Perpetual Blue

Posted by on Feb 28, 2011 in Sing15: Will's Year | No Comments
Perpetual Blue

For the whole time, I cycle through those blues like a carnival ride, never quite wanting to get off. I feel the centrifugal force of the first repeated melodic turns, the quickening of the middle and the enveloping Johnny Cash dip at the end.

Country Supper

Posted by on Feb 27, 2011 in Sing15: Will's Year | No Comments
Country Supper

There’s something Integral in the energetic dialog between these two worlds, something vibrant and fertile. It has me appreciate the solidity of country music like I hadn’t before.

Broken In

Posted by on Feb 26, 2011 in Sing15: Will's Year | No Comments
Broken In

So I sit down to practice and feel like I’m drinking some moonshine and telling stories on a worn Southern farm porch, the voice crack shaping giving me permission to just lean back and croak it out.

Resplendent Possums

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in Sing15: Will's Year | No Comments
Resplendent Possums

Tonight I’m in wordland, birdland, sweet beans and curdland. Inside this fermenting dungeon, the clouds speak like posturing, glo-balls, pestering the passersby with frankincense and myrrhland.

Via Negativa

Posted by on Feb 24, 2011 in Sing15: Will's Year | No Comments

I sing a low bed of gravel, ambling and unspectacular, verging on atonal. As I do, I tune into my body and watch the impulses to venture out.

Wordweight

Posted by on Feb 23, 2011 in Sing15: Will's Year | 3 Comments
Wordweight

Listening to this style of singing shows me how much weight our conventional words have. Even when vastly outnumbered by invented sounds, the mind grabs on to the known words and their entrenched meaning.

That One

Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in Sing15: Will's Year | No Comments
That One

It feels like a archetypal moment, this first imagining of self, even as other, this projection, this construction.

Now Playing

Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 in Sing15: Will's Year | No Comments
Now Playing

I think of Sing15 as a solo practice but tonight I find an amazing band to include.