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June '14

I began a new sketchbook, Tidbits, for digital compositions.

This summer I will be returning to Tassajara to deepen my Zen practice. I will have no phone or internet, but you can write me:
Tassajara Zen Mountain Center
39171 Tassajara Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

May '14

A new album and a new ep!

Songs for Training and Encouragement features ten new tunes about lanterns, bugs, television, regret, renewal, and lots of other stuff!

Poem Settings is a project I am just beginning. So far I have set-to-music poems by Deborah Poe, Shel Silverstein, W.S. Merwin, and Nancy Willard.

April '14

I've joined Patreon, a new crowdfunding platform. If you like my work, please consider becoming a sponsor by making a regular contribution of your choice.

Also, I now have a Youtube channel for some of my tunes.

February '14:

Donn Lloyd Tippett passed away last month. He was a wonderful father to me, with a wise, gentle and charming spirit. I'm so grateful for all he taught me, and for the time I got to spend with him before his graduation from this world.

For those that knew me by the stage name Gainsborough, I've decided to let that go. I'm happier just to refer to myself by the name Dad gave me.

January '14:

Two new sketchbooks: "Play Against Curses", and "Watch and Wait." Probably I will add to these in weeks to come. Also, I added a few new compositions to the Aleatorium, and redesigned its look. Hooray for jQuery!

December '13:

Welcome to the new site! In addition to changing the design to accomodate new songs and sketches, I've added an Aleatorium, for exploring the process of creating with randomness. And this little diorama in the footer... click on the ghosts!