Yearly Archives: 2014

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Shakuhachi Master Tattoos (Arm Diplomas) 12/13/14

By |2015-04-15T16:27:42+00:00December 13th, 2014|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics, Respirational Arts|

"A 'master' has clear awareness of what he knows and doesn't know.  He has the confidence and resources to continue his explorations and guide others on theirs." One year after earning my shihan (master teaching license) in Zen shakuhachi flute, I then added the Bonus Arm Diplomas---i.e. tattoos.  These were created in collaboration with an incredible [...]

The Zen of Danzig

By |2015-04-15T16:27:34+00:00October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics, Respirational Arts, Sabbath Sutras|

I consider my Zen shakuhachi playing to be part Tony Iommi and part Watazumi. This is the inward self, or a concept of a part of it. The outward shakuhachi self is turning into part Danzig and part Zamfir. A similar combo, but more Z's are involved.  Z is for Zen. Sometimes. Maybe.  Our Primary One [...]

The Evolution of Metal in 4 Songs

By |2014-05-02T17:27:00+00:00April 2nd, 2014|Categories: Respirational Arts, Sabbath Sutras|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This micro-collection of iconic metal songs has been brewing for quite some time in that same part of the brain that used to make "mix tapes": how to introduce a complete uninitiate into the world of metal? This is not intended to be a "best of" or definitive (as if that were possible) collection, but rather [...]

Some Recording Sessions for Some Films

By |2015-04-15T16:27:53+00:00March 19th, 2014|Categories: Respirational Arts|

Working with Jesse Solomon Clark is always a pleasure: he knows how to fit me into what he is doing to the benefit of the overall project. Scoring Cicada Princess from Jesse Solomon Clark on Vimeo. Ghost In The Shell: Sessions from Jesse Solomon Clark on Vimeo.