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“I am starting this thing with the hopes of breaking even, but I think there will be intangible benefits even if that fails.” — Atrocious Gnosis

When THE ONLY DIGNITY IS OBLIVION was released in 2017, my thought was that, for many reasons, it would be the last document of my work to be ..read more

Relevant quotes

From the film QUATERMASS AND THE PIT:

Colonel Breen: Do you ever find your early career catching up with you?

Quatermass: I never had a career. Only work.

From another angle:

“I’ve spent my entire career trying to do something for this art form; meanwhile, my contemporaries have spent their careers trying to do something for themselves.” –Bill Dixon

A first, after 48 years (and counting)…More to the point, this happened without any networking or hustling on my part. (In this regard, it should also be noted I am not a viable commodity in the now, and for some time commodified world of improvised music/free jazz, and, additionally, have no “handlers”.) So, particularly in this ..read more

with Book of Sand

on YouTube

 

Motivations. There was (almost) enough money in the Shih Shih Wu Ai Records “account” to fund it. (Since the label’s inception in 1972, all proceeds, save for money paid back to associate producers, have been recycled into further publications.) From there, I wanted to document the sound of my instruments in a solo context within ..read more

Videographer, ardent supporter, and friend Mike Yaeger was in town taking care of some family business and asked if he and his son, Andrew (a budding drummer) could come over and see me in action on the drum set and marimba with an eye to recording the “private concert” for YouTube. As the previous solo ..read more

The current movement to “secure” every site, while understandable is, given the fact that securing one’s site requires a yearly fee, also a cash cow. (To say nothing of simply providing more challenges for hackers.) Any document orders on this site are done through snail mail or PayPal. No passwords nor financial information required. For ..read more