Guitar: DG IX.
This is a John Cage cover. I don’t mean any harm.
His instructions, in 1952, were for the performer to stand at their instrument and not to play it for four minutes & thirty-three seconds.
The plane, at around 4’00″, sounds–to me–like a synth, or a bit of feedback, the microphone hiss means that the silence in our rooms is very noisy, every car that passed by my window sounded like rushing water.
This just arrived in the Mails today. Homonym For Happiness (caps mine) #1. It features a magazine piece about THE FIELD RECORDINGS, and my Lmt. Ed. Photobook we were then just releasing for Record Store Day 2012, because I have some in-born drive for self-humiliation.
Anyway, the magazine is as gorgeous as the first daybreak on Earth, and you should buy a copy, because it’s full-to-making-itself-sick with Art & Fotos & Fictions of all kinds. HFH#1>
Thank You, Jordan Mary,
These 3 pieces are on- display & sale* in a gallery, almost as we speak: The Kitchen Gallery’s Tiny Art show, in New London, CT. It’s an egalitarian show—all I had to do is mail something in to take part. Here is why I entered. The series is called DILETTANTE, because my instinct is self-defense. The show runs from June 1 – July 15. If you’re in the area, go on with yourself:
DILETTANTE (2013) at
The Kitchen Gallery
140c State Street
New London, CT 06320
*Hopefully. I just mailed them O’ernite Express today.
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Here are 2 psychological make-up tests I found in some old HR Training Manuals from the 60s.
If you fill them both out and email your answers to THEFIELDRECORDINGS@gmail.com, I will give you gifts from this STORE.
If more than one person completes the tests, I will choose a winner. Let’s say This Offer Is Valid Until 12AM EST 5/16/2013.
Share this with your friends! Say to them, “Let’s see what we’re made of.” If you want nothing from that STORE, I will make for you a gift of another type all together, possibly.
For some reason, I started using the tumblr account again (even though it’s just a better-looking MySpace for the same people from LA). I have no real plans for it. But I’ve been posting little 1-off stories (like the one above) and things from friends there. So, if you want to see that stuff, it’s over here. Ask me questions there, we should talk. Songs are coming, I promise.
This is a gift, for you, in the time of gifts. ”Why now and not the last two months?” ”Because,” I say, “I’ve been having a real time of it lately.” ”Oh.” Tried to change some things around from the first two episodes, but a lot of the usual cast is here: 90+ minutes of the music I love. 2 Short Stories. 1 Answering Machine Message from The Void. And more, so much more.
Enjoy, with Sincerity Itself,
SING-ALONG: “I THOUGHT I HAD MORE TIME.”
If you would like to keep the song, of course you may.