Performing

Not so amazing improvisers start doing tricks or they start making noise for noise sake as if it’s proof they are an improviser. They lead no matter what others are […]

student: You like not knowing? teacher: I’m usually wrong about what’s going to happen next and I like that. student: Why? teacher: Keep the assumptions in check. student: Which assumptions? […]

teacher: You should go play your songs in front of people. student: Why? teacher: It’s ike an invisible part of writing , doing it in front of people reveals something […]

junejohn

  Imagine people coming back to life and playing a concert – tonight. John Coltrane and Miles Davis. Tony Williams does an opening fill and June Tyson is sings. Imagine the […]

When Sun Ra died every obituary I read wrote about his given name and how he pretended to be from Saturn. None of them understood what he was about or […]

The back stages   of lower level   performance places   have broken chairs   missing light bulbs   graffiti   doorless toilet stalls.     The back stages   […]

There was an idea to treat outer space like the ocean it is and in 1977 they launched spaceships Voyager 1 & 2 replete with messages in a bottle ostensibly […]

Line up of cars at the Canadian side of the Detroit border. Inside a clunker van the driver is carefully rehearsing. Canadian.. Toronto.. 101 Major street.. Chicago.. my friend Matt.. […]

Singer: Let’s start with Mona people get into it off the top.   Drummer: Mona’s too fast to start with we need to build.   Bassist: Tomorrow We Hide would […]