Monday, January 21, 2013

Chocolate and peanut butter

The audio document of the latest HIO/Big Rig Dance Collective collaboration (from this past week's 12th Annual Barefoot Brigade Dance Festival) is available to download. Not only can you hear Terry Horn, Mark Kitchens, and I making a racket but you can also observe with your ears the sounds of Whitney Boomer, Crysta Caulkins-Clouse, Amie Davis, Amanda Jackson, Néstor Leonardo Pérez, and Lily Sloan dancing. Go and check it out, why don't ya?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Finale and then some

The final tune and video to be created under the Joe and The Sonic Dirt From Madagascar moniker were released this past weekend. Time to close this particular chapter in my life... whatever that means.

Tomorrow through Saturday I will be joining Mr. Horn and Mr. Kitchens, performing as Hentai Improvising Orchestra at the Bath House Cultural Center with our comrades, Big Rig Dance Collective. Part of the 12th Annual Barefoot Brigade Modern Dance Festival (the HIO/BRDC piece is entitled Acres and Perches), and the performances begin at 8:00pm. Tickets are available for purchase at the door and online.

Monday, January 7, 2013

On a cough and a whimper

Since Wednesday evening I've been housebound, lumbered with an annoying respiratory infection (as if a pleasant respiratory infection exists... ). I feel a lot better today, though it seems that I am determined to expel both lungs from my body via coughing. Tomorrow it's back to work I go.

For whatever reason (though I can think of a few, actually... none which I will give. Why? Because I can, dagblastit!) I obsessively listened to the sounds created by some nifty individuals from Ladbroke Grove during my contagion-enforced holiday. A selection of tracks from the albums spun over the last four days:


The Deviants, Disposable (1968)


Twink, Think Pink (1969)


Hawkwind, Hawkwind (1970)


Pink Fairies, Kings of Oblivion (1973)


Mick Farren, "Play With Fire" (B/W "Lost Johnny"; 1977)


Mick Farren, Vampires Stole My Lunch Money (1978)