Thursday, January 24, 2008

Failed Recordings

I was just going through the MiniDisc recordings from my last two solo shows. The displayed times made it very clear that neither set was fully recorded. Bummer.

The New York performance at Wierd cuts off after about five minutes, slightly before my vocals begin. The recording is actually quite nice, as it includes a segment of the last track that Glenn from Blacklist was spinning... something blissed-out and "ambient"... along with the sound of a hard-working smoke machine... crowd sounds... requests for various BLOODYMINDED and Intrinsic Action songs... and the start of the slow feedback build-up. The total running time is just over 12 minutes.

The Chicago show, from The Flowershop, cuts off just before the 8-minute mark, after only two or three minutes of excellent, fluttering feedback.

I do not know if I got a bad batch of discs, if another recorder is fucked, or what, but the writing is on the wall that I need to look into another way to record shows...

Venue Change for Tomorrow

I just read about this.
The show will now be at:

Homegrown Music
2312 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI

Solo - Tomorrow

Friday January 25, 2008
517 Noisefest 4 (night one)
Basement 414
414 E. Michigan Ave. (entrance in the back)
Lansing, MI 48933
Doors: 6:00 PM
Show: 7:00 PM
Cost: $7.00
All Ages
7:00 Alpha Jtango
7:20 Knox Mitchell
7:40 Rue d'Auseil
8:00 New Pledgemaster
8:20 Plastic Boner Band
8:40 Zemekky
9:00 Shattered Hymen
9:20 E.E + The Owl Archimedes
9:40 Druids of Huge
10:00 Foreign Soil
10:20 Twilight Memories of the Three Suns
10:40 Permanent Midnight
11:00 Worm Hands
11:20 Mark Solotroff
11:40 Being + Body Collector
12:00 Aaron Dilloway

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Wierd Photos

I just posted two photographs on my Flickr page, taken last week by Bridget Burns, at Wierd...



BloodLust! 095
$14.00 USA/$17.00 World @ postpaid

(CD edition of out-of-print cassette, first released
in a numbered edition of 100 copies for the April 2007
BLOODYMINDED tour, then in a numbered edition of 25
copies for the Leaderless: Underground Cassette Culture
Now exhibition at Printed Matter in New York City;
Special conceptual recordings approved by Pierpaolo Zoppo,
himself; Professionally duplicated CD, single panel,
double-sided insert; in jewel box with shrinkwrap;
Released in 2008)

Status - 01/22

- I am back in Chicago

- I have a lot of e-mail to attend to

- I will try to do a Post Office run within the next day or two, to catch up on mail orders

- Pieter's opening was amazing, and it was great to see so many friends there. Between Wierd on Wednesday and the gallery and the after-party on Sunday, it was so cool that people made the trek in, from rather far away, to support Pieter and me

- While I was in New York, I was pleased to hear what will hopefully become the tracks for a private series 7-inch by Martial Canterel

- I am wrapping up the initial work on the first release in an exciting series of archival CD EPs from Sleep Museum

- At Pieter's opening, Ken and Brandon from Terrible Eagle (and Indian Jewelry, etc.) handed me a CD-R of edits from our Saturday recording session in Long Island City. We all seem to be pretty pleased with the results, and we are discussing what we might want to do with the material. My vocabulary seems a bit limited, in terms of describing it, but after listening to it at Pieter's studio, Alex from Climax Denial used the term, "aggro trance"

- I will be performing solo at the 517 Noise Fest, in Lansing, Michigan, on Friday night

Sunday, January 20, 2008

NYC Activity

Friday highlights:

Helping out with Pieter's show installation at Miguel Abreu Gallery... or trying not to be a nuissance.

Seeing the John Miller, Mike Kelly, Tony Conrad, and Jutta Koether performance at Friedrich Petzel Gallery. I was stuck just outside the gallery for their first "set," due to the large crowd... but after most of the attendees left, they did another set of about 20 or 30 minutes. It was a lot of fun.

Dinner, and then later, drinks, with various wonderful friends.

Saturday highlights:

Recording session in the ass-end (even though near the top) of Long Island City with Brandon and Ken from Terrible Eagle (also current and ex- Indian Jewelry and Electric Set). Really enjoyable afternoon session on a cold day. Walked into a soundproofed room full of gear and we just went to town. I mostly focused on vocals (sung/chanted) - some controlled feedback - and some electronics. They promised to bring the results to Pieter's opening, tonight.

Low-key night, really... saving up energy for tonight... delicious bbq beef bee-bim bop at Snacky, with Pieter and Erin.

Off we go..........................