New Guard & Old Guard - Twitter Lists

Working on building two Twitter Lists...

OLD GUARD:  On February 23, the White House convened a Corporate Executive Roundtable consisting of top manufacturing CEOs and Administration Cabinet Secretaries.  I thought it might be interesting to assemble all these voices into a single feed.

NEW GUARD:  For contrast, I'm assembling the set of voices that Jeremiah Owyang interviewed to assemble his Corporate Innovation Imperative Report.

Interestingly, Jeremiah defines corporate innovation as "doing something new that solves customer needs - even if it may be in conflict with your existing business."

I confine my editorialization on this topic to the naming convention I've chosen for these lists.

Sources:  Axios (Old Guard) and Jeremiah's weblog (New Guard).

 

"Prelude"

The seed melody to "Prelude," the first track on the "Mercy Springs Road Vol. 1" recording.

I'm looking for this to be stated as something that sounds like it came from Maynard Ferguson's trumpet section.

The notes are A#, C# and D# - predictably enough, those indigenous flutes of the pre– Incan shamanic lineage all seem tuned to the pentatonic scale.

The jazz ensemble arrangement:

> Intro

> Theme statement

> Solo(s)

> Bridge

> Solo(s)

> Fade

I am open to a B section of the theme.

The bridge will sound as if it has arrived from a different planet and will include some vocals.  I want to address this part after the initial concept begins to take shape.

In addition to voicings for a trumpet section, I am looking for a set of Bill Evans-style chord changes that resemble more the symbol for google (the numeral 8 rotated 90°) than a simple circle.

Mercy Springs Road, Vol. 1

Track sequence overview for the "Mercy Springs Road, Vol. 1" recording project:

PRELUDE

HOPE FOR THIS LAND

ONLY TWO IN THE WORLD

RAINBOWS IN TEARS

BLOOD MELODY

FIRST CROSSING

EARTH WASN'T MEANT TO LAST FOREVER

FOR ALL OF US

 

Twitter Strategy Reboot

After the Inauguration, I decided to stop the incoming flow of news.  No more Zero Hedge, etc.

Around the same time, perhaps not coincidentally, I also started reading Tools Of Titans by Tim Ferriss.   I had the idea to revamp my Twitter feed and have it reflect this group of "billionaires, icons, and world-class performers" that are profiled in the book.

Tools Of Titans is organized into three sections – Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.  In order to vary the flavors of the experience as I work my way through these profiles, I am going to use the alphabetical chronology listed in the On The Shoulders Of Giants section at the book's beginning.

Leonard Cohen

Originally posted on Facebook: 

Daughter gets in the car all like, "Wanna hear a new Leonard Cohen song?"  I honestly didn't know he had a new release.  Seems he saved the best for last.  I stopped counting how many times I said, "My God..." as we listened through all the tracks tonight.

With due respect to Mr. Bowie, my album of 2016 choice is this man's final offering.

Also from FB, in response to a friend's best music of 2016 solicitation:

Would have to say Leonard Cohen's "You Want It Darker."  I don't believe I've heard anything quite as impeccable, from start to finish, in my entire life.  I have always respected him but I'd never been a fan (until now).  I guess he saved his best for last and he got it *exactly* right.