Archive for November, 2009

Torrents are all dead, sorry

November 29, 2009

Mininova went legit the other day, deleting millions of torrent files in their headlong rush towards useless legal ass-kissing. As I understand it, Mininova basically just deleted everything without bothering to attempt to sort anything out, so my show recordings were caught in the mix. For now, all the links (except the MediaFire ones) to show downloads are dead. I’ll be working on fixing this soon– just hang in there, or contact me directly if there is something specific you need a copy of. –DaveX

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 11/28/09

November 28, 2009

Today’s show is dedicated to Acid Mothers’ Temple, Katie Holmes, and Fred Savage. If you were listening live, you know why. If not, you should have been!

Just got a call– “Are you on the radio? Are you playing that random weird music? It feels like I’m on a spaceship. What are you on?” Ugh.

Synchronicity abounds. Last Visible Dog Records sent a copy of the brand new Eyes Like Saucers CD, “Parmalee, Tribute to a Dog.” The cover is a straight-up tribute to BYG-Actuel cover design… of which today’s Terry Riley/Pierre Marietan record is a sterling example! See for yourself…

Terry Riley — Keyboard Study 2
Eyes Like Saucers — Sun and Moon
Eyes Like Saucers — Owl Creek Bridge
Craig Colorusso — Strap Parts
Eyes Like Saucers — Warrigal Part Three
Cluster & Eno — Ho Renomo
Cluster & Eno — Schone Hande
Cluster & Eno –Steinsame
Cluster & Eno –Wehrmut
DaveX — Skin of Octopus, North Sea Foam, Space Suit
Gaybomb — Untitled, Side B (from Isle of Man split LP with Zack Kouns, “Nature’s Orphans/A Bomb A Nation”)
Ilhan Mimaroglu — Agony
John Cage — Fontana Mix

Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Jeff Arnal — Brooklyn Mantra, pts. 1 & 2
The Moore Brothers — Fishes With Faces (from split 7″ w/ VNC, on Brick Factory)

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 11/21/09

November 21, 2009

Hard to believe it’s getting on this late in the year, isn’t it? For today’s show, I’m hoping very much to get a chance to go back to work on those “small sounds” I wanted to hear last week. With a bit of luck, my regular coterie of performers won’t be too worn out from the past three (highly successful) days of taking over the SIUC Student Center during the “All Together Now” fest. I assume that footage and recordings will start leaking out over the coming week, but I’m pretty confident saying that it will be no substitute for having been present. Nick definitely did the Southern Illinois oddmusic community a solid by putting this thing together. Thanks, Nick!

Loachfillet — The Automated Bowl of Soup
Loachfillet — Somnambulist Synchronisms, Part 2
Loachfillet — Hell
Harold Budd, Brian Eno — Not Yet Remembered
Harold Budd, Brian Eno — The Chill Air
Harold Budd, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois — Their Memories
Harold Budd, Brian Eno — Among Fields of Crystal
Harold Budd, Brian Eno — Wind in Lonely Fences
Harold Budd, Brian Eno — Failing Light
Harold Budd, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois — Foreshadowed
Harold Budd, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois — An Echo of Night
Harold Budd, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois — Still Return
Karlheinz Stockhausen — Momente, side A (1965 version, Nonesuch)
The Guitar Factory — King Herod’s Song
Karlheinz Stockhausen — Momente, side B
DaveX — Improv w/ “Yakety Sax” 45rpm single
John DuVal — Distress Call
Benge — “1972 Serge Modular” From “Twenty Systems”
kkonkkrete — Untitled 1
cebec — Transformer Substation
Hans Grusel — Quarintimes
Electronic Waste Product — Picket Fences
Carlos Giffoni — All the Mistakes I Made During the Caribbean Winter

Best promo EVER

November 17, 2009

Tom has outdone himself now. Here’s his “official” promo clip for KNOBS, followed by an unofficial one– the aforementioned BEST PROMO EVER:

and…

I can’t wait to send this to Sonny!

New promo!!

November 16, 2009

Tom is brilliant…

November 16, 2009

…and he’s making a promo for “KNOBS” as well!

“All Together Now” Festival line-up

November 16, 2009

If you somehow missed it, I’m performing the world premiere of John Cage and Lejaren Hiller’s “KNOBS” this Wednesday, as part of the “All Together Now” inter-arts festival. So far, I’ve been quiet about other activities happening (and this IS a HAPPENING) so check out the schedule:

WEDNESDAY is our kickoff. Like the start of a roller coaster ride after being secretly slipped some psychedelics; get pumped and hold tight.

4:30 – 6:15: ALL TOGETHER NOW takes over the INTERNATIONAL LOUNGE, showcasing Photography, 2-D and more by Jason Wonnell, John McCowen, Bridget Ryan, Kaley Venable, Photogenesis and more!
6:30-7:00: we will break into the student center auditorium for the OPENING RECEPTION/PERFORMANCE:
SIUIU (Improv unit) with DUAL KIT DRUMMERS MATT LIND and SAM from INFINITY WIZARD and POETRY by DAVE NELSON.
7:00-7:15: INSTRUMENTAL TRANSITION by James McKain (guitar/sitar) with PSYCHEDELIC MASHUP PROJECTION
7:15-7:25: AMBER GIRADO reading/DRAMATIC INTERPRETATION of EPIPHANY FERREL’S “Last Person on Earth” with zombie mashup PROJECTION
7:25-7:35: KEVIN FLINN POETRY set to a DEREK SMITH PROJECTION

7:40-7:55 INTERNATIONAL LOUNGE INTERMISSION: GET SOME DINNER!

8:00-8:25 Back to the AUDITORIUM as DAVE X orchestrates WORLD PREMIERE OF JOHN CAGE score KNOBS
8:25-8:45: KARTHIK KAKARALA SOUND/PERFORMANCE ART
8:45-9:05: PREGNANT TONGUES (formerly cloud cuckoo) performing to LIVE PAINTING
9:05-9:15: DANNY BROWN SPOKEN WORD
9:15-9:40: BLACK ON BROWN performs to PROJECTION
9:40: PEACE OUT TILL THURSDAY!

THURSDAY DAY 2
is AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION day. YOU bring it, we BLAST it for all to see and hear!

3:00-5:00: BALLROOM D- GALLERY TIME! Wednesdays favorites and NEW PIECES. BYO ART! Have it displayed! No Rules except No Pricetags! For the love of the game!
5:00-6:30: head back to the AUDITORIUM 4 SIU’s FILM ALTERNATIVES curated STUDENT SCREENINGS! and HOUR and a HALF of SIU auteurs. AGAIN, bringing your own work is ENCOURAGED!

6:30-6:45: INTERMISSION

6:45-7:45: SPECIAL SETS by MUSICIAN/VIDEO artists ALEX RYTERSKI, TOM VASILJ, and PATRICK BRENNEN; each performing ORIGINAL MUSIC to ORIGINAL PROJECTIONS
7:45-8:15: DUENDE ENTENDTRE (sound art/poetry)

8:30-10:30: BALLROOM D becomes a forum for LIVE ART MAKING and TUTORIALS on STENCIL MAKING and CIRCUIT BENDING, with lessons by graffiti artist GABE GOWER and sound artist DAVE X. Materials for creating your own stencils/circuit bent toys will be provided, but interested parties are encouraged to bring their own.
IMPROMPTU PERFORMANCES TBA

FRIDAY DAY 3
will be the end of the party.

6:00-9:00: BALLROOM D will again become a gallery presenting the best work from the three days.
SIUiu will be performing along with MATT and SAM,
PREGNANT TOUNGUES will play a set to live art,
and as a FINALE SIUiu will perform with an experimental film by DERON WILLIAMS accompanied by JOHN MCCOWEN

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 11/14/09

November 14, 2009

Today’s broadcast has a number of performers, which has necessitated quite a large setup time– that’s why it’s taken so long to get this liveblog going!

Karthik Kakarala and Tom Vasilj took the first set, spending about 30 minutes as Solar Shadows. Karthik mentioned a “visual element” to the set beforehand– I did not realize this would take the form of rocking out on miniature Happy Meal guitars, haha.

Three new friends (I feel so much like Amy Adams saying that) joined us for miniature sets following Solar Shadows. Malaria (Columbia, MO) went first. Short, but sweet. Lots of very dig-able sounds. Oblive just finished, drawing a late-night traveler’s phone query as to the state of our radio station’s health. Wilmer Incognito is performing right now. I’m not sure what he’s going to do, but he’s very loud. I’m blaming my super-cl0se mic job.

Up next– I’ve requested all six of us join to make “quiet and small” noise. Let’s see how that goes!

I want to go NOW!

November 8, 2009

This is BAD ASS. (more after the jump)

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Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 11/7/09

November 7, 2009

I’m back! Last week, a combination of overwork and cold, wet weather had me feeling terribly low. I’m still a little hoarse, but more than capable of putting together a good show– so thanks for tuning in!

Hint: Totally blown away by Chefkirk/Ironing’s “Notorious” disc. Better pick one up before I add it to my Happy Neat-O List, don’t you think?

Thanos Chrysakis, Wade Matthews, Dario Bernal-Villegas — III (from “Enantio_ΔPomia”)
Thanos Chrysakis, Wade Matthews, Dario Bernal-Villegas — IV
Frank Rothkamm — Ectoplasm Rejects
Frank Rothkamm — Self-Levitation Science
Frank Rothkamm — The Betrothed of Wyoming
Frank Rothkamm — Overcome By Art
Wadada Leo Smith — Al Shadhili’s Litany of the Sea: Sunrise
Wadada Leo Smith — Pacifica
Wadada Leo Smith — Umar at the Dome of the Rock, pts. 1 & 2
Chefkirk, Ironing — Notorious (from “Notorious”)
Chefkirk, Ironing — American Science
Chefkirk, Ironing — Skin Trade
Chefkirk, Ironing — A Matter of Feeling
Chefkirk, Ironing — Hold Me
Chefkirk, Ironing — Vertigo (Do the Demolition)
Mike Hansen — The alarm went off sooner than expected
Mike Hansen — Once held a lighter high in the sky
Jim Ryan’s Forward Energy Trio — Jumpin’ In (From “FE3 Oakland”)
Jim Ryan’s Forward Energy Trio — Paper Flower (From “FE3 Oakland”)
Art Jerks — Like Things