Thursday, January 13, 2005

Wednesday - FOK - MATHLETES - VERONICA MARS

Below you can hear a few seconds of last night's Fist of Kong session.
It was fun, but I had just got home from work and had some problems concentrating.
Playing free improv is great fun, but if you can't get your head in the game it can be VERY frustrating. Every time I would lay out to listen for a bit I'd find my head wandering and being everywhere but in the room, in the moment...
Fist of Kong is usually just Charlie and Danny, but occasionally, and hopefully more often, they expand out to a larger group...it's mostly fire music...high energy free jazz in the "new thing" tradition...Last night we had Rose Lange (viola), Jim Otterson (guitar), Me (tromobone), Tom Zermeno (percussion, voice), in addition to Charlie (sax) and Danny (bass).
Nice group. We recorded the session on the Mini-disc. But we're having a problem with playback right now (hopefully just the headphone cord) so it'll be a while before we drop it to CD.

Next up - The Mathletes - we had our first (short) practice for the BLP Power Hour...
worked up:
"Walk on the Wild Side" which Walt will be singing, as "Biff"
"Brazosport" to the tune of "Galveston"
and
"By the time I get to Sweeney" to the tune of "By the time I get to Pheonix"

tried to audioblog from practice, but I guess I did something wrong...
still playing with that...
it's o.k. cause Joe decided to start playing some danged smashing pumpkins song when I started recording...so I was probably just gonna delete it anyway...

going to keep experimenting with the audioblog feature...
should be able to present y'all with snippets from things I'm working on as they are in progress, or little bits of practices or sessions as they happen...
looking forward to playing around with it.

Got home and watched the latest Veronica Mars before bed...
it's not Buffy, but it's not bad...some advancement on the main story...
some interesting twists...and the cute witty girl saved the day, as usual...

Here's the thing... I think I'm an addict. I'm addicted to narrative. Comic books, TV shows, Novels, doesn't matter how I get my fix so long as I get it... I want convoluted continuity and twists and characters and witty dialogue and the whole bit...I NEED STORIES!!! so I find myself watching a lot of TV (more than when I actually had an antennae or cable hooked up), reading a lot of comics, and getting my fix wherever I can. So far I haven't started pawning stuff to buy narratives, but it's only a matter of time before I'm some kind of story ho...
Is there such a thing as narratives anonymous?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I suggest checking out LOST on ABC if you want to satiate your narrative jones. I love serialized stories, and this one has a great Lovecraft sort of aesthetic. quite surprising for primetime tv. Then again maybe I am just succumbing to media hype. BTW this is Arturo

Mike said...

Lost is currently part of my fix for sure...
I'm loving every minute of it...