Sunday, July 13, 2014



July 6, 2014
Symphony #2 - Honegger - Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz

first: in lockdown crouching
second: stately, dense, unadorned
third: frantic, with rescue?

Improvisation for the March of Time - Wild Bill Davison [from Allen Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]

turn the wheel and up comes the next. trumpet piano clarinet. cookin' party

Polka Dot  - George Wallington [from Allen Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]

a chunky chord rhythm moving around the beat with the precision of hyper-partchian intonation

Long Tall Sally - Little Richard [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]

skates along like a hockey puck

The Fleetwoods
Lavender Blues - The Fleetwoods [from The Very Best of The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me]

how it cycles back to the start, angelic smooth envelopment

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (live) - Bob Dylan - [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]

building up a rolling to leap over the beat and land at the next measure

Slippin' Into Darkness- War - [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]

discrete elements . clear demarcations

July 9, 2014
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers

In the song I'm Straight Jonathan Richman manages a three level conceit:a transcription of a telephone message, a message he wished he had left if he'd had the courage, and (most interestingly) a rehearsal in thought of what to say with all the back-tracking self-conviction of a will working out a decision. Other standouts on the album are Hospital and Government Center. All in all a strong showing, but there is often a tension between a song and its arrangement, as though it was uncomfortable in its clothes.

In Session in the Tintinabulary

July 7, 2014
Gradus 246 - Neal Kos├íly-Meyer

A new note :: tempo slower than breathing thinner than spill of thought's words

audible resonance :: cognitive resonance

a geography of parsed layers :: trace of tectonic action.

July 13, 2014
Sad Girl - Keith Eisenbrey
track 1 - kick drum and snare
track 2 - vocal
track 3 - hollow body electric guitar
track 4 - suspended lids

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