Saturday, October 13, 2007
Halloween Tendril Suspension Mount for Naked Eye Pumpkin Ribbon Microphone
Here's an interesting color and design exercise with a black Naked Eye, a pumpkin orange grille, and a pumpkin vine tendril shock mount. This fantasy microphone does not actually exist as it looks here, but instead is partly the result of some image manipulation. A few of these mics around some cobwebs and and tombstones would have a nice look, I think. Who knows what sounds they might pick up in the moonlight?
Fall is definitely in the air here in Massachusetts today. The Red Sox dominated Cleveland last night and I am afraid that the ALCS is going to be a bit of a snooze.
Barking Pumpkin Records was Frank Zappa's label during his later years, long after the Verve era, Bizarre and DiscReet labels. Frank has been gone for over a decade, a victim of prostate cancer. His influence is still felt and the spirit of Zappa's music, which has a lot of angles to it, even showed up recently in Sean Eldon's "El Diablo" theme song. Pumpkin seeds were once thought to contain a substance that promoted prostate health.
"Call any Vegetable" is a favorite of mine, and a fairly paradigmatic Zappa composition.
Posted by Bob Crowley at 1:11 PM