What I’m Doing Now

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What I’m Doing Now

These are the things I am working on now, in no particular order.

Pepperhead Studios:

  • Creating Piezo Soundscapes and Noise Improvs with home-made instruments. Check out the recent Craft Night with Greenwood Friends School.
  • Playing bass in some projects…
    • Ed Zuber Project – original rock, punk songs with guitarist/songwriter Ed Zuber and drummer Urie Kline.
    • Negodniki jazz ensemble – rehearsing for April performance at Greenwood Friends School benefit in Lewisburg.
    • Mike Hickey’s ad hoc blues band with Urie Kline (drums). Most recently performed at Greenwood Friends School’s Fall Festival. Gearing up for the GFS fundraising auction in April 2017.
  • Celebrating the release of Michael Hickey’s album “55 and Sunny” an eclectic, up-beat collection of 16 songs–fifteen new compositions and a new arrangement of a traditional English folk tune. The tunes range from swinging blues to raucous Balkan dance music, from Afro-pop, Celtic, and Cuban-influenced instrumentals to New Orleans-influenced R&B.
  • Rehearsing with Fricknadorable for our Spring performance season. Audra has written another new song, so we’re also one step closer to having enough for an EP or full-length album.
  • NOT MULTITASKING! – read about the research!!

Geisinger:

  • IT Project Manager for:
    • a PCORI-funded Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) study to assist patients and their care managers.
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome project to examine how patients are assigned and adhere to their discharge medications.
  • Getting up to speed on some genomics projects.
  • Learning more about how the worlds of IT and Research intersect.
  • Working on a proposal to bring more design thinking and usability testing to our projects.
  • NOT multi-tasking – read the business case!!

Personal:

  • Throwing out or recycling old stuff that I don’t need. Lots of cleaning, making use of the many winter hours indoors to help pass the time.
  • Making some long overdue updates to jeremydeprisco.com – Fixed Lyrics pages, reworking slider, reworking services.
  • Reading:
    • Current: Reading: Design of Everyday Things – Don Norman and the Nicholson translation of Rumi’s Masnavi (complete with many bad OCR errors).
    • Just finished: Fahrenheit 451
  • Relaunching MINDSPEAK.COM
  • Electronics experiments & gadgets:
    • Black Fly piezo/spring contraption copy/mod (picts/sound coming soon)
    • JFET preamp for piezo projects.
    • See more at my project pages.
  • Examining my career trajectory closely through a Napoleon Hill lens.
  • Listening: Art of War via Librivox
  • Sometimes watching Netflix, mostly in the winter:
  • NOT MULTITASKING!! More research!!

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jjdeprisco

Owner of Pepperhead Studios, guitarist in Fricknadorable, and Electro-acoustic sound designer/experimenter.