Interests
Interests:
news, the coming apocalypse :) cycling, guitar, music, sound in general, storms/weather, hot food, bbw's, and pubs/microbrew beer
Hobbies:
Well, strangling animals, and golf and masturbating.
Television:
Daily Show, This Hour has 22 Minutes, Coronation Street (stop laughing!), just about anything on HBO, news, and documentaries
Movies:
anything Monty Python, drama, comedy, and horror (if it has a plot)
Music:
Zappa, Lenny Breau, Jeff Beck, Ed Bickert, Rush, mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever IV, Metallica, megadeth, cynic, Exivious, Death, Atheist, Tool, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Chris potter, Dave Holland, anything containing tabla, Meshuggah, anything Devin Townsend does, Animals as Leaders, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Thelonious Monk, Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, Primus, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Steve Masakowski, and THE BAD PLUS
About me:
guitarist, mixing/mastering engineer, bbw-chaser, blind guy with perfect pitch and a sick sick mind.
Comments
  • Chris Smart

    For those who have gone to the pre-show guitar clinic, how long does it typically last? I assume we show up at the show venue and are directed to a secret room somewhere?  I've seen a couple excerpts on Youtube ... what is Dweezil's taping policy?

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  • Chris Smart

    "Listen to the moonlight bouncing off a rotten carcass..."

    As we know from Frank's autohagiography, The film, "Run Home, Slow" 1965, was directed by former high school teacher Don Cerveris with original score composed and conducted by Frank Zappa.
    http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/Run_Home_Slow_(The_Film)

    Check out this dried movie remnant:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u14E_IgFi2U&feature=youtu.be

    It wasn't even Frank's movie, yet the conceptual continuity is astounding.  Yes, that is what would later become "Duke of Prunes" in the background! A hint of religiosity, dopey hunch-backs, sex as great fun or awful "sin" ... It's all there!

    Did FZ have his entire body of work trapped in his head in the beginning, and spend forty years trying to let it out? The more you dig, the more interconnections you find ... as Monty Python said during the Gumby sketch, "My braaaaain huuuurts!"

    FZ would have been 72 today. Happy Birthday Frank!

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  • Devin B.

    Hi from Omak, WA Chris. Nice to meet you digitally.

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  • Chris Smart

    New Reissues?
    I'm getting regular emails from Amazon saying "Just released, Bongo Fury", or "Just Released, Waka jawaka" etc. What's up? Did the regular CD's get moved and reissued on another label? Or have they been reissued and possibly improved, remastered?

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  • Chris Smart

    String Theory: What Are Harmonics? | CTS Mastering Blog

     

    This guitar-centric post attempts to demonstrate harmonics, what they are, how they are created, and why the harmonic series generates the chromatic scale and key structure.

    If you have ideas for other topics I should blog about, I'm interested to hear them!

    And of course, if you have anything that needs mixing or mastering, get in touch. Really, I'm trying to generate website traffic and get some work!

     

    Here's the article:

    http://tinyurl.com/9bte7bw

     

    Thanks for reading! And, if any of you could redistribute this on your own feeds, or post to forums like gearsluts, The Gear Page, homerecording.com etc. I'd be eternally grateful!

     

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Chris Smart

Chris Smart posted a comment on the comment The Meeting Place

2014-02-27 15:51:45 UTC
I just hope the Tom Quayle jam is included! That was epic!......Read more
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Chris Smart liked the comment on Dweezil

2013-10-20 19:48:40 UTC
great show in Toronto last night ..... need more. Great room the sound was crisp and clear. Come back soon......Read more
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Chris Smart posted a comment on Dweezil's profile

2013-10-20 19:47:24 UTC
Dweezil! Thanks so much for a humbling and oh so inspiring masterclass and concert in Toronto last night!! The first time I saw you guys on the first tour with guests, the music was great but the humor wasn't there yet. ......Read more
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2013-10-17 15:09:42 UTC
For those who have gone to the pre-show guitar clinic, how long does it typically last? I assume we show up at the show venue and are directed to a secret room somewhere?  I've seen a couple excerpts on Youtube ... what......Read more
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