Working on a Polyphonic Spree Christmas Video. Here are some photos:
The Official Website of Corn Mo
Here is a song inspired by Philip K. Dick’s Flow My Tears, the Policemen Said.
Update: This song to be released by Good Records Recordings. More information, soon.
Here is a new song called “Tomorrow”.
Playing Girl on a Wire with .357 Lover in Nashville
Here’s a song I wrote this week called “Gameboard”. It’s about beating the champion of a Napoleonic wargaming campaign at a local bar. Download it free of money.
I went to see Monodramas on Friday night. My friend Duckmandu came to town and scored free tickets. The director took 3 one person/one act operas and beautifully pieced them together. The first two were written by John Zorn and Arnold Shoenberg respectively. The third one was written by someone I’d never heard of – Morton Feldman.
A man who looked like a clownish version of Einstein (in a good way) sat in front of me. I couldn’t hear what he was saying after Feldman’s opera was finished but Duck told me that he was complaining that nothing good ever came from Feldman, railing and railing on about how much he hated the composer.
I like an artist who brings this much hate to the listener. So now, I’ve been listening to more Feldman.
Duck just sent me this interview Feldman did with Iannis Xenakis:
It’s a good interview.
I also like Marty Feldman.
This shot taken from my vantage point as the hired accompaniment for a fancy outdoor game of NBA Jam. I didn’t want to do it alone, so I asked them to hire my friend Adam, as well. The man in photo, Dwight Howard, plays basketball and gets paid very well for doing it. I root for him. I’m not very good at this game. He was wearing very expensive pants.
I’ve been sick. I can’t concentrate on music or stories or videos right now. Here’s some other stuff, though.
I don’t link my page to my tweets because I drink sometimes and end up tweeting drunk and that’s too many fires to put out the next day. Plus, I don’t tweet from my phone for the same reason and also because it adds to my phone bill. If you want to follow my conway twitty, then go do it: www.twitter.com/cornmo.
That said, I normally don’t follow # trends but I liked the #sadmusicals one. Here are some:
Thoroughly Modern Civil War Reenactor Working at a Hot Topic During a Civil War Reenactment Event #sadmusicals
Funny Faces of Death #sadmusicals
Yankee Doo Doo Doo Doo #sadmusicals
Little Shop of Hohners #happymusical
I watched the first episode of “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret”. I cough-laughed a lot. I don’t smoke, it’s just that funny.
I get offered jobs I don’t really want to do. I’m doing one of them, soon. You may see it on the internet. I’m broke.
The record for .357 Lover is almost done. I rewrote some lyrics but am waiting in the studio’s line to record them.
Back when I played with Mauve Oed, I begged the president of the Tiny Tim Fan Club, Bucks Burnett, to let us open the Tinypalooza show in Dallas, TX. I think he knew that we would ask him and had an extra slot for us. After his glorious show, he sat in a booth seated one person away from his crush, Miss Stephanie of Wayward Girl. He drank beer from a straw and told story after story from about midnight until 4am. He called me Mr. John.
Here’s a piece I wrote for Bizarre Magazine. Check out these bands when you get a chance.
Click this thumbnail a few times until you’re able to read it:
Put down some vocal tracks today. I got a bad cold on Sunday. I hardly ever get sick which makes the timing of this excellent. There are two other times when I was sick doing vocal tracks: MC Duncan’s Dog and Pony Show and The Polyphonic Spree’s Together We’re Heavy. You can tell I’m sick on the former and can’t tell anything on the latter since it was backing vocals that were barely coming out. I didn’t want this record to have sick vocals but I did them anyway. Some may be kept and some are definitely being thrown away.
We recorded yesterday at The Bunker in Brooklyn. Basic tracks were laid down for most of the album. Ron is playing drums with a glomus tumor under his left thumb. He won’t have it removed until after the session is complete. He’s also playing with a pinched nerve, causing muscle atrophy on his hands. He’s like the Hulk when the Hulk is David Banner with a glomus tumor under his thumb.
Pictures are currently up on my Flickr site and Facebook.
We’re going back in today. We will be putting more pics up on our Twitter page.
Going to the studio today to record the next .357 Lover album.
I’m recording today with my band, .357 Lover. Just vocals for the demos. It’s coming together really well. The demos will be sent to the studio as a map for the real recording which begins on Sunday. Then, we’ll be recording through most of March. When everything is finished, it will be released on vinyl, with an option for a download.
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