This concept song Namida (Borderlands) is pushing 13 minutes of quality sound that keeps me interested upon repeated listens. At first I thought it was a continuation of Horizon, which was actually my third attempt at a concept song.... (there was this one called Insane Shit Suite that was a combination of orchestral ideas suggested by Hendrix and myself. I did that as a little sound collage and practiced a few parts with Paolo Ramos, but it was too complicated to pull off in the studio in the limited time we had available... too many odd tunings and wildly divergent styles. It will be returned to later... with its refrain "so what do they want/ I don't know, you tell me/ what do they want/I don't know, I don't know" it is strangely prescient).
I'm not gonna get into dets on Namida at the moment, but I happened onto one of the best concerts I have seen since maybe Blonde Redhead in Las Vegas at the Bunkhouse in 2015. Actually I was invited by Maura at our recording session (and first meeting) to check out her show in the grrrrls Independent Ladies concert.
I saw Maura and Le Ra perform yesterday
I was particularly impressed by the guitar work of Monica and her musical partners
really great band, Im not just saying that
I only wish it was longer
they only lasted like 30 minutes or something
so right where I would have wanted to concert to extend it ended
I forgot about it, I wish I could go.
thats what frustrates me about old Hendrix concerts
they had him on a bill with Pink Floyd, the Animals, and a bunch of others and they only played 30 minutes each
so right where he would have taken off into the stratosphere it was time for a new band
It was cool though... Monica said if she knew I was in the audience she would have asked me onto the stage to jam
Just had an idea with Namida...
you know how I sang a little of Separate during my jam with Maura, kind of seeing if she had listened and knew it?
she didn't know it... but the jam was cool... that jam thing could be integrated into Namida
as well as an acappela version of Month of May, which I have not told Roy about
so its like how in Baden Powell's Afro Samba you get little previews of the album in the first song
Okay, back to plotting out a little Arisugawa Park and Cowachunga, in between writing true #endwriter material for the algorithm content people. Don't worry, that is long term research for EVEN. Beats writing an encyclopedia, eh Asimov?