Saturday, August 30, 2014


Upcoming This Week

Thursday, September 4, 2014 9pm
Your Mother Should Know
The Spencer Glenn Band
Canals of Venice
Rendezvous, Seattle
August 26, 2014
Percussion Symphony - Charles Wuorinen - New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, Raymond DesRoches
There are very few pieces of recorded music I feel are better served on headphones than through speakers. This may be one of them, simply because the volume needs to be cranked so high to bring the quiet stretches up from inaudible that the loud bits make me nervous for my speakers, not to mention my neighbors. Live, I presume, the effect would be magnificent - thunderous to intimate whisper.
The Flowers of Romance - Public Image Ltd.
Fastidious insistence on deliberate drabness. Upside-down sound design. Eno's flip side.
Casio Improvisation No. 1 - Larry Solomon
Cross-rhythms of frantic birdhoot in viscous undulation. Starlings flock through honey.
August 28, 2014
Two3 No. 5 - John Cage - Stefan Hussong, Hiroyuki Okano
All cues to pitch-centered listening activated in order to be thwarted.
Deceived By Starlight - Roger Zahab - Dale Speicher
steady yearning unwavers
firm vigorous resolves
shrugging off magic if possible (or)
Tango Orientale - Ole Saxe - Karen Bentley-Pollick, Ivan Sokolov
Never gives up its dance.
Midnight at the Apollo 13 - Gas Huffer [from The Funhouse Comp Thing]
This is not about being new, it is about being plugged in to a source.
In The Pines - No Man's String Band
Sthrum-heavy plain song straight play.
In Session at the Tintinabulary
August 24, 2014
Transverse Flute 140824
August 25, 2014
Banned Rehearsal 868 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Meyer
One last time on the porch for the Summer. (we presume).
August 29, 2014
Walk Home (parts 1 and 2) - Keith Eisenbrey
Last year I walked home from work (about 7 miles) one evening, meeting Karen at the half-way point for supper. This time I decided to record the experience. I tucked a miniature recorder into the right side pocket of my backpack, padding it with a wool sock, and off I went. I turned it off when I got to the restaurant and started it again when we left. The first part, from the Columbia Center at 5th and Columbia, north on 5th Avenue, right on Stewart, left on Eastlake is mostly traffic noise and a few glimpses of conversation. The second part, across the University Bridge, right on Campus Parkway, left on the Ave, right on NE 75th, left on 20th, left on 88th to home, includes my conversation with Karen, the subject of which is partly the remarkable coincidence of our chance dinner companions at Little Water Cantina. We were sharing our table with a young couple and as we talked it eventually came out that they were also Karen and Keith. We showed each other our IDs to prove we weren't pulling legs. On top of that, they had gotten married in Ship Bottom, New Jersey, which is the one place on the shore I've actually been to.

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