Saturday, December 23, 2017



December 16, 2017
Neal Kosály-Meyer recites Finnegans Wake Chapter 4
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle

Karen and I had small parts to play (Karen on bodhrán, me on a venerable complex of lighting equipment). Neal proceeded, in this fourth chapter, to, as the book says, murder all the English he knows.


December 17, 2017
Banned Rehearsal 788 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer [March 2011]

First a Visitor Services Song sung by Neal
then a delicately clackety sound with bell kit

we have wandered together into a huge dark chamber
our soundlights don't reach the roof or walls

long loose strings shine zither and washtubbass

loverly piano tune

apparitional abidingness

poking the imperturbable



Mirzya - Daler Mehndi, Sain Zahoor, Akhtar Chanl Zahri [from BollyGood Volume 1]

multi-voiced like hip hop collabs
made of parts with cleverly revealed seams

The Fourth Pavian and The Galliarde to The Fourth Pavian - William Byrd - Elizabeth Farr [from My Ladye Nevells Booke]

Not a polyphony of voices but of time planes

immense pieces despite appearances

String Band Blues - Kansas City Blues Strummers [from Alan Lowe's Really The Blues]

low overhead for a travelling crew
some folks and their easily transportable instruments
and of course some singin'

The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done - Woody Guthrie [from Columbia River Collection]

The Great Historical Bum,
Woody's nom de plume,
his actorly persona
his literary conceit

Jerry Lee Lewis
Hound Dog - Jerry Lee Lewis [from Sun Record's Definitive Hits]

Those words those near nonsense barely an excuse for a rhythm and a rhyme of improvisatory lyric emphasis

December 19, 2017
Breakers Off Baranquilla - Joseph W. Clokey [?] - Lake Washington Singers, Betty Eisenbrey, Joanne Deacon [from my mom's private tape]

suitably plangent
drifts away

I'm Your Puppet - James and Bobby Purify [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock and Soul]

on a virtual stage constructed out of reverb
also, in the mechanically presented herky jerky, a hint of Devo

Bernard Purdie - Aretha's master drummer
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock and Soul]

The drummer here is not "a drummer" in the Keith Moon Animal take it all over sense, but only an essential part of the percussion portion of the rhythm track.

The bass player is killing it.

Word on a Wing - David Bowie [from Station to Station]

open: synth tone || piano finger drawing
new || old

pacing vocal affect
pacing arrangement affect
his scheme of things
his own vocals standing in his own light

Don't Let Go The Coat - The Who [from Face Dances]

light on its feet: a bit earlier than, but of a piece with Graceland, or True Stories.

In Session at the Tintinabulary

December 18, 2017
Banned Rehearsal 948 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt

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