apr 22, 2015

‘slide’

i can’t believe that it’s been over 4 years since the first time this song was played in public. this version has various variations in it that i can’t do with the band.

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apr 20, 2015

‘findesickle’
another short piece, this time on keyboard.

it’s all about change.

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apr 19, 2015

‘catch as catch can’
short improv using ocean drum* and hi-hat. i think there’s something acoustically interesting about the way the ocean drum head ‘snaps back’. the title is based on something we often have for lunch or dinner around here – ‘catch of the day’ a k a ‘catch as catch can’.

* – this is a drum made by remo which is a double headed frame drum with bbs in the middle.
http://remo.com/portal/products/6/100/ss_ocean_drum.html

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apr 17, 2015

‘tocaboca’
starts as an experiment in processed cowbell and then proceeds from there.

also

i’ve been a meat puppets fan since the ’80’s, so this is kind of a tribute. ‘sewn together’ is one of my favorite kirkwood songs (there are many). i guess a person can never tell what will be enduring until they get there.

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apr 15, 2015

‘shadow dance in a cave’
tech note : yr in a cave, plato’s perhaps, and rome (or maybe greece) is burning out the cave mouth but all you can see are the shadows on the wall.

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apr 13, 2015

‘untitled’
thankful for good friends who give it to me straight while i have been trying to earn my wings. see you out there someday … maybe???

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apr 12, 2015

some sound musings.

‘slappy’
a drumming exercise, using hands and feet on drum kit.

also a keyboard piece-

‘the searcher’
mostly improvised, but it starts and ends with a little bit of my tune ‘atzeret’ (which is also one of the names the next jewish holiday has in some of the texts).

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apr 5, 2015

‘a tension span’
keys improv ~10 min.

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apr 2, 2015

‘improv’
a sort of melancholy keyboard improv. this continues in the spirit of the ‘april fool’ piece from the previous post, but maybe a little heavier.

wellllll here comes pesach so i need to get busy now. have a happy and kosher one if you celebrate.

oh whoa – i almost forgot to mention the new gHOST project compilation on pan y rosas discos – which is a free download from here –
http://www.panyrosasdiscos.net/pyr147-ghost-project-ghost-stories/

i’m really proud of gHOST stories. in assembling it i had 2 things in mind –

1) give everyone who’s been sort of a regular in the project at least one little feature and
2) counterbalance the fuller group recordings with the breakoffs of duos and trios.

i want to do some shows again eventually – but not sure what i want to do yet. watch this space and we’ll let you know.

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supplemental

‘an april fool’
keyboard improv.

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