Come to the DECEMBER DC Listening Lounge instead:
When: Wednesday Dec 14th
Where: Minahil's house (email for details) Hobart St NW (Mt Pleasant)
What: Bring any combination of food, drinks, friends and/or audio to share (please limit audio excerpts to 6 minutes or less).
Do some covert or overt holiday recording of music or awkward small talk around the office eggnog pitcher...or just bring something completely unrelated- because there is more to life than pine and presents.
Questions? reply to this email.
Closest Metro: Green/Yellow Columbia Heights, or S2, S4, S9 buses running up and down 16th street, or the 42 from dupont/downtown towards Mt. Pleasant.
Other cool audio stuff:
Tuesday Dec 13
Musical Instrument Dreams by visiting Maine artist Dianne Ballon
November DCLL HighlightsNovember's lounge started with some welcome tracks from the album Hanky Panky- a Hank Williams cover album from Bond (which featured his dad on keys).
Some (half)jokes were overheard- Q: Ameoba [records] is great.
A: You know, maybe paramecium should open a shop (harharhar)
We kicked off the night with a go-round answering the question:
What is the most unusual place you've heard live music?
Ben- The David Byrne installation at the Governors Island Terminal, with the organ installation, designed so that people visiting the installation were basically playing the building.
When Ben was a kid he lived in the area where the Gov' Island ferry docked and always wondered about the building. The installation allowed him to finally go look (and play) inside! http://creativetime.org/programs/archive/2008/byrne/project.html
Bond- followed with a story of some excellent live music moments- lowlands in Delaware, Firefly Music Festival- at the Woodlands and the trees around all the stages and guests' camping tents. https://fireflyfestival.com/
Mickey- Music in Israel during a high school trip was the most memorable for him. The “Bruce Springsteen of Israel”, David Broza, performed with Jackson Browne- a sunrise concert at Masada. http://www.allmusic.com/album/at-masada-the-sunrise-concert-with-jackson-browne-and-shawn-colvin-mw0002830102/credits
Vicente-Tokyo, 4 stories underground, through a zigzag stairwell, with blacklights or blue, and a submarine style wheel-spin type of door opened him onto a noise show, the band Ruins-Alone. Merzbow, Tatsuya Yoshida, drum and bass. http://www.timeout.com/tokyo/music/merzbow-melt-banana-ruins-alone
Jocelyn talked about the gong concert in the Dupont Underground performed by fellow DCLL'er Seth Horvitz (recorded by multiplied DCLL members) and also a small town Brazilian family porch jam.
1) Bond: Sirius- Channel -The Loft: Show- mansion of fun station, NY Dolls, Buster Poindexter- singing “hot hot hot”recorded. Glitter Punk season. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhZba-P7R18
politically minded songs ahead of the election with lyrics like, “such a boring feeling when you find yourself into a totalitarian state” you don't know what's left, it don't seem right, //funky feeling, you just don't feel so great. Discussions of the feeling of smiles on the outside, dissolving on the inside. The work was described as 'Production clear everywhere but the center is hollow'
2) Jocelyn shared the work of cellist and composer/poet Emily Hope Price
and since EHP quotes The Oatmeal (illustration) and this article about happiness versus unhappiness: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/unhappy
and The Oatmeal quotes Augusten Burroughs
Augusten Burroughs: How to live unhappily ever after
3)Mickey- played some audio from the Third Coast shortdocs competition. All works 3 minutes or less http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/overview/competition/_2016-shortdocs-challenge-radio-cinema
Manual cinema- transparencies to the max
Hatch: a man in orbit going round and round
I dream of rattlesnakes (crowd favorite- at the DCLL meeting)
Take a listen!
We talked about reverb in the episode of of 99% invisible, where the concepts of acoustically responsive rooms were discussed. Reverb made to feel like Disney Hall or the Kennedy Center etc.
4)Ben, played some tape from Lafayette Louisiana,Tanya Klutz- the bike lady and a story about re-entry and bike repair. We discussed the theories behind and impact of making people pay their own $10 urine test fee while on probation and debated/discussed the indentured servitude of poverty and a the places where the criminal justice system is falling short.
5) Vicente closed out the night with music from Boogie Breakdown, a South African boogie compilation from 1980- 1984, featuring horns, synths etc. http://www.juno.co.uk/products/boogie-breakdown-south-african-synth-disco/619444-01/
We talked about the “US sanctioned cultural boycott” and about the “Bubblegum” sound, then how more of the funky/local influence crept in which evolved into Kwaito of the 90's. (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128014019_
This track from Vicente made us all agree that use of the “awoooo” (wolf-howl) motif is a trend that was clearly retired too soon.
Vicente spins as part of the Modern Class DJ set -boogie funk night at Haydees, Songbyrd and is followable :Modern Class DC on instagram. For updates about future sets
Did you know that the Radio CPR- building was just bought and closing it down in February 2017 (most likely)?? Want to help? Hop on the DC Listening Lounge Facebook page and lets brainstorm.