I’m dumping older news, from before the move to a blog here. If there are pictures or videos that don’t show up, you’ll find them here: http://www.hunterobertson.com/news.htm
Dec. 25 2006
This from Zen Flesh, Zen Bones:
Joshu began the study of Zen when he was sixty years old and continued until he was eighty, when he realized Zen.
He taught from the age of eighty until he was one hundred and twenty.
A student once asked him: “If I haven’t anything in my mind, what shall I do?”
Joshu replied: “Throw it out.”
“But if I haven’t anything, how can I throw it out?” continued the questioner.
“Well,” said Joshu, “then carry it out.”
This reminds me of a friend of mine who questionned his philosophy professor one day on that old saw, cogito ergo sum. He said “But sometimes I don’t think, but I still am. How does that work?” His professor didn’t quite know what to make of that.
Dec. 23 2006
Another film score in the works with Jonathan VanBallenberghe.
Nov. 9 2006
Just came across this excellent quote on Luke Mercier’s site (nice banjo’s and banjo hardware, fiddles too):
“Music is not an escape; it presents a way to make it possible for life to go on.” – John Cohen
November 1st 2006
Banjohangout.org has something for banjo players of all creeds, denominations and factions. Check it out.
October 16th 2006
So, films… One fell through, but the other, If You Are Not Willing to Eat Fire, is done and off to the festivals! Three of my recordings are used in it – You Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond, Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin’ Bed and I Did Bide.
Check it out:
If You Are Not Willing to Eat Fire
Documentary, color, 2006
Directed and produced by Jonathan VanBallenberghe
What happens when your business is your life and your business is dying? If You Are Not Willing to Eat Fire puts the spotlight on two of the quirkiest entrepreneurs in the world. Meet Peter Scott: a motivational speaker whose corporate pep rallies leave him suicidal. Peter’s public pronouncements of passion, excellence, and accountability work magic on his audience. People have called him a cross between Jay Leno and Tony Robbins. But his professional façade is counterbalanced by a private life dominated by severe anxiety and depression. Tom Cox is an alternative healer who just spent all his savings on a $25,000 device called a psychophotonic healing chamber. Involving crystals, light, and sound, the chamber is said to eliminate stress and weaken disease. But if, as Tom believes, the machine can cure the world, he will first have to decide if becoming a businessman is worth it.
April 18th 2006
Well now! Pigs will fly and cowboys will… throat sing. Hear Arthur Miles, recorded in the ’20′s, yodel and throat sing. http://www.metafilter.com/comments.mefi/42369
April 15th 2006
April 2nd 2006
March 31st 2006
March 17th 2006
March 13th 2006