playing with HIO had already gotten me thinking about jeff again. the long tones i play with the ebow remind me that jeff was the first guy to make a guitar sound like a violin via distortion and sustain. love his eastern european violin-sounding lines that are mixed beneath the surface of "turn into earth," and his use of harmonic feedback to extend notes on "what do you want." a lot of the string-scraping noise i do with HIO is ispahrd by his escapades on beck-ola. now he's like a zen master, and looks like he's having the time of his life playing. maybe i'll watch that dvd again today, since i'm off work and obviously not going anywhere due to the snow. i could follow it up with the stooges' escaped maniacs to see RON.
i love it when elements of my life that i'd previously kept compartmentalized come together. nothing's ever wasted.