• Necessity’s Child

    Steef Geelan came up with this solution to the screen glare problem. I used it, along with a couple of others, as a model for mine. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. In my last post in my Kronos Chronicles (links to other posts above), I mentioned that when playing in bright sunlight, the LCD touchscreen is pretty close to impossible to see. Moving the 2nd tier keyboard helped, but it’s not ideal. I looked on the interwebs for solutions, and at least feel better knowing that I’m not the only one who has

  • Union Alley Saturday Morning

    Just a simple cell phone shot (Pixel 4XL), edited with Snapseed, on this rainy Saturday morning. Snapped while dropping off food at a local food pantry here in Westminster.

  • Kronos’ Public Debut

    Playing live with 7Souls at Perry’s Restaurant, May 15, 2021.Photo by Steve Kimbell This past Saturday, I played my first live gig of 2021 (the last time 7Souls played was back in November!), and my first live gig with the Kronos, at an outdoor show at Perry’s Restaurant in Odenton, MD. Playing the Kronos live was, generally speaking, a joy. That’s not to say that it was perfect. It wasn’t. But by-and-large, the experience of having great sounds at my fingertips, and being able to step through the night without having to search for

  • Calm Before A Storm

    Sony Alpha a6100, E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS1/125s f/5.6 ISO 100 We’re expecting snow tomorrow. We still have some from the last storm, as you can see, which has been melting away. More is on the way. People are complaining about “more snow” but how quickly they forget that 11 years ago, most of us in this area couldn’t get out of their parking spaces for a week. And, we used to get multiple big snows every season. When did peoples’ memories grow so short?

  • Korgs I’ve Owned Part 6 — Kronos 2

    In the last installment, I discussed the Kross 2, one of which I still own and actually enjoy. Now, we move on to the Kronos. As of this writing, it’s currently my main axe, and it’s a serious beast. I could write on for pages and pages and pages about what all it can do. Better to just direct you over to Korg’s web site for the Kronos 2. Or, of course, there’s a video. Jordan Rudess shows off the then-new Kronos 2 at Musikmesse back in 2015. Despite being a five-or-six-year-old

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