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Shameless Self-Promotion . . . HUGE gig this coming weekend


Winston Psmith

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Much good weirdness . . . After a weekend of small, local shows with some friends, I woke up Sunday morning to find an email inviting me to take part in this event - Boat Burning: Music for 70 Guitars.

 

Unlike most of the shows I do, which are small-scale local events, this is a major D.C. area music event, with media coverage, at one of D.C.'s most successful nightclubs. It's a real gift to be asked to participate. I'm sharing this news here because most of the people I know who would appreciate and understand how important this is, are right here in this Forum. Okay, my wife is thrilled, and my nieces & nephews think it's very cool, but other than that . . .

 

Crazy as it may sound, I love the idea of a massive Guitar Orchestra, being led by a Conductor. The only things I really need are some pro-quality earplugs, and time to practice. Wish me luck, friends.

"Monsters are real, and Ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win." Stephen King

 

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VERY EXCELLENT!!!

 

I love that stuff... Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham... the rock bands like Sonic Youth, Band of Susans, The Swans, The Dirt Devils, My Bloody Valentine, Yo La Tengo, The Six Parts Seven who put those ideas into that context. And Nels Cline and Marc Ribot inject some of it into surprising contexts.

 

A former girlfriend of mine moved to NYC and takes part in Chatham's guitarchestras sometimes.

 

I caught a Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds show last year, and Warren Ellis - the violinist and tenor guitarist from The Dirty Three - kicked up giant mighty waves of dissonance and noise with 4 strings on either of those instruments.

 

Then again, I actually do listen to "Metal Machine Music" a couple of times a year (and LOUD!!!) and find it exhilarating.

 

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VERY EXCELLENT!!!

 

Then again, I actually do listen to "Metal Machine Music" a couple of times a year (and LOUD!!!) and find it exhilarating.

 

I bought the 25th Anniversary Edition of Metal Machine Music, when it came out. That and ThrakAttak are two albums I don't play when my wife is home.

"Monsters are real, and Ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win." Stephen King

 

http://www.novparolo.com

 

https://thewinstonpsmithproject.bandcamp.com

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Crazy as it may sound, I love the idea of a massive Guitar Orchestra, being led by a Conductor. The only things I really need are some pro-quality earplugs, and time to practice. Wish me luck, friends.

 

I agree. See Sinfonity, Glen Branca, and The League of Crafty Guitarists for excellent examples.

Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: âNinety percent of everything is crapâ

 

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Many thanks for all the good wishes! I'm sorry you all couldn't be there.

 

It was a long day, 3 to 11:30, with arrival/set-up, rehearsal, and evening performance. Bear in mind that many of us hadn't even seen the scores until yesterday's rehearsal, and you'll understand that an element of controlled chaos is a large part of the proceeding. Nonetheless, by the time we were in front of our audience, we pulled it off.

 

I didn't do a head count, but there are easily 70 names on the event program. Anyone really curious about the program, PM me; otherwise, let me just say it was like nothing I've ever done before, and I've signed on as part of the crew for the next event.

"Monsters are real, and Ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win." Stephen King

 

http://www.novparolo.com

 

https://thewinstonpsmithproject.bandcamp.com

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Since you signed up for the next event, I'm sure it was a very positive rewarding experience. I'll bet that it will get easier each time and that the performance came out great with all the hard work put into it! :cool:
Take care, Larryz
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