"ok so thats got it together. so you couldn't pry it apart with a tendollar toothpick. so maybe its the payoff on all the purple burble's been let off around here lately, not that Im naming any names you understand, but lets face it, you know what I mean, with the windows shut and all, hard to feature all that jive in one sitting."
- Benjamin Boretz "Language, as a Music"
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC [from a private mix CD]
Bragging about some sex or other having been had, but for who's benefit?
so that he can remember a good time?
so that he can misremember a bad time?
so that he can establish his prowess over us?
so that we can hitch a ride on his good time?
so that we can admire his prowess over us?
Middle of the Riddle - White Orange [from White Orange]
There is a predilection for extreme uniformity upfront
blocklike simple parts
big bricks laid straight
-- how many bricklayers can a bricklayer layer? a bricklayer can layer all the bricklayers a bricklayer can layer if a bricklayer can layer bricklayers --
clear demarcations underneath
to put oneself into a mind, a meditation, just not the quiet kind
Ravenna Park A - Keith Eisenbrey [November 2016]
It is a polytempo (see bus chain below).
But understandable as what it is.
It takes little effort to piece it together as a single texture
what was heard by composers or imagined by composers to be hearable as X
our easy cognition of what that is
such as recognizing walking
the relation between:
our recognition of what it happens to have been, and
to composers' intents
(unfinished thinking - I do that a lot)
a polytempo heard as a whole
like Ben's fluttering leaves, a still picture that can only be experienced as a film is experienced
the motion fills in the stillness
the texture of it
The Promised Land - Bruce Springsteen [from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live 1975-1985]
He has to shout to be heard over the roar of his approbation. He takes upon himself the voice of us, his version of us.
personal cosmic celebration
is church of a kind: cult of personality: enabler of power feedback: we approbate: he sings: he sings our song big enough to be heard
and to sound as big
as it is in our personal cosmic
Jiaen - Yuni in Taxco [from Slow Charade]
left right alternates guitar power strikes establish poles
)( trippy )(
He over-uses the effect on the voice, I suppose to make it join the high jangled partials' moil with a kind of moil warp.
The Whiskey and Fire For All - Chaotic Noise Marching Corps [from Zero to Lizard Man]
a pledge of allegiance to themselves
A.W. at 10 side 1 
This tape was made while Neal was the teacher. It consists of short recordings made by an extremely bright 10 year-old, improvising on piano and noisemakers. They are each and all kind of cool, full of humor. It also paints a lively picture of the space of creation and of the distortions promulgated upon that space by the imperfections of the recording mechanism.
button chunk slide show next please
Pedagogically, does it make sense, or is it effective, to inform the student of the important features of music before allowing them to infer that this music thing might require such things as important features?
distortion to die for
the microphone is greatly disturbed
gramophone telephone microphone
gramovision television microvision
Neal, as teacher, is using a part of this to both invent and teach Gradus. A.W. names each note and then plays it. Know your notes.
Our methodology was not typical
the acoustic/tetrachordal norm of Western music is hard coded into the keyboard's pattern of diatonic key. (It's quite clever, how each key feels different under the player's hands.)
Neal and A.W. find that note humorous.
Tunnel Mountain - Chad McCullough - Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble [from SJCE Volume 1]
What is the conversation about and where is it being held?
Conversations are held.
A date movie.
Ravenna Park B - Keith Eisenbrey [November 2016]
in a gravelly sandy gritty wet shiny sort of way
swing squeak call of distant trumpet beast
we walk to where it can no longer be heard
then cease recording
April 19, 2020
Cover Me - Bruce Springsteen [from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live 1975-1985]
The song comes with serious packaging at both ends
Without You - Eddie Vedder [from Ukulele Songs]
It occurs to me here
because he is using it
that the melodic trope of making two tunes out of one by alternating high and low notes in which the high notes can be one tune and the low notes another
is a finger thinking figure
not arising through vocal thinking
but it works
Falling - No Rey [from Contradictions]
a whole set of characters in a place
an advertisement for falling in love again
A.W. at 10 side 2 
We continue with F 2.
no need to ask the question
it is F-sharp not G-flat, decisive
A truly patient 10 year old intelligence
DRAMA: will it be A-flat or G-sharp
inquiring minds are all aquiver
A-flat it is! the crowd goes wild.
The microphone in the device is unshielded, so it picks up its own mechanicalism. clunky.
And now that all have been nominated, they are mine!
Whatever is happening is happening because they are listening, truly listening, to all that is happening. Randallian in many essential ways.
Segments or Takes. Stop and record again.
Each a specific thought, unclouded. Admirable attention. I wish you could hear this, but they were a minor. It moves beyond piano. Jim would dig this. Some scrapy thing. buzzguiro. Really gets into it. Without hindrance of system. When you come to a bridge, cross it.
Muffle and Hum - Triptet [from Imaginary Perspective]
a nearly slow tempo
Adagio not Lento
a trans-urban adagio
Banned Telepath 50 Anchorage - Aaron Keyt [November 2016]
free reeds of some kind
if so, its finest hour
or 10 minutes
that's what I'm talking about
in search of the implicated key
ignore the clown
if you dare
April 21, 2020
I'm On Fire - Bruce Springsteen [from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live 1975-1985]
Introduce the parts of a song so the audience knows where you're headed
so you can gauge the response
so you can amend the playlist
Alone In This Together - Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs [from Alone In This Together]
It's our song!
Aiming for the mountaintop in this
2nd & Virginia - Arbor Towers [from In Transit EP]
from the end of a culvert
in countless bars
for what is possessed is what is already desired
you should feel at home in this gutter
back into the mirror
101 - Martin Butler, J. K. Randall [from Inter/Play - April 1986]
class or room?
with or as a piano key operator
perhaps emerging into a shared space
wherein a project of them might become
as two might converse
without assigned topic
the signal acquired some wobble along the way
April 22, 2020
Pie - Tyrannosaurus Grace [from E.P. 1]
arguing against a position
creationism I presume
designed in no way I can discern
(abuse of another's position is a losing proposition
from the get go)
Banned Telepath 50 Seattle - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Neal Kosály-Meyer [November 2016]
behind the dull lecturer are some stunning tam tam low warnings
we are music sound sounding
bangings and tappings
strum and pluckings
percussounds on the edge of pitchiness
the rhetoric of discourse
outed as dull
lifting it above makes it no less dull
for another event unspecified
his literary eminence honors us not
neither do we him any
Bobby Jean - Bruce Springsteen [from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live 1975-1985]
our legend lost
what is it that is responded to?
not the particulars
but the inflation of the particulars into a shareable moment
empathy for whom?
for ourselves' younger selves?
Track 2 - High Class Wreckage [Live at the Funhouse, July 2011]
we are strapped on along
drag down the flat wild down
Late Daydream - India Glover [from Pup Demo]
the line forms
on fingers plucked
guitar hands cooperate within their fret board sound box functions
(generally): one excites the other restrains :(cooperatively)
the vocal lines take advantage of the hands being busy
JKR at WM & M - Tom Hajdu, David Madole, Andrew Milburn, J.K. Randall, Nancy Riecken [from Inter/Play - April 1986]
someplace indexed in New Jersey: Manville
nary a human was sighted
that's us on this tape months before in a Princeton classroom
we brushed snow off the benches then spontaneously fled
played book tunes
Four Corner Solo
the huge figure eight stomped on the snowfield before we got there
Four Corner Goons
please remember to come back to these
no freakery allowed say hello
railroad hangout flattened three coins
three old geezers on the benches looked right there
meet at four corners
four corner golf
and kicked bottle
appropriate intricate and distinct
overwhelms even JKR's declamation
what are we doing? I hope you will help us speculate
chalkboard scrawl across the stereofield
a choir sings in the back
Track 2 - Pouch [Live at the Funouse, July 2011]
uncovered (outed) as a careful balance
by: JKR's theatrical (near failure to) shout down
April 23, 2020
Banned Rehearsal 923 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer [November 2016]
Atreus falling once again
It is chosen to be heard from the other side
there will never be a better back-up band
and what view will Anchorage have of these goings on?
Here Comes Aaronbody!
free reed among the clangs and declangers
morse pulse signal reeds to bells
words remembered can be remembered
but our pluckings become unique again
My Hometown - Bruce Springsteen [from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live 1975-1985]
Like Manville emptying
what is created by those who flock together
brought by a woven dream that was never a promise
to those responsible for the weaving of it
my brain came from a factory (side a) - Koko and the Sweetmeats [from Sacrifice]
I got those we have title in the first line blues
bridge is a siren song of the desert retreat
decoupling - disgridding
Walk On - Ancient Warlocks [from Ancient Warlocks 'Live!']
the bass part holds steady (in its mind)
but stumbles on rough terrain
scrambles to keep posture
nothing to see
loose joint in the middle stilts
3 Rhapsodies - Elaine Barkin - Mark Carlson, Sheridon Stokes, Gary Gray [from Open Space]
vibratos sacred and profane
brook and beak
burble and bark
Scarlatti games with pitch bends
among unnamed contagonists
15xoxoxooxoxoxoxo - Paul Rubinstein [from Solo Trios]
among a set of 3, 2 of which share an envelope type, that of them with the unique envelope type must be the song
though that may be due to the shared type being an apparent hand/finger energy (plucking and plunking) and the unique type being a sustained quasi-vocal or bowed string type
hand gestures to clarify speech
312 Bus Chain Song - Keith Eisenbrey [December 2016]
just as fabulous as I remember
rhythm of breaking edge of just good enough to get by civilization
convention place tunnel station
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen [from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live 1975-1985]
we cheer ourselves on
to oh so heroically venture forth
my escape? I crossed a lake
after venturing to sit at the feet of the East
Seattle not being Brooklyn
Helping Hand - Goat Rodeo [from The Goat Rodeo Sessions]
interrupts going nowhere to be nowhere at all
Banana Slug Taxi - Bicycle Face [from The Wonders of Feminine Strength]
will be your first choice
the more they pursued them the more they got stuck
into the night
In Session at the Tintinabulary and Outposts
April 20, 2020
commercial potential 1-7 - Steve Kennedy
STE-021 200420 - Aaron Keyt
Bannedecameron 200420 Maple Leaf and Lake City - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, and Neal Kosály-Meyer (calling in)
In February of 2019 Banned Rehearsal performed a short but milestone set at Hollow Earth Radio as part of the Seattle International Improvised Music Festival - after which the rest of the festival was snowed out or under, not being completed for several months. The last time we gathered together we made our 1003rd recorded session in the main sequence, said number being the legendary count of Don Giovanni's Spanish victims. The world promptly went all to pieces. We deeply regret our error.
inquired but if perhaps nor yet but
tiring by the guard and i to each
usually were small talk we inn new
sinew at other sunsets