Posts By: Lonita Fraser

Lonita Fraser

Along with trying to learn how to play bass and making art (which involves a glorious amount of mess), I also study Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido, which is a Japanese martial art involving drawing and cutting with the sword, and I sing, mostly jazz.

I was delighted the day I discovered transcription. It’s generalised work not involving specialised training as medical and legal do, that covers the gamut from short recordings of people’s dream diaries, to hours-long university lectures on sociology. If I hadn’t signed an NDA I could tell you the strangest thing I’ve ever had to deal with on that job. But it’ll just have to remain a mystery! It is the first time in my many decades on this earth that I have found work that suits my education, my life experience, my knowledge, and my temperment. Working from home on a contract basis also gives me a rare, and cherished, life flexibility that allows me to pursue other things–or simply to take a nap in the middle of the day if I want to.

I do have a severe vision impairment that has impacted my life from birth. But, while it has been a mighty struggle at times in more ways than I care to go into here, it hasn’t gotten in the way of everything. With my art, even, it’s actually been somewhat of a help. It helps that I like abstract art when sometimes I can’t see the details of what I’m doing!

You can find me online at the places below:

Click On This – Oddio

Elvis Costello once said that ?radio was a sound salvation,? but I’m not certain he anticipated what some people would end up doing with music?and music-related things?as their victims. Sound files, and pictures, and words, oh my! 100 Worst Cover Songs I’m not even going to attempt to describe this for you. Enjoy the horror… Read more »

Click On This – Random Coolness

Sometimes it just beats all what human beings spend their time making, doing, being, and sharing with others. The limitless capacity of the human mind is stunning. Highway Hi-Fi It’s almost impossible to believe someone actually created that. Can you imagine the skips if you hit a pothole? Where’s Willy? The Willy in this case… Read more »

Click On This – Body Being

We do an incredible amount of things to our bodies, or at them, or with them, or put into them. Sometimes those things are humorous and harmless, sometimes they aren’t. Sometimes they are pragmatic and necessary; and sometimes they’re just cultural motivations based on religion or prowess or aesthetics. The body is our permanent home… Read more »

Click On This – Half-Baked

We are compelled by our very natures to certain terrible habits that we cannot avoid–eating, sleeping, that sort of stuff. Filthy, but what can ya do? This week we have some treats; food, and food for the soul. Hobo Soup This reminds me of those classic translation troubles English-speaking companies have when they try to… Read more »

Click On This – Bizzart

Art, like beauty, may be in the eye of the beholder, but there is no denying that what follows are some truly nifty fruits of the creative seed. Synesthetic Bubblegum Cards With five packs to choose from (so far), these digital sweets are a treat for the eyes. Sit back and watch them transform and… Read more »

Click On This – Flicks

I love movies of all kinds; old, new, Bond, horror, historical fiction, genre films, art house films–all of it. It can be an extremely enjoyable experience to see a story come to life before you. Posters One of the more interesting things surrounding the making of films can sometimes be the advertising; specifically, movie posters…. Read more »

Click On This – Taster’s Choice

It’s harvest time and Thanksgiving and Halloween approach, so thoughts of many a soul turn to bringing in the crops and raking in the sugar on the 31st. The latter may just be a treat, an extra, but the basic truth of the matter is that if we don’t eat, we don’t live. Food might… Read more »

Click On This – Bricktionary

One of the great capacities of the human creature is the expansiveness of our imaginations; not only what we invent with our ceaseless ocean of creativity, but also what uses we put those inventions to. Toys are by no means free from imaginative use; and, in the case of LEGO, it seems that there is… Read more »

Lost In Translation – Pride and Prejudice x 3

Lost In Translation: Pride and Prejudice x 3 Whenever a popular novel hits the shelves, it’s almost certain that a film version will follow. And it’s equally certain to give rise to a debate: which was better, the film or the book? While I am not a big fan of film remakes in general, there… Read more »

Click On This – Watching the Wheels

You gotta get there, right? You might be getting there by foot, air, rail, water, or road, but you’re getting there . . . or maybe you’re just playing at it. World’s Largest Railway Model This makes me want to set up my own choo-choos. Yes, as a matter of fact, I do have choo-choos!… Read more »