Saturday, May 02, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
No ruler to measure that inch (Mtume)

If you're worried about missin' anything, do what I do -- RECORD EVERYTHING (Gerry Todd)

An inscribing needle
on a spinning silver
platter. Backup,
the world reinstalled
from pictures. Nanaimo
c. 2008, where it's
Scrooge's money bin
in Malaspina's
parking lot, not
Glomgold's, where
condos haven't yet
sprung up like
teeth scattered
on the ground, an
occupying orc army
frowning down
upon the Newcastle
ferry. . . .

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
"According to the liner notes to the On the Corner Sessions box (Columbia CK7 06239), the issued version 'was assembled from five different takes,' i.e. items 1-7. But careful listening to the issued version reveals many splices and crossfades, e.g. at 2:39, 5:14 (2:39-5:14 repeats 0:04-2:39); 6:20, 7:42, 10:47, 10:52, 12:43, 15:45, 20:08, 21:30 (21:30-21:33 repeats 21:27-21:30), 22:35 (22:36-25:01 repeats 20:09-22:35 but without the repeated bit at 21:30-21:33), 30:59, and 31:28 -- many more than are needed to assemble five takes into a single extended performance. So it seems that the fragments are an intermediate stage in the editing process. Maybe the five takes were recorded, then edited and processed, and then those fragments were re-assembled into the version of the tune released on LP."
Monday, April 27, 2015


not even the Sirkean
consolation of objects (PC)

my life held precariously in the seeing
hands of others (Frank O'Hara)
Sunday, April 26, 2015


Gerry Todd's younger
boho brother--



"It often takes serious researching and reconnaissance to find something–anything–on the ground, these days."

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