Tue, Mar 17, 2015
Growing up, I thought my neighbor was a Cyclops. He was probably a good guy.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015
Mon, Feb 23, 2015
Wed, Feb 11, 2015
Tue, Feb 10, 2015
That 1 Guy (Parish Public House)
With a homemade tube bass-electronic drum-thing dubbed the "Magic Pipe" and a song called Buttmachine it doesn't get any better than that. Jack Nemier opened with his usual energetic delivery.
[That 1 Guy
Mon, Dec 22, 2014
Some more homemade American music. This is a result of trying to practice solo swaps for bluegrass. Attempting this myself, as is abundantly clear, demonstrates the difficulty and artistry of those who can do it apparently effortlessly. Maybe someday, but until then, this is posted in case someone wants to learn it with me..
[Selkirk Hurdle (mp3 download)
Sun, Dec 07, 2014
NY State of Health
Decided to set up my midi stuff while on hold with NY State of Health this week. This pile of nonsense spewed forth. Yes, it's annoying, but only a couple of samples were cut and pasted. There really were quite a lot of discreet "Please remain on the line" samples. Rather than internalize, I amuse myself and pass my annoyance on to the listener.
[Download NY State of Health MP3
Tue, Dec 02, 2014
Fait Tain in moving pictures
In case your ears don't work without your eyes, here's Mr. Melon's first attempt at stop motion animation. Turns out it takes alot of work to get it to synchronize, or maybe tools. Who has time for that? Anyway, Socrates makes the case for bottomless pits with Guy Smiley and a guest soloist. Never too old to play with dolls...
[Fate Tain on YooToob]
Sun, Nov 30, 2014
You ordered that drink wrong
Another true story about a bar. I'm sensing a pattern.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express (Helsinki)
Proving rock and roll is not yet dead and demonstrating how it's done; all with a positive attitude. As usual, one of the most entertaining performances in recent history.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
This song does not exist.
[Download Fate Tain
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Nels Cline + Julian Lage (The Egg)
Nels Cline and Julian Lage in support of their new album convincing guitarists everywhere to give up their instrument.
[Nels Cline and Julian Lage at The Egg Swyer Theater]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Local Hero in moving pictures
As no one listens without pictures anymore, the industrious nimble-fingered children at Sounding Stone cobbled together some random trail running iPhone footage to tell the story. Don't worry, it's jiggly on purpose.
[Local Hero video
Tue, Nov 18, 2014
Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg (The Sanctuary for Independent Media)
You would think more concerts like this would happen given our proximity to New York City. Instead, a recording session at Firehouse 12 and a flight to Argentina brings improvised music from the West Coast. More please...
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[Melford + Goldberg - Toulouse]