Posts tagged: David Matthews

Three Friends Mondays: Caffeinated Art #23

The first Show and Tell Gallery Productions Three Friends Mondays: Caffeinated Art open mic at Three Friends Coffee House occurred at the appointed hour, vinyl enjoined and veneer observed from the outsetters, an oblong galaxy of stars and phalanx of attractive guests only in this place.   The numeric chorus line received, and them held ’twere in awe by the becoming Melissa Sillitoe, the stalwart and erudite David Matthews sharing some older stuff, the astounding and oft-termed “great” Rick J.

Presence lordly and dark was insisted upon, snide and choice with material, as the reminiscent Benjamin Fisher kept us on our guard, allowing briefly a showing of Melissa’s visual art, a newish written thing of temporarily reception, and more poetry, more espresso, more admiring onlookers from afar, among them your stumblng scribe and the newest S&T teammate – the mesmerized Nikia Cummings – both of us may take the future stage – and several who did shed earbuds and look up from the free and power Friends Three wi-fi to take it all in, squeaking and jingling doors book-ending the art parfait.

Oasis II in the Russian winter of our disconnect brightened by the Cheshire smile and cutting wit of  Chris Ridenour, a tremulous external wail chankered from the leg-irons of killer Mike “Cold Case” G, the joyous ceremony already spiked and inflated with classical rap, an impetuous card “trick,” an Iggy-worthy cry for love and an heart-shattering serenade by the self-contained and riveting Myrrh Larsen.  Blushing straight from work at check-it-out time, the radiant Starlite Motel, even.  Old love trumped new love and forth another Caffeine Monday event of majestic sound and vision and words issued.  It will happen again here knows when, it has been wisely and gratefully promised.

It seems, it is proved, they will faithfully come out on a night such as this… you’ll find the podcast on the Three Friends Mondays: Caffeinated Series page at brokenhours.net.

Also, now you can access the Three Friends Mondays: Caffeinated Series podcast via iTunes using this link:

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=295435461

Three Friends Mondays: Caffeinated Art #20

Heather Browne

Heather Browne

After about five months of fairly error-free journeyman podcasting, your humble producer has at last let down himself and his subject through technical glitchidelia.  Having earlier in the day connected the mighty and wonderful Olympus LS-10 to his XP desktop, highlighted the all of the unneeded .wav files in the display of the LS-10’s hard drive, hit delete and watched the icons disappear, he assumed that plenty of memory existed for recording that evening’s Three Friends Mondays: Caffienated Arts.  As it regrettably turned out, this procedure did not effect said file deletions, and as a consequence the recording cut off before the end of the performance.

Fortunately enough memory remained to capture all of Judith Fay Pulman‘s and Heather Browne‘s entire wonderful sets, as well as most of David Matthews‘ greatly anticipated reading.  Unfortunately, the end of David’s final poem “Each Day A Gift” did not survive this most painful digital catastrophe.

Splice Finders reflects, “The LS-10 was within my view during the entire show and I nervously glanced over at it from time to time to be sure that the red ‘recording’ light was still glaring steadily.  Because there have been occasions when the batteries have given out, and one occasion where the memory had maxed-out, I am ever watchful once recording has begun.  I have anxiety; it runs in my family.  Anyway, it cannot have been too long after the recording ceased that I looked over and noticed that the red light was off, and immediately my heart sank.  While David continued reading his remarkable verse in a soft, measured voice to that hushed, packed room, I knew that we were being cheated out of a complete document.  There’s really nothing to which one can compare that feeling – when the flashbulb does not flash, when the film advances to the end, when the tape spool runs out, when the computer is incorrectly told ‘ok’ rather than ‘cancel,’ etc., etc.  I have had many such times in my young career, but few as heartbreaking.”

He continues, “Not only that but also I discovered the next day that the LS-10’s microphone sensitivity switch had been inadvertently set to ‘high,’ resulting in a hot recording with a bit of distortion.  I must have stupidly done that earlier in the week when recording some other stuff on the spur.”  And so forth.  Perhaps it is the unforgiving pace of NaPodPoMo indifferently coming in its relentlessness to claim the weak and undisciplined.  For Splice Finders life has been Another Day, Another Podcast since November 1, and we are only halfway through this cruelest month to date.  Excuses are easy; diligence is the answer.  In any case, again we extend our deepest apologies to David Matthews, and to you the audience.

You’ll find the podcast on the Three Friends Mondays: Caffeinated Series page at brokenhours.net.

Also, now you can access the Three Friends Mondays: Caffeinated Series podcast via iTunes using this link:

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=295435461

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