September 15, 2013

Playlist Week of 2013-09-14



* J.S. Bach: Solo & Double Violin Concertos (AAM/Manze/Podger) (Harmonia Mundi SACD)
* Schoenberg: Verklรคrte Nacht, Op.4, etc. (Chicago/Barenboim) (Teldec CD)
* Charles Mingus: The Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-65 (d.1) (Mosaic 8CD)
* Bud Powell: The Amazing Bud Powell (Blue Note CD)
* Sun Ra: The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra (Savoy CD)
* Sun Ra: Cosmic Tones For Mental Therapy (selections) (Saturn/Evidence CD)
* Sun Ra: My Brother The Wind, Vol.2 (selections) (Saturn/Evidence CD)
* Sun Ra: Solo Piano, Vol.1 (Improvising Artists CD)
* Sun Ra: St. Louis Blues: Solo Piano Vol.2 (Improvising Artists CD)
* Charlie Haden/Jan Garbarek/Egberto Gismonti: Folk Songs (ECM LP)
* Roscoe Mitchell: Composition/Improvisation Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (ECM CD)
* Evan Parker Transatlantic Ensemble: Boustrophedon (In Six Furrows) (ECM CD)
* Weather Report: Heavy Weather (Columbia LP)
* Gary Burton: The New Quartet (ECM LP)
* Terje Rypdal: Waves (ECM LP)
* Derek Bailey/Pat Metheny: The Sign Of 4 (d.2-3) (Knitting Factory Works 3CD)
* Pat Metheny/Dave Holland/Roy Haynes: Question And Answer (Geffen CD)
* Pat Metheny: Zero Tolerance For Silence (Geffen CD)
* Steve Khan: Casa Loco (Antilles LP)
* Mike Stern: Jigsaw (Atlantic LP)
* Taylor Ho Bynum: Navigation (selections) (Firehouse 12 MP3)
* Mary Halvorson Quintet: Illusionary Sea (Firehouse 12 2-45RPM LP/CD)(†)
* Dawn Of Midi: Dysnomia (Thirsty Ear 2LP)
* Chris Forsyth: Kenzo Deluxe (Northern Spy CD)
* Chris Forsyth: Solar Motel (Paradise of Bachelors MP3)
* Johnny Cash: American VI: Ain’t No Grave (American CD)
* Jerry Garcia Band: After Midnight: Kean College ‘80 (selections) (Garcia/Rhino 3+1HDCD)
* Crosby Stills & Nash: CSN (Atlantic/Audio Fidelity CD)
* Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles: Live! (Columbia LP)
* Devadip Carlos Santana: Oneness: Silver Dreams, Golden Reality (Columbia LP)
* Hawkwind: Hall Of The Mountain Grill (United Artists LP)
* Tangerine Dream: Rubycon (Virgin LP)
* Tangerine Dream: Thief (Original Soundtrack) (Elektra LP)
* Happy The Man: Happy The Man (Arista LP)
* Happy The Man: 3rd “Better Late…” (Azimuth LP)
* 801: Live (Polydor LP)
* U2: The Unforgettable Fire (Deluxe Edition) (Island/Universal 2CD)
* Yo La Tengo: And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (Matador CD)
* Yo La Tengo: Danelectro (Matador CDEP)
* Guided By Voices: Do The Collapse (TVT CD)
* Robert Pollard: Honey Locust Honky Tonk (GBV, Inc. LP)
* The Orb: Live 93 (d.1) (Island 2CD)
* Beach House: Bloom (Sub Pop CD)
* Children: Hard Times Hanging At The End Of The World (Kemado LP)



Finally (finally!), I have started renovating my studio downstairs - a project which is long overdue. After not one but two water incidents (a leaky foundation and a broken water heater - both of which were long ago fixed), there was mold and mildew in places, smelled nasty and had basically become a dumping ground for excess stuff (and a haven for creepy-crawly things). Thankfully, my nephew, Brian Totoro, not only has mad audio/visual skills but also loves to work with his hands and has gleefully taken charge of this project. This weekend, we cleared the room out, removed the stinky carpet, cut-out the damaged drywall and ripped out the moldings. You can see the transformation in the photos above.

The plan is to repair the drywall, re-paint, install rubber flooring and add an area rug. His wife, Amanda, happens to be an interior designer, so I am letting her run with it. We're thinking an interesting color for the walls (like a pale forest green) with white trim. It could be truly stunning, making my collection of framed concert posters "pop." We may even replace the ceiling tiles with wood and paint the metal framing black. It is going to be really, really cool.

Brian keeps talking about the "vibe" of the room being important and since it is right now completely torn up, it is a completely blank slate. Therefore, we have the opportunity make it just exactly how we want it. He sent me a text that I am taking to heart in this project:

The more you like thy room,
The more you want to be in thy room.
The more you want to be in thy room,
The more you're in thy room.
The more you're in thy room,
The more you're creating in thy room.


Brian has also designed a massive record shelf for the living room, allowing me move my old crates downstairs into the studio. That will mean I will finally have access to all of my records (most of which have been packed away in boxed for years). This is so exciting!

But it also means there will be a lot of activity chez NuVoid in the coming weeks, so posting may be light. Please bear with me!


Sam said...

To paraphrase one of the world's greatest songwriters:

There's a world where you can go
And tell your secrets to
In your room
In your room

In this world you lock out
All your worries and your fears
In your room
In your room

Do your dreaming and your scheming lie awake and pray
Do your crying and your sighing laugh at yesterday

Now it's dark and you're alone
But you won't be afraid
In your room
In your room

Sam said...

...and here are my lists from last week:

Playlist 2013-09-16:

*Daniel Barbiero: Exchanges & Improvisation (home recordings 2012-07-14) wav
*Anthony Braxton: Piano Music (1968-2000)/Performed by Genevieve Foccroulle (discs 7, 8
*Anthony Braxton Large Ensemble: 2008-05-08 Wesleyan (CDR)
*Miles Davis: Chronicle: The Complete Prestige Recordings 1951-1956 (discs 3-8)
*Miles Davis: Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961 (discs 1, 2)
*Duke Ellington: The Private Collection, Vol. 1: Studio Sessions, Chicago 1956
*Mary Halvorson Quintet: 2012-12-12 Washington DC (CDR)
*Coleman Hawkins: Classic Coleman Hawkins Sessions 1922-1947 (discs 1-6)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2013-08-05 “Increasing Chance of Weather” (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2013-08-19: “Resource Stabilization Parade” (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2013-08-26: “All or Something” (wav)
*Wadada Leo Smith: Ten Freedom Summers (disc 3)
*Anduin: Richmond Tape Club (cassette)
*Beach Boys: Made in California (disc 6)
*Nana Grizol: Ruth
*Happy the Man: 1977-04-24 Rainbow’s End,. Williamsburg VA (CDR)
*Ann Peebles: The Complete Ann Peebles on Hi Records, Vol. 1: 1969-1973 (disc 1)
*Thimble Circus: Lullaby for Worriers
*UYA: 1989-05-22 Willow Jazz Club, Somerville, MA

Reading List 2013-09-16:

*Fleming, Ian. Octopussy (reread/started/finished)
*Nutting, Alissa. Tampa (finished)
*Ryan, Kevin, and Brian Kehew. Recording the Beatles (finished)
*Hyde, Lewis. Common as Air (in progress)
*Shakespeare, William. The Tempest (Arden ed., 3rd series, ed. Vaughan & Vaughan) (reread/in progress)
*Weldon, Michael J. Psychotronic Video Guide (in progress)

Rodger Coleman said...

@ Sam - I will admit that is a really nice song. And I can totally relate to it! I may come around on the Beach Boys yet...