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Mon, Feb 23, 2015
New Pornographers (Calvin)

Lightly attended goodness.

[A few New Pornographer photos]
[Set list]

02/23/2015 22:13 | Category: /music
Wed, Feb 11, 2015
Flexible Flyer

Trapped nostalgia.


[Flexible Flyer - mp3 download]

02/11/2015 14:59 | Category: /music
Tue, Feb 10, 2015
Yawfle Studies Crunk

The Gorey kind, not the hip-hop kind. In other words, drastic staring.


[Yawfle Studies Crunk - mp3 download]
[Yawfle Studies Crunk - PDF score]

02/10/2015 17:58 | Category: /music
That 1 Guy (Parish Public House)

With a homemade tube bass-electronic drum-thing dubbed the "Magic Pipe" and a song called Buttmachine it doesn't get any better than that. Jack Nemier opened with his usual energetic delivery.
[That 1 Guy]
[Jack Nemier]
02/10/2015 15:00 | Category: /music
Mon, Dec 22, 2014
Selkirk Hurdle


Some more homemade American music. This is a result of trying to practice solo swaps for bluegrass. Attempting this myself, as is abundantly clear, demonstrates the difficulty and artistry of those who can do it apparently effortlessly. Maybe someday, but until then, this is posted in case someone wants to learn it with me..
[Selkirk Hurdle (mp3 download)]
Sun, Dec 07, 2014
NY State of Health

Decided to set up my midi stuff while on hold with NY State of Health this week. This pile of nonsense spewed forth. Yes, it's annoying, but only a couple of samples were cut and pasted. There really were quite a lot of discreet "Please remain on the line" samples. Rather than internalize, I amuse myself and pass my annoyance on to the listener.

[Download NY State of Health MP3]
Tue, Dec 02, 2014
Fait Tain in moving pictures

In case your ears don't work without your eyes, here's Mr. Melon's first attempt at stop motion animation. Turns out it takes alot of work to get it to synchronize, or maybe tools. Who has time for that? Anyway, Socrates makes the case for bottomless pits with Guy Smiley and a guest soloist. Never too old to play with dolls...

[Fate Tain on YooToob]

Sun, Nov 30, 2014
You ordered that drink wrong

Another true story about a bar. I'm sensing a pattern.

[Download mp3]

Sun, Nov 23, 2014
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express (Helsinki)

Proving rock and roll is not yet dead and demonstrating how it's done; all with a positive attitude. As usual, one of the most entertaining performances in recent history.



[Photo page]

11/23/2014 10:34 | Category: /music
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
Fate Tain

This song does not exist.
[Download Fate Tain]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Nels Cline + Julian Lage (The Egg)

Nels Cline and Julian Lage in support of their new album convincing guitarists everywhere to give up their instrument.


Nels Cline


Julian Lage
[Nels Cline and Julian Lage at The Egg Swyer Theater]

11/21/2014 10:34 | Category: /music
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Local Hero in moving pictures

As no one listens without pictures anymore, the industrious nimble-fingered children at Sounding Stone cobbled together some random trail running iPhone footage to tell the story. Don't worry, it's jiggly on purpose.
[Local Hero video]
11/19/2014 20:00 | Category: /music
Tue, Nov 18, 2014
Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg (The Sanctuary for Independent Media)

You would think more concerts like this would happen given our proximity to New York City. Instead, a recording session at Firehouse 12 and a flight to Argentina brings improvised music from the West Coast. More please...


See similar noises here:
[Melford + Goldberg - Toulouse]

11/18/2014 09:53 | Category: /music
Thu, Nov 13, 2014
Zammuto (Elks Lodge #487)

That's right, the Elks Lodge. Mostly family and friends (I am neither) showed up to have minds blown. Very cool. A taste can be found on the KEXP YouTube channel linked under these words.
[Zammuto on KEXP (YouTube)]
11/13/2014 17:53 | Category: /music
Thu, Nov 06, 2014
Lyle Lovett (The Egg)

Acoustic performance showing off the ridiculous skills of Stuart Duncan, Keith Sewell and Viktor Krauss. Russ Kunkel on drums and John Hagen on cello did not slouch either.


11/06/2014 20:00 | Category: /music