Dana Simmons is a professional audio engineer and technology consultant and dabbles in instrument invention, synthesizer construction and other experimental music and technology related projects. Here he rambles about his recent projects and such.
No I'm not traveling abroad again. In fact I've been on Rest and Recuperation for almost a month now due to a light strain in my hamstring. A year of bike riding without any real stretching routing has successfully tightened up my leg muscles to the point of starting to tear. I went to see a sports physician and was prescribed 8 weeks physical therapy to get the tension and strain worked out.
I've carefully curated my tool belt that I use on location over the years. Making TV is requires a special set of tools after all. Here is what I carry around on my current project.
- Fabrichorse Half belt utility belt and d-ring belt made of
This past July I got to visit Theo, a great friend of mine who I haven't seen in quite some time now. Theo and his family opened up their home in Nassau, Bahamas to me for a week, and what an amazing time we had.
For anyone who doesn't know, there is a trail outside of Atlanta called the Silver Comet. It's a six foot wide paved trail that runs from Smyrna to the Georgia-Alabama state line (60miles). It is built ontop of an abandoned rail road line, which means it is relatively flat as far as walking/biking paths go.
The weather is starting to transition into Spring around Atlanta. After so much cold, ice, and gloom during the winter, the populous of Atlanta has been blessed with several gloriously warm and sunny weekends.
This year has been a great one. I've been fortunate enough to travel around the world and see some incredible sights. It's funny that the more one travels the more one really appreciates wherever it is you call home. This year I was away from home for the Thanksgiving holiday. So I'm very thankful to be amongst family for Christmas.
I'm about to embark on a trip around the world. Maybe not literaly around the world, but pretty close. As part of a documentary (Imba Means Sing) I've been helping to make, I'll be flying to Ireland to document African Children's Choir #39 trip back home to Uganda. Choir #39 has been on tour the past 18 months. The kids have traveled all over The U.S. and Canada and are now on their way home through The U.K.