If i was from the big town I would be calm and debonair

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The church forbids its angels entry there
the gypsies camp there
blood is exchanged there
mothers weep there
it is night there

plax (ico), Friday, 29 October 2010 21:31 (nine years ago) link

have been listening to this a lot recently

sarahel, Monday, 8 November 2010 06:35 (nine years ago) link

its been on my mind

plax (ico), Monday, 8 November 2010 15:36 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQBpire6jhw

not everything is a campfire (ian), Saturday, 15 January 2011 04:55 (nine years ago) link

He pours himself a small drink in a fluted plastic glass a fact sans ice.

peacocks, Saturday, 15 January 2011 05:37 (nine years ago) link

Imagine the Self shaving for the first time.

peacocks, Saturday, 15 January 2011 05:39 (nine years ago) link

Tell me have you heard this yet: "This sounds like Garrison Keillor, only worse," or, "His voice is so relaxing. I could do yoga to it." Think the second one is true, if you were inclined.

peacocks, Saturday, 15 January 2011 05:53 (nine years ago) link

i find it relaxing in that i float on the waves of its words+music but i wldn't be able to do yoga to it, too distracting in its art

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Saturday, 15 January 2011 17:01 (nine years ago) link

a lot of ppl find it relaxing, think ian said it was the most relaxing record, tho he put it better. there's a thing on the label website quoting a dude who wld give it to ppl at bad times in their life

zvookster, Saturday, 15 January 2011 17:03 (nine years ago) link

maybe that's too much

zvookster, Saturday, 15 January 2011 17:03 (nine years ago) link

i feel better about life when i listen to it

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Saturday, 15 January 2011 17:06 (nine years ago) link

it's very soothing, calming. makes you think about perspectives and people and the world around you. imo.

not everything is a campfire (ian), Saturday, 15 January 2011 19:14 (nine years ago) link

it's "contemplative"

oOoOO on the TLC tip (donna rouge), Saturday, 15 January 2011 19:23 (nine years ago) link

recommended: listening while in a hotel room by yrself

oOoOO on the TLC tip (donna rouge), Saturday, 15 January 2011 19:25 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

talking to a girl on okcupid who is working on casting & fundraising for a new production of Perfect Lives.

not everything is a campfire (ian), Tuesday, 15 February 2011 19:06 (nine years ago) link

!!!

finally listened to In Sara Mencken Beethoven - amazing

sarahel, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 19:07 (nine years ago) link

sooo good. fuck we should listen to that right now, we have a copy at the store.

not everything is a campfire (ian), Tuesday, 15 February 2011 19:09 (nine years ago) link

hate you so much

bamcquern, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 21:38 (nine years ago) link

come to new york & see it when it's time.

not everything is a campfire (ian), Tuesday, 15 February 2011 22:04 (nine years ago) link

more about your selection of girls on okc in brooklyn or wherever than the show. I get antsy at shows, expecially 6 hour shows. anyway, on this far-flung theoretical trip to ny, are you giving me lodging or what?

bamcquern, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 22:16 (nine years ago) link

sure, i got a couch.

not everything is a campfire (ian), Tuesday, 15 February 2011 22:46 (nine years ago) link

Robert Ashley's Foreign Experiences is being performed at Mills on April 2nd

sarahel, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 23:49 (nine years ago) link

ARGH I have a gig that night

that's a great one to present at Mills because it's all refracted anecdotes about living in Oakland while teaching at Mills in the late 70's

Milton Parker, Wednesday, 16 February 2011 20:25 (nine years ago) link

i have a gig that night too - but i'm playing late enough i can do both.

sarahel, Wednesday, 16 February 2011 20:31 (nine years ago) link

we make one great weird curve

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 24 February 2011 01:17 (nine years ago) link

the drawings of a geocentric solar system when we meet them in the books make us avert our eyes

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 24 February 2011 01:17 (nine years ago) link

god, this is sentimental

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 24 February 2011 01:17 (nine years ago) link

i am not sitting on a bench next to myself, whatever that means

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 24 February 2011 02:23 (nine years ago) link

<3 <3 <3

not everything is a campfire (ian), Thursday, 24 February 2011 02:37 (nine years ago) link

aw aw aw

mookieproof, Thursday, 24 February 2011 02:41 (nine years ago) link

looking back, i didn't get the up and down part.

not everything is a campfire (ian), Thursday, 24 February 2011 02:54 (nine years ago) link

a notion they referred to as space

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 24 February 2011 03:11 (nine years ago) link

robyn are you just listening to this over & over?

not everything is a campfire (ian), Thursday, 24 February 2011 03:16 (nine years ago) link

down from des moines

sarahel, Thursday, 24 February 2011 03:38 (nine years ago) link

yes
(i'm writing, and what i usually do when writing is put songs/albums/playlists on repeat, and so the music comes in and out of consciousness but at the same time creates this steady non-disruptive rhythm/tone)

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 24 February 2011 03:42 (nine years ago) link

<3

not everything is a campfire (ian), Thursday, 24 February 2011 03:43 (nine years ago) link

<3

and all rooms were not the same, some better than others

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 24 February 2011 03:44 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

Title:
A Performance by Robert Ashley
When:
Thursday, April 14, 2011 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where:
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Martinos Auditorium
154 Angell Street
Description:
Distinguished composer/librettist/singer David Ashley will perform scenes from two of his operas, "Concrete" and "Atalanta (Acts of God)." Robert Ashley has an international reputation for his work in new forms of opera; his recorded works are acknowledged classics of language in a musical setting, known for their original style and their distinctly American subject matter and use of language. His music has been described as "nothing less than the first American opera."
Cost:
Free

sorry ozzy but your dope is in another castle (Edward III), Thursday, 24 March 2011 15:49 (nine years ago) link

^ @ brown university providence rhode island usa earth

sorry ozzy but your dope is in another castle (Edward III), Thursday, 24 March 2011 15:49 (nine years ago) link

and here's a 14 hour PBS series ashley did on modern decomposers in the 70s

http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Ashley.php

sorry ozzy but your dope is in another castle (Edward III), Thursday, 24 March 2011 15:54 (nine years ago) link

^^ every second of that worth watching, that 14 hour work is one of my favorite films / videos of the 70's

http://www.sfcv.org/event/mills-college-dept-of-music/robert-ashley-%E2%80%9Canswers

“Selected Lectures Written to be Sung”, Wednesday, March 29 10:30 AM
“Answers”, Thursday, March 31 7:00 PM.

Milton Parker, Thursday, 24 March 2011 17:58 (nine years ago) link

are you gonna play hooky from work to go to the Weds. thing?

sarahel, Thursday, 24 March 2011 20:02 (nine years ago) link

I'm guest lecturing Zeena's class on tuesday, so two days of hooky (& three consecutive days of Mills) is probably pushing it. Maybe, though.

Milton Parker, Thursday, 24 March 2011 21:11 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

that simple notion
a coincidence among coincidences
is all one needs to know

it's time for the fish in the perculator (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 03:50 (eight years ago) link

enough light on clear days for ordinary occupations

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 04:19 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

In the beginning, there were rocks
and on those rocks with harder rocks
we learned to make a million bruises
to spell out things like "we were here" and "watch your water"

Trip Maker, Thursday, 2 June 2011 20:52 (eight years ago) link

he sat and thought about obedience
he had resolved that, of the two kinds,
the kind that takes every message of order, rule, law as error
that everybody who passes along these messages
that loathes the buildings
that contradicts the inner voice
that resists, in short, was his
and the other kind...
how could it be?

from shmear to eternity (donna rouge), Thursday, 2 June 2011 21:31 (eight years ago) link

Introducing Susie. Susie works at the bank. That’s her job. Mostly she helps people count their money. SHE LIKES IT

Milton Parker, Thursday, 2 June 2011 23:55 (eight years ago) link

my facebook "text box" when that was still a thing had that line it, but with my actual name

from shmear to eternity (donna rouge), Friday, 3 June 2011 21:36 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

it takes one to peddle and one to steer

plax (ico), Monday, 5 September 2011 20:27 (eight years ago) link


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