Thursday, January 17, 2008

Popcorn Superhet Reciever

Beautiful show last night at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle (Columbus & 60th). I, of course, was drawn to the show for its US premiere of RH's jonny greenwood's Popcorn Superhet Reciever. More impressive was Gavin Bryars Sinking of the Titanic (1969) which was performed under an oceanesque blue lighting display at the front of the chuch.

One of his earliest pieces, The Sinking of the Titanic (1969), is an indeterminist work which allows the performers to take a number of sound sources related to the sinking of the RMS Titanic and make them into a piece of music. The first recording of this piece appeared on Brian Eno's Obscure Records in 1975. The 1994 recording of this piece was remixed by the Aphex Twin as "Raising the Titanic" (later collected on the 26 Mixes for Cash album). [Wiki]

Popcorn Superhet Reciever (.ram)
Jonny Greenwood was hired by the BBC as its composer in residence in May 2004, a job which gave him the opportunity to compose several pieces for symphony orchestra, piano and/or Ondes Martenot: smear, Piano for Children and Popcorn Superhet Receiver. [Wiki]

And of course Jonny wasn't there...he was busy: 93 Feet East Gig

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Me gusta mucho. Too bad i procrastinated getting tix to their shows.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Black Keys + Danger Mouse = Fantasmic!

Pitchfork: The Black Keys Reveal Danger Mouse-Produced Album: "And while in theory, the thought of a Danger Mouse-produced Black Keys record brings to mind a bunch of electronic beats and sound pastiches slapped on stripped-down garage rawk, it's a credit to Danger Mouse as a producer that he manages mostly to stay out of the way of the jams, except for a few little flourishes here and there."

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

See ya 2007

Follow the fish, GnR fo' life!, GH3!, NYC Winter, NYC Fall, Lakers v. Celtics, Karaoke Bday, Sigur Ros q&a, back w/ the bruin tailgate, Beasties in Brooklyn, Princeton w/ the cousins, Harry Potter Lives, Chicago Architecture, NYC w/ my koreans, bbq in Jersey City, Terry's wedding, Yankees v. Angels, Blonde Redhead (my 1st NYC show), Atlantic City, my 1 mo. apt, erik the cupcake server,mini-March madness, me and warren g, Pac10 Tourney, so long Sweep, boarding in Big Bear

Happy New Year!

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