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One of the most distinctively stylish features of Gretsch guitars past and present is the “G arrow” control knob. If you already own a Gretsch, you know what we’re referring to—the volume and tone knobs on your instrument, which are in most cases adorned with an engraved later “G” pierced by an arrow. This was an early but not original development.
Let me start by saying I fucking hate brussels sprouts. Hate.
Sautéed with butter and garlic? No. Roasted? Boiled? Fuck off. I have the same feelings for brussels sprouts as I do the music Andrew Lloyd Weber or Nickleback, so you can imagine my surprise when I came across a salad of shaved Brussels Sprouts that is not just tolerable, but actually kind of genius.
Washburn (inexplicably wearing stupid sunglasses) proves that he doesn’t play the piano very well, and then Elton John is mentioned. Includes some light profanity.
We’ve been experimenting with creating music explicitly intended as non-song “pieces.” This typically involves setting up procedural rules, such as building progressions by picking chords randomly out of a hat (in the spirit of John Cage‘s chance operations) or using Oblique Strategies. The goal is to break out of normal habits and methods of working, and also to expand the vocabulary of our music.
This one may or may not be finished. While not titled yet, the working name is “Berlin 2″ because the whole exercise was originally partly inspired by some of the more Eno driven numbers on Bowie’s so called “Berlin Trilogy” and this was the second in the batch.
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