Saturday, May 26, 2018



May 20, 2018
Sellingers Rownde - William Byrd - Elizabeth Farr [from My Ladye Nevells Booke]

differentiating between the strummy-beat stuff and the fiddly-bit stuff
each goes its way
but the strummy-beat leads the dance
the purpose of variations, here, is not to venture far far afield, but to delight in wit and subtleties
and oh the delight!

Death Might Be Your Santa Claus - Rev. J. M. Gates [from Goodbye Babylon]

Sprechstimme inverted
not song sinking toward speech
but speech lifting toward song

Rollin' Heart - Vaughn Monroe [a Rescued Record]

advice (mixed)
big voice
just enough electric guitar (?) for an awesome solo
and horns!
and backing vocals!
fanfare to end

Milestones - Bill Evans Trio [from Waltz for Debby]

a trio's trio
(not a piano solo with backing band)
a piece for trio solo with occasional spotlights

The Dangling Conversation - Simon & Garfunkel [from Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme]

for the benefit of the music biz
he shows of what he is professionally capable
can songwrite
can sing
can arrange
can mix
can even do a subtle bit of acting there in the singing, like Bowie made a whole career of

Unnamed Track #14 - Tillicum Junior High School Band [from my mom's tape of March 1971]

vigorously triumphal
a bit wooly in the composition department
pointless repeats
time falling flat

Killer - Walt Wagner [from Caprice]

audition sampler tape portfolio resumé
hire me
what I can do
goes around at least once too many times
trying to outcool Bernstein
please don't

Seventeen Prepuntal Contraludes - Keith Eisenbrey [from my recital of February 2018]

Me, back in the day, with what I thought was a nice shirt
I had more bravado in the tempos when I was younger
I play more carefully now
the piano writing is, if am allowed to brag, fab.
I divvied up the pieces so that I could turn the pages myself
this created an interesting set of mini-suites, new to this reading

Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - J. S. Bach [from Hallmark's Listen to the Joy]

the arrangement is painfully awful
the instrumental sounds fail to earn their place
not even the harpsichord can save it, just sounds antique-y, not authentic

Banned Rehearsal 265 - John E, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Aaron Keyt [August 1991]

only way to get a large legacy
sounds like Toad Hall in the Age of Resin
crud-organ and violin duet
Russian Ouster Overture in light of this week's events
duet with distance
plain as it gets
dirt in the down down in the dirt
low in the crud effect like that of the butterfly but more sublime, universal
the sort of vintage sound one never hears on radio
what the 90s really sounded like
Gorbo's gone Gorbo's back just like that he rose on the third day
mocking percussion solo accompaniment by ROO
this is the other tune
the one not known by Harry Truman
becoming drum circle for comment and prophecy
Literary criticism Howl was the clearin' of his throat
oom ba baby slide whistle ghostings extended vocal duet in tongues
how timely, for Pentecost
buddha baby doo dah boobfood
discourse about scat
sitting up (the struggle)
some dirty limericks

Tombstone Track - The Boss Martians [from 13 Evil Tales]

darkedged beachboys highschool dragrace legendsong

The Magical Fairy Princess - The Bran Flakes [from Sonicabal 2001]

soundtrack for creepy animation film doll toy object person
like a puppy dog's tummy not its tail

Ballin' The Jack - Brad Anderson [from Dark Energy - Interstellar Pianos]

pianistic figurations as blunt object combat
structured like artsy mini psychohorror film with sci-fi tinge

Misc 110518 - Keith Eisenbrey [May 2011]

four seconds of sound scraps I found on my hard drive a few years ago. Two of them are the only bits of sound I was ever able to extract from C-Sound, one is a wee bit of Padme from Star Wars Episode 1, and the fourth is Microsoft Sam. Not in that order. You could listen to it several times in the time it takes to read this.

Alleyways - Ravenna Woods [from Alleyways & Animals EP]

Prince Costello as a baritone

(blogger's note: from Byrd to Ravenna Woods in a day!)

May 23, 2018
Munsers Alman - William Byrd - Elizabeth Farr [from My Ladye Nevells Booke]

block chords given several species of spins and vectors
each vector and spin given its own several and back again

On Jordan's Stormy Banks We Stand - Seventh Day Adventist Choir [from Goodbye Babylon]

anotomical ecstasy song
prophecy and prayer commingled

Serenata - Walter Piston - New York Chamber Symphony of the 92nd Street Y, Gerard Schwarz

miniature Great Moments
by the book in the middle of the road

Porgy (I Loves You, Porgy) - Bill Evans Trio [from Waltz for Debby]

just one of those things
just one of those perfect things
he sings a song and opens a window and turns back to sing the song
he sings the song

Flowers Never Bend With the Rainfall - Simon & Garfunkel [from Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme]

oh that ever so meaning laden last dissonant tkwhang #so #sincere

Unnamed Track #15 - Tillicum Junior High School Band [from my mom's tape of March 1971]

unidentifiably familiar accelerando dance from further Europe

Now Those Things Are Gone - Walt Wagner [from Caprice]

unable to not overplay his hand
unable to not overact the song

Unlabeled Track 4 - Empire Brass Quintet [from American Brass Band Journal Revisited]

bandstand in the park
of a Summer

May 24, 2018
Banned Rehearsal 75 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Neal Kosály-Meyer [May 1986]

unsightly clavichord hair
the dijeridu
was nu
now she finishes the muffin story
the dangers of conformity
bran' new life
gonna have me a wife
itsa bran' new day
gonna go down
to Californighay
lots of pluck
Strum und Din
honing in on that perfect disintonation
Aku in the back (ground)
winding toys up letting go
Eccliastical Musings screeching away glorioso
all of the old odd faves
(liberated intonation)
sacrificing accuracy in favor of precision or vice versa
all those metronomes Neal and I recorded like a cricket field
vamp to close
never fade

Toast - Infamous Menagerie

pressed into descent
forced down
arm wrestle resistance
what they are saying is for tribal members only

Long Hair Lenny - The Boss Martians [from 13 Evil Tales]

novelty song pastiche
. . . with your wavy curls

Third of Thumbs - atlatl [from Sonicabal 2001]

big bee buzz the floor bass (disturbs cats)

In Session at the Tintinabulary

May 21, 2018
Banned Rehearsal 959 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer

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