031. nameless wandering wind ensemble

- Baltimore, us@

- winter, early 1980

- With an unknown line-up that consisted of at least Chris Mason & myself, more wandering improvising on wind instruments. Again we were joined by John(?), this time on alto sax, when we unwittingly passed behind his apartment.

- recollections from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

 

032. nameless wandering wind ensemble

- Baltimore, us@

- winter, early 1980

- Again with an unknown line-up beyond Chris Mason, myself, & Doug Retzler pulling a wagon with some sort of large cardboard horn, meandering improvising thru the streets. A black guy told me I played like John Coltrane which I found strange but flattering considering that I could barely play the thing - especially in the cold weather.

- recollections from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

 

033. CRAB FEAST #3

- the Telectropheremanniversary, the Proposal Gallery, Baltimore, us@

- January 24, 1980

- With exposed knees & genitals, we (Gayle Hanson - Voice & Electric Organ, John Ellsberry - alto sax, Lee Warren - Electric Bass Guitar, & myself - Voice, Electric Guitar, & Electric Organ) played 2 sets: 1st: trying to somehow play along with recordings of incoming phone calls to the "telephone stations" that the event was a celebration of the 1st anniversary of, & 2nd: playing original songs about such relevant topics as the transmission of "(telectro)pheremones" & venereal diseases. Thruout, phone calls to our premiering 3rd phone station were forwarded to multiple phones in the gallery to be answered by anyone present who felt so inclined.

- recollections from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

 

034. CRAB FEAST #3&1/4

- the Balti-Media Edition & Science Fair Benefit, Corpus Christi Church, Baltimore, us@

- March 1, 1980

- I'd made a 4' X 4' X 7' replica of a transistor radio called AS RADIO which was supposed to be pushed around on a wheeled model's stand while musician's played from scores inside of it. As an unpopular weirdo act this was shoved off 'til last by the organizer, Doug Retzler, while the "real" musicians - the rock "stars" - milked their prima donna time for all it was worth. By the time it was our turn, the audience was largely gone - as were some of the players - & some of the players were asleep. A Flop.

- recollections from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

 

035. CRAB FEAST #3&3/4

- the Balti-Media Edition & Science Fair, Johns Hopkins University Glass Pavilion, Baltimore, us@

- March 30, 1980

- The same thing as the preceding Flopping because of the breaking of the stand wheels.

- recollections from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

 

036. B.U.T.N. related conference call audio improvisation via WJHU

- Baltimore, us@

- summer?, 1980

- A conference call improvisation by Doug Retzler, Richard Ellsberry, & myself broadcast live over the radio using phone sounds, etc, to promote our "telephone station" of the time: (301)962-0210.

- recollections from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

 

037. TINKLERS Big Band

- Red Door Hall, Baltimore, us@

- October 19, 1980

- The only big band performance by The Tinklers. This show consisted of their usual mix of "childish" charts & explanations, sign language, & songs. I played alto sax & function generator - this latter with my toes.

- recollections from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

 

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