Saturday, April 13, 2019



"But, what time are we discussing? That is, whose time? I ask because if it's a matter between my descriptive time and the piece's time, then the issue is not time and temporality but rather the spacing between the two times and someone's (my) desire to minimize that spacing, or redescribed, to align or otherwise match the times, with the assumption that a closeness of fit in some sense matches or otherwise accords with human closeness, that is, that pieces and people can communicate as people and people communicate, and that communication is the utopian moment in these texts."
- Scott Gleason "A Group of Listenings" Open Space Magazine issue 19/20 fall 2015/spring 2016


Philipsburg, Montana fixture part

April 7, 2019
Eleanor Rigby (strings only) - The Beatles [from Anthology Volume 2]

like finding someone's old shoe

Something In Blue - Thelonious Monk [from The London Collection]

as voice leading, treats small alterations in the interval of parallelism as a change in motion type, a juncture

Kind of Woman (remastered) - Stevie Nix [from Bella Donna]

song as greeting card
proxy serenader
surrender serenader
what might want being said but better by the avatar
mix tape inclusion possibility

I See Stars - Screaming Trees [from Clairvoyance]

high energy pressure applied at certain wavelengths like a mouth shape or accent shape

N.O.U. Cooking With Gas! - The Nation of Ulysses [from Kill Rock Stars]

in glorious demo quality
an instrumental with weird echo balance
bass! drums sax vibraphone
a near jazz experience

"Mrs. Ramsay rose. Lily rose." - Keith Eisenbrey - Keith Eisenbrey [composed 2001, recorded March 2019]

bits share gestures or echoes of gestures
but not shapes, except, perhaps, the shape of dissipation
Ken & I: that the notes go away is the piano's true strength, an automatic theme
very much a thinking like Ken Benshoof sort of piece
in this sense: Ken is sensitive to the sizes of and trajectories of affect/figuration time spans
i.e. musical material hunks
it was a regular theme of our lessons lo these many decades past
my sensitivity to them doesn't have the same flavor as Ken's
but how could it?
but it is indisputably there

Philipsburg, Montana fixture art
Cowboy Waltz - Earl Murphey, Bill Ashley [from Art of Field Recording Volume 1]

guitar and fiddle
plucker and scraper
played so as not to allow the bodies playing to be lost in the played out to us body song

Sow Took the Measles All Tracks - Train Case [June 2011]

each track in a row
yup, internet
he says
first everybody guide track
then just guitar
as chords change tones are reborn
then after pause
the guitar again
another pause
before Karen sings
and nicely too
then Neal sings his harmony as a kind of psalmtone song
he wants to do it one more time
always the intro wait wait wait space
but is a better take at that
then another guitar track

Battle Cry - Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band [from Yugen 3]

cinematic Valkyrie schrei

(if you escape
with our bones
all in your bag
you will be fortunate)

the scary kind
root magic

April 9, 2019

Hallelujah - Lake Washington Singers, Betty Eisenbrey [April 1966]

not that one
but another

Santa Claus and His Old Lady - Cheech & Chong [a Rescued Record]

knowledge and remembering
kicked out of the projects

connection with other persons requires connection with personal history
you need, if not to speak their language, to hear it

Stranger In a Strange Land - U2 [from October]

moves indoors to big room sound to a smaller room sound
the space around us, joining us, shifts volumetrically

April 11,2019
Banned Rehearsal 100 Side A - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Neal Kosály-Meyer [June 1986]

Karen at the Blowout, near Bickleton, WA, in the past
we have done it
but first the patriotistical hymn

whew that's over
we have in deed be gun
the apple is criticised
a few toys and Karen's drums chime to begin be gin
what did we do with the pow'r chord?
Outpost Bickleton Manse (the one Karen moved into after growing up in the first one)
easily we enter into session sessile mode (we sit) and or metaphorically

at drums me
at piano Neal
at harmonica Karen?

difficult to rememorize at this rememove
when it becomes so focused of a sudden falling into

Karen reads the paper

food registration due Friday
guitar and drums left off the little half guitar
they went into classrooms ate hot lunch and came home
Grandview School District is currently accepting applications
for one half Kinder Garten teacher
lunch menus
Mabton School District and milk

last day
Sunnyside School District
hey hey hey

sudden song
Philipsburg, Montana just for nice
when the time comes where you gonna be who'll be right who'll be left when a strummy breathy breathing strumming poem
the Sudden Song project persisted throughout 1985-86
quiets down fierce

In Session at the Tintinabulary

April 8, 2019
Banned Rehearsal 979 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer


here is polenka tell in french well brought-up
punch yes sing you keep standing get money
that will be much for that's quite a lullaby

would draw thunder
the lion in my wall

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