Monday, August 14, 2006

Toronto Solo

Live at the tranzac club... great night with the draperies... what a joy to play solo music for most of the people who taught me all of the important things i learned about music during my years in toronto, which was when i learned all of the important things i learned about music: eric chenaux, martin arnold, stephen parkinson, aimee dawn robinson, doug tielli, ryan driver... whoa. so nice to see old friends.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Aaron Tucker Is The World's Best Improvisor

Omigod, I am reeling with glee... Chris Cogburn has just posted some video of our erstwhile and future trio Perruque, which featured CC on percussion, yours truly on guitar, and Aaron Tucker on clown/movement. We did a number of performances, each of which was more fried and transcendent than the last. Aaron moved away a few months after the project started, but I am 1000% positive that we will perform again many more times in the coming years.

These videos makes me deliriously happy. The ones above document a performance at the Red Door venue in Austin, Texas from 2003, I think. Below is a film of a set at the Hyde Park Theatre, from winter 2004.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

New Audio from Horne/Newman Duo and Fun and Games Quartet

Thanks to the intrepid efforts of Charlie Alvarado and Clifford Allen, I was able to do a couple of consecutive farewell appearances on their KVRX show "Close Enough for Jazz" in July. There is a link to two hot little excerpts here... the duo with Jonathan Horne features the young master on archtop acoustic and the old codger on electrical archtop guitars; Fun and Games is a quartet featuring Jonathan, again on acoustic archtop guitar, Chris Cogburn on selected percussion, Nick Hennies on snare, and yours truly on electrical archtop guitar.

Many thanks to Oguz Erdin, a great recording engineer who generously gave of his time and expertise to record this music!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

NAFTA at Okay Mountain

Awesome videos, Michelle! Thanks so much.