mkchen’s seventy-eight comments

  • Re: Murphy’s Pub

    This session, and Murphy's Pub itself, continues to hang on, though with reduced numbers as some musicians, myself included, have been reluctant to return to playing in crowded indoor settings. However, now that the omicron surge seems to be petering out,... more…

  • Re: Couth Buzzard Books

    Aaand, we're back! Thanks to decreasing COVID-19 case counts and a decent vaccination rate in our state and county (as of November 15, 80% of Washingtonians 12 and over had received at least one COVID vaccine dose, while 73.9% are fully vaccinated), we we... more…

  • Re: Couth Buzzard Books

    Way past time for an update here. The CB session is still thriving on its regular schedule albeit virtually. We were close to resuming in-person sessions in July but then as it became clear that we were in for a fifth surge of COVID here in Washington sta... more…

  • Re: Covid and whistles

    Makes sense to me that for most wind instruments there would be less droplet projection than for vocalization since the entire airstream is directed through the instrument. Flutes are another matter, but then again the lip opening of one's flute embouchur... more…

  • Re: Murphy’s Pub

    Set to resume this Monday, July 5! more…

  • Re: Post Pandemic Virtual / Zoom Sessions

    Here in Seattle 2 of the 4 weekly open pub sessions that were running pre-pandemic are scheduled to resume this week. One of the 4 is gone forever as that pub has closed permanently. In King County (which includes Seattle) over 73% of residents age 16+ ar... more…

  • Re: A look back at 2020 on thesession.org

    Thanks for all you've done for the community, Jeremy! We look forward to sharing some tunes with you again in Seattle one of these days. more…

  • Re: SonoBus - New free open-source low-latency multi-player live session program

    Thanks. For some reason thesession.org is trying to re-post my previous comment so I'm editing it down here. more…

  • Re: SonoBus - New free open-source low-latency multi-player live session program

    Thanks, Michael! This looks promising. I glanced at the website and it looks like this does not support video so is audio only. Is that correct? So presumably one could set up a Zoom meeting for the visuals and use Sonobus for the audio? more…

  • Re: Recommended Online Sessions?

    This session is now on Zoom, keeping with our pre-pandemic 1st and 3rd Saturday schedule. Most participants are local to Seattle, but we also have regular participants from Tacoma, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area and St. Louis. Starts at 1100 Pacific Tim... more…