I live in the land of the caws of crows. What is unsettling about living in the land of the caws of crows is that their caws are direct address. They are telling, conversing, not broadcasting. They mean what they say. What is the cause that causes the caws of crows? Resentment? Revenge? Reward?
June 22, 2019
Village of Women - Neal Kosály-Meyer [August 2006]
as accepted by
Prelude - Cappore D'Angelo - Marzena Music Ensemble [from Hendrix Uncovered]
splash and fade
touch the surface
Second Thoughts Omnibus - Keith Eisenbrey [June 2016]
conceptually for 12 pianos (realized by midi)
that omnibus is a solid metallic surface
Sonata in C Minor, K. 22 - Domenico Scarlatti - Pieter-Jan Belder
just that kind of trick: to implicate an out of nothing conceptual object
by the means of: wiggling one's fingers upon the wiggly parts of a device
nostalgic quaintification of women's work
clever arrangement though!
After The Glitter Fades - Stevie Nicks [from Bella Donna]
West Coast Pop speaks Country
but why wouldn't it
Every Day - Julian Lennon [from The Secret Value of Daydreaming]
JL has a nice baritone body in the lower pipes when he allows it. The song has a creepy paternalism though, as in "Yes I need you back at home." Come back to your me-protected enclosure. "Yes I need you how I want you back at home."
June 23, 2019
Homie Don't Play That - Geto Boys [from We Can't Be Stopped]
got their dander up
technically near perfect Ballroom Rapping (Hip Hop Style)
The mistake is in thinking it only means what it is saying.
Track 2.4 - Bob Dylan [from Key Arena October 13, 2006]
a line in a blues poem has:
a pitch inflection
a word count
a syllable count
a lexical content
a metrical potentiality
a syntactic context
and gritty lubrication
a start point within, and an end point within, the same blues writ
and I was there
Deep End Of The Pool - Your Mother Should Know [Live at the Funhouse July 18, 2011]
vocal fighting from behind technical difficulties into the light for the victory
(YMSK was just Neal for this show, Neal and his guitar and his amp.)
Intro - Lunas [from Over Me]
must be prog if it has (in that it has) an intro
welcome proggers to the planet throbbers
June 25, 2019
The first phrase without a direct and immediate repeat of itself is a hinge point, the load in the die.
She's A Woman - The Beatles [from Anthology Volume 2]
They were clearly beginning to wonder what in the hell they were doing trying to play live in that din. Time to break the cycle.
Track 12 - Empire Brass Quintet [from American Brass Band Journal Revisited]
A slow number for memory's sake. Even in the past they were fond of remembering the past.
June 26, 2019
Neal Kosály-Meyer 1 - Banned Rehearsal [July 1986]
Neal sent us a tape from San Diego many years ago. The cyclic stifling of the signal is a desultory mechanical flaw in the device, as though the tape is slipping away from the record head now and then, on a schedule. Some birds tweet, hooray!
June 27, 2019
exploring the rigors of in between - Elain Barkin - Alice Macgonigal, Louise MacGillivray, Marcy Dicterow-Vaj, Lynn Lusher Grants, Erika Duke Kirkpatrick [from Open Space 12]
careful positioning of what we might be between
a piece?: a passage, a piece of a passage
Banned Rehearsal 706 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Neal Kosály-Meyer [August 2006]
impact and repercussions
various time lags and rhythms
composing around an undiscovered center
hoots and toots
plucks and clucks
strums and drums
often quite a few
dulcimer abides calmly
we blow into cylinders and globs
drifting off and hunkering down and getting down to the business of truly drifting off, playing the room for its occasional possibilities
coulda gone there
coulda gone here
here coulda gone
Singham - Sukhwinder Singh [from Bollygood 2]
anything can be thrown into a driving beat in any order
soundtrack vamps are the same in any language
Climbing The Water Tower - Karen Eisenbrey [August 2016]
sonically charged clumping in a large public cylinder
just that, then turn the device off
Karen made this lovely recording the day we played Steve Scribner's piece in Volunteer Park, Seattle.
In Session at the Tintinabulary
June 24, 2019
Banned Rehearsal 984 - Jenny Chung, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer
We celebrated the 35th Bannediversary. I have some stats to share:
June 24, 1984 was a Sunday. Before that day:
Among the "Proto" sessions: 6 hours 25 minutes 4 seconds.
From that day forward:
In the main sequence,
during the 80's: 165 hours 55 minutes 38 seconds.
during the 90's: 286 hours 9 minutes 43 seconds
during the 00's: 127 hours 48 minutes 25 seconds
during the 10's: 115 hours 0 minutes 32 seconds
total in the main sequence: 694 hours 54 minutes 18 seconds
Sectionals: 33 hours 54 minutes 3 seconds
Telepaths: 66 hours 7 minutes 54 seconds
Assemblies Rechoired: 41 hours 34 minutes 23 seconds
Peripherals: 77 hours 5 minutes 48 seconds
all told: 920 hours 1 minute 30 seconds
that is: 38 days 8 hours 1 minute 30 seconds
then we made this one.
flashlight over I keep eyes awake a
wailing from up disturbed loo loo looo hear
a black whisper is you a beer sweet thing