Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fibonacci Chords

Quite a while ago, Brian and I were well into our years-long discussion about Fibonacci and our continued fascination with the relationship (or equality) between art (music, architecture, nature) and math.

We wondered -- I don't remember exactly how it evolved -- man, what would happen if the numbers in a Fibonacci series (or a series of Fibonacci-type series) correlated somehow to the keys on a piano?

What happened was Fibonacci Chords for piano. I stumbled across it last weekend while cleaning out a storage room. I don't think it was ever played outside Brian's head or piano. If you happen to have a head for numbers and Brian's way of thinking about them (!) and are interested in having a copy or doing something with it, let me know. I'd be happy to talk numbers again. It has about 30 measures to it -- mostly "chord" combos -- plus extras that include some notes and observations including one of my favorites. He writes:

"The sixth number of every series is always divisible by eight. I checked down to 25, but I imagine it continues... But I also imagine LOTS of other things."


Monday, February 16, 2009

Mazzy Star funny moment

Got an email newsletter from OSU Alums and clicked on the “Take a Walk Down High Street” tour where they tell the history of the stores on High St. When the tour got to Singing Dog Records, I remembered when Brian used to work there and Mazzy Star played an in house concert. I was excited to hear they had been there even though I missed it and said something about liking the song “Fade Into You” and he said in a very funny way, “You know the singer has green pee.” I laughed and said, “What? What are you talking about?” and he said, “Her pee is green.” I said, “What does that mean?” and he laughed and said, “Well, I don’t know what that means but I happened to go to the bathroom after she did and she didn’t flush! There it was-glowing bright fluorescent green pee!” Priceless information!
Obviously I think of that every time I hear Mazzy Star for the rest of my life now.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

25 Random Things About Brian

This is a carryover from Facebook - great idea courtesy of Mike Casey. If I set this up correctly, everyone should be able to add items as comments and they'll all show up on the blog. You'll need to click on the post title above this entry to get to the page where the comments will appear...