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Re: BAY AREA new music scene
At 1:54 PM -0700 4/9/06, loop.pool wrote:
>Also, for David who asked where everyone is in Oakland, that's the
>problem.............there are tons of people
>there but there isn't much of a scene, yet although , hopefully, the
>operative word there is YET.
>I agree with Bruce, though. 21 Grand is really great and I love
>the Luggage Store series (and have been blessed to
>play both of these venues several times). Zoe Keating and Aaron
>Ximm's place, 964 Natoma was phenomenal in San Francisco and I played
>several wonderful concerts there but the city made them shut down.
>Send me your email address David and I"ll let you know the next time
>I come up to perform if you are interested.
I'm always a little cautious about joining "improvisers" networks or
"new music" groups, since much of what I do is pretty conventional.
I use looping a lot in my performance, and I do create new music live
in every show, but I also do a lot of straightforward Americana-type
I think of myself as a little too weird for the singer-songwriter
scene, and a little too conventional (accessible?) for the improv
I had a nasty and humiliating experience in Berkeley a few years ago
when Henry Kaiser and John Oswald invited me to participate in a
noise-type event. my guitar playing was way too pretty and
conventional for the context, and I wound up feeling kinda stupid by
the time it was over.
David Gans - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Truth and Fun, Inc., 484 Lake Park Ave. #102, Oakland CA 94610-2730