Friday, December 31, 2004

Nim back in business

Northern Music FINALLY has returned my mando to me, and fixed.


It's been many months since I've played my own mando, and a number of weeks since I played any mando at all. I was rusty, but things came back to me right away. I realized at some point recently that I haven't recorded Supersane yet, and I was delighted to find today that it was as easy to remember as anything. I may have a new song called "Receptors and Peptides". I'll have to see tomorrow if I still like it.

And speaking of tomorrow (actually today, 12/31/04), at my friend Leanne's New Year's party, I'm going to play a set of Nodal Nim. I'm very excited! I guess I'm going to shoot for a 20-30 minute set list, but I'll be flexible as I go. Dave says there may be some people there we don't know, which is exciting, because I do enjoy playing Nim songs for the uninitiated. The initiated are fun, too, of course, and I'm expecting big interaction during Vegetables You've Never Heard Of. Super grand!

Also, Dave is going to play, and we're going to play together! It will be wow!

Thursday, December 16, 2004


Joel and I finally decided to call our two-man band Hypercube. We made a SoundClick site!

There's one song on there now. Joel will probably add two improvisations within the next few days. I'll be looking forward to more collaborating next semester!

more Nim audio


I added two new mp3s to the audio page. I didn't put them on top of the list, because I don't think they're that strong. Anyway, I finished recording all my new songs, the ones I've written this semester. I returned Marina's mandolin to her. I will be anxiously awaiting the return of my mandolin; it's supposed to come to me by mail.

new audio:

• Rodeo Clock (1)
• Telephone Box (1)

Wednesday, December 15, 2004


Joel and I made some recordings tonight, including the song we wrote called either Liquid Gravity or Penelope... or somehow some combination of the two. We also did a couple very Jandekian improvs. I will may post them all with Nodal Nim in the next few days. Maybe we'll start a new SoundClick page entirely.

I forgot to mention that last week, I performed my final project for Electronic Composition, called Everybody's Fantasy, with text by Allen Ginsberg. I may put it online as well. I'll just have to record the vocals.

I have one more new Nim song to record, and then I ought to return Marina's mandolin to her. I'll do that tomorrow morning.

Looking forward to jamming some more in Troy. My mandolin will probably be mailed to me there within a week or two. Or maybe never. Sigh.

Thursday, December 9, 2004

some Nim recordings uploaded

Upload List:

• Let Me In Your Hole (2)
• I Am Systems(1)
• You've Got Your Own Life (1)
• Superman Has Friends (1)
• Let Me In Your Hole (1)

These are demos I made in my bedroom. The numbers in parentheses are a new way of distinguishing different recordings from one another. I think it's pretty self-explanatory.

I have a couple other songs I intend to record and upload in the next few days, but these are the important ones.

Saturday, December 4, 2004

Nim recordings (not online yet)

I've been recording new Nim songs so I don't forget them all if I don't have a mandolin over winter break. They'll go online, once I'm satisfied with them and bother to put them there.

Friday, December 3, 2004

last coffeehouse of the semester

The last coffeehouse was pleasant for a number of reasons.

Set List:

• Retro Helplessness [request] -> Will We Go Out Together [request] -> Science
• Let Me In Your Hole [public premiere]
• Vegetables You've Never Heard Of [request]


I called Northern Music about my mando, and all the guy could tell me was that he's going to call their fixer tomorrow. I said I need it back before I go home for break. If it hasn't been fixed by then, I'm taking it home as is and bringing it to a place I can trust in my area. They've had it for way too long.


Chris and Dan came over to my apartment after coffeehouse. We had popcorn and played Killer Bunnies, and I also played I Am Systems for them.

Thursday, December 2, 2004

new songs&ideas / Come to Hurley's!

I've recently finished two new songs: Let Me In Your Hole and I Am Systems. If all goes according to plan, I'll be debuting Hole at Hurley's tonight. It may be the last Hurley's coffeehouse of the semester. Come by!