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Monday, February 23, 2015

"You Can Save Up to 50%, But You're Still a Long Ways from Home"

A message from Dan Wenninger (he is a wild man, so bug off!): 1Way returns this Tuesday (2/24) with Oblique Orchestra at 9pm. After our set there will be an open, large group collective improvisation starting at 10pm. Anything goes, any instrument or sound making device. There is a house drum kit. Once the piece has started feel free to join or leave the improvisation when you want. This takes place at the Go Factory. 1935 W. 96th off of Madison. 3rd floor. Park in the large fenced in parking lot and use the door closest to the street. Donations are graciously accepted. Doors open at 8:30pm. Music starts at 9pm. Dress warm, there is a wood burning stove but it's still a warehouse in Cleveland, in February. -Dan

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bass! How low can you go? Jethro, what a brotha know...

Waldo and I recently had an e-mail discussion about bass duos, and I mentioned Brotzmann and Laswell (on the "Low Life" LP, PB plays bass sax only) and Waldo mentioned Numbskull with Mike Zubal and Kevin Ries. Here is a clip of them from the olden days, courtesy of drummer John Scully:

In the first appearance of the Epiphanies column in "The Wire" (or "Wire"; it's been both) magazine, Peter Shapiro discussed how he and his friends were arguing about what the greatest rock guitar riff was, Black Sabbath's "Supernaut" or Budgie's "Breadfan" (click on the header for a link to the video, as embedding is disabled).
More on this debate here: http://www.hippriest.net/archives/2007/11/01/175
And don't ask me, I don't have a horse in this race (but maybe "Veteran's Day Poppy" by Captain Beefheart?)

But what do these riffs mean? I don't know; let's ask Charles Mingus:

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Oops! Belated Happy Birthday to Waldo Drogulus

Not only was yesterday April Fools Day, it was also the birthday of Waldo Drogulus...
(47th) We were recently conversing online about guitars and got onto the topic of Captain Sensible of The Damned, and his colourful nature:

You can't see how colourful he is here, because it's black and white:

Waldo also mentioned Caspar Brötzmann:

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