Every Monday there will be a piece of new, live, and most likely improvised music posted for free download through mediafire. I will post the links here.
We start off with "The Wedding Of Yosemite Sam", a piece improvised on an instrument currently under construction!- a set of homemade tubular bells. I had originally thought of tubular bells as having one sound, but I discovered, happily, that I was wrong. Change mallets/strikers, change attack, mute, stroke- and you find that,like most other instruments, there are a huge number of sounds possible.
This is an excerpt from a performance which was originally around four and a half minutes. I'll be trying to keep things short and easy to get a quick listen to.
Many ideas coming...not too much time to act on them yet, but that will change. In the meanwhile those of you who like solid objects can feel free to order from the products page, and anyone who likes downloads has a few choices as well now. And there will be more.
Sometimes I forget to post news about my activities in other bands here, if I plan on posting it elsewhere. But yes, I was in Paper Bag; and yes, there's interesting news on that front. First off, here's a link to some live video from 6/26/86. Then, there are some free audio downloads on reverbnation and soundcloud; the same tracks on each, but maybe you have a preference? Last, there's a survey set up here to find out some info about people who listen to us, and it offers room for feedback on what you'd like to hear next from us, in what format, etc.
I decided to follow Paper Bag's lead, and now have my own Facebook page here.....Any day now I'll manage to sit down and listen to all 4 and a half hours of reels from "The Perspective Sessions", from which Paper Bag's next batch of archival releases will come; after which, I will give my opinions to the other guys as to what pieces make the grade, and why. I reckon this ought to be some mighty good stuff.....Work on the studio has slowed to a crawl, but with any luck that will change....Almost diametrically opposed to that, PA-related ideas keep coming at what appears to be a rising rate. Feels like a sort of creative springtime might be on its way. I always hate saying things like that for fear of the dreaded "spoken jinx" phenomenon; but having said that, perhaps it will work in double-negative fashion; or be seen as a pile of superstitious bull.....I am back in touch with CD Baby and hope to start making use of the opportunities they afford us indie and "waaay-below-the-underground-underground" artistes. I am gradually being dragged to the conclusion that downloads are the way to go, much as I prefer physical CDs.
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And what better way to start off than with an entire album for free download? Yes that's right kids, it's "A Man Who Was Here", remastered, sounding better than ever and ready for listening. As with Paper Bag's "Music To Trash" download, this one contains jpegs for printing up a CD cover and tray card. So what are you waiting for? Act now!
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