February 24, 2012
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle
An electronically enabled she-minstrel traveling relatively light, equipment-wise: a clarinet, an amplifier with a few gizmos, and some small percussion. Build-a-music on the spot. Lighthearted but too rich in timbre and rhythm to be lightweight. Focused, center-of-the head vocal production (think mid-eurasian folk singing). Bravely winning.
February 19, 2012
Yes! I'm In The Barrel - Louis Armstrong's Hot Five [from Hot Fives And Sevens]
Fifty Miles of Elbow Room - Rev. F. W. McGee [from Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music]
Somewhere in the back of James Brown's head is this sound, keeping him honest, chasing him.
Wednesday Evening - John Lee Hooker [from The Legendary Modern Recordings 1948 - 1954]
Sincerely - The Moonglows [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
Fancy brush-work on the drums. Check it out.
Rank Strangers - The Stanley Brothers [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
Help Me Rhonda - the Beach Boys [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
Poor Will And The Jolly Hangman - Fairport Convention [from Meet On The Ledge: The Classic Years (1967-1975)]
Rising For The Moon - Fairport Convention [from Meet On The Ledge: The Classic Years (1967-1975)]
Deeply back-cross-mixed influences. Syncretism upon and within syncretism.
On The Radio - Donna Summer [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
February 21, 2012
Banned Sectional 2 KEENWM - (May 1985, Keith Eisenbrey, Neal Meyer)
|A fragment of the highly technical interface|
In 1984 I bought a used Wurlitzer Funmaker Sprite in Greenwood for $200. What sold it for me was that you could play all the push-button rhythms at once, and slow them way way down. Here the effect of the mechanical rhythms is not to set a tempo but to delineate exactly in what wise there is no such thing. The other beauty of the Sprite much on display here is that not a single sound that can be made on it is in good taste. It is all and throughout rich cheap crudiness. We got a lot of use out of it, and its wonders are amply documented. Currently it is being slowly reborn into an entirely new device.
Dear 23 - The Posies
The ironic '80s counterpart to the psychedelic '60s sincerity.
In Session at The Tintinabulary
February 20, 2012
Gradus 206 - Neal Meyer
|Just Like That|