Album Review: Johnson & Keaggy’s Cappadocia

Album Review: Johnson & Keaggy’s Cappadocia

If one could wear out the ridges of a digital LP, "Cappadocia" might be reaching critical mass. Jeff Johnson and Phil Keaggy have created a lush, intriguing, and satisfying album that I can't stop listening to. "Cappadocia", named after the semi-arid, beautiful region of Turkey, is really a stunning achievement. Johnson is a master of [...]

LED Lights and Theatre

Most of my experience in doing lighting design for theatre was drawing a sketch of what I needed and handing it to a talented technician who actually knew what to do to make it happen. The systems I worked with were good but old school. You know, strip lights, parcans, colored gels, fresnels, and ellipsoidals. [...]

First Jaunt to Egypt

First Jaunt to Egypt

I had a great time taking a few days to explore Cairo. I wasn't sure what to expect except spectacular pyramids. They did not disappoint. The Giza pyramids sitting on the edge of the desert were indeed awe-inspiring trying to figure out and imagine what it looked like when they were being built.  The desert [...]