about the music

Click on the blue music icon above to hear a flute quartet playing in a version of four, in “Plasma.”

Fellow Sequenza21 blogger David Toub sent me a e-mail tagging me with the infamous Four Things meme. A fad whose purpose, to those of you as yet uninitiated, will immediately become clear. And rather pointless. But being one to never miss an opportunity, no matter just how pointless, here we go:

Four Jobs I’ve Had:
Switchboard operator, python breeder, 2nd engineer in a heavy metal recording studio, booth score reader for Star Trek orchestral scoring sessions.

Four Movies I Can Watch Over and Over Again:
Welcome to L.A., Sleeper, Spirited Away, What the !@#$ (Bleep).

Four Places I’ve Lived:
Upper East Side of Manhattan, Upper West Side of Manhattan, Van Nuys, Calif., Malibu, Calif. Astonishingly, in all these years they are the only four. Birdlike, I am quite a nester.

Four TV Shows I Love:
Fuel TV’s extreme surf/skate/snow boarding, What’s My Line?, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, I Love Lucy.

Four Places I’ve Vacationed:
Siberia, Mongolia, Haiti, Peru.

Four of My Favorite Foods:
Ben & Jerry’s Dublin Mudslide ice cream, broccoli, sugar snap peas, chilled Grey Goose vodka. All at once, if possible.

Four Sites I Visit Daily:
Sequenza 21, WetSand (surf and swell report), The Huffington Post, Google News.

Four Places I’d Rather Be Right Now:
What, are you kidding? Just look at where I am! Oh, all right:
In that blissful state of composing when time disappears, kayaking above the kelp beds, eating hot cioppino at Brophy Bros in the Santa Barbara harbor, asleep in a deep dream state.

Clockwise, from upper left: Wavy Turban shell, California Cowry shell, Scallop shell, and a former sea urchin without its purple spines.

Oh, and Smudge and Moses wish you all a very happy, loving Friday!