Det var ju Europas största hamn efter Hamburg.

#12: Musicians/players

Posted in Action by FREE AKTION on February 26, 2009

harry

Pictured above is Harry, he plays “all the time, every day” at 2nd & J street in downtown San Diego. He’s a great guy and he played me Charlie Parker’s “Anthropology”. He even did a version of the riff where he added the classic Woody Woodpecker call, merging it with the Parker composition. Bird and woodpecker.

Pictured below is a cello with “LOVE LIFE” written all over its case. This was captured earlier today at the UCSD campus and it is also a part of the movement. Let’s go!

cello

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#11: San Diego

Posted in Contemplation by FREE AKTION on February 12, 2009

citycollege

I am sitting in a café that I hope was named after the first DJ Shadow single on Mo’ Wax. I’ve been walking around town all day looking for jazzy stuff and although I wasn’t massively successful, I did manage to find a few leads.

At the San Diego Public Library they have shelf dedicated to ‘Local Jazz’. It holds about 35 CD’s and I went through them all. I found two CD’s that might be relevant to this project. One of them was recorded in Carlsbad and seems completely awful. The other one is pictured below.

loverman_sd

I have yet to listen to these recordings, because the librarian was not sure whether or not I’ll be able to get a library card. I’ll be sure to bring my fiancée next time around!

Good day.

#10: Status update

Posted in Contemplation by FREE AKTION on February 4, 2009

bizbillie

So, how is this album developing? Well, I meant to share another sketch with you a few days ago but that fell through the cracks of life. It’s also somewhat difficult to share the creative process with the public while maintaining a sense of mystery. So, I’ll have to ask you to be patient. Let’s just say that the foundation was realised in Malmö a few weeks ago and in about a week I’ll be in the United States of America. That’s where the second part of the story will take place. Right now I am just telling the members of the ensemble about the ideas behind it all and I’m trying to come to terms with the fact that it’s probably going to be quite tricky to execute these ideas. But that won’t stop me!

For now I’ll just treat you to an old classic that I felt was very relevant to the experiences I had today at an academic seminar.

There ain’t nothing I ever do, or nothing I ever say…