About The Yodel
The Yodel is a construction of my own. The Content Management System, flawed & incomplete as it is, is the latest rendering of the Planet Chicken page-o-matic system that I have been poking at since 2000.
The CMS is built with php & mysql. It isn't fancy, it does just what I need it to do. Since I like to wander about at times, I have build it so I generate content on my laptop or main machine & it will sync everything when I happen to run into a connection and tell it to go... Since I only need a connection when uploading the new content. I am able to do so over a cellphone connection. This is kinda handy.
TheYodel.com is an attempt to centralize a lot iof the junk that I do. There is no commenting yet, I cant imagine would want to make a comment on these pages. but if you want to, you can reach me through the Contact page.
For the photo geeks out there, I am a mainly Canon DSLR shooter. Though I find the iPhone rather convenient, the experience of hauling a cumbersome rig about, setting up & taking a shot has satisfaction all of it's own. I suppose schlepping an 8 x 10 large format camera & exposing glass plates could only be that much more fun!
Most of my music can be found on at Chicken House Records as well as apple music, spotify etc. I release music under a few different names. for piano stuff I use the character "Gerluz."., There are a few albums and lots of singles.
I use Nouveau Guinea Wind Ensemble for Small ensemble stuff. Ensemble pieces are a huge amount of fun, but take a fair amount of attention...
For the more modern stuff I use the moniker "Gort Braggern". Lively, guitars, drums, synths... a wider sonic palette than a piano and a few instruments. Gort Braggern is an anagram of my name... and golly since it includes "Gort" I can use a Robot ast the artist representation and with a robot as the image I tend to lean a little techie on the whole thing. Oops.
I also have a penchant for hauling my audio rig to places that I think might sound intersting and I releast some of those recording under the name Sonic Landscapes. I have one set of recordings that I made in Yosemite National Park...gugling noises, blurps, and steady throaty hisses... a few of those, for some reason, were quite popular for a while. One of the recordings that I like is one where I made way out in Ontario Late September in the middle of nowhere on top of a hill... it was such a clear, beautiful day. I could see for miles all around. There had been a frost and the trees were turning and the insect life had been pretty much shut down for the year. It was so quiet. There was just the faintest amount of sound so that you knew your ears were still working. Well, of course I had to record it. so I have a fifteen minute audio file, properly named and filed away of pretty much nothing. the hiss of the recording gear is almost louder than the occasional murmurs that show up. But, that;'snot one I will post... people might think I am trying to rip off John Cage.
Anyhow... that's it. you can reach me through the Contact page.