Jaded yet enthused

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Metheny v. Gorelick

The Orchestrion Project (click image for link)

I just came across this gem of a read from a few years back. Pat Metheny excoriates Kenny G after his unfortunate experimentation with musical necrophilia.

from jazzoasis.com:

“…  when Kenny G decided that it was appropriate for him to defile the music of the man who is probably the greatest jazz musician that has ever lived by spewing his lame-ass, jive, pseudo bluesy, out-of-tune, noodling, wimped out, fucked up playing all over one of the great Louis’s tracks (even one of his lesser ones), he did something that I would not have imagined possible. He, in one move, through his unbelievably pretentious and calloused musical decision to embark on this most cynical of musical paths, shit all over the graves of all the musicians past and present who have risked their lives by going out there on the road for years and years developing their own music inspired by the standards of grace that Louis Armstrong brought to every single note he played over an amazing lifetime as a musician. By disrespecting Louis, his legacy and by default, everyone who has ever tried to do something positive with improvised music and what it can be, Kenny G has created a new low point in modern culture – something that we all should be totally embarrassed about – and afraid of. We ignore this, “let it slide”, at our own peril.”

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Blog cleanup

I’ve removed a number of posts that I feel just aren’t relevant to what I’m into focusing on here. I left a few as well, but from here on I’m going to try and make this a regular aggregate of my interests.

I lost interest in keeping this blog updated. But now I’ve decided to by fully lazy and utilize WordPress as my actual website. It works – why ‘fix’ it, eh?

In the meantime, I’ve been pretty jaded by the internet. I’m a full time lurker, once again. I’ll get back into populating various accounts with music and creativity, but for now I’m doing a lot of local gigs and writing for some future projects.

Creative reclusion  lives!

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Thom Yorke vs Hard Drive Array (via What Turtle Blood Tastes Like)

Thom Yorke vs Hard Drive Array Wow. This is bizarre. Who'd have thought an array of old hard drives serving as a speaker could so closely imitate the unique sound of Thom Yorke's voice? And personally i've never quite understood people who find the sound of a dot matrix printer grating, i t … Read More

via What Turtle Blood Tastes Like

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