Friday, June 11, 2010
This is from sometime in the late 1980s, early 1990s. Two friends from graduate school had come for the weekend and, after a bottle of brandy and a case of beer had vanished, I set up a microphone, got my wee little Casio keyboard that had a primitive sampler, a Travis Bean electric guitar and a 4-track recorder and said, "It's 4 in the morning, let's make something."
Jenny Nelson has been graduate faculty at Ohio University since the early 1980s. Dave Sholle is now a filmmaker and Associate Professor at Miami University at Oxford Ohio. But back then they were just some drunken collaborators in the creation of something spontaneous.
As I recall, I first set up a microphone and recorded my conversation with Jenny. Then I used the Casio to grab a sample from something we were listening to, I've long forgotten what. Then Dave and I plugged in some guitars and added some tracks.
It is called "Late One Evening" and there's something about it I really love, but I am more than willing to accept that maybe you had to be there. In the end... what is blogging if not self indulgent?