Sunday, June 30, 2013



June 23, 2013
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins

Carefully balanced and tautly stacked. Every aspect of this mix is a drum except the drums, which are nearly non-present.

Banned Mixer 3 - Banned Rehearsal

An aspect of our early sessions that pushes forward in these four-ply mixers is the heavy inclusion of pre-recorded and captured sound: phonographs, radio, other session tapes, and separately recorded snippets of the current session. One five minute stretch of Banned Rehearsal 7, a "sudden song" improvised by Aaron, is fed back in so often that by the time four tapes are stacked together 10 minutes hardly go by in which Bickleton Burger isn't heard. Somewhat random selections from my phonograph collection attempt both to borrow masterpiece glory and draw rude mustachios. The conflict between these desires comes through loud and clear.

Holmes Harbor near Freeland, Washington, ca. 1985
June 25, 2013
Banned Mixer 4 - Banned Rehearsal

Din run amurk.

June 26, 2013
Banned Mixer 5 - Banned Rehearsal

Distance, residue, attempts at possibilities.

June 27, 2013
Banned Rehearsal 40 - (July 1985, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Aaron Keyt, Neal Meyer)

It was the 4th of July and the band was at my folks' cabin on Whidbey Island. I had not a clue that 15 months later I would be there with Karen on our honeymoon. Much of the session is given to spirited readings of my childhood books: Hop on Pop, Are You My Mother,  and a mid-sixties book about space-flight. There is a brassy strummy blatty march featuring, every now and then, some truly fabulous power beats - for a pulse or three: interstitial dynamite. But the overriding sense is theatrical and infantile. A useful bonding activity, perhaps, but not a tape I'd be comfortable sharing.

In Session at the Tintinabulary

June 24, 2013
Banned Rehearsal 839 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Aaron Keyt, Steve Kennedy, Neal Meyer

We celebrated the 29th Bannediversary. We hope to make the 30th a public performance.


Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 8:30 PM
Peterman, Your Mother Should Know, Pouch
Victory Lounge, 433 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle

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