Saturday, March 26, 2016



March 24, 2016
N Blues - George O'Connor [from Alan Lowe's Really The Blues]

"The blues ain't nothin' but a good man feelin' bad". Train sounds roll through now and then, presumably created with stage sound effects. Due, however, to the recording fidelity available in 1916, there is not enough granularity to easily distinguish a sound-effect from the real thing. It may as well be a real train rolling through. Not the original title, of course. Even so a truly magnificent track.

Johnny Dunn
Old Time Blues - Johnny Dunn [from Alan Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]

The swing here has less to do with time point rhythm than with weight. The eighth notes are played pretty much evenly in time, but are weighted as though they were in triplets. Hips move on the beat, gliding off at a slant.

Three Preludes (2nd Prelude) - George Gerswhin [from Alan Lowe's Really The Blues]

If the blues are a music of dislocation, of severance, of alienation, these are heard in the shapes of the voids between the time senses of the melody and the time senses of the thump thump thump thump underlying.

did he ever smile?
German Dances - Schubert/Webern - Frankfurter Funkorchester, Anton Webern; recorded live at the Frankfurter Funkhaus 12/29/1932

Phrases end with an extreme slowing, each picking back up of tempo finding some aspect of the picked back up tempo that sounds like a continuation of a subdivision of the slowed down tempo. Schubertian phrase fractals.

In Session at the Tintinabulary

March 21, 2016
Banned Telepath 46 Seattle 160321
Banned Telepath 46 Somerville 160321
Banned Rehearsal 907 160321 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, and Neal Kosály-Meyer (in Seattle); Aaron Keyt (in Somerville)

March 22, 2016
Something of Mine (backing vocals and acoustic guitar tracks) - Your Mother Should Know (as St. Rage)
Focus (demo) - Your Mother Should Know (as St. Rage)

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