Jul 112012
 


It’s day 4 of the Great Podcast Releasathon 2012!(tm), and this is episode 88, Prong and Spittle, featuring Bobobobobob on Sequential Circuits Prophet synthesizer, William Davis on electric kazoo through Chaos Pad, Paul Cane on ukelele through guitar pedals, and myself on Boss RC-50 Looper, SK-1, bent sleep machine, and bent audio book. Prong and Spittle was the 11th episode of the WRVU era of Theatre Intangible, recorded April 6th 2008. Listening to this gets me nostalgic for the early WRVU crew. William Davis and Paul Cain have since moved away from Nashville. [Update 2012-07-23. Paul tells me he’s back in Nashville!] Bobobobobob has been keeping busy refinishing his house after the 2010 flood, but he tells me the repairs are almost complete. I hope to have him on again soon! There’s nothing quite so wonderful as a well-tempered 70’s analog synth.

Check back tomorrow for a WIDB-era episode in which we spoofed a Christian call in show.

Nov 222010
 

You’re in for a treat folks. Because for podcast 41 we’ve unearthed the most tumultuous, drama-filled episode of Theatre Intangible’s history: Random and Nameless Awesome Adventure That Never Happened. The actors rebeled against the show. Someone walked out. We broke a $2000 piece of studio equipment. 14 players jammed in the WRVU studios. Good times.

Listen as we summon the spirits of the oldtime radio plays!. . . except, not really. Capturing the vibe of radio plays such as The Shadow was what I was actually going for, but the improv actors had other ideas. I’m still not quite sure when they were being serious and when they were acting. And that, oddly enough, is what makes everything so interesting. For a long time, I felt this show to be a failure, but listening back now, I kind of like it . . . in a Waiting For Godot meets Holy Mountain kind of way.

Musicians include Cody Bottoms, Paul Cain, Rhendi Greenwell, Bobobobobob, Wes and Ember White, Anderson Cook, and Wess Youngblood. The actors preferred to go by their “stage” names, which are Random Voight (Brandon Boyd), L’Orange (The Human Snowglobe JJ Jones), Nameless, and Rick.

Prepare yourself.

Aug 162010
 

For the 30th Theatre Intangible podcast, we bring you Climax of the Dodo, the precipice between noise and melody, staring Brady Sharp on guitar, Matt Hamilton on guitar, Dylan Simon (Mass at Dawn) on Arp Odyssey synth and Echoplex, and Robert Carter (Bobobobobob) on Korg MS-20. I did the live mixing and threw in a little tremolo, reverb, and looping. We recorded this last night in the ~ORE~ studios. Enjoy.

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Dec 212009
 

“Watch me as I pinch myself being bitten by invisible bugs of eroticism” — Dave Cloud — Get It On With Dave Cloud

Given the recent press we received from Nashville Cream about the show that got us kicked off WRVU — Get It On With Dave Cloud, I thought it timely to release it as a podcast.  You can find out more about the controversy at this previous post.

Featuring a band comprised of some of Nashville’s most talented players, Get It On With Dave Cloud sounds lush and bristles with detail.  Dispensing with our usual arhythmic soup, the idea here was to create jilted lounge music that conversed with Dave’s dialogue.  The band provided that, and in spades.  I only wish we picked a different mic for Dave to speak into.  WRVU Studio Mic 4 has a tendency to distort and Dave Cloud has a tendency to talk loud.  (I warned Jim Hayes about that mic before.  Am I the only dj that notices these kinds of things?)  Still, the slight distortion in Dave’s voice kind of works in a strange way.

For an hour and eight minutes (I just couldn’t whittle it down to one hour), Dave Cloud flirts with callers, reads from dirty magazines, takes long smoke breaks, and espouses his wisdom.  I’m quite proud of this episode, and it makes a fine sendoff to WRVU.  In a weird way, this episode is responsible for this blog and podcast.  If we hadn’t made Get It On, we still might be on WRVU.  If we were still on WRVU, I probably wouldn’t have invested the time in learning how to podcast.

This episode was an absolute blast to create (although lugging Joe Hudson’s Fender Rhodes into the studio was no easy feat!)  Participants include Charlie Rauh on guitar, Craig Schenker on saxophone, Joe Hudson on Fender Rhodes, Robert Carter aka Bobobobobob on analog synthesizer, Randy Hunt on stand-up bass, Melody Holt on various sounds (plus she’s one of the callers), and the legendary Dave Cloud on voice.  I engineered and did the live mixing.  Dave received calls from show regular pimpdaddysupreme and swarms of naked, nubile women.  Enjoy.

Excerpts from Dave Cloud’s bio: “By day a volunteer book reader for the blind, Cloud undergoes a transformation at night, and for over three decades has entertained patrons of local dive bar Springwater, often with his band The Gospel of Power. (Tony’s note: And also his band Cavalcade of Shit, featuring ~Ore~ players Joe Hudson and Charlie Rauh) Cloud’s unpredictable performances can be uproarious, jaw-droppingly bizarre events, delighting some while frightening others. His music—an amalgam of experimental garage rock and lounge crooning—defies easy categorization, but his delivery makes the experience hard to forget.Cloud has appeared in several films, videos, and television programs, including Harmony Korine’s films Gummo and Trash Humpers.”