Sunday, February 12, 2012



February 4, 2012
More Cool Tunes For A Hot New Stove
Prospect Congregational United Church of Christ - Seattle

Your Mother Should Know; John Daugherty, with Charlie Loesel and Steve Alfred; Charlie Loesel; Raindrop Quartet; Roland Holloway, with Tom and Rosemary Bell; Cuatro; Frank Trujillo, with Tom Bell

A semi-amateur variety show to fund the replacement of an 80 year old stove. All acquitted themselves admirably. My wife's band, Your Mother Should Know, played a stripped-down unplugged set. The Raindrop Quartet really are that young, but they are lots of fun, quite capable, and carry themselves scary well. They bear watching.

Raindrop Quartet

February 9, 2012
The 27th Seattle Improvised Music Festival
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle

Jamie Drouin, John Teske, Matthieu Ruhlmann, Jonathan Way, Taku Sugimoto, Mara Sedlins, Lance Olsen, Mark Collins, Jack Wright, Paul Hoskin, Jeph Jerman, Doug Theriault

Tiny edge of intent dark or dim
Empty environs vacant hive
Squatters seep

Note's incipits
Tactile heft blasting
Hushed long still line

Whale Song if X sang Whale Song where X is invisible if hidden blatant if frightened porous if soft brilliant if cornered pungent if ripe bickerous if baffled
(distant shelling) (battle of the boojum)
Snark Song if X sang Snark Song where X is
Jub of the Crycry

Thoughts I might have had about the socioaesthetics of free improv blown away by the engaging spectacle of that 12 foot long sax.


February 7, 2012
My Heart - Louis Armstrong [from Hot Fives And Sevens]
No Trumps - Fred Gardner's Texas University Troubadours [from Allen Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]
Playing The Races - John Lee Hooker [from The Legendary Modern Recordings 1948 - 1954]

Manhandling his guitar as though it were a toy ukelele.

Pledging My Love - Johnny Ace [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
Mountain Of Love - Harold Dorman [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
Day Tripper - The Beatles [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Sly and the Family Stone [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]

Is it just me, or does this edge toward what would in a later age be hip hop?

One More Chance - Fairport Convention [from Meet On The Ledge: The Classic Years (1967-1975)]
Monkeys - Echo And The Bunnymen [collected from Nancy's Mix]

In Session at The Tintinabulary

February 6, 2012
Gradus 206 - Neal Meyer

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