Yes, thank you, I've been. The theme appears to be querying the wordpress gallery because the "inspect element" on Google Chrome shows the markup and the index file does not. I don't want to dig more because I already know I can't make a theme with shortcodes... I don't know how.
Ultimately I want a responsive coverflow gallery which enables touchswipe on ipad/iphone. I guess I"ll try to combine two scripts but if this author made his own, it's probably because it doesn't work.
I don't know why I can't just do things the easy way, lol.