Somehow, it just became absolutely essential that I listen to this. Maybe the same is true for you. On The Corner - Miles Davis - Pandora Internet Radio
Here comes the SunnO))).
Branca, Symphony No. 5, 6th Movement.
This is a perfect morning for Rhys Chatham's A Crimson Grail.
Now it's time for The Jesus Lizard.
I'm listening to Stockhausen's Mikrophonie. It's like being in a concert hall with six judgemental ducks.
Who did this to us?
I'm all about Chris Brokaw's "Dresden Promenade." Both versions slay.
Commuting music: Arcane Device, Engines of Myth.
Listening to Bahram Mansurov, tar player from Azerbaijan.
Shaping up to be a Sonny day.
Out with the boys. Driving soundtrack: Meet the Residents.
Rockin' the Stockhausen for the morning commute.
Mind-blowingly beautiful music for Tuesday afternoon.
just can't stop listening to the In a Silent Way sessions.
Last night: rehearsal/planning for 2011 gigs with belly dancers. Now: Kids' play date. Tonight: neighbors' family-friendly party. 2010's going out on a fun note. Here's to a great 2011 for everyone!
I just combined a Krautrock-inspired drum pattern I wrote in '08 or '09 with a belly-dance pattern from '05, and it all works.
"I'll take both of *you* on! I'll take both of *you* on!"
All this time, we were standing at the finish line.
2011: Year of the Scaffo Aesthetic
Bert Jansch: transcendent. Pegi Young Band: very good. A great show in a great room.
No Neil; I have heard that he objected to a certain audience member's derogatory use of Lanois's phrase "I got in there with my sonics." still, a fine evening.
RIP, Captain Beefheart, difficult, cantankerous, impossible-to-work-for, sublime weirdo bluesman.
Guitar building update: According to the fretboard radius gauges, the Eastwood Saturn neck is a 12". Radius of pretty much every bridge I've seen, including the roller bridge I'd wanted: 12". Good news, especially since you can't file down a roller bridge.
A bit late in the year, but still a fantastic piece of music.
Listening to this now. If you have an iPhone, you should snag this. (And the iPad version gives you six simultaneously!)
Res-O-Glas guitar body on its way. (Apparently I got the last white Belmont body of this run.)
In a major Feldman phase, so I just ordered this.
The stretch of pages 42-58 of Morton Feldman's Trio is really happening. Right now, this is my pop music.
I'm dealing with Bad Neighbor Effect. Fortunately this is just on a database server, and not in our real neighborhood.
I somehow went from listening to The Gary's Logan to Morton Feldman's For Philip Guston.
Everything is happening.
That was one great evening of fine American rock music, courtesy of the Karl Hendricks Trio, Black Helicopter, and Bottomless Pit. Boston, get out to tonight's show. (Bonus item: BP kept Random Weird Hat Guy outside dancing his bizarre acid dance throughout the whole set.)
Cluster's "Oh Odessa" was a huge hit with the boys this morning.
I'm loading up the iPod with Cluster, Neu!, and Harmonia. I sense a theme.
New Venue! Thanks to Lili Coffee*Shop in Polish Hill!
I'm listening to Erkin Koray's Elektronik Turkuler.
Now it's a night for SKWM's Developer.
Be sure to get your RDA of Chrome.
Then slowly turn...
Here's how the day starts.
So, Twitter @Anywhere authentication, who's laughing now, huh?
An afternoon for the Cellar Door Sessions.
Just relax, just relax, just relax.
had no idea Van Dyke Parks had such deep roots in the Pittsburgh area--McKeesport High School, Carnegie Tech (as it was then), getting thrown out of the Frick mansion (though his visit there today went rather better). Great show.
It's morning, but this is the soundtrack.
thinks it's time to put on some music from The Gary.
You gotta do what you gotta do.
"I have nothing to lose, nothing to gain."
Listening to the PRF Songwriting Challenges. Astonishingly wonderful stuff. These are my people. (NB: my work can be found in weeks 100, 80, 74, and 73, and A Fine Chaos covered one of my pieces in week 93.)
JB Hutto and the Hawks
Apparently Al Johnson vastly improves any kind of party.
Somehow this became an afternoon for the great, inexplicable band Shorty.
I have become a bit obsessed with Pere Ubu's B each B oys seedee +, particularly the intro to "Down By The River": "I can't help it if my nightmares are stupid. I bet yours aren't that good, either."
No matter how good one's morning is, it's even better with this.
Whoa! Robert Fripp plays on a Grinderman track! (OK, PFk link, so what.)
All about this song today--the Thalia Zedek trend continues.
U.S. Maple afternoon: Acre Thrills, then Live at the Casbah. Next up: Purple on Time or Long Hair in Three Stages?
Speaking of next week's Jandek show, there's a Jandek show next week. The legendary outsider folk/blues figure emerges for a rare show Thursday, August 5, 8PM at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Tickets $15 advance, $17 at the door. This is Jandek's first ever Pittsburgh performance, and not to be missed. http://www.pittsburgharts.org/jandek.php
I just did an interview for the City Paper with Manny Theiner for Manny's upcoming article on next week's Jandek show.
I'm stretching out the left hand by practicing on the baritone guitar. Ow.
The Thalia Zedek phase continues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pcw1vAaAI8
Recent playlist: Live Skull, Come, Uzi. Looks like I'm in a Thalia Zedek phase.
The song of the morning. New full-length out soon.
I'm still all about Live Skull's Positraction.
I'm having a Live Skull morning. That band deserved better than they got.
An afternoon for Live Skull. (Anyone remember them besides me?)
"Joe the Lion" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtQ3JLF9lYI
I probably won't be joining the EGC club anytime soon, but just might talk himself into one of these projects: http://www.guitarkitsusa.com/
I'm all about Papa M's "Up North Kids" this morning.
The boys and I sing this a lot. Except we just sing the chorus, and we sing it as "Underpaaaaaaants!"
I'm rebooting the afternoon with That Petrol Emotion's fine Manic Pop Thrill.
It's a morning for Keith Fullerton Whitman's Playthroughs.
I have determined that this is a morning for Chrome.
Sure listening to a lot of U.S. Maple these days.
"OK. S-see, there was this...and, a-and tha... Never mind. Forget it--you wouldn't understand anyway."
Whaddya know, another Metal Box morning.
This morning it's suddenly all about last month's Autechre webcast.
It's a Metal Box afternoon.
"Spring always sighed, Summer had to be satisfied, and Fall's a feeling that I just can't lose."
Speechless. (Fred Frith's Speechless, that is.)
Corrupting sound forever.
Oh, man. I do love me some vocoded vocals.
Tonight there'll be ice cream...ice cream for crow.
"Moonlight on Vermont"
Somehow, this became a morning for Miles's Agharta
Another great talent gone: RIP Alex Chilton. Thanks for the thrilling, beautiful, harrowing music.
Thoughts go by steam.
I'm at the moment all about the fine rock music of Bottomless Pit.
A fine balance of happy/sad. Hello, sun. Bye, Mark.
I strongly recommend the glorious end section of the song "Italy," if you need some uplifting. For those of sensitive or easily-offended constitutions, try to look past the band name.
R.I.P., Mark Linkous.
This feels like a morning for La Monte Young's Well-Tuned Piano.
Good Morning, Spider.
Cluster '71 and Cluster II
Recording bass lines; the left hand has started complaining.
I'm bringing you a better tomorrow today, but isn't sure what will fill the vacuum where tomorrow was going to go.
Turning out to be a Riverside-era Thelonious Monk morning.
This afternoon, it's all about Slates(uh).
This is turning out to be an In a Silent Way Sessions day.
If you haven't heard this Maserati show, you should:
R.I.P., Jerry, you incredible musician.
It's a Skip Spence morning.
Look out honey, 'cause I'm usin' technology.
I'm all about Sun Araw's Beach Head right now.
Another Ege Bamyasi morning.
Mental soundtrack: Maserati's "12/16." RIP, Jerry. Those one-armed fills still blow my mind.
I misread the track listings in iTunes, and thought for a moment that the band Shorty had, like Shooby Taylor, done a version of "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
The King Tubby-to-Autechre transition was a bit jarring, but seems kind of natural now.
Considering how unpleasant the Automat 0.4-to-Automat 1.0 conversion process is, I can see why I've put it off, but there's no resurrecting most of my Ableton Live work without it. So here goes nothing.
Morning bus soundtrack: Dirty Three's "I Really Should Have Gone Out Last Night." Up next: either something from Friends of Dean Martinez or Tonight's the Night-era Neil Young.
I'm not as bad off as this sounds, really.
It wouldn't be Christmas without The ECC's The Christmas Wrong.
It's a Band of Susans morning.
I was going to type "Hallo, Gallo" as a status update, but then most people would think I'm either drinking jug wine way too early, or hanging out with Vincent Gallo, instead of listening to Neu!, which is what I'm really doing.
I just told someone "I'll be in the bit-mines."
Yet another day of PHP programming, and still no flying teapot in sight.
Kraftwerk, Bremen, 1971. If you haven't heard it, it's not what you'd expect.
Tamburas at 120 Hz, 90 Hz, and 60 Hz.
It's a Can morning. So yes, we Can.
A certain kind of software developer, if he was building a house, would lavish great time and attention on an elaborate and possibly revolutionary scheme to replace all the doorknobs with something "much better," but meanwhile none of the bricks would be mortared together, because people have already solved that problem in other houses.
Subrig Destroyer is having a markedly positive effect on my day.
Started with Friends of Dean Martinez -> The Birthday Party -> The Jesus Lizard -> Earth -> Beefheart today, getting the highest productivity with TJL and Beefheart.
I'm a longtime customer of the Heavenly Music Corporation.
I'm probably the only person in town to go to work with a bag of Jandek CDs.
Stooges' Fun House, or Birthday Party Live 81-82?
I'm taking in the morning SunnO))).
I wrote yet another good yoctonaut track last night. Bleep!BOX is teh hottness.
Some days only SKWM's Developer will do it.
It's a Popol Vuh -> Kraftwerk 1 kind of day so far.
I'm having a SunnO))) GrimmRobes Live '08 morning.
I'm surprised by this glorious pop melody. Sounds like a bridge or post-chorus or something. Gonna have to get this down.
Here's one for a friend who's on a Fairport Convention kick today.
I'm visiting Doc at the Radar Station.
I'm it all that wrong to be listening to U.S. Maple this early in the morning?
I'm still all about listening to Neu! this morning.
Can't stop listening to Neu!'s "Seeland" on repeat.
I'm glad to have seen Les Paul once at Iridium. RIP
I'm really impressed with Kevin's work on the upcoming Artificial Sea disc.
I'm having an Afghani folk music kind of morning. (Le rubâb de Hérat)
I'm all "flatwounds and new bass bridge."
Y. Bhekhirst tells me that "it's hot in the airport." (h/t WFMU)
I'm beginning the day with some Deep Listening.
I have accepted The Jesus Lizard as my personal soundtrack.
Studio dialogue. False start. Fragment. Studio dialogue. Fragment. False start. Take 27. Studio dialogue. Fragment. False start. Studio dialogue. Take 28.
I'm having another Sun City Girls day.
While it is indeed July, this morning it's Easter Everywhere.
I went spelunking through the archives and found a very promising track.
I'm trying to decide: Cellar Door Sessions, Get Up With It, In a Silent Way, or the In a Silent Way Sessions?
I'm thinking that when Neu! 75 is over, it's time for Shorty's Thumb Days.
I'm happily listening to the new Polvo advance single!
RIP, Bob Bogle. Happy surfing in the hereafter.
The song of the day. It's working for me, anyway.
Many thanks to Steve for the lap steel loan.
I have fired up Robert Quine and Fred Maher's LP Basic. RIP, RQ.
I have found that it's turned into a Gong afternoon.
I'm all about the pedal steel right now. Now if I could just find one ultra-cheap...
I'm all about the drone.
So I just did a table-based layout with pixel shims for an HTML email. Does THAT make me so evil?
I'm all about the Band of Susans version of "Guitar Trio" this afternoon.
I'm debating: Birthday Party live, or more minimalism? And is "more minimalism" a kind of oxymoron?
I'm watching this, wherein Jandek brings the funk/skronk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acLwiYpSTFE
It's time for Branca's Symphony No. 5.
Some days, what you really need is The Jesus Lizard.
I'm now all about Kraftwerk/Organisation's Tone Float.
I have tweaking-design-for-Outlook rage.
I'm still in this On The Corner mode.
I have determined that it's all about the On The Corner Sessions today.
I'll note that the multi-DVD-swapping Adobe CS4 install is just like the multi-floppy-swapping software installs of 20 years ago.
Drinking coffee, starting the work day, and listening to the Furbies singing, each to each.
I'm in kind of a Squarepusher space today
It's an On The Corner Sessions day
Thanks to Jodi for encouraging a Morton Feldman kind of day
Cranking up Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus.
I wonder what Damo Suzuki's auctioning off beginning at 6:40 in "Peking O."
This new tune is yet another Bedhead ripoff, isn't it?
points out that James Gyre's video post has turned this into a Can day.
It's a Sun City Girls day.
That riff was too good to be his own composition, but I can't figure out which song I ripped off.
I ask: James Tenney or the Bar-Kays? And wonder what both would sound like together.
Abdullah Chmairan's guitar playing absolutely melts/slays in this video (though you can barely see him, if at all). A Moroccan wedding musician is now on my list of favorite players. More info in this travelogue here: http://blastitude.com/27/#morocco
I wish I'd gotten up at 3 and put down that little melody I can't remember now
I'm listening to Merzbow while programming
Feedback drones today
It's all Basement Tapes today
I'm all about Pere Ubu's "Babylonian Warehouses"
I'm all Meat Puppets II today.
I have not yet played ukulele today, but I have indeed voted.
I play ukulele...and I vote.
I'm coding and listening to Om on repeat
I now own a new Danelectro '63 "reissue" baritone.
I'm going to be plugging everything into a big feedback loop
I'm seriously enamored of Earth's "The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull."
I'm banging my head against a composition
I'm really making good on my threats to start an avant-garde drone metal band
I'm listening to Morton Feldman (notably "Coptic Light," "Crippled Symmetry," the Rothko Chapel, and "Patterns in a Chromatic Field")
I'm kind of obsessed with the Fall Peel Sessions