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March 2012 - Chris Schuette

Comb Hair

March 20, 2012 | By | No Comments

Every so often, I like to post quick little movies of Isla doing, well, Isla stuff.  I think of them as moving snapshots…with sound.

The other day, Isla’s bedhead was of a particularly vertical nature, so I took out the camera to record it for later embarrassment.

It just so happens that she was watching the “Signing Time” video where they teach signs for getting dressed, brushing teeth, etc. I was lucky enough to catch the oh-so-timely lesson for basic hair care.

Obviously, this sort of thing runs in the family:


March 8, 2012 | By | 2 Comments

Photo Credit: Howard Nelson/

When I finished score for “Finding Home” (more on that later!) I naively thought I would be able to record a variety of other projects with all that extra time I would have.

Well, it turns out that raising Isla, taking American Sign Language lessons, and a (thankfully) busy day job pretty much have dibs on any remaining free time. I’m not complaining, of course, but it does mean that I need to work smarter on other music projects.

For example, the piece I’m posting today is only 1:48m in length, but I carefully worked on the piano part to get the delay effect just right, I agonized over whether I really like the contrabass at the :15 mark (still not sure.)  Long story short, it took a week to do this “quick little piece.” Admittedly, I did it for fun, in between my other activities, but I still need to work on streamlining my process.

OK, enough of that!  I call this one “Palimpsest,” which refers to a surface, such as a manuscript page, or even a wall that has been scraped off and used again. Yep, that’s what I named it.