October 21, 2017
Gallery 1412, Seattle
When the lights are out inside where we are, the lights from back stage leak through the cracks in the wall into the darkness where we are.
October 22, 2017
A Galliardes Gygge - William Byrd - Elizabeth Farr [from My Ladye Nevells Booke]
Concerned with distinctions: common and elite. How close to the surface the common is, how sophisticated is the ornament. All dressed up for court.
Bach designs his material so that it does what he wants it to do. The Inversus almost pulls off the Satie trick of having no difference from the Rectus that makes any difference, it is clearly the same piece in every particular that matters. Heaven and earth, up and down, near to each other past touching.
The King of the Zulus - Louis Armstrong's Hot Five [from Hot Fives and Sevens]
Solo impersonations, complete with shticks-aplenty. It can so easily be heard as exactly a blackface act, and they know it, but it is their shoe in the door.
Talking Columbia - Woody Guthrie [from Columbia River Collection]
Musical journalism, he even tries to stay on topic, but he has a knack for wandering off before you realize where he has led you.
Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitsky - Howard Hanson - Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz
Fugal, but rolling in heaves and billows, smoothly in billows and heaves. No non sequiturs here. Edges are beveled soft as a lakeside morning. Hints of Wagner and Ravel, Tunes murmur among the voices, veering toward Hollywood grandiosity.
O Sons and Daughters - Williams - Lake Washington Singers, Betty Eisenbrey [from Spring Concert 1961]
Ripped from an LP, from back in the day when you could press just a few for memory's sake.
Good Thing (Remix) - Paul Revere and the Raiders [from The Legend of Paul Revere]
On the fine line between sincere and creepy, in the end it's so blatantly pornographic I am amazed it was allowed on the radio.
Mercedes Benz - Janis Joplin [from Pearl]
Her entire body goes into the foundation of her sound. A cackle to start. She near-rhymes 'poor', 'tired', and 'Lord'.
The happy version of the opening from Pink Floyd's Money.
a cheery world cartoon
body smoothed out of voice entire
by intent and engineering
classy songwriting though
Hamburger Lady - Throbbing Gristle [from The Best of Throbbing Gristle]
A dial twiddling virtuouso
undulating a bit like ol' heaves and billows himself.
October 24, 2017
Banned Rehearsal 66 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Neal Kosály-Meyer [March 1986]
We may have started to see Banned Rehearsal 100 in the lights by then.
a furnace hum some
tappings around and some
tapings around ocarina
we drag the room and pick up noises as we go
|The Boospook Pumpkin|
again cassettes were our effect set
stacked literally and loopilly
dragging the past off the seafloor
sounds of its mechanisms
spring doors clopping shut
the immediate is a surface upon which the past is etched
we are the vinyl
as long as it takes
an ur gent mess age from the odd IO re cord industry
Neal names our first brace of kittens
after a political announcement
we stop out to birds
and wind roar train
for the west leaves
in 20 minutes better hurry
Song Three - Infamous Menagerie
Gets that world weary sneery ugly that PIL aimed at but missed.
In Session at the Tintinabulary
October 20, 2017
Construction - Karen Eisenbrey
While at work, Karen recorded several minutes of hammering from across the street.
October 23, 2017
Banned Rehearsal 945 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt
Only 55 to go before number 1000. We'll probably get there before 2020 if we keep going.
October 27, 2017
The Boospook Story - Karen Eisenbrey
Shortly after we were married (31 years ago this month) Karen made a piece of brilliance, a picture book titled "The Boospook Story". She reads it here, with preambleous conversation among Isaac, Karen, and Keith Eisenbrey.
|The Boospook Stump|