Thursday, May 25, 2006

hey all,
feltbattery action went off well, some magic moments, some fist-clenched 'i hate computer' moments as well. Jason's visual work dovetailed nicely with the sounds emitted. i performed on a stage (w/ a real live monitor) which was strange. all in all it was transmutation, sublime, and i got to eat a hard boiled egg in the midst of it all. The entire weekend caused a shift in the way i have been thinking about actions. Although I'm still not converted to watching 'modern dance' i did gain an insight into my own need to utilize my body during performances. basically i need to use the best instrument i have (voice/corpus) instead of depending too heavily on techno-trickery-so i have been getting to know my body again- it seems like this is also the character of spring into summer, waking up the frosted bits and getting back into the psychical.
'it had wings' is still due out in June. i made some CDRs to give out until the official packaged business is done. i gave one to my mom and she says its good music to cook to. other than that, stephanie and i are slowly amending our soil (she tilled for three evenings straight) and preparing to plant. i found a pink-bellied snake in the leaf mold pile. everything is opening, blossoming, and bubbling-black-bottomed feet summer is coming....
ps: I have given in and posted songs on mySpacE. now all my songs can be downloaded and used for diaper commercials!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

welcome to May. i hope everyone is having a good spring so far. it looks like 'it had wings' will be packaged and produced in mid June. Trevor is on tour until then and we figured there was no hurry. i'm excited about the release though, especially the visuals which are mutated birds and such that i drew/photocopied etc. My best of friends Jordan Lieb mastered the recordings in Brooklyn and we passed all the files back and forth in this strange computer ether world until they were just right. i suppose this is what an opossum feels like, having a baby in a pouch that's not quite ready to be birthed-so look out for an anouncement in June about how to get a hold of these little creatures....
in other news, feltbattery is still slated for a May 19th action at Local 506. the piece will be called VITRIOL and concerns the alchemical process-it will be a joint venture between myself and Jason Meeks, local filming man and epileptic drummer. we'll be playing earlier in the evening so bring the kids and come join the Great Work.