Saturday, July 14, 2012



July 8, 2012
Somebody Loves Me - Fletcher Henderson [from Allen Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]
Solid Citizens (take 33) - Art Pepper [from Smack Up]
Land of 1,000 Dances - Cannibal and the Headhunters [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
C & the HH

The sound of the back-up chorus and the crowd is a psychedelic mass from which one might imagine all sorts of beasts emerging.

Revenge - Black Flag [from The First Four Years]

Anger put-on as a brand, much as one might a t-shirt.

Banned Couple 5 (1985)

July 10, 2012

Banned Rehearsal 582 (August 2000, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Aaron Keyt, Neal Meyer)

Doesn't gel easily, though full of plausible sounds. Parts that temporarily coalesce are beset by gnatty swarms just annoying enough to interrupt. Anti-catalytic.

July 11, 2012
Banned Rehearsal 686 (June 2005, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Neal Meyer)

Disparate nervous energies spar (ElGuit One : ElGuit Two : Xyl)
Midway a sudden opening unexpectedly weightless
in slo mo aware of own
slo mo
as tho
com po
re orch
Protag-o-Nistes: Xyl

BF Vocals (four versions) - Keith Eisenbrey

Four versions of the Choir of Me singing There is a Fountain Filled With Blood [Western Tune].

July 12, 2012
Mood Indigo - Duke Ellington [from Ken Burns Jazz]
Solid Citizens (take 37) - Art Pepper [from Smack Up]

Sounds like parallel play but it ain't. Helluva nice drum sound.

Lies - The Knickerbockers [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
The Knickerbockers

What the Beatles might have sounded like if they'd stayed punk.

Banned Couple 6 (1985)

The couples are two-tape mashups made before we knew what a mashup was. In this case the tapes going in were Banned Rehearsals 11 and 12. Among its participants, Banned Rehearsal 12 is notoriously awful. It was recorded in a nearly empty apartment overlooking Brooklyn Avenue in the U-District, using a trashy portable blaster. Within about 5 minutes the session had degenerated into an embarrassing display of egregiously clever witticisms. But the overlay of #11 does a wonderful thing. The verbal content of our conversation is largely obscured, but the crazy quilt of recording-qualities inflicted by the cheap blaster are thrown into spectacular relief. The result is a fabulously varied sonic world, like something Pete Comley might have concocted on some late night radio shift back in the days before digital.

In Session at the Tintinabulary

July 9, 2012
Writing for the Second Time through Finnegans Wake - John Cage - Neal Meyer, voice

Part rehearsal for the big gig on 8/11, part demo. This is shaping up to be quite the thing.


Sunday July 29, 2012
Your Mother Should Know
Comet, Seattle, 8:00PM

Thursday August 9, 2012 (tentative)
Your Mother Should Know
Rat And Raven, Seattle, 8:00PM

Saturday October 20, 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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