Stringing my Life Together: Purishpa takini, takishpa purini.

More flamenco violin!
2009/06/10, 15:13
Filed under: Flamenco Violin

I found another flamenco-inspired group using violin!!

Go to the video section for the track “Abismo” from the album Buscaré.

The violinist is Richard Olejniczak, though I couldn’t find any specific information about him, other than what is on



2009/06/10, 15:08
Filed under: Los Angeles, Moving, Research, Thoughts

Why would anyone start using a jackhammer at 8am for the last few days, consistently? Ugh, go figure, it’s finals time, I’m pulling 24 hour days, skipping meals, and somewhere on my street a jackhammer has to be used for several hours at a time (beginning at 8am). I’m counting down the days that I will not have to live in this apartment anymore.

My Nikon was delivered, which I will pick up following a shower and breakfast 🙂 Yay!!

Sooooo close to finishing finals….must….make….it….before….I collapse! (or go crazy)

Nikon D40
2009/06/03, 07:17
Filed under: Fieldwork, Research, Uncategorized | Tags:

Hello again after quite some time!!

Many things have occurred since the last time I wrote…including many performances (one at Royce Hall with the mariachi group!), a trip to the east coast for the Sweetgrass conference, being harassed by both the Mounties and Homeland Security…and a crap load of work.

Though tonight, I caved and finally bought a Nikon D40 that I will use for my fieldwork this summer. I got it for a good deal, but I still feel a little shocked from dropping some $$$. I just couldn’t find what I wanted on eBay that would end at a time when I could bid competitively, so I went the refurbished route. Should be here soon…Thank you Ken Rockwell, Adorama Camera, and most of all, my friend Beto for giving me advice over and over again 🙂

Ah, next up, a camera bag, strap, and something to record music with! Handing in my revised IRB forms tomorrow…hopefully for the last time…

In 8 days, I will have more freedom…4 more papers to go and a final.

Nikon D40

Nikon D40