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Friday, June 27, 2008


* FRI JUNE 27 @ Weird Diner CT w/ Diagram A & tba.
* SAT JUNE 28 @ 248BS. 248 Monroe st. Brooklyn, NY. w/ Diagram A, Necking, White Suns, & Animental. $6.
* SUN JUNE 29 @ LAVAZONE 4134 Lancaster Ave. Philadelphia, PA. w/ Diagram A, Elliott Levin, Drums Like Machine Guns & more tba. 8PM.
* MON JUNE 30 @ PA's Lounge Somerville, MA. w/ Warmer Milks, Angela from Twisted Village

Camel Hat Tour

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

the ruffmix test

play this thru speakers, then record the speakers. will this nested MP3 player thingy work? here's a fragment of a movement from one of three new albums we're working on:

Monday, March 10, 2008

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One

please watch William Greaves' film: "Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One" (criterion DVD release).

shot in 1968 in central park with three film crews and a couple of actors all trying to get through a flimsy dialogue with little help from the director(greaves). everything falls apart. a bus with square wheels. what is composed and what is coaxed and what is totally spontaneous? electric miles davis soundtrack. an ugly disaster of improvisation or a sophisticated multilayered composition? also pulling at opposing ends are that of a single organizing hand and that of the will of the collective. discord is fostered on set. radio interference on the mics sound like minimal theramin solos. self-reflexivity in the most obvious of ways, but fresh for the time. is greaves really directing the movie or is he acting as a director? is he bad at both?

as my noodle roasts over this movie, i am reminded of a moment of reflection during practice last where the idea that the FWOE creative process and aesthetic could be the ultimate (utopian) realization anarchy & art - where craft, practice, accidents, structure, improvisation, & consensus (coming together of individual & group) are the music. images of the fantastical are illustrated by scraped-together by fragments of the mundane. ordinary instruments are used to coax unfamiliar arrangements of sound. of course, i didn't say those things, i'd just parroting what i remember from our conversation. but i'd love to see them elaborated upon / corrected in this here blog.

just watch "Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One" and get back to me.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Secret to Self-Confidence

Plot out directions to a hole in the ground.
First close your eyes and shuffle your feet.
After you’ve tripped over one hole and then another,
which is followed by one more,
you can say with assurance “Well, well, well.”

Harmolodic Video!

Friday, February 1, 2008

The Book of Worm

"Sometimes if it goes up in the right places and down in the right places, it's allright. We reference Ornette Coleman's harmolodic theory a lot. The general idea that the song is created by the interrelationship of the parts, the direction that an individual string player's parts might move up or down, but not necessarily a direct relationship. And if we hit upon something then we can work with that. And if we don't, we still feel like there's this evolving line."

FaT w0rM oF eRrOr In VaLlEy AdVoCaTe?!?!?!?