Saturday, March 17, 2012

Playlist

Live

March 10, 2012
Orfee et Eurydice - Gluck

Seattle Opera - McCaw Hall, Seattle

In considering another time's consideration of another time's story it is important to keep in mind that our own time's consideration of that other time's story is just as suspect. Hence our discomfort with the neo-classical aspects that seem to us most perverse - the happy ending and the Deus ex machina - was made evident in the Teletubbysian fields and the clown on the bicycle. But opera staging, at its very best, is a botch, and this production did have some attractive aspects. We seem more comfortable with the dark aspects of the story, and the production of those moments was effectively stark. Musically I can only listen with jaw agape. It is a truly stunning thing.

Recorded

March 11, 2012
Sweet Man - Danny Small and His Ukulele Boys [from Allen Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]

As though not directly singing the song, or at least not singing it directly to us.

I'm Just Wild About Henry - Jimmy Dorsey [from Allen Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]

Tonguing display almost like crazy Polka music.

The Great Pretender - The Platters [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
I Do - The Marvelow [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
Bonny Bunch of Roses - Fairport Convention [from Meet On The Ledge: The Classic Years (1967-1975)]

The antithesis of eighties drum sound, fat and soft, without impact.

White Dress - Fairport Convention [from Meet On The Ledge: The Classic Years (1967-1975)]
Crocodiles (album) - Echo & The Bunnymen

Narrow vocal melodies, like psalm intonation. Anxiety as a tightly-held corporation.

March 13, 2012
Banned Couple 2 - Banned Rehearsal (1985)

Seattle Gothic - photo by Jill Borner
The tapes going in each have their own distinct trajectory, and their details are heard in the context of that trajectory, forming it, informing it, being formed by it, and being informed by it. When the two tapes are mooshed together the details don't gain a new contextual trajectory so much as become divorced from it, cast loose, flotsamed and jetsamed.

March 15, 2012
Banned Rehearsal 234 - (October 1990 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Aaron Keyt)

We share readings of Poe. Aaron begins with the Raven and ends with The Cask of Amontillado.

Psalm 22 (midi) - Keith Eisenbrey
Gradus 80 - Neal Meyer

There is a stillness about it.

Time Spins - Paul Eisenbrey

Another song by my brother. This one is a strongly built number with a fabulous vocal. I might quibble about the mix (too big guitar), but hey, the playing is pretty nice.

In Session at The Tintinabulary

March 12, 2012
Banned Rehearsal 809 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Meyer

Upcoming

Friday April 6, 2012 doors open at 8:30 PM
Your Mother Should Know - Live at the High Dive
Karen's & Neal's rock band opens for Curtains For You, The Tailenders, and Youth Rescue Mission, in a benefit to support UNICEF's TAP project.

Saturday June 23, 2012 concert begins at 8:00 PM
Keith Eisenbrey - piano recital at The Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle
music by Emily Doolittle, Keith Eisenbrey, Aaron Keyt, and J. K. Randall

Saturday October 13, 2012 concert begins at 8:00 PM
Keith Eisenbrey - piano recital at The Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle
Preludes in Seattle Part 4: Preludes by Ken Benshoof, Keith Eisenbrey, Lockrem Johnson, and Greg Short

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