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American Idle – Steamy Creamy Beanness

March 27th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

I’ve been getting back into guitaring, as I like to say, and this has gotten me back into … looking back at things which have sprung before, unbidden from the instruments I torture.

Steamy Creamy Beanness is a musical idea I’d almost forgotten about – a bit of doggerel, a knock off – but I rather like this short edit of my initial concept combined with this silly, time-lapse video, here. Doop-de-doo … what else lies in these vaults, I wonder

Steamy Creamy Beanness

Once again, please forgive the sound quality (much less the hamhanded playing) – this is recorded live onto boombox sometime in 2002.

For more of this kind of torture …

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Hey, That’s Not What I Ordered! – Pleasureboaters

May 13th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Neumos

It’s November, 2007 and at my suggestion, my 12 year-old daughter, Mel, is busy shoving wads of toilet paper into her ear canals.

It’s her first rock concert, you see, and we’ve already walked 20+ blocks from the ferry terminal in downtown Seattle to a place called “Neumos” and here I went and forgot the earplugs.

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Taking You Out for a Spin

May 9th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

This Immortal Coil clear vinyl patterns

I’ve really been enjoying my record collection now that I have a new turntable (a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon – incredible value for the price) and, from time to time, have encountered a few aspects of listening to rekkids that you just don’t get with any other medium – especially with the now ubiquitous digital files!

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My First Pop Record: Blondie – “Parallel Lines”

April 22nd, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

In early spring of this year, I returned to my hometown for a short visit with family and friends. During the visit, I managed to collect two recordings of my youth, one of which is the first, full-length, pop-music album I ever purchased: Blondie’s “Parallel Lines.”

Blondie - Parallel LinesBlondie - Parallel Lines

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Werner Müller and His Orchestra – “Percussion In The Sky”

April 15th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

In early spring of this year, I returned to my hometown for a short visit with family and friends. During the visit, I managed to collect two recordings of my youth, one of which is the album I can pinpoint as having been instrumental (*snicker*) in awakening my interest in sound.

Werner Müller and His Orchestra - Percussion In The SkyWerner Müller and His Orchestra - Percussion In The Sky

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American Idle – Part the Second; Still In The Basement

June 30th, 2012 by Corey A. Edwards

 

Sharon's Basement 2006

 

The last few months have seen my return to music creation at the cost of much else in my life. I remain obsessed with regaining – and then hopefully surpassing – all past musical endeavors and, as such, have spent much time in pouring through the audio diary I’ve kept (more off than on these last five years) since 1991.

Thinking quite correctly that the better bits would be at the end rather than the beginning, I started transferring the most recent tapes to digital and sifting through the resulting tracks for nuggets with which to kick start the practice and aim of my renewed passion.

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You Spin Me Right Round

April 21st, 2012 by Corey A. Edwards

Record Store Day!

 

Back before you could steal music from the internet, you actually had to go to the effort to drive all of the way into town to shoplift it from a store. And if you were into vinyl, it was a bitch to get that shit under your shirt without anyone noticing.

Oh, record stores, how I miss your once, near ubiquity.

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MODULAR: Sonic Explorations – The Recordings of 2011

December 20th, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards


MODULAR: Sonic Explorations

 

I stumbled across “MODULAR: Sonic Explorations” while hunting for an Eyvind Kang track on YouTube. Situations such as this make me reflect that, while I miss record stores terribly, dammit, I love the internet.

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Ruins Alone – The Recordings of 2011

December 10th, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards


Ruins Alone

 

When I first heard about Yoshida Tatsuya’s “Ruins Alone,” a solo version of the band by its composer and drummer, I have to admit I was dubious. I guess I was expecting something along the lines of John French’s “O Solo Drumbo” – essentially Captain Beefheart songs stripped down to the drums. Interesting but … not necessarily something I listen to very often.

Ruins is primarily known as a Japanese drum and bass unit, cranking out heavy, hard to categorize, start and stop on a dime, jazz/prog/avant-garde music fit for weirdoids like myself.

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American Idle ~ or ~ The Early Recordings of CAE

November 26th, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards


CAE - Early Noises Collected

 

I fell in love with music very early on in life but, as with the visual arts, never really caught the bug to create any myself until well past said age.

In 1989, I began work as a security guard and there met Bruce Norton, an amateur blues guitarist. In casual conversation with him, I voiced the guitar-playing pipe-dream most young men of our culture have and he assured me that the dream could be realized. In short order, he sold me a guitar and showed me a few tips and tricks.

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Brian Eno and Rick Holland – Drums Between The Bells – The Recordings of 2011

July 8th, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards

Channel

 

Brian Eno, in collaboration with poet Rick Holland, released a new album called “Drums Between The Bells” this 4th of July, giving me more than one reason to revel in noise.

Diverse in scope, “Drums Between The Bells” features numerous approaches to the sound poem, a form Eno has been experimenting with since the release of “Dead Finks Don’t Talk” on his first solo album “Here Come the Warm Jets,” in 1973.

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Blooming Idiot

June 21st, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards

 

Bloom

Bloom – from Brian Eno & Peter Chilvers

I don’t know about you but I spend around 90 minutes a day collaborating with Brian Eno.

No, really.

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Hammerfist Odious

December 1st, 2010 by Corey A. Edwards

So, I am a good little donkey: dutifully ordering Frank Zappa releases when they are announced and in as timely a fashion as finances allow.

This latest, a 3-cd set of live recordings from performances at London’s Hammersmith Odeon in 1978, I was able to nab at preorder – joy!

Somehow, however, the company that handles the sales sent my CD to an old address, long-since sans forwarding.

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Song Of The Week: Nothing, Then

May 17th, 2009 by Corey A. Edwards

This is a beautiful time of year to get divorced, don’t you think?

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Need a band for your party?

May 9th, 2009 by Corey A. Edwards



(gratefully “snipped” from the 10/23/65 issue of KRLA Beat)

Zappa Fans: Have 3 Hours to Kill?

April 26th, 2009 by Corey A. Edwards

Thanks to a post on alt.fan.frank-zappa, I was made aware of an excellent, 3-part documentary series on CBC Radio 2 about Frank Zappa called I am all Day and Night: The Music of Frank Zappa by Philip Coulter (it’s about half way down the page).

This amazing series allows tons of insight into Frank, his vision, and his process, revealed through in-depth interviews with Gail Zappa, Ruth Underwood, Arthur Barrow, Bruce Fowler, Warren Cuccurullo, Steve Vai, and The Man, himself via a previously unreleased, 1992 CBC interview; what better way for a Zappa fan to spend three hours?

There are some other real gems on the page as well: programs on Paul Bley, Daniel Lanois, Don Thompson, and many more. Very cool stuff – check it out!

(trying to figure out how to collect the Zappa content as I type this – the Ruth Underwood bits alone are priceless)

Song Of The Week: Taste of Tendon

January 5th, 2009 by Corey A. Edwards

I first stumbled across The Monks of Doom in the late 90’s while on an Edward Gorey tear via eBay.

The Monks of Doom were one of the few groups that had put Gorey’s mad genius to music at the time. When I realized that the same group had also covered Syd Barrett and Frank Zappa – on the same disc! – I just about swallowed my gum: here was a group of musicians speaking to people like … me! Wow!

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Tom & Jerry and The Bellamy Brothers (addendum)

December 23rd, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

The mystery is solved: according to a coworker, the corporation I am presently employed by and whom is also in control of the songs I hear while under said employ, is using The Bellamy Brothers song “Let Your Love Flow” as the background music in a televised advertising campaign.

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Tom & Jerry and The Bellamy Brothers (song of the week)

December 22nd, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

I feel like I am in a time warp.

A little more than 12 months ago, I was starting out as the creative director for a perfect-bound, glossy-paper magazine; a salaried professional.

Sure, the magazine was ridiculously small but we produced a product that made people think we were a lot larger than we were. The quality of the paper, the pictures, the subject matter, the clean layout; surely it was upward for both myself and the magazine.

Heh heh … right.

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Happy Birthday, Frank (addendum)

December 22nd, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

I was cruising for burgers on FrankZappa.com and ran across this video – it’s pretty funny and the Dinah Moe Humm part had me laughing out loud, so I wanted to share it.