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 Post subject: Re: mike keneally
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:19 pm 
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[quote author=slime.oofytv.set link=board=faq;num=1036197324;start=15#17 date=12/23/04 at 20:59:42]<br>that shit's way over my head....any fz examples of what's he's talkin about ¿[hr]<br>that black page is pretty close with the 3-5-7, except the last part of the 7 is split into a 3 and a 1<br><br>3-5-7 tab:<br><br><br><br>[center][table][tr][td]7[/td][td].[/td][td].[/td][td].[/td][td].[/td][td]5[/td][td]7[/td][/tr][tr][td].[/td][td]5[/td][td].[/td][td].[/td][td]8[/td][td].[/td][td].[/td][td]6[/td][td]7[/td][td]3[/td][td]2[/td][td]5[/td][td][sub]/[/sub][/td][td]--[/td][td][sub]\[/sub][/td][/tr][tr][td].[/td][td].[/td][td]7[/td][td]5[/td][td].[/td][td].[/td][td].[/td][td].[/td][td].[/td][td].[/td][td].[/td][td].[/td][td]2[/td][td]0[/td][td]2[/td][td]4[/td][td]6[/td][/tr][/table][/center][/quote]<br><br>Hey slime, another good example of "groupings within groupings" is the very next bar (bar 5) after the one the citizen posted:<br><br>http://www.zappateers.com/photo.php?cat=39&num=7&expand=15,20<br><br>That's a bar of 4/4 time (ya know, when musicians count off a song at the begining: 1, 2, 3, 4). <br><br>The bar begins with a half-note.  This means you begin playing that sound on "1" and sustain it thru "2".  <br><br>But all hell breaks loose when you get to beat 3.  <br><br>The numeral "3" over all those dots indicates that one is to play a quarter-note triplet over beats "3" and "4" of the bar; that is, you are to space three beats evenly over the space of two beats. In other words, to play it accurately, you've gotta cram Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday into the space of Thursday and Friday.  To pull this off, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are gonna hafta be a little faster than usual (but no faster than each other).<br><br>Now, if'n that weren't difficult enough, FZ FURTHER subdivided each beat of the quarter note triplet into 2 groups of five and a group of six. <br><br>SO, within EACH of your speeded-up Monday and Tuesday, you've gotta cram ANOTHER M-F!  Then, when you get to your speeded up Wednesday, you've gotta cram M-S into that space, and you've gotta make sure they are a LITTLE faster than the M-F you crammed into Monday and Tuesday (since you've gotta get Saturday in there too)!<br><br>Writing that stuff is trick enough, but to IMPROVISE groupings like that is not of this earth.  Check out the Guitar book scans to see stuff like this that he made up on the spot.<br><br>vcf

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 Post subject: Re: mike keneally
PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:59 am 
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Mikey's myspace blog tells of having rocks thrown at him in the street in The Netherlands.<br><br> :o<br><br>http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=9071693&blogID=96346413&MyToken=665a44c5-c48e-4c41-982e-f40b7bc3f368

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I figured he was attacked by a squad of killer ninjas, but turns out it's nothing...

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How Mike Keneally’s Comeback on ‘The Universe Will Provide’ Fulfilled All of His Promise

September 9th, 2019
by Tom Johnson

I was slightly disappointed with Mike Keneally’s initial release of 2004: Dog seemed to be lacking some cohesive element in the music. Where it worked, it worked great, but Dog was just too unbalanced by some out-of-place avant-garde-ish pieces that didn’t really fit on such an otherwise rockin’ album.

So when this seemingly long-in-production orchestral follow-up recording arrived on Sept. 7, 2004, I wasn’t quite sure how to react. Caution was the only thing I could feel. The Universe Will Provide would be the moment that revealed if Mike Keneally had slipped quietly over that dark side a peak of creativity often has, or if he had somehow managed to take everything to the next level.

The latter, amazingly, was the verdict on this collaboration with the Metropole Orkest.

The Universe Will Provide somehow managed to combine all of Keneally’s previous excesses, from the wildly tangential and angular avant-garde excursions of Nonkertompf to the enveloping warmth of Wooden Smoke, and the result was a stunning, beautiful exploration of what I can only imagine are the soundtracks to a kid’s most vivid dreams – all of it without a single word. Forget that snippets of this could be found in the weakness of Dog‘s “This Tastes Like a Hotel.” That kind of confused, meaningless meandering was nowhere to be found in any of this album’s 13 pieces.

Most impressive of all, however, was that this managed to escape the embarrassment of being a “rocker with orchestra” vanity piece. If anything, The Universe Will Provide was the album that Mike Keneally has been saving all his creativity to make.

Set free from Frank Zappa’s band a few years before his unfortunate death, Keneally had been flirting around the fringes of this kind of work, but it clearly took a while for his skills and personality to mature to the point where something like The Universe Will Provide is created purely out of a need and not an ego-soothing exercise in excess.

It couldn’t have happened before then and it couldn’t have happened later. Then it happened, perfectly.

go here for the audio
https://somethingelsereviews.com/2019/0 ... l-provide/


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