Monday, October 24, 2005

Daisy Baker's OM 8

Played a set at the Daisy Baker's open mic. It was nice. I drank a scotch on the rocks as accompaniment, and Dave had a good laugh when I ordered it.

.. deposit 1 tangelo > vegetables you've never heard of
.. this ladybug
.. troglodyte
.. level 1
.. you've got your own life

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Illium Show 4

I am very gosh darn sick of playing shows at the Illium. There's either no one there, or the people who are there are in their own separate worlds and don't even bother to have the decency to clap. I think I played alright, and the day got better as some friends and artists did gradually show up, but it was generally disappointing and frustrating. I wish this sort of thing didn't get to me, but it does.

Act I:

.. deposit 1 tangelo
.. I am systems
.. will we go out together?
.. Maroon Dots > bodymind > eat lots of apples
.. love song 1
.. receptors & peptides > retro helplessness
.. crescent moon
.. Alan the Duck
.. e blue apparatus > javelin head
.. this ladybug
.. you've got your own life
.. numbers make more numbers > science
.. Superman has friends
.. in my pocket
.. Deenmark

Act II:

.. 5 songs of fish
.. send me up
.. shirt thane
.. level 1
.. princessdom
.. raisins > coloring time with Andrew > rules to Stone Game
.. the slippery toad > sun flies > Juiceman
.. yellow things

Act III:

.. stripes > vegetables you've never heard of
.. Robots: the card game
.. troglodyte [premiere!]
.. crash tinkle tinkle > member of the Real > lapse into memory
.. supersane
.. wow > Nimland
.. 25% more monster
.. acrobasebombball > magazine chubbies
.. Collarbone Pharoah
.. present tense
.. hello, will you be my Sheep?
.. let me in your hole

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Nim Grind OM 11

Played ok at the Daily Grind.

.. Deenmark
.. 5 songs of fish

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Nim Illium OM 7 - the nose knows and Deenmark

Hi! Open mic at the Illium was fun tonight.

.. numbers make more numbers [request]
.. acrobasebombball [request]
.. the nose knows [premiere]
.. Deenmark [premiere]
.. hello, will you be my Sheep? [with Dave on djembe]

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Caffe Lena Open Mic 1!!

I went to Caffe Lena in Saratoga for open mic, and it was a lot of fun! There were some great and terrible performers, as all open mics will have, and a handful of people I know to hang around with. I went with Dave and Casey, who also performed, and it was generally awesome. I played but one song, the five-in-one, '5 songs of fish', and the audience seemed to find brand new ways to enjoy it. It was a wonderful experience all around!

Sunday, October 9, 2005

Ale House (and Illium Show 3)

It was an interesting day for Nodal Nim. I had a relatively depressing and pointless gig at the Illium, in which I played for two and a half hours to entertain approximately no one (including myself) just to make $23. I wanted to leave many times, but I kept playing. I was sick of the mandolin, sick of my songs, and sick of no audience. I am not going to bother recording this set list. Nobody cares, especially not me.

But I had another show to go to after that, at the Ale House on River Street, where a bunch of local musicians were playing 25 minutes sets back to back. I went on at 10, and it was a lot of fun! I had a good time playing some of my favorite tunes for an actual audience, many of whom had never heard me before, and I sold two CDs!

Here is my set list:

.. in my pocket
.. stripes
.. Robots: the card game [request]
.. Pablo
.. lapse into memory [request]
.. 5 songs of fish
.. 25% more monster > vegetables you've never heard of


I've been experimenting with effects pedals. Although it seems to sound great in my own house, I've had only dismal failures in trying to work it in the outside world. Although I will probably try to find a way to work them into Panic Dots, there's no need for them in Nodal Nim.


I've been frustrated by not having any new songs in a while. The last new song I wrote was the theme song to Nodal Nim's Rocket Ship, and before that, 5 songs of fish. I think both of those are good songs, which is nice, but I'd like to be writing songs more frequently. I'm sick of performing the same stuff all the time. I'm hoping to write a song or two this week, even if it means skipping some open mics.

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Flavour OM 2

.. will we go out together?
.. a Parade, yes. [request] > shirt thane [request]
.. wow
.. hello, will you be my Sheep [with Dave]
.. let me in your hole [with Dave]

Tuesday, October 4, 2005


I forgot to mention that yesterday I did some way-fun jamming with the Marshall Twins, who will certainly appear on the next episode of Nodal Nim's Rocket Ship, which will almost certainly be released within the next couple of weeks.

Panic Dots / Nim Daisy Baker's OM 8

Hi all,

George Faro and I are quite sure that our ideas about a musical collaboration (i.e. band) are meshing, and have selected the name Panic Dots for the band we are becoming. We will be seeking one more wacko, somebody who thinks like we do and wants to play percussion.

At Daisy Baker's, I played:

.. the slippery toad [double request]
.. Maroon Dots > deposit 1 tangelo > 25% more monster [request]
.. 5 songs of fish [request]

Saturday, October 1, 2005

Professor Java's Show 2

I had a way-fun time playing in the back room at Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary on Wolf Road in Colonie tonight! Some good friends came and a few people who hadn't seen me before, and we did some coloring and laughing and such! Hooray!

Act I

.. javelin head > Juiceman
.. Superman has friends
.. 5 songs of fish
.. Robots: the card game
.. Collarbone Pharoah
.. nobody knows > retro helplessness
.. buzzelling
.. science
.. a Parade, yes. > shirt thane
.. clusterbomb
.. numbers make more numbers
.. wow
.. Pablo

Act II

.. stripes
.. level 1
.. member of the Real
.. receptors & peptides
.. paperclip
.. I am systems > bodymind
.. Alan the Duck > will we go out together?
.. the slippery toad
.. crabnors > rodeo clock
.. docky docky
.. yellow things


.. deposit 1 tangelo > e blue apparatus
.. raisins > 25% more monster
.. let me in your hole
.. Nimland
.. this ladybug
.. rules to Stone Game > rockin' out > magazine chubbies
.. sun flies
.. you've got your own life
.. acrobasebombball
.. hello, will you be my Sheep?
.. vegetables you've never heard of
.. wow > Maroon Dots