Thursday, April 08, 2010


Been having a few musical dreams recently. Kinda sad to admit that I dreamt about this a couple nights ago:

(Wasn't the original cover-art actually designed to fade away? - just like my memories of the dream have also partially faded. Auto-deletive music is something you normally associate with someone like Basinski or The Caretaker, not Neil Young, yet the word "fade" (and "memory" and "past") features quite a bit in his own personal mythology...)

I think I may have had one or two other Neil Young dreams down through the years, but they've completely gone now. Can't say he features frequently in my musicaldreamwyrld.

In the most recent dream, I was given unprecedented access to - or might have even been present during performance or recording of - unreleased/unheard tapes sourced from the Time Fades Away tour...

My own memory of the music that I heard during the dream (basically, bogus Neil Young Ditch-Era songs) is now pretty foggy, but I can just about remember this weird rolling Boogie-riff thing that was oddly forshortened by a couple of notes so that it never quite resolved itself and kept changing its time-frame/tempo - going in and out of phase with drums, etc - with a drunken Young-esque howling falsetto-cum-croaking vocal: "You keeeeeeep awwwn / you jus' keeeeeeep awwn / keeeeeep awn goin'...awhhhhhhhhhwwwwllll...!" with discordant harmonica interjections that sounded like they were being flanged or something, and the whole damn thing sounding like it was recorded in a pea-soup fog with a booming brass-band/circus bass-drum sound.

Most avant thing I've heard in a while tbh; and it suggested a whole bunch of possibilities and 'otherness' to me at the time. The other songs are long gone from my synapses now.

I'll've completely forgotten about this song too by this time next week.

And the post also.



Got a package addressed to "Ken W" yesterday.

See! It's starting to happen: I'm starting to transmogrify now - I'm turning into new jap alterno-ego Ken W! - and I have no control over it.

Been meaning to post the last couple evenings, but the mysterious Project O (no: not the soundtrack to Calamari Boy O...) suddenly kicked off for us Hacker Farm bods, thus requiring the remainder of my elderly attention-span...

This is one of the, uh, local-based projects I mentioned a few weeks ago and it promises to be verrry cool indeed. Farmer Glitch hath been toiling over a white-hot soldering iron making ideas and audio (yes, much, much audio; many hours, in fact) doth need to be generated in a relatively short period of time. But we are off and running.

More info as n when this comes together; maybe some in situ photos or something...

This weekend we're trying to get some, er, fairly unusual field-recordings done that will hopefully fold into the project, also maybe some scavenging for physical raw materials....