I have some sad news. My best friend, Miles, died in his sleep last night. The family is heartbroken. 💔
This is the last picture I took of him, cuddling with Ella in my studio.
New to Maths. This is like the sound Prince makes in Sexuality and throughout his career. A reverse saw and triangle LFO. I call it the Prince Siren. He never stopped sounding the alarm. He’s basically the only authority I recognize. 💜
This module lets me see what I’m hearing. Keep your eyes and ears open, and follow your instincts. #mordaxdata #oscilloscope #eurorack #modularsynth
It’s Prince’s birthday, and I miss him more than ever. 💔 He shares the same birthday as the late Alan R. Pearlman, who created the ARP 2600 in this picture.
I had a gig scheduled today at Kickemuit Middle School with @shakespearetohiphop. If the pandemic hadn’t put us out of work, we’d be there right now, helping the kids understand what’s going on in the world. Shakespeare lived through a pandemic. And as of today, we’ve all witnessed police brutality against Black people with our own eyes.
The band founders, Regie Gibson and Marlon Carey know firsthand what it’s like to be Black in America. These poets always know what to say. I’ve been learning from them for several years now, and I’m a better man because of it. I’ve still got room for improvement, and I’m always working on uncovering my own unconscious biases and implicit racism as well as teaching my kids to be antiracist. I’m indebted to the Black men and women who have been my most significant role models throughout my life.
It’s tough being a performing musician during a pandemic. It’s even tougher being a Black musician during a pandemic. And it’s tougher yet to be Black in America while peacefully protesting police brutality during a pandemic.
I don’t expect anyone to change their mind on social media. After all, I’ve made up my mind, and you won’t change it. Black lives matter and police brutality isn’t a matter of opinion.
Miles turns 10 today! ❤️ He got way too many treats at Desmond’s birthday party yesterday, and his tummy hasn’t been feeling so good today. 🤢
Happy Birthday, Desmond! 4 years old today! ❤️