Having been obsessed with (m)usic since I was 13, one of my greatest pleasures & sources of stimulation & inspiration has been listening to, playing, (d) composing, & talking about it. I've also probably gotten into more arguments over (m)usic than over any other subject - including politics. When I was in my late teens, it was customary for a small group of friends to get together & get high & enjoy (m)usic in our various ways.
The older I've gotten, the more project-driven my life's become. The older my friends get, the less time they have for general socializing as they spend more time on their families & professions. While I still get together with my fellow (m)usicians to play, to work on specific projects, there's very little time for just listening to & talking about (m)usic. Hence, the mms were born to revive this pleasure.
However, the project-driven person that I most deeply am can't be satisfied with JUST that. SO, I use the mms as casual performance opportunities, as the basis for movies, as the gene pool for a CD release, etc. Each mm is at least minimally documented with minutes, some are more maximally documented with a feature-length movie. Some of these movies, mostly the shorter versions [September 6, 2016 note: these days the features usually make it to YouTube or the Internet Archive], are put online on my onesownthoughts YouTube channel, shorter ones might make it to my Vimeo channel.
For various reasons, a few portions of the minutes are veiled. Maybe someday they'll become public, maybe not.
If you're even half as much of a (m)usic geek as I am & have an open mind toward (m)usic that's obscure & sometimes difficult, you may find these mmms (mm minutes & mm movies) stimulating. I hope so.
- January 4, 2015 notes from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
mmm077 Friday, October 13, 2017: MM 76 CD RELEASE
mmm075 Sunday, January 15, 2017: BIRD CALLS & SONGS
mmm074 Sunday, December 25, 2016: NONDO
mmm073 Sunday, December 11, 2016: ZITHER
mmm072 Sunday, November 20, 2016: COUGHING
mmm071 Sunday, November 6, 2016: TUNING FORKS: Babyland
mmm070 Sunday, October 23, 2016: METRONOME
mmm069 Sunday, August 14, 2016: Special Packaging: Ben Opie's house
mmm068 Sunday, August 7, 2016: ELECTRONICS
mmm067 Sunday, July 30, 2016: HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS
mmm066 Sunday, June 26, 2016: PIANO
mmm065 Sunday, June 19, 2016: VIBRAPHONE
mmm064 Sunday, May 1, 2016: MUSIC BOXES
mmm063 Sunday, April 17, 2016: HARMONICA
mmm062 Sunday, April 3, 2016: CLARINET
mmm061 Sunday, February 18, 2016: ACCORDION
mmm060 Sunday, February 7, 2016: ORGAN
mmm059 Sunday, December 27, 2015
mmm058 Sunday, August 16, 2015: Latin America
mmm057 Sunday, July 5, 2015: Remote Viewing / Remote Grooving
mmm056 Sunday, June 21, 2015: Invecticon!
mmm055 Sunday, May 17, 2015
mmm054 Monday, April 6, 2015: field trip to Zappa plays Zappa
mmm053 Sunday, April 5, 2015
mmm052 Sunday, March 29, 2015: field trip to Pitt's Grad Students' Concert
mmm051 Sunday, February 15, 2015: Score Reading of Penderecki's "Passio"
mmm050 Thursday, January 1, 2015: Frank & Concetta's
mmm049 Sunday, December 21, 2014: Vivian Fine Marathon!
mmm048 Sunday, November 16, 2014
mmm047 Sunday, August 23, 2014: Telephone theme
mmm046 Sunday, July 20, 2014: Disco theme
mmm045 Sunday, July 6, 2014
mmm044 Sunday, June 8, 2014
mmm043 Sunday, May 25, 2014: field trip to John Luther Adams' "Inuksuit"
mmm042 Thursday, May 22, 2014: field trip to Robert Ashley's "Perfect Lives"
mmm041c Friday, May 9, 2014: field trip to Hyla Willis's Artist of the Year opening
mmm041b Thursday, May 8, 2014: field trip to Anthony Levin-Decanini's "Crucible Sound"
mmm041a Wednesday, May 7, 2014: field trip to tENT's "A Catamaran Animist Vigor"
mmm040 Friday, May 2, 2014: field trip to Ben Opie's "Concerto for Orkestra"
mmm039 Sunday, April 20, 2014: Messiaen theme with Sylvaine Bellec
mmm038 Saturday, March 1, 2014: JACK Quartet field trip
mmm037 Sunday, January 26, 2014: Musical Saw theme with Calder Dudgeon
mmm036 Sunday, January 12, 2014
mmm035 Monday, December 23, 2013: Gen Ken & the Enchantress of Bioluminosity
mmm034 Sunday, December 1, 2013: Silents, Please!
mmm033 Sunday, November 17, 2013: Tuba mini-theme
mmm032 Sunday, October 27, 2013
mmm031 Sunday, October 6, 2013
mmm030 Sunday, September 15, 2013
mmm029 Tuesday, August 13, 2013: MM 26 CD release at Pittsburgh Filmmakers
mmm028 Thursday, August 8, 2013: MM 26 CD release at Crucible Sound
mmm027 Sunday, August 4, 2013
mmm025 Sunday, December 23, 2012
mmm024 Sunday, December 9, 2012
mmm023 Sunday, November 25, 2012
mmm022 Sunday, November 11, 2012
mmm021 Sunday, October 7, 2012
mmm020 Sunday, September 9, 2012
mmm019 / PHEW! 09 Sunday, September 2, 2012
mmm018 Sunday, August 26, 2012
mmm017 Sunday, August 12, 2012: Ilhan Mimaroglu Memorial (pt 2)
mmm016 Sunday, July 29, 2012: Ilhan Mimaroglu Memorial (pt 1)
mmm015 Sunday, July 15, 2012
mmm014 Sunday, July 1, 2012
mmm013 Sunday, June 17, 2012
mmm012 Sunday, June 3, 2012
mmm011 Sunday, May 20, 2012
mmm010 Sunday, May 6, 2012
mmm009 Sunday, April 15, 2012
mmm008 Sunday, April 1, 2012
mmm007 Sunday, March 11, 2012
mmm006 Sunday, February 12, 2012: Whistling mini-theme + 78s
mmm005 Sunday, January 29, 2012: 16mm + 78s with Greg Pierce
mmm004 Sunday, January 8, 2012
mmm003 Sunday, December 25, 2011
mmm002 Sunday, December 11, 2011
mmm001 Sunday, November 27, 2011
to the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE movie-making "Press: Criticism, Interviews, Reviews" home-page
to the "tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - Sprocket Scientist" home-page
to the "FLICKER" home-page for the alternative cinematic experience
to find out more about why the S.P.C.S.M.E.F. (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Sea Monkeys by Experimental Filmmakers) is so important
for A Mere Outline for One Aspect of a Book on Mystery Catalysts, Guerrilla Playfare, booed usic, Mad Scientist Didactions, Acts of As-Beenism, So-Called Whatevers, Psychopathfinding, Uncerts, Air Dressing, Practicing Promotextuality, Imp Activism, etc..
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to see an underdeveloped site re the N.A.A.M.C.P. (National Association for the Advancement of Multi-Colored Peoples)