jun 28, 2016


 
a ‘further out there’ version of terkisher bulgar tanz (from the naftule brandwein songbook). acoustic piano.
 
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jun 22 2016


 
an improv done on my new electro-acoustic guitar – bought it for a song last sunday at the ess garage sale.
 

 
new track on soundcloud. it’s a short experiment in (acoustic) piano chord voicings.
 

 
new ep-length solo e-cd. this is a few shorter pieces done over a week and a half recently.
 

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jun 5, 2016


 
‘improv (after the fest)’ guitar and looper – on the blessing and the curse of being a ‘creative’.
 
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jun 1, 2016


 
‘unskilled labor’ (djembe and voice)
 
a musical idea i had before going out last night – the only way i can really talk.
 
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may 31, 2016


 
piece-o-day ‘improv’ (keys). this piece originally had a name but it was changed to protect the guilty. anyways i seem to be doing a piece-o-day sub-series which explores experimental keyboard playing and this goes there. it’s just that i’ve been seeing all these GREAT pianists lately and they fill me with ideas …….
also – memory lane –
 

shiviti drum circle live at chicago jewish festival 2014 (highlights). posting this because it’s happening again this sunday at 2:30 pm (in the pavillion tent at the fest). we will try to be there because who knows if and when we will pass that way again?
 
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may 23, 2016

piece-o-day ‘early twilight’ (solo keys improv)
 

 
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may 6, 2016


 
piece-o-day ‘segulah’. jewish music. the krechtz.
 
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may 3, 2016

piece-o-day ‘the ted cruz concession speech’
 

 
some new things. from gHOST project –
 

 
this is the duo of stacey (taheny) and me. originally meant to be one long track which i was going to call either ‘mayday’ (it was recorded may 1) or ‘seance’ -bandcamp forced me to split it into 2 files so i decided to call it both. it’s riff based at the beginning (where stacey is playing bass guitar) and at the end (where i’m playing bass guitar) and atmospheric in the middle.
 
and … a live set recorded at church ofThink a few weeks ago by kaplan rosenblum bowles sowa group (our first meeting) –
 

 
expect several more new things in the near future. i’m working on putting together shows for gHOST project, the hobnobs (who have never officially done a show before), etc. also we’ll probably be drumming with the shiviti drummers at legion park may 15 and at the jewish fest june 5 (see http://www.meetup.com/shiviti/) … so come say hello. as always to book – zelwel at hotmail dot com. thanks for listening.
 
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apr 14, 2016


 
‘bla bla bla ni ni ni ni’
 
a zelwel-ization of a typical current pop tune that they’d play here on 93.9 or ‘the mix’-
(fade in with drum machine and synths. then female vocal backed by synthesizers and drum machines to a dance beat in a bright major key sings ….)
bla bla bla nininini
bla bla bla ninini
bla bla bla nininini
‘cos i have a boyfriend
bla bla bla nininini
bla bla bla ninini
bla bla bla nininini
he can beat you up
(rap interlude – male vocal-)
bla bla bla bla bla bla
bla bla bla bla bla
bla bla bla bla bla bla
i can beat you up
bla bla bla bla bla bla
bla bla bla bla bla
bla bla bla bla bla bla
‘cos i am so great
(repeat several times from beginning of female vocal and then fade out.)
 
i will be playing gee-tar and perc this sat night (4/16) at noise fest 2 as part of bowles, sowa, rosenblum, kaplan. show starts at 7 (we’ll be on late).
https://www.facebook.com/events/987858744600513/
 
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apr 8, 2016

2 very short pieces (less than one min each) –

first

 
‘the mission boy riff’ this is somehow abstracted from the song ‘going places’ by kid creole and the coconuts. believe me i know.
 
and then

‘the hokey pokey’ … ’cause that’s what it’s all about.
 
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