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October 17, 2016

Dylan back at Winstar in Oklahoma

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Don’t try to get in touch with me next weekend—-I’m making the 6 1/2 hour drive each way to Winstar Casino in Southern Oklahoma (third row seats), where Bob Dylan is back again for a second year straight. I made the decision to get tickets about 4 weeks ago, which was before I knew that he’d be making a big change in the setlist and while he was still a longshot for the Nobel Prize. Yes, we just saw him in San Antonio a year or so ago, but with all the Dylan shows I listen to from online and from CDR trading, I’d be a fool to NOT go see the man in person again (this will be my 7th or 8th Dylan show). The concert is on a weekend, so it won’t get in the way of my job (he’s also playing Baton Rouge, which is about the same distance away, but that’s a weeknight, and seeing Dylan is not considered a legit excuse to get off work….)—-an added bonus is that I’ll get to see the Monet: The Early Years exhibit at the Kimball in Fort Worth on the way back from Winstar. We were very much wanting to see Monet, but couldn’t justify driving up to D-FW just for that. Now I’m already up there….

Songs from the recent albums (which he’ll be doing live in the new setlist) such as Early Roman Kings, Pay In Blood, Soon After Midnight, and Long And Wasted Years rank with Dylan’s best and deepest ever (and if you really want to know what Dylan thinks about life and society today, it’s all there in those songs!), and he’s closing with the song (not written by him, but one of the Great American Songbook selections) “Why Try To Change Me Now”….which could also be MY theme song.

If Dylan is in your area, experience him and his wonderful band, featuring that great Texan Charlie Sexton…but listen to TEMPEST ten times first and also get the lyrics online for the songs in the present setlist. You’ll get a lot more out of the show…

dylan-thackerville-2016

 

October 16, 2016

REVELATION IN SLOW MOTION (KSE #354) by Bill Shute, second of five volumes of Arnaudville poems

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REVELATION IN SLOW MOTION

new poetry chapbook from BILL SHUTE (#2 of 5 in the Arnaudville Poems series, composed in Louisiana in May 2016)

KSE #354 (poetry chapbook)

$6 postpaid in US / $7 postpaid elsewhere

payment via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

please include a note with your order listing what item you are ordering and also your mailing address (which paypal often fails to provide me)….thanks!

revelation-cover 

And every island fled away, and no

mountains were to be found;

and great hailstones, heavy as a

hundred-weight, dropped on men

from heaven, till men cursed God

for the plague of the hail, so

fearful was that plague.

REVELATION 16:20-21

Arnaudville, Louisiana….May 2016….on Bayou Teche….and the storms came up from the Gulf Coast, paralleling Highway 49, lacerating sheets of warm rain, day upon day, night upon night….the powergrid down, then up briefly, then down again….the remaining food, eggs and peppers and boudin and buttermilk, divided up into portions for two weeks of days….desperate for work, desperate to latch on to someone connected….we attend the ceremonial burning of the crawfish, waiting for a revelation….my brother, I wonder where he’s gone….

REVELATION IN SLOW MOTION….energized particles of language and consciousness with the taste of central Louisiana….six pages, six fields, six assemblages, six “portholes of consciousness”….second of five volumes of the Arnaudville, Louisiana poems….edition of 51 copies….get your copy NOW…..$6 US / $7 elsewhere

POETRY IS WHERE YOU FIND IT

more poetry chapbooks available from KSE ($6 US postpaid / $7 elsewhere postpaid):

*** MAKE THE LIGHT MINE

11 new poems from LUIS CUAUHTEMOC BERRIOZABAL

KSE #364 (poetry chapbook)

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*** BRIDGE ON THE BAYOU

the first installment of the Arnaudville Poems from BILL SHUTE

KSE #354 (poetry chapbook)

October 15, 2016

TOM CREAN / MATT ROBIDOUX, “Blank Space” (KSE #359, cdr album)

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TOM CREAN & MATT ROBIDOUX

“Blank Space”

cover art by Jennifer Baron

(KSE #359, CDR album)

Nice to welcome back Western Massachusetts-based guitar/banjo pioneer and composer/theoretician TOM CREAN for his third KSE album, BLANK SPACE.  Tom appeared on KSE three years ago with WIRED LOVE (KSE #260), one of our best-received albums, and an album which STILL gets positive comments when I meet people who are familiar with the label (“You put out those KSE albums? That Tom Crean album was great….when’s he going to do another one?”). I first became familiar with Tom through his association with Anthony Braxton, and Tom represents the same kind of combination of extreme discipline and absolute freedom (and mixing/overlaying of genres) as his former teacher, along with the dry humor and the logical programmatic approach. Tom can play in any format, and he can do everything from street busking to participating in contemporary avant-garde ensembles. I asked Tom to do two new duo albums in 2015-2016, and BLANK SPACE is the second of those (the first, CASUAL LUDDITES with Mike Barrett is still available, see below).

This new duo album pairs Tom with multi-instrumentalist and composer Matt Robidoux, a man who has worked in many bands (Pony Bones, Speedy Ortiz, Graph, Curse Purse), runs the Hidden Temple Tapes label, and ran the much-acclaimed Jaume I arts-and-culture center. Matt has worked with Tom Crean’s BANJO ASSUALT group, and that has led to what Tom describes as a “deep personal and music connection”….so “spiritually it felt deeply communicative and fulfilling from planning to recording to mixing” the BLANK SPACE album with Matt.

Tom showed himself to be a sensitive duo partner in his work with Mike Barrett on CASUAL LUDDITES, and he’s equally in telepathic communication with Matt R. here.   Most pieces grow out of compositions and according to predetermined rules, but both gentlemen have clearly learned the “deep listening” approach to duo improvisation exemplified by the Spontaneous Music Ensemble and the like. It’s also a very atmospheric album…I listened to it a number of evenings past midnight in the dark with the windows open, the only illumination being the street lights in the distance and the indirect glow of a random car or truck every few minutes. BLANK SPACE—-six canvases on which Crean and Robidoux paint with stringed instruments….paintings that suggest but do not assert….paintings that breathe and are not afraid to stop and listen. This album also features new dimensions in the banjo, so you can add it to the list of other KSE albums by Marcus “More Eaze” Rubio, Sir Plastic Crimewave, and Mr. Crean himself where the banjo is featured.

If you want a double-barreled taste of contemporary forward-thinking work on stringed instruments, why not also pick up our recent album from west-coast guitarist Ernesto Diaz-Infante, “Tunnels” (see KSE cdr list below). We’ve got Crean on the East Coast and Diaz-Infante on the West Coast (and Marcus Rubio here in Texas), exploring the possibilities of guitar/banjo/bajo-sexto etc…

And on the album cover we have a beautiful photograph by Pittsburgh musician/composer/bandleader (The Garment District)/photographer/Renaissance Woman JENNIFER BARON. You can learn more about her work here: https://thegarmentdistrict.bandcamp.com/

TOM CREAN AND MATT ROBIDOUX…”BLANK SPACE” (KSE #359)…available NOW….only $8 postpaid in the US….see notes below for ordering info and overseas pricing….

KSE’s next album will feature another amazing duo: VENSION WHIRLED (Lisa Cameron) meets SMOKEY EMERY (Daniel Hipolito)…expect that in a few weeks…

tom-and-matt


still available, Tom’s duo album with electronics master Mike Barrett (Belltone Suicide):    KSE #320, MIKE BARRETT & TOM CREAN, “Casual Luddites”


TOM CREAN & MATT ROBIDOUX, BLANK SPACE (KSE #359)….the second of seven new albums coming from KSE between now and the end of the year….

Payment is via paypal, using the e-mail address   django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com   . It might be helpful for you to also shoot me an e-mail telling me you’ve sent funds and what books you want…or if you prefer, tell me what books/cdr’s you want, and I’ll send you a paypal invoice.

Cost in the USA is $8 postpaid.

OUTSIDE THE USA , one album is $18.00 postpaid, first two albums are $20.00 postpaid, then $8 each postpaid after that—sorry, but it now costs almost $14 US to send one CDR overseas….you save A LOT by buying more than one—in fact, the price on an order of two or more HAS GONE DOWN!     Outside US: 1 album= $18, 2 albums= $20, 3 albums= $28, etc. Thanks for your understanding of this. The Post Office now charges $13.75 to mail ONE cdr without a jewel box to Europe or Asia!)

OTHER CDR ALBUMS STILL AVAILABLE:

KSE #353 (CDR), FOSSILS, “Camelot Towers”

KSE #336 (CDR), ALFRED 23 HARTH, “Kepler 452b Edition”

KSE #351 (CDR), MASSIMO MAGEE, “Music In 3 Spaces”

KSE #350 (CDR) ANTHONY GUERRA / BILL SHUTE, “Subtraction” KSE reissue of album originally released in 2011 on Black Petal Records, Australia 

KSE #335 (CDR album), REVEREND RAYMOND BRANCH, “Rainbow Gospel Hour…On The Air!”—a wonderful hour-long AM-radio broadcast, mastered from cassette, capturing the warmth and joy of Rev. Branch in both music (lots of it) and spoken message

KSE #334 (CDR album), BRIAN RURYK, “Actual Size…degress again” (sic)

KSE #333 (CDR album), ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Tunnels” solo 12-string acoustic mantra guitar

KSE #331, “KSE 10th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM” featuring newly recorded, exclusive tracks from members of the KSE family: ALFRED 23 HARTH,  SARAH HENNIES, RAMBUTAN, VANESSA ROSSETTO, ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, DEREK ROGERS, BRENT FARISS, MATT KREFTING, GRAHAM LAMBKIN, and MASSIMO MAGEE

KSE #328, LISA CAMERON & NATHAN BOWLES, “Liquid Sunshine” percussion duo

KSE #326, MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “Abandoning Finitude”….cover art by Bob Bruno

KSE #322,  WEREWHEELS (Sir Plastic Crimewave & Dawn Aquarius), “Live, Raw and Psycho In Japan”

KSE #320, MIKE BARRETT & TOM CREAN, “Casual Luddites”

KSE #318, ALFRED 23 HARTH & JOHN BELL, “Camellia”

KSE #310,  MORE EAZE (Marcus M. Rubio), “Accidental Prizes”

KSE #293, MORE EAZE (Marcus M. Rubio), “Stylistic Deautomatization” (reissued)

As always, thank you for your support of independent grass-roots arts organizations/collectives such as KSE….

Finally, we are in the midst of compiling a KSE 11th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM with all-new material and featuring about 3/4 artists who WERE NOT on last year’s acclaimed 10TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM…we’re hoping to have that out by the end of January 2017.

October 2, 2016

Bob Dylan, 2016 Japan Tour collections

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3 NIGHTS IN THE WEST   SHOW AND CONCERT  JAPAN TOUR 2016 (6-CDR set)

Festival Hall, OSAKA, JAPAN   April 11th, 12th, and 13th 2016

dylan-osaka

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TOKYO 2016  THE LATTER NIGHTS (6-CDR set)

Bunkamura Orchard Hall, TOKYO, JAPAN

April 19th, 22nd, and 26th 2016dylan-2016


SET ONE

instrumental intro, Things Have Changed, Beyond Here Lies Nothin’, What’ll I Do, Duquesne Whistle, Melancholy Mood, Pay In Blood, I’m a Fool To Want You, That Old Black Magic, Tangled Up In BLue

SET TWO

instrumental intro, Why Try To Change Me Now, Early Roman Kings, The Night We Called It A Day, Spirit On The Water, Scarlet Town, All Or Nothing At All, Long And Wasted Years, Autumn Leaves, Blowin’ In The Wind, Love Sick

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