March 20, 2007

Ucross #4 - orientation

I don't know if it is time or distance that changes out here; but one of them definitely does. I went on a run in the hills to the north of Route 16 on the other side from where the primary Ucross buildings reside and perspectives were totally different. I kept on looking back at where I had come from and couldn't believe that it seemed so far away. Did I move really quickly or is there some weirdness in the air that makes things appear farther away than they really are? It was great to climb up to the top of some hills and be able to see my new world from above. I went to my official orientation this morning at 10 sharp and learned, among other things, that the Ucross Foundation owns 22,000 acres of land here. Pretty impressive. I don't need to worry about wandering off the edge while running. I doubt I can even *see* off the edge...

I got myself setup in Jesse's Hideout and thankfully all my equipment seems to have survived the plane ride. I got going listening to voices from the Aldrich, but became distracted first by the piano sitting next to me and then by a lyric that popped into my head that I was pretty excited about. Made me wish I had my drumkit with me, but there are other things that make noise when I hit them. Things are sounding good in my head, but often I am more forgiving in that space. We shall see...
Here's an intro to the studio:

And here's a question for you techies out there: why does the sound lag big-time when I upload videos to YouTube? Very strange...

Posted by halsey at March 20, 2007 12:08 PM