Friday, October 14, 2011

The Ground: a new song by John Ludi

My latest...pretty happy with it.  One of these days I'll make a real video for it:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Off-Grid John: October Update, the Text Version.


It's been a while since I last posted anything on here, so I thought I'd post a brief bit to explain why. 

It's not because of a lack of anything to post...I've actually been pretty busy: a brief dalliance with working with other musicians again (bad idea, need to keep flying solo musically), lots of winter prep projects (good idea, don't want to die just is too interesting right now), making many new friends in the area and doing a certain amount of volunteer work (another good idea), and a personal life that no longer is quite so tundra-like (seems like a good idea so far).

The issues are largely technical: my Droid phone is a pain to work on and the videos that I have been making take FOREVER to upload from the WiFi hotspots available.  I recently posted several videos showing my Winterizing attempts in the yurt on Facebook.  They were fairly amusing and had their moments, but when I edited them together they ended up being around twenty minutes long and would have taken 356 minutes to upload to YouTube.  So it looks like I will have to err on the side of brevity for my future videos, can most of the jocularity and humorous excess, and get to the down and dirty technical facts of what I'm order to keep providing the various tips and tricks I am coming up with to make my time in the woods a survivable one.

So I have a LOT more projects I have been engaged in that I want to share, but I'm going to have to learn to talk faster and be less personal in the vids and leave such things to this blog and such.  I was hoping that I could do that in video form as I really like to use the whole array of non-verbal communication to get my various points across in a palatable and friendly way, but we must accept the constraints of our environment after all...which is what being in an off-grid situation MEANS: working within your limits and being creative with what you have.