Sunset near Joshua Tree, June 2014.
Annie our pit bull was barking, especially agitated by a squirrel taunting her from a tree outside the window at eye level, so we went out for a special sunset walk uphill toward the blinding solstice sun on the horizon, her yellow head glowing, her breath audible.
We came across a decent freshly abandoned bookshelf, one of my wishes!
A few minutes later I rolled it lightly and it jumped in, balancing easily in my tiny car. Then miraculously someone was walking by our house just as I opened the garage doors. He helped me angle the bookshelf in, and all is well.
Another series of perfect moments, thanks to Spaulding Gray who introduced me to the possibility.
mercoledi il 24 giugno @ ROMA, Italia:
OU CD RELEASE PARTY @ ANGELO MAI!
Gli OU fanno una banda strepitosa, adoro tutti quanti chi particepano nel corso navigante degli OU. Vi saluterOU’ fra pocOU.
I’m ready to check in with Roma Italia on SKYPE tomorrow with my friends and beloved colleagues at la scuola musica di ANGELO MAI verso le 2000, al tempo locale a Roma. Ci vediamo presto!
As I am Queen of OU (la Regina!), Ersilia asked me to make a crown for the SKYPE visitation tomorrow. I used the pink pastry box Tom Dyer brought over the other day (formerly containing two perfect cakes with thinly sliced succulent strawberries).
A domani mi presento come la Regina che sono!
Ecco la lorOU musica ~
In honor of the life of my wife Elizabeth ‘Detonator Beth’ Lawrence, minor mayhem was enjoyed yesterday at the Seattle International Childrens’ Park in the International District, to the delight of more than one youngster.
Sun spilt down to make stark shadows and golf balls were handed out for music making ~ DB was in our midst!
People and their hats were played. ‘If it’s not an instrument, it’s a hat’ was the theme of the day.
I thought it would be nice to take a photo of our shadows for DB.
So we studied our collective shadows, and started to sing.
Sharp singing shadows on the solstice! Hi, DB!
Our shadows talking with my Wife.
Golf balls were passed out, and we quickly discovered the summoning gong beauty of the metal tables.
Gretchen Armstrong wrote a song while traveling up, so we sang it.
I participate in the Immersion Composition Society when I’m home and available.
The ICS is comprised of ‘lodges’ all around the world who endeavor to compose twenty songs in the course of one day, and share results at the end of the day.
I composed 4 new pieces on Sunday, June 7, including the commissioned piece ‘Prostrate Before a Periwinkle’ for patron Kai Weber.
Click on this link to hear these lovely new songs!
The Cabiri‘s spettacolo EZID is premiering at Cornish Playhouse (former Intiman Theater) at Seattle Center 12-20 June. Event Info
I’m honored to play bass, theremin, clarinet & sing with YESOD.
The acrobats/atheletes in The Cabiri are fearless flying around above.
EZID is created by Calibri founder John Murphy, who describes his 3 recent visits to the holy city of Lalish, Kurdistan.
EZID is inspired by Murphy’s time in Lalish.
We hope to stream our tribute to the people of Lalish, or even better to bring EZID there.
A month ago, on tour with the Tiptons, I shared my dream of parallel sash-wearing pageants, Miss whatever. Miss Begotten. Miss Trial.
Miss Tle Tow, etc. In Mantova I snapped this shot of Miss Construed.
3am. Shell Oil rig is waking up and shaking in Elliott Bay, birds are calling the alarm in their sleep up the Duwamish.
My dear composer friend Christian Asplund uploaded our performance of his piece ‘Lovely’ from our Naked Slime Duo’s performance on KEXP’s SONARCHY program in the late 1990’s. I’m singing & playing alto sax. Love that harmonium!
Listen to Lovely
OU: SCRAMBLED!, the newest release from my beloved Sardinian/Italian band
is officially in distribution, thanks to the elves at Spoot Music!
I’m a very prOUd prOUducer ~ it looks and sOUnds spectacular.
… for the uninitiated, ‘OU’ means ‘egg’ in Sardinian dialect …
Digitally Stream & Download!
~ on amydenio.bandcamp.com
~ on CD Baby (who will soon have the CDs to distribute as well!)
Support your favorite local record store and pick up a copy at Wall of Sound
(Capitol Hill, Seattle)
CD Release Parties!
SEATTLE ~ come to Solo Bar tonight from 8-10pm for the official CD Release Party!
There will be a live call to Rome on SKYPE to meet the artists, I’ve arranged a dynamite slide shOUw, we’ll listen to the tracks and check out the videOUs ~ and I’ll be providing deviled eggs!
ROME, Italy ~ on June 24 come to Angelo Mai for a huge festa!
Non C’e’ Niente Da Lavare