ILX Gonna Shine in My Backdoor Someday (new post-Fahey folk for ppl posting in Takoma/Tompkins Square threads Pt II)

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Lots of new releases lately but other thread getting big and unwieldy and a resource hog. So! New thread for weird Fahey-esque instrumental folk guitar.

What did we have so far this year? Highlights for me:

William Tyler- Lost Colony (the kraut-country thing gets me going)
Steve Gunn- Way Out Weather
Nathan Bowles- Nansemond
Chris Forsyth- Intensity Ghost (think overall I liked Solar Motel better but I'm glad this one seems to be taking off)
Tashi Dorji- S/T

Seems like a lot of these folks made it into the limelight this year! And new Six Organs looks to be a monster.

Can we keep the Youtube embedding to a minimum in this incarnation? You can prevent them from embedding by having "https:" as opposed to just "http:" in the URL

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 13 December 2014 20:34 (four years ago) Permalink

thank you! I'll post a link on the old one unless someone does it first

am I correct that the Tashi Dorji S/T is older stuff compiled? really liked the new EP on Bandcamp page.

re: Richard Dawson, was gonna say that I hear a lot of Bill Orcutt's influence/style in his playing, anybody else? (sorry if this was noted previously)

― some kind of terrible IDM with guitars (sleeve), Saturday, December 13, 2014 11:41 AM

some kind of terrible IDM with guitars (sleeve), Saturday, 13 December 2014 20:36 (four years ago) Permalink

also ppl were talking about richard dawson, don't want to derail!

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 13 December 2014 20:36 (four years ago) Permalink

lol no worries there

some kind of terrible IDM with guitars (sleeve), Saturday, 13 December 2014 20:37 (four years ago) Permalink

doing some EOY catchup and I am not feeling this Steve Gunn at all, threadban me if you must

liked the Solar Motel (2 tracks on Spotify), really liked the new Tashi Dorji EP.

some kind of terrible IDM with guitars (sleeve), Saturday, 13 December 2014 21:02 (four years ago) Permalink

am I correct that the Tashi Dorji S/T is older stuff compiled?
yeah, pulled from several years' worth of cassette iirc. kind of a "greatest hits," i guess. he really is great, seems to get better every time i play his stuff.

tylerw, Saturday, 13 December 2014 21:37 (four years ago) Permalink

sleeve - yeah a ton of orcutt & not to be super cynical but he seems to be getting a lot of praise from ppl I don't get the sense really know Orcutt

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 14 December 2014 03:32 (four years ago) Permalink

But i do like him

I just think it's a little like how when I finally heard gang of four reissues after growing up a fugazi fan

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 14 December 2014 03:33 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh hey folks.

Sleeve, that Gunn record definitely is a very specific kind of cool to me, I get why it wouldn't appeal to you. It is mostly very low-key and its charms can be extremely subtle, but I have personally found it to be deep and varied enough that I return to it pretty frequently. Maybe it'll grow on you, but it is definitely a song-based record that doesn't try to push the musicality as far as a lot of records touched on in this thread (and many of Gunn's other records do).

grandavis, Monday, 15 December 2014 14:57 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah i was actually wondering recently what I would think of gunn's latest if it was the first record of his I had heard. the context of his gradual development into a more straight-ahead singer-songwriter adds some flavor I think (if that makes sense). love the latest but at the same time, i hope he hasn't left behind his more avant leanings -- those gunn-truscinski records are still my faves out of everything he's done.

tylerw, Monday, 15 December 2014 15:16 (four years ago) Permalink

hey i have a question -- how do you pronounce cian of the name cian nugent?

vigetable (La Lechera), Monday, 15 December 2014 15:20 (four years ago) Permalink

rather how does one pronounce cian accurately

i thought it was like cyan but then realized it could be sean or shee-an or idk what and i would like to know

vigetable (La Lechera), Monday, 15 December 2014 15:21 (four years ago) Permalink

Kee An

tylerw, Monday, 15 December 2014 15:26 (four years ago) Permalink

i thought it was just pronounced "sean" for years though.

tylerw, Monday, 15 December 2014 15:27 (four years ago) Permalink

Like Ian preceded with a /k/ ?
Good to know! I have been meaning to ask this question for months.

vigetable (La Lechera), Monday, 15 December 2014 15:31 (four years ago) Permalink

yes, exactly!

tylerw, Monday, 15 December 2014 15:34 (four years ago) Permalink

haha apparently lots of blog posters and show hosters feel the need to lay this to rest too:
http://i61.tinypic.com/vgmyht.png

Neal Cassady, Monday, 15 December 2014 15:39 (four years ago) Permalink

The Gunn/Mike Cooper and Gunn/Gangloff records both came out this year I think, and both contain a good range of playing outside of his "Way Out Weather" mode. It will be interesting to see what side of the divide the upcoming Gunn/Black Twig Pickers record will ride, but my guess is I will dig it. Hope some of it revisits this territory though:

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Black_Twig_Pickers_and_Steve_Gunn/NATCH_1/Salted_Caramel

grandavis, Monday, 15 December 2014 17:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Global mentioned notable records from this year, and I wanna bring up Bachman's "Orange Co. Serenade". Really enjoyed it & definitely revisit it pretty frequently. Feel like he is growing and really may be just hitting his stride now, though who knows. New record on Three Lobed apparently out in April or May. Saw him Saturday night and the new songs were great, no reason not to believe that this next record will be anything other than really good.

grandavis, Monday, 15 December 2014 17:14 (four years ago) Permalink

dammit I forgot about that in my EOY listening binge this weekend, will check it out!

fwiw my introduction to Gunn was his side of the "Not The Spaces You Know..." comp, which I loved

some kind of terrible IDM with guitars (sleeve), Monday, 15 December 2014 17:16 (four years ago) Permalink

oh yeah, shouldn't have forgotten the Daniel Bachman one! I think I've come around on that one, seems like the most cohesive release he's done so far.

Also Charlie Parr doesn't usually fit in this thread but he did a release this year that definitely does. It's called Hollandale- some really nicely recorded exploratory fingerpicked instrumentals. All on a National resonator, which sounds awesome/immense at times. Some cool sounds and textures added... anyway, may have been overlooked in this thread... It's on Spotify

global tetrahedron, Monday, 15 December 2014 18:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Has this been shared yet? HD video of Tashi playing on WFMU, last September.

vimeo.com/wfmu/review/106853495/6f23ec5808

Neal Cassady, Monday, 15 December 2014 22:28 (four years ago) Permalink

gamelan for guitar

Neal Cassady, Monday, 15 December 2014 22:31 (four years ago) Permalink

awesome

global tetrahedron, Monday, 15 December 2014 22:33 (four years ago) Permalink

Whatever he's got there on the neck is partially under certain strings and on top of others. He accidentally bumps into it at one point and it seems very loose. I thought it was a capo at first. Such crazy sounds coming out of that guitar.

Neal Cassady, Monday, 15 December 2014 22:50 (four years ago) Permalink

Watching the video as I'm commenting, probably not the best idea. Still don't know what that is, even with the close ups.

Neal Cassady, Monday, 15 December 2014 22:52 (four years ago) Permalink

I thought it was a hairclip, it loops round the top string.

ogmor, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 15:19 (four years ago) Permalink

Think Ogmor is right, looks like a large barrette, the cheap kind you can get at CVS etc.

grandavis, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 15:38 (four years ago) Permalink

coupla good tashi things over on the FMA: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tashi_Dorji/

tylerw, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:02 (four years ago) Permalink

for the record here are my fave ilx-brigade kinda things of 2014. the usuals!

Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band - Intensity Ghost
Nathan Bowles - Nansemond
Steve Gunn - Way Out Weather
Daniel Bachman - Orange Co. Serenade
William Tyler - Lost Colony
Tashi Dorji - s/t
Don Bikoff - Hallowed Ground
Mike & Cara Gangloff - Black Ribbon of Death, Silver Thread of Life
Alvarius B. / Sir Richard Bishop - If You Don’t Like It … Don’t!
Bill Orcutt - VDSQ
Sir Richard Bishop - VDSQ
Anthony Pasquarosa - VDSQ
Robbie Basho - Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 12 & 6
Smoke Dawson - Fiddle

more singer-songwriter-y things, but joan shelley (feat. nathan salsburg on some tracks) and ryley walker LPs are recommended too!

tylerw, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:05 (four years ago) Permalink

shit i forgot about bikoff

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:13 (four years ago) Permalink

also you might say me and global are slightly excited about playing this show

http://first-avenue.com/event/2015/01/americanprimitive

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:14 (four years ago) Permalink

nice!
yeah, if you ignore the bikoff cover art, it's a really nice record.

tylerw, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:20 (four years ago) Permalink

that amy in quebec track is so close to wine&roses/red pony/approaching of the disco void its almost a cover

ogmor, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:07 (four years ago) Permalink

was watching some fahey live on youtube last night...here's an 81 gig, with apparently Michael Hedges opening (sorry folks no records available didn't get pressed in time)...Fahey is being really smarmy in his banter, the set itself verges from awkward to hypnotic, found his flopping down combover hair kind of distracting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP08Y3DsJvs

this is a 2000 set, he does a lot of dicking around/joking around at the beginning, but about the 7:40 mark on he gets going and it's actually pretty cool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5jXrutGt2U

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:11 (four years ago) Permalink

We going the "https:..." route to skip embeds? Not that I don't love opening this thread to shots of Fahey at his weirdest ....

grandavis, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:22 (four years ago) Permalink

oops sorry

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:23 (four years ago) Permalink

A leaner/meaner thread for 2015 I guess. I'll miss the Fahey gut though.

grandavis, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:26 (four years ago) Permalink

Transmissions Fest footage is new to me, awesome. I wish more people openly talked about his later work without full on the talk of "well, I don't know about this, but look at what he used to do." The only thing that I can't fully grasp is the Hitomi material, some of it is played in that Transmissions Fest video. Kinda feel like it goes down easier when you get to watch him play like that, on record is another thing. There is another noodley electric gig on youtube that actually does have a lot of syncopation; and getting to hear old styles on an electric is pretty nice. There aren't many artists that went so far in the other direction, let alone an instance where you get to watch past material with a new technique. Defiantly would rather have had Fahey do all that then not. I dig The Mill Pond lots. It's not too different than some of the stuff that is out there today. Womblife gets so zonked in parts you can't help but grin.

Neal Cassady, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 22:03 (four years ago) Permalink

Loving this Glenn Jones tune, "The Teething Necklace (For John Fahey)"
xxx.youtube.com/watch?v=6qd7pWITPQQ

Neal Cassady, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 22:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Couple things I put together,

John Fahey's Adelphi Sessions, the Dance of Death outtakes. Uploaded as MP3's, posted on my blog:
http://broadcastsfrompoorfarm.tumblr.com/post/105403178308/john-fahey-adelphi-sessions-the-dance-of-death

Scanned my copy of the mail order catalog from Fonotone Records, interesting curio. Includes the numerous early Fahey comps Joe Bussard curated for Fonotone.
http://broadcastsfrompoorfarm.tumblr.com/post/105401770173/fonotone-records-mail-order-catalog-pdf-booklet

I finally put together some new lapstyle material and wanted to share it here. "Blue For al-Watawit of Yashkur" sits as is, in a sorta demo state. I didn't want to forget all the new ideas I've been having, yet also told myself I wouldn't record again until I bought a nice microphone. Of course, I got impatient, so here we are. Before they find a home somewhere, I do want to properly record them.
http://raglore.com/album/blue-for-al-watawit-of-yashkur

Link for the MP3's are posted here,
http://broadcastsfrompoorfarm.tumblr.com/post/105403934713/rag-lore-blue-for-al-watawit-of

Neal Cassady, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 02:51 (four years ago) Permalink

Look forward to checking this stuff out

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 03:28 (four years ago) Permalink

Cool, thanks Neal! Actually already listened to your "Blue For al-Watawit of Yashkur" tracks (Mr. Avant Ghetto threw them up on twitter yesterday), really enjoyed them. First track sucked me right in, so yeah make a recording you are happy with and I am on board!

grandavis, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 17:57 (four years ago) Permalink

neal - or others - what microphones/mic pres do you guys use? this coming year i need to get serious about recording an album

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 19:11 (four years ago) Permalink

like your new stuff neal

the only Tashi Dorji song on Spotify is a cool little curio, electronic remix featuring his guitar of a song by some psychey dude name Al Lover

http://open.spotify.com/track/2HxzI5VuTvgdbTGolZ7x7G

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:00 (four years ago) Permalink

Thanks dudes, I have always just been using a portable digital Tascam recorder from B&H Photo that I bought a while back. It fits in your pocket so I've used it while out and walking around, but it's not a good choice for recording guitar at this point, I loved it at first bc of how much of an improvement it was over using the internal MacBook mic. I sold my two amps (+all other musical electronics) years ago during collage, which I regret now. As I would like to record traditionally with a mic and amp set up. Either using the sound hole or install a pick up. How about USB mics? Been talked about here before I think. Decent clarity from the models available now?

Neal Cassady, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:34 (four years ago) Permalink

I think the solution is to just meet someone in town with a set up :) - that way I can avoid all of this.

Neal Cassady, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:36 (four years ago) Permalink

I've posted things upthread recorded with the Blue Yeti (120 new but you can def find a ton of these used on ebay, got mine for 80 on craigslist)
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=857749&gclid=Cj0KEQiA8MSkBRCP5LaRlcOAusMBEiQAiqldkgFeoLzZuCr_Hg1GQ03TBk1qSggFdqEqo5fQpNn1jLgaAgF98P8HAQ&is=REG&Q=&A=details

you can hear the stuff i've done, which is minimally processed, a bit EQd and maybe compressed slighty with some audicity plugin reverb on it, but overall I'd say USB mics have come a long way

of course, I'm just plotting about how I want to get a USB DAC/Mic pre unit and a better XLR mic so I suppose one is always unsatisfied.

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:38 (four years ago) Permalink

gonna check out yr new thing neal! i've dug the rag lore things i've heard so far.
just got hipped to this thing via soft abuse's twitter -- maybe it was mentioned on the old thread? https://moonbros.bandcamp.com/album/frijolillo - kind of low-key/dreamy/fieldrecording-y/acoustic action. i like it!

tylerw, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Neal there is also a USB model of the Blue Spark which is supposed to be great on acoustics

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:48 (four years ago) Permalink

Ah, Padang Food Tigers, nice! Will buy.

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 31 January 2019 01:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Sarah Louise was the artist I saw taking in the most other artists' sets at last year's Pickathon, including Kikagaku Moyo and Milo (the rapper from Milwaukee).

i thought that was cool.

alpine static, Thursday, 31 January 2019 03:18 (one month ago) Permalink

She was exceedingly cool and gracious the one time I got to meet her

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 2 February 2019 03:13 (one month ago) Permalink

"Rime" sounded really good in the van tonight.

silent as a seashell Julia (Sund4r), Saturday, 2 February 2019 03:22 (one month ago) Permalink

this was posted on another board i frequent, really enjoying it. that artist description is a real sweet spot:


we are a trio of keys, acoustic guitars, and violin playing half to fully improvised music, and if you're into john adams, steve reich, ravi shankar, robbie basho, james blackshaw, or just minimal/ambient/acoustic music in general, we think you'll like what we do

https://raqia.bandcamp.com

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 7 February 2019 21:12 (one month ago) Permalink

ooh this sounds nice, thanks for the heads up.
been digging this thing lately: https://flowerroomrecords.bandcamp.com/album/matt-lajoie-the-center-and-the-fringe
a loop-y situation, but done very well.

tylerw, Thursday, 7 February 2019 22:05 (one month ago) Permalink

ha, was just coming to post this ^^

alpine static, Friday, 8 February 2019 23:26 (one month ago) Permalink

it is lovely

i need more Herbcraft in my life, i think

alpine static, Friday, 8 February 2019 23:27 (one month ago) Permalink

https://aquariumdrunkard.com/2018/09/06/the-lagniappe-sessions-sarah-louise/

I quite like both of these very different covers.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 11 February 2019 00:27 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

seeing william tyler in NYC tonight with Ryan Sawyer opening... should i care about Sawyer?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 21:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Oh damn... what time is the show?

Evan, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 21:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

8. cheap tickets too!
https://lpr.com/lpr_events/william-tyler-february-26th-2019/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 21:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

err should I go? It's so cold but that's a pretty lame reason isn't it.
Would be coming from just across the river

Evan, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

hope you made it! Tyler was funny and clever onstage and I'm entirely taken with his compositions. May have had an off set though, fingering was often a bit clumsy.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 16:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I did!

And yeah I did feel like he was a bit sloppy. Maybe nerves.

His compositions are very nice! He's great with melodies but I think his biggest weakness with composing is that almost all of his songs have a very simplistic structure more or less (play this part 4 times, now play this next part 4 times, repeat, then introduce new part x4, end with first part x4). So when he does them raw on acoustic the simplicity stands out even more imo.

Was super cool that Steve Gunn covered Chapman with him and the performance of Whole New Dude was fun and loose.
Mary Lattimore was at a table in the back laughing real hard with Tyler's gf about the Chapman stories they shared.

Evan, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 16:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i agree with you on basically everything there, including the simplicity of the structure. but i dig, as he called them his "placid instrumental guitar tunes"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 17:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

when i saw William a while back it was at a rustic lodge on a mountain lake in Oregon, with a gorgeous view of water and trees and sunset just outside the giant windows behind him. and he said something along the lines of how nice it was to play such a gig, especially when you spend so much of your life performing to chatty crowds in "dark rock clubs with Reverend Horton Heat stickers on the walls"

i thought that was the funniest thing. you couldn't pick a more perfect band for that line.

anyway ... y'all just jogged my memory.

alpine static, Thursday, 28 February 2019 09:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

tyler just wrote about this new tompkins release...i fucking LOVE THIS

got a real vibed out lazy psych feel, but stately like george cromarty or some of alexander's more stately stuff mixed with....gary higgins or something? kind of offkilter in a cool way

https://aquariumdrunkard.com/2019/03/18/kinloch-nelson-partly-on-time-recordings-1968-1970/?preview=true&_thumbnail_id=64029

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 18 March 2019 14:42 (six days ago) Permalink

also finally really spent some time with the new sarah louise and i really like it, you just have to let go of any expectations of what you thought a "sarah louise record" was supposed to be ....

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 18 March 2019 14:45 (six days ago) Permalink

yeah the kinloch is great, very stony/laid back, but some deep moments lurking in there too.

tylerw, Monday, 18 March 2019 15:06 (six days ago) Permalink

I thought of Gimmer Nicholson between the 20-30 second mark of that posted track.

Evan, Monday, 18 March 2019 15:49 (six days ago) Permalink

yeah def the same vibe w/o the proto-loop pedal stuff gimmer did

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 13:25 (five days ago) Permalink

also Kinloch Nelson def proto-2019 hipster dude swag, that hat is nice

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 13:26 (five days ago) Permalink

Apparently dude is coming to play Rhizome in DC w/ Max Ochs:

http://www.rhizomedc.org/new-events/2019/4/12/concert-kinloch-nelson-max-ochs

Which by the way I now so happen to spend most of my time in DC.

grandavis, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 16:04 (five days ago) Permalink

hi grandavis, I was thinking abt you the other day cuz I read this cool book on Charlottesville music history where you are briefly mentioned:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/rich-tarbell/regarding-charlottesville-music-an-oral-history/paperback/product-23797621.html

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 16:12 (five days ago) Permalink

max ochs was....pretty rough at 1000 rose fest

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 16:23 (five days ago) Permalink

Certainly lower stakes at Rhizome. A pleasant way to spend a night but I mean a lot of the time the music is really really great. Maybe Max and Kinloch will be on that night (assuming I can make it, which is not always the case ....)

And hey Sleeve! I have not read, or gotten a copy of, that book yet, but I may get one some day. I know a lot of the folks in it of course, and lived through chunks of it, but as I was not interviewed for it it has kind of been off of my radar. As my bandmate got interviewed I imagine he is the one who mentioned me, but who knows? I was at a lot of shows at a lot of places over the years, but more directly I have booked shows there on and off for many many years and played in bands etc., so who knows? Oddly enough you are the only person who has mentioned that I am in it hah hah. I had no idea!

grandavis, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 16:39 (five days ago) Permalink

I know this is not directly related to the "usual stuff" that makes its way here, but I love when Michael Morley (Dead C of course) floats out these completely zoned out minimal acoustic guitar albums:

https://thinwrist.bandcamp.com/album/heavens-idleness-awaits

I mean this is right up my alley for all kinds of reasons, but a lot of it is the endless cycling simplicity of it. A hard trick to pull off (i.e., that trick holding gravity throughout) but it completely works for me.

grandavis, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 16:42 (five days ago) Permalink

gd you were mentioned as the person "mostly" responsible for keeping the Pudhouse together :)

gonna bump this other thread if u wanna talk some more

This Week in Charlottesville, VA.

also I gotta check that Morley out!

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 16:43 (five days ago) Permalink

Hah hah well yes for a stretch I very much was. My official term for much of that time was "the sucker on the lease." I have to get some work done but I will try to go pick that thread up later when I get a chance. Thanks for the heads up that I made it into the book, though there was an odd side of me that hoped I had someone been so under the radar that I didn't make it at all hah hah.

I love the Morley, but I mean I am a sucker for most of what he has done so I am a bit biased.

grandavis, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 16:53 (five days ago) Permalink

Hah hah, just realized that the title of the Morley song you can stream literally uses "gravity" in its title (a term I used to describe his music myself before realizing this). Man, guess I listen to a lot of Morley, it is ingrained.

grandavis, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 17:01 (five days ago) Permalink

this popped up on youtube for me...it's probably been posted before but I missed it...Rockapalast 78 Fahey performance he's in good form

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPKS_JCK6ok

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 21 March 2019 15:38 (three days ago) Permalink

Thanks, this is great.

Fake clapping and/or edited for time at 15:22

Evan, Thursday, 21 March 2019 19:14 (three days ago) Permalink

Oh wait I see why it's like that... anyway it's jarring to cut to the audience and see none of the clapping heard!

Evan, Thursday, 21 March 2019 19:16 (three days ago) Permalink

classic fahey combover

tylerw, Thursday, 21 March 2019 19:44 (three days ago) Permalink

only vaguely familiar with this (very prolific) guy, but I was really enjoying this one today: https://earlymusic.bandcamp.com/album/water-and-rock-music-volume-2
super spare guitar work + field recordings ... well worn formula, maybe, but done really well, deeply felt.

tylerw, Thursday, 21 March 2019 19:45 (three days ago) Permalink

Fahey: worst dressed/groomed great artist ever?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 21 March 2019 19:45 (three days ago) Permalink

Anthony Pasquarosa's Morning Meditations is really nice for the whole guitar-recorded-outside-with-nature-bleeding-in thing, too.

Evan, Thursday, 21 March 2019 20:41 (three days ago) Permalink

i think i'm doing a collaborative set with early music fella soonish

global tetrahedron, Friday, 22 March 2019 00:48 (two days ago) Permalink

Nice Fahey clip

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Friday, 22 March 2019 13:41 (two days ago) Permalink

Pretty sure I have posted some Jon Collin before (or certainly mentioned him)? Not that it matters if I have, I just love Jon's playing and figure I must have mentioned him at some point. Really cool to see live, and a cool player in that his electric and acoustic playing both work really well for me.

Global, I am doing a collaborative set with him as well in Baltimore. He is trying to do a whole string of duo sets in which he plays with a different collaborator in each stop of the tour. Very cool you are doing so too! We can compare notes.

grandavis, Friday, 22 March 2019 14:07 (two days ago) Permalink

i like that idea -- i wanted to do that! only i am drummer -- it seems totally conceivable that i could find people to play with between (here) and (there) regardless of where here and there are

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 22 March 2019 14:32 (two days ago) Permalink

xp yeah i'm sure you've mentioned him before -- just one of those guys I've known of vaguely without really diving in.
and yeah, i like the idea of different collabs in different cities ...

tylerw, Friday, 22 March 2019 14:41 (two days ago) Permalink

people have to be comfortable with the idea of winging it but i find this idea very appealing.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 22 March 2019 14:46 (two days ago) Permalink

i haven’t listened to him before, and i’m not planning on changing that at this point! going in perfectly blank slate

global tetrahedron, Friday, 22 March 2019 15:43 (two days ago) Permalink

Hah hah, more power to you Global! I mean I wing it pretty much 100% of the time so I am in a lot of ways way more comfortable with that than playing "songs" at this point. Definitely one of my favorite things to do is improvise with someone for the first time, such an interesting space to enter musically.

La Lechera, it is a cool idea for sure. If you ever decide to go down that road you should let us folks here know.

grandavis, Friday, 22 March 2019 16:15 (two days ago) Permalink

i will! i am seriously thinking about it, looking at mid-late june or early july!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 22 March 2019 18:10 (two days ago) Permalink

just saw this on facebook:

Hey Twin Cities music folks, my old friend Jesse Sheppard's band is touring the upper Midwest and their gig in Minneapolis on Thursday, April 11, got canceled due to venue structural issues. They're a great psych/folk instrumental duo called Elkhorn and they're just looking for a slot in an appropriate venue that evening. Message me here if there's anything available that you know of and I can put you in touch with them. Thanks!

new elkhorn (two albums out next month) = totally killer

tylerw, Friday, 22 March 2019 18:14 (two days ago) Permalink

oh damn I think global was playing that

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 22 March 2019 21:12 (two days ago) Permalink

we're working on it, maybe eagle's club

global tetrahedron, Friday, 22 March 2019 23:04 (two days ago) Permalink


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