update – 6 strings

A quick update on the recently recorded “winter guitar record”:

1. There’s now an official title for the record. It’s going to be called ‘6 strings for a winter’s day’, to reflect the two important pieces of the record’s inspiration (winter) and sound source (guitar).

2. It will be officially released on Tuesday, January 31 – just one short week from today. The final editing, mixing, and mastering is being finished tonight and possibly Thursday. Once that’s finished, the packaging can be finalized, printed, cut, stamped, and jewel cases stuffed.

There will be an official release announcement posted once the record is available for sale. Check back Tuesday, January 31 for that.

Saturday, February 4th, 2006: Bill Van Loo + J. Schnable (East Lansing, MI)

On Saturday, February 4th, the duo of Bill Van Loo + J. Schnable will team up once again to perform a set of live music. The theme for this night is “playing instruments”, and will feature more physical instrument-playing than the duo had often done in past live performances. Expect looped ambient guitar, lovely filtered Rhodes electric piano, and the intricate electronic underpinnings that the two are known for.

The show is at Scene Metrospace in East Lansing, MI. Doors are at 7pm.


303 Abbott Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

Also appearing will be other members of thinkbox, shenanigans.tv and bubblegone vs verazone.

Dredge, photo 1

Dredge, photo 1

Originally uploaded by chromedecay.

There haven’t been any new chromedecay photos on Flickr lately (due to a dead, but soon-to-be-replaced digital camera), but in the interim, enjoy this shot of an abandoned dredge, taken around this time of year in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in 1996 or 1997. Photo taken by j. schnable.