[sounds] Stripped State: Laurel Canyon Recordings

From January to June 2018, my wife Cat costume designed the Amazon series adaptation of the podcast Homecoming that shot in L.A., so we decamped Brooklyn for a 1930s cottage aerie perched halfway up Laurel Canyon. I bought a knock around Seagull guitar at the perfect scaled All-In-One guitar shop in Koreatown, and recorded a couple dozen tracks in our Gould Avenue house. My Gentleman of the Canyon adventure took me to a songwriting time zero, stripped down and raw, to that place where I just sat and thought and wrote and strummed. And listened. And learned.

This Canyon Drive video:
youtu.be/9M2kgtzeT6M

These tracks are “demos,” all recorded with the intention of evolution. But for now, they float the aether in a simplest, stripped state, kicking up some glorious west coast dust for me. Who knows where we’ll meet again. Hopefully, in The Canyon.

BANDCAMP (SELECTED TRACKS)

SOUNDCLOUD (FULL SET)


[img] Evolution Win

“But why? You guys never have to wear one!” Luna protested.
“Evolution,” I replied, “left us no ability to lick, you know, down there.”
“Really?” she chuckled. “That’s so sad.”
December 08, 2018 at 12:00PM
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[words] The Curious Case of the Stationary Chevy

December 06, 2018 at 08:56AM
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Crystal Stems, Part I: DISHR 2078

In the latest installment of the Design Life future-fiction series, we find romance in how we load our dishwashers and drying racks, frogs are the new rats, and the New York City subway system is exactly the same as today…



Sound Sculpture Preset: “Synthwave 1974.”
Number of Notes (1–16): “3.”
Note 1: “C4.” Note 2: “G4.” Note 3: “E4.”
Waveform: “Saw Tooth.”
Detune: “7 O’clock.”
Low pass filter: “On.”
Sustain: “Medium.”
Reverb: “Small Hall.”

An InnerHome C-quence22 door chime floated through Aracelle Freer and Karl Mercer’s white-walled, spare three-bedroom townhouse on a far-western block of Jane Street in the Lower High Line district of Manhattan, New York City. At the sound, Aracelle looked up from the kitchen sink, and Karl rose from a couch in the adjacent, sunken open living area.

Eighteen months earlier in 2078, Aracelle and Karl met on a New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority downtown Q Train, hurtling underneath the technopolis of 28 million flapjack-stacked residents. Entering car 3699, second from the front, heading home through a typical Friday evening underground salmon-and-sardine-spawning midnight crush hour, Karl and Aracelle both angled to sit in a rare, just-vacated open seat, and bumped into each other.

Karl relented. “No, you, please. You’ve got your hands full with, what…” he noticed her carrying a covered object, and made out outlines of bars in the cloth. “Is that a cage under that curtain?”

“Yes.”

“Bird?”

“Nope. Frog,” she said.

“Oh, what a shock,” deadpanned Karl.

“Yeah, yeah. I know. ‘Frogs everywhere.’” Aracelle scare-quote countered, and waved her hand around as the train lurched forward.

Approximately three-dozen frogs hopped lazily around the car floor, their ceaseless croaking and constant movements unheeded by commuters whose gazes remained fixed around 12 inches in front of their right eyes, on infolayers in their corneal overlays, lost in dreams of dinner and solvency.

CONTINUED HERE…


[img] #TartarFreeNYC

Disposable flossers underfoot everywhere in every neighborhood say, “Litter free? Please. Tartar-free is where it’s at!” #TartarFreeNYC
December 03, 2018 at 02:04PM
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Playing Petty To Pets: You & Me

Tom Petty’s “You & Me” played to Luna, our 5-month old Westie, intercut with footage from a few of her first trips to Prospect Park, Brooklyn.


[img] sweet sax solo stairs

these stairs in prospect park are the sweet sax solo between its Long Meadow and Nethermead fields
November 27, 2018 at 07:04PM
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[img] Quasar Luna and Super Nova

Quasar Luna and Super Nova
November 23, 2018 at 10:43AM
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[img] “Gimme a Gizzard Blizzard”

Luna belting out “Gimme a Gizzard Blizzard” from her upcoming HGTV Thanksgiving special, “Thanks To Me.”
November 21, 2018 at 01:00PM
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[img] saturday suspension

saturday suspension
November 17, 2018 at 06:32PM
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[img] I know the feeling. :^D

I know the feeling. :^D

https://ift.tt/2RRBq3G
November 14, 2018 at 06:06PM
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[img] faded mythology fast food

Luna paused over breakfast, perched over this city of faded mythology, and asked, “Does ‘fast food’ mean you have to run faster to catch it?”
November 05, 2018 at 05:58PM
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[img] “Westy, how long is Luna now?”

“Westy, how long is Luna now?”
“An octave and a half, give or take a semi-tone.”
October 30, 2018 at 06:29PM
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[img] “My name is Talky Tina…”

“My name is Talky Tina, and you better be nice to me.” // Twilight Zone, “Living Doll,” Ep. 506, aired: 11/01/1963
October 29, 2018 at 06:01PM
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[dispatch] 20181023.1633

October 23, 2018 at 04:33PM
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[img] Lieutenant Luna on the case…

Appeared overnight in our lobby. Lieutenant Luna’s initial investigation turned up that Dawn Forgottomanni in Apt 1L spotted Mrs. Karpchuk from Apt 3R getting into an Uber today wearing a Havapoo ushanka. Developing…
October 18, 2018 at 06:27PM
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[img] “symmetry…”

“symmetry is so appealing…” 🎼 wye oak
October 15, 2018 at 05:04PM
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[img] our flâneur

our flâneur at a puppy social
October 14, 2018 at 06:51PM
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[img] “No Dog’s Poop”

“No Dog’s Poop” was the beta version of “No Man’s Sky,” but the gaming world wasn’t ready for a Massive Multiplayer First Person Sh*tter.
October 10, 2018 at 12:49PM
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[img] “1 uke.”

“Westy, roughly, how long is Luna?”
“1 uke.”
October 05, 2018 at 06:17PM
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[img] Sleeping Dogs Truth

Sleeping dogs are the truth, so we let them lie.
October 03, 2018 at 08:59AM
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