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Tue, Jun. 20th, 2006, 10:41 pm

Friday, Eugene NoiseFest was fun, if a little tiring (since Ogo and I played live video all night and put on a noise set). I am slightly inclined to put up some video sample of the live performance...

I tried something new with this show, which was throwing down some vocals. I sang hearty nonsensical opera, alternated with my admittedly weak trumpet skills, over the sound of grinding and warbling, with an english language learning record, hopefully to good end. I don't understand you very well.

Saturday night the Dendrites threw down for the birthday party. I admit to being a little distracted, but I could hear them from upstairs and it definitely set my mood right.

Sunday Chris and I left for the woods, and the most amazing Brazilian jazz(?) was playing on OPB. Hermeto Pascoal is one of my new favorite musicians. Finding that on the radio was a brilliant addition to our trip. If you have any of his work I'd like recommendations on where to start...

Monday was completely free of music. The sound of running water and the wind caressing tree branches into each other was quite sufficient, thank you. Oh, and all that breaking open shale in the search for fossils. The irregular movement of 'satellites' in the night sky didn't make any sound, but it did inspire some.

Tonight, some Phillip Glass, and I've been enjoying listening to this:

Wed, Jun. 21st, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)

on sunday i had a blast working with carl from the jircs on video. too bad you weren't able to stick around for the entirety of the fest. although by day 3 the sonic bombardment was beginning to drain. thanks for the collaboration and inspiration ryan, i really dig the new directions we're headed with disjunct. your vocals were great and a distinction from some of the other "wall of sound" acts. lets jam soon, eh?

Wed, Jun. 21st, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)

Hey, you couldn't have had better timing. Hearing these things really helps me keep going. : )

I have my weekdays fairly free (unless I'm covering, but it's rarely) so whenever you're not busy you should let me know. Even if it's only for an hour once a week I think every little bit helps.

I'm glad I brought in the vocals too. I have always been a singer, musically, first and foremost, and I hope my voice still sounds good as well as being on key. ; ) I'd like to try to record those two tracks as a beginning step for our next release, which I think should be pitched to an established label. I'm feeling antsy these days...I guess I feel like if I'm not getting old, at least I'm not getting any younger!