Sunday, July 28, 2013



July 27, 2013
Red Ribbon
Vermillion, Seattle

After a spectacular dinner in the garden at Poppy, Karen and I spiral skirted the Capital Hill Block Party (just keep the boomboom in one ear at a constant volume) to a narrow high-ceilinged space with graphics on the walls and a bar in the back. We caught just the end of the last song by the previous band, whose name I didn't hear clearly.
Red Ribbon at Vermillion

There were some unfortunate technical problems - a bad hum persisted right up to the last couple of songs, and the vocal amplification was apparently not up to the task at hand - but I suppose that is the danger of electronic gear piled higher & deeper coupled with limited time to get it all working properly. Nevertheless, the close walls and the long spaces overhead and behind gave the drum sound a lively tunnel reverb, warping the higher frequency amplified sounds quite nicely into the cymbals splashy woof, and though the vocals were not optimally up front there was something unnerving about their presence beneath the tapestral sough - as though a dragon moved unseen.


July 23, 2013
Banned Seminar 3
Banned Seminar 4

I was thinking about the pre-conscious or liminal-conscious psychoacoustic faculties by which we integrate and segregate and otherwise sort out signal into distinct singularities or sets or complexes of sounds, and how we then project or reify or otherwise create agents and instruments to have made them.

July 24, 2013
Banned Thology 1

Sixteen sessions together.

July 25, 2013
Banned Sectional 3 AK NWM - (July 1985, Aaron Keyt, Neal Meyer)

Neal and Aaron slam each other against the wall with pianos.

In Session at the TintinabularyJuly 22, 2013
Banned Rehearsal 841 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Meyer

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