Thursday, December 29, 2016

Playlist, Week of 2016-12-25


Playlist 2016-12-26:

*Rodger Coleman & Andrew Dickson: 2016-12-16 Nashville (mp3)
*Kris Davis Infrasound: Save Your Breath (selections)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2016-12-11 "Burrito Response" Bandito's, RVA (wav)
*Beach Boys: Alternates (disc 1) (CDR compilation)
*Beatles: Mono Masters (2009 mono remaster)
*Beatles: Beatles for Sale (2009 mono remaster)
*Beatles: The Beatles (2009 mono remaster) (sides 2, 3)
*David Bowie: Low
*Deerhoof: Fever 121614 (selections)
*English Beat: Wha'ppen?
*Grateful Dead: Birth of the Dead (disc 2)
*Grateful Dead: Dark Star 1972 (00:55:00-01:58:00)
*Vince Guaraldi Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas
*Lester Lanin: Christmas Dance Party
*New Order: (the best of) New Order
*Nine Inch Nails: The Downward Spiral (selections)
*Phil Spector: A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector
*Candi Staton: Candi Staton
*Tool: Lateralus
*UYA: 1990-02-18 Willow Jazz Club, Somerville MA (disc 2)
*Various artists: The Spirit of Christmas Past
*XTC: Transistor Blast (disc 4)

Reading List, Week of 2016-12-25

Reading List 2016-12-26:

*Gottschalk, Jennie. Experimental Music since 1970 (started)
*Shih, Nai-an, and Kuan-chung Lo. Outlaws of the Marsh [Shui Hu Chuan] (trans. Sidney Shapiro) (started)
*Adelt, Ulrich. Krautrock: German Music in the Seventies (selections)
*Munro, Alice. New Selected Stories (finished)
*Browne, David. So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead (finished)
*Jackson, Holbrook. Anatomy of Bibliomania (in progress)

Monday, December 19, 2016

Playlist, Week of 2016-12-18

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Playlist 2016-12-19:

*Anthony Braxton Quartet: 1982-04-24 Detroit (CDR)
*Anthony Braxton Quintet: 1983-03-11 Bern, Switzerland (CDR)
*Anthony Braxton/Max Roach: 1989-07-26 Verona (CDR)
*Anthony Braxton Quartet: 1993-07-15 Oakland, CA (CDR)
*Gerald Cleaver/Uncle June: 2009-01-06 NYC (CDR)
*Nels Cline/Wally Shoup/Chris Corsano: Immolation/Immersion
*Nels Cline/Larry Ochs/Gerald Cleaver Trio: 2016-12-08 Philadelphia (CDR)
*Nels Cline/Larry Ochs/Gerald Cleaver Trio + Marshall Allen: 2016-12-11 Philadelphia (CDR)
*Barry Guy New Orchestra: 2014-05-22 London (CDR) (disc 1)
*Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House Quartet: 2016-11-12 Wels, Austria (wav)
*Roscoe Mitchell and Pauline Oliveros: 2005-09-09 (CDR)
*Ken Moore & Daniel Barbiero: Frequency Drift
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2016-12-11 "Burrito Response" Bandito's, RVA (wav)
*NVS Trio: 2016-12-12 Rhizome, Washington DC (wav)
*Evan Parker/John Wiese: C-Section
*Evan Parker Electroacoustic Nonet: 2015-08-28 Mulhouse, FRance (CDR)
*Bud Powell: Tempus Fugue-It (disc 4)
*John Zorn: The Painted Bird
*Ash Ra Tempel: Ash Ra Tempel (side 1)
*Beatles: The Beatles (2009 stereo remaster) (side 1)
*Deerhoof: Fever 121614 (selections)

*Grateful Dead: Dark Star 1972 (started, 00:00:00-00:55:00)
*UYA: 1990-02-18 Willow Jazz Club, Somerville MA (disc 1)
*UYA: 1990-06-10 Brown Gal Luau (wav)
*UYA: 1990-06-15 Hail to the Invisible Thing (wav)
*UYA: 1990-07-01 Home Improvements (wav)
*UYA: 1990-07-15 Play This (wav)
*XTC: Go 2 (Ape House remaster)
*Yardbirds: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (1964-1966)

Reading List, Week of 2016-12-18

Reading List 2016-12-19:

*Browne, David. So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead (started)
*Adelt, Ulrich. Krautrock: German Music in the Seventies (selections)
*Cope, Julian. Krautrocksampler (selections)
*Jackson, Holbrook. Anatomy of Bibliomania (in progress)
*Munro, Alice. New Selected Stories (in progress)

Monday, December 12, 2016

Photos from Gig

Here are photos from the New Ting Ting Loft gig last night at Bandito's. All photos except the last taken by Erik Schroeder.

l to r: Tim Harding, Fred McGann, Sam Byrd, Alex Ricart, Jimmy Ghaphery, Ben Scott (behind), Tommy Birchett

l to r: Fred McGann, Sam Byrd

l to r: Sam Byrd, Jimmy Ghaphery, Alex Ricart

Playlist, Week of 2016-12-11

Playlist 2016-12-12:

*Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (Boulez)
*bb&c: The Veil
*Big Satan: I Think They Liked It, Honey
*Bloodcount: Saturation Point
*Anthony Braxton/Joe Fonda: 10 Compositions (Duet) 1995
*Rodger Coleman & Andrew Dickson: 2016-11-02 Nashville (mp3)
*Kris Davis/Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey Trio: 2011-10-22 Cormons, Italy (CDR)
*Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: The Treasury Shows, Vol. 13 (disc 2)
*Yamataka Eye and John Zorn: Naninani II
*Vince Guaraldi Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas
*Andrew Hill: Dance of Death
*Joe Morris: 2015-12-04 Amsterdam (CDR)
*Bud Powell: Tempus Fugue-It (disc 3)
*Cecil Taylor: 1977-12-02 Köln, Germany (wav)
*Test: Live/Test
*David Torn Prezens: 2008-01-10 Cologne (CDR) (disc 1)
*Archie Bell & the Drells: Tighten Up
*Al Green: You Ought To Be With Me: Live at Soul in New York City
*Khan: Space Shanty
*Osanna: Palepoli
*PFM: Chocolate Kings
*Phil Spector: A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector
*Uriel: Arzachel
*UYA: 1990-05-01 Definite Electric (wav)
*UYA: 1990-06-03 Afromessages (wav)
*Various artists: The Birth of Soul, Vol. 1
*Various artists: The Birth of Soul, Vol. 2
*Various artists: The Birth of Soul, Vol. 3
*Various artists: The Birth of Soul, Vol. 4
*Various artists: WCAL: 4Sam2absorb (cassette compilation) (side A)
*Robert Wyatt: Guest Vocalist (boot CDR) (discs 1, 2, 3)

Reading List, week of 2016-12-11

Reading List 2016-12-12:

*Cope, Julian. Krautrocksampler (selections)
*Munro, Alice. New Selected Stories (started)
*Hiaasen, Carl. Chomp (started/finished)
*Egil's Saga (transl. Bernard Scudder) (finished)
*Jackson, Holbrook. Anatomy of Bibliomania (in progress)

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Nels Cline/Larry Ochs/Gerald Cleaver Trio

Saw an excellent show last night--Nels Cline, Gerald Cleaver, and Larry Ochs at Gallery 5. Amazing. It was great to see musicians of this caliber stretch out. Gerald Cleaver was deceptively low-key, and it soon became apparent that his was a slow burn that built up and laid the flaming groundwork for the fireworks from the others. Larry Ochs was strong and inspired, and Nels Cline was brilliant, in full command of his instruments, displaying a seemingly endless supply of ideas. Big fun!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

New Ting Ting Loft Gig at Bandito's This Weekend

Banditos Burrito Lounge - Host your Private Party

New Ting Ting Loft is playing this Sunday, at Bandito's Burrito Lounge, at 10 PM. We'll be opening for our RAIC friend Sam Goff's band Among the Rocks and Roots.

Sam has more kind words for us:

Sonic tricksters? Avant Garde afficionados? Whatever. They were here before you and will be here after you're gone. Best live band in Richmond. Best improv band in Richmond. The irony of an avant garde improv act playing a sports bar/burrito restaurant on a Sunday night is not lost on us by the way. Thanks to Bandito's for allowing us to put on such craziness! As excited about this as anything this year. 

Well, we'll be tearing it up and hopefully helping those late-night tacos get digested better! The Facebook event page is here.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Playlist, Week of 2016-12-04

Playlist 2016-12-05:

*Anthony Braxton/Taylor Ho Bynum: Duets (Wesleyan) 2002
*Anthony Braxton/Chris Dahlgren: ABCD
*Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Mannheim) 2010
*Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: The Treasury Shows, Vol. 13 (disc 1)
*Duke Ellington: The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse
*Mary Halvorson and Weasel Walter: Opulence
*Roscoe Mitchell: Sound Songs
*Joe Morris: Wildlife
*Music Improvisation Company: 1968-1971
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2016-11-14 "You Are Worth Waiting For" (wav)
*Bud Powell: Tempus Fugue-It (disc 2)
*Matthew Shipp: Equilibrium
*Sun Ra: 1979-11-24 Soundscape, NYC (CDR) (selections)
*Sun Ra: 1980-02-24 Willisau (Rehearsal) (CDR) (selections)
*Sun Ra Arkestra: Sunrise in Different Dimensions (selections)
*Sun Ra: Dance of Innocent Passion "Intensity"
*Sun Ra: Just Friends (side 2)
*Sun Ra: 1982-06-24 Mannheim, Germany (CDR)(selections)
*Sun Ra and His Outer Space Arkestra: Nuclear War
*Sun Ra All Stars: Milan, Zürich, West Berlin, Paris (disc 5)
*Sun Ra Arkestra: Live at Praxis '84 (selections)
*Sun Ra Arkestra: Mayan Temples (selections)
*John Zorn/David Krakauer: Pruflas: Book Of Angels Volume 18
*John Zorn/Simulacrum: 49 Acts of Unspeakable Depravity in the Abominable Life and Times of Gilles de Rais
*Kevin Ayers and the Whole World: The Garden of Love
*Brian Eno: Discreet Music
*Heldon: Agneta Nilsson (side 1)
*Heldon: Interface
*King Crimson: Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind (disc 2)
*UYA: 1990-04-01/04-04 Page Being Turned (wav)
*UYA: 1990-04-08/04-11 Image Track (wav)
*UYA: 1990-04-17 Queen Train Steak (wav)
*UYA: 1990-04-24 Monkey Expectations (wav)
*Robert Wyatt: Old, New, Borrowed, Brew (boot CDR) (discs 1, 2)

Reading List, Week of 2016-12-04

Reading List 2016-12-05:

*Egil's Saga (transl. Bernard Scudder) (started)
*Jackson, Holbrook. Anatomy of Bibliomania (started)
*Hiaasen, Carl. Hoot (started/finished)
*Lee, Stan, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko. Monster Masterworks (started/finished)
*Munro, Lucy. "The Knight of the Burning Pestle and Generic Experimentation," in Early Modern English Drama (ed. Sullivan, Cheney, and Hadfield) (started/finished)
*Gass, William. A Temple of Texts (finished)