New this moment: the
Haight-Ashbury rockumentary, web style. This page
provides a narrative and links to the multimedia elements, a kind of "multimedia
column" which may be in need of a designer but is nevertheless functional.
You'll soon see more of these types of pages that mix all sorts of media,
including work I'm doing for Canter Technology
involving the MediaBar platform and the Hackers cyberclub concept.
Oct 14, 1996 at 5:45
At three score and five
I'm very much alive
I've still got the jive to survive
With the heroes and villains.
I had another dream
about lions at the door
They weren't half as frightening as they were before
But I'm thinking about eternity
Some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me.
-- Bruce Cockburn, "Wondering
Where the Lions Are" (Bruce Cockburn), Golden Mountain Music Corp. (SOCAN)
I've finally come out
of a web coma, unable to absorb information or regurgitate new web stuff until
I had redesigned the site. I've also been busy with Canter
Technology on the MediaBar platform and the Hackers' Night Out cyberclub
I'm also hopeful for
a surge in interest in the Haight-Ashbury CD-ROM, which has sold well but
not well enough to get us into the black. There are heroes and villains in
this story, but it can't be told until the devil makes the payment.
Meanwhile, I'm starting
a rock music history project and using this site as a test bed. Be sure to
get Shockwave if you haven't already,
as much of the content will be encoded as shocked files. Things take time,
so please be patient. You've waited decades for historical information about
the music that changed our lives, but you won't have to wait much longer.
Long time comin', but it's sure to be a long time gone.
May 8, 1996 at 9:45 p.m.
One love, one heart,
Let's get together and feel alright
Went to Jamaica last month. Spent
most of my time in Negril,
some time in the mountains above Grange Hill, snorkled, gave respect to the
rastafarans, sampled the very groundation on a plantation in the mountains,
and listened to live music
on the beach every night, reggae, carnival, and soka... Jamaica is somewhere
between the second and third worlds, with enough tourists
and culture (especially music and art) to keep the revenues flowing. Negril
is friendly to tourists, the beaches are sparkling and beautiful, and the
local vendors are always hustling. The mix of European, Japanese, and U.S.
tourists keeps the prices high and the choices broad. And did I mention that
every night there's a live music party on the beach?
And now, back to the
Marc Canter Show (of which I am editorial
director), which is already in progress...
April 12, 1996 at 12:30 a.m.
Do, or do not. There
is no try.
-- Yoda the Jedi Master,
in The Empire Strikes Back (part of the Star
Wars Trilogy by George Lucas)
A power so great, it
can only be used for good or evil!
Things are changing. I am starting to work with Marc Canter as Editorial Director
of the Marc Canter Show
and producer of a web radio program as well as doing other things... Just
finished a manuscript on Macromedia Director's Lingo programming language,
with Kurt Cagle. Look for the book from Random House later this Spring (it
covers Director 5!). Been up all night finishing the manuscript.. I've got
blisters on my fingers...
March 25, 1996 at 9:30
Anybody got a bit of
Anybody got a bit of money?
-- Rejected backing vocals
on "Taxman" (George Harrison) by the Beatles,
which can be heard in the version that appears on the Anthology 2 CD set.
Nothing's gonna change
-- John Lennon, "Across
You know that your love
is all you've got.
-- Paul McCartney, "That
Means a Lot" (one of the uncovered songs from Anthology 2 never before released).
The Beatles Anthology, Volume 2, has arrived (as of
March 19), and this time, they truly deliver the goods. There are many interesting
pieces, including arrangements for Sgt. Pepper-era songs that are much different
than the released versions, and numerous "layered" outtakes demonstrating
the various layers of overdubbing that was required for such experimentation
when using the primitive 4-track equipment of that time. This music was made
with Real Love.
March 12, 1996 at 10:30
Fairy tales can come
true, it can happen to you,
If you're young at heart...
My dad, Frank A. Bove, M.D., passed away on Feb. 29. With his great sense
of humor, I know he appreciates the fact that it happened on a day that occurs
only once every four years (leap year). He was loved by many, many people.
He was a generous, thoughtful, and compassionate family doctor who seemed
to have every family in South Philadelphia as his patient. He was a dedicated
family man, a loving husband, the chairman of the Methodist Hospital, a Frank
Sinatra fan (the verses above are from his favorite songs), a piano player,
and a sharp dresser. If I were able to choose among many of his best qualities
for myself, I would choose to be a storyteller like him, with his impeccable
sense of timing; I would choose to be a good listener, willing to spend my
time helping others solve their problems; I would choose to have his charming,
disarming personality. That's all I can write for now. I'll be posting a page
of family history soon, in his honor.
Feb. 14, 1996 at 9:00
We don't like their
sound, and guitar music is on the way out.
-- Decca Recording Co.
rejecting the Beatles, 1962
We must seek our future
in the virtual world because there is no economic room left in the physical
Just returned from the MILIA
Festival in Cannes, France. Yup, these hippie nerds were strolling along
the Cote D'Azur. Saw Barlow
there, too. He was arm-wrestling Douglas
Adams in the lobby of a very fancy hotel. This turned out to be the Keynote
Speaker's Wrestling Match and we were fortunate to not have missed it. We
overhead someone at the match dismissing web-delivered multimedia as a fad.
We threw him our towel.
Feb. 6, 1996 at 8:30
The technicalities matter
a lot, but the unifying vision matters more.
You may have seen this band in a special performance during the "adult nightclub"
scene in the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour. Neil Innes of Monty
Python was a member, and the band was associated with not only the Beatles
but also Traffic, Captain Beefheart, and Eric Clapton.
Dec. 27, 1995 at 6:00
Because something is
happening but you don't know what it is...
A most concise description of the Internet. Or, as Bob wailed in 1966 at the
Royal Albert Hall in England, with The Band behind him, "And you know
something is happening, and you wish you knew what it was..."
Dec. 23, 1995 at 6:00
We did it for a big
tribe, because the communication is worldwide now.