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Three Friends Mondays: Caffeinated Art #22

Myrrh Larsen, Becca Yenser and Arsalan Darbandi

Myrrh Larsen, Becca Yenser and Arsalan Darbandi

The Three Friends Coffee House series and oasis sprung forth a Caffeine Monday event of majestic sound and vision and words on November 24, forever contained within the boundaries of kiss, with dignity, and characterized by the finely attired and attuned.  Consider the texture, tension, gloom, womanly thighs and heckling from a fearless foursome podcast for your edification.  You will notice, as the crackly mix of thumb and thunder swells from Myrrh Larsen‘s vintage amp and foot thingy, a persistent and often rhythmic scraping in the mid-range.  Indeed it is Arsalan Darbandi of his digestion of gods continueth with utensil in hand and intensity grating his vision onto some hard, flat and portable portal to the infinite.

Then, a reading, giving way to a testament to the bone-drought of love and life, casual in its haunted waffle embers of observation, delivered in delicate, brutal detail by Becca Yenser.  After a right turn at the anthropology stacks and rocketing straight from downtown Portland, Oregon flies Patrick Bocarde (who after all is not the invited but simply absent Chris Haberman) in his destroyer-of-worlds machine, and the mood of the monster poet is typically playful, declaiming, tending to shock and awe-shucking.  Arsalan continues to claw out jewels from bare boards while Becca’s waffle iron cools on the tiled counter of our abeyance, and for the finale more Myrrh, who has offered to appear even while buried in the task of producing an album with his band, and who conjures a post-rock toastie that must have belonged to a host of angelic lieder.  We drank our coffee and had community courtesy of the nearly-famous Melissa Sillitoe‘s Show and Tell Gallery Productions.

And ya know… 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

Ohm NaPodPoMo

I asked for it, and you get it!  Here’s my insane schedule for National Podcast Post Month:

Saturday, November 1  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #1
  A Prickly Dream Forsaken.  In which Baron Landscape tries to
  remember what time it is.  A meditation on Anita Bryant is offered.
  The audience bleats supportively.  Many opportunities are squandered.
Sunday, November 2  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #2
  You Are Listening - Which means "trouble," and "amusement."
Monday, November 3  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #3
  The Broken Will of the People 2008 - "Off The Hook"
  Many old tapes are reviewed in search of the lost aircheck
  that reminds Baron Landscab and the Broken Festerlings how
  little has changed.  Multiple roles are considered, and
  some are rejected.
Tuesday, November 4  Three Friends: Caffeinated Art #19
  Lineup: Rick J and Garret Potter performing spoken word
  and backed by Eric McEuen improvising on acoustic guitar.
Wednesday, November 5  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #4
Thursday, November 6  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #5
Friday, November 7  Show and Tell Gallery Podcast #6
  with James Honzik and Heather Browne
Saturday, November 8  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #6
Sunday, November 9  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #7
Monday, November 10  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #8
Tuesday, November 11  Three Friends: Caffeinated Art #20
  David Matthews joins poet of radical amazement
  Judith Fay Pulman and Heather Browne, conjurer of ocean bones
  and moon poofs, congealed jazz lights and pillowed
  wicker tumbleweeds, for a reading of poems.
Wednesday, November 12  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #9
  Morgan Grace & Sam Henry at Slim’s (BLBH #9)
Thursday, November 13  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #10
Friday, November 14  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #11
Saturday, November 15  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #12
Sunday, November 16  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #13
Monday, November 17  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #14
Tuesday, November 18  Three Friends: Caffeinated Arts #21
  Ross and the Hellpets - Garage indie-pop with leftist political
  themes. Based out of Portland, Oregon, the band includes former
  members of Neutral Milk Hotel, The Gerbils, Orange Pop Chicken
  and the Lean-tos, and hail from diverse locales such as
  Baton Rouge, San Diego and Syracuse, NY.
Wednesday, November 19  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #15
Thursday, November 20  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #16
Friday, November 21  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #17
Saturday, November 22  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #18
Sunday, November 23  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #19
Monday, November 24  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #20
Tuesday, November 25  Three Friends: Caffeinated Arts #22
  Arsalan Darbandi, Chris Haberman, Heidi Shu, and Becca Yenser
Wednesday, November 26  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #21
Thursday, November 27  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #22
Friday, November 28  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #23
Saturday, November 29  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #24
Sunday, November 30  Baron Landscape's Broken Hours #25

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