Friday, 29 August 2008
Thursday, 28 August 2008
TAKE A HANDFUL OF MARSH MALLOWS, DECOCT THEM IN SPRING WATER, NOT EXCEEDING A QUART, ADD TO THESE HALF A PINT OF SALLAD OIL, AND SIX OUNCES OF FRESH BUTTER, OF BENEDICTA LAXATIVA AN OUNCE, AND INJECT THEM, HOLDING OR TYING CLOSE HIS TAIL BY BRINGING IT WITH A CORD BETWIXT HIS LEGS, OBLIGING HIM TO KEEP IT IN FOR THE SPACE OF AN HOUR; AND, THE BETTER TO MAKE IT WORK, GIVE HIM A WARM MASH; AND, AS SOON AS HE HAS DISCHARGED IT, GIVE HIM IN A DRENCHING HORN A POTION MADE AS FOLLOWS:
TAKE TWO OUNCES OF CARBIDE SOAP, DISSOLVE IT IN A PINT OF WARM WHITE-WINE, AND WITH IT A QUARTERN OF LINSEED OIL, SWEETENING THEM ALL WITH SUGAR-CANDY, AND GIVE IT HIS AS HOT AS HE CAN DRINK IT.
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Partch now made a momentous decision: instead of begging for assistance from patrons or the WPA bureaucracy, he dropped out of society entirely, and became a hobo. For several years he crisscrossed the country, riding trains, doing manual labour, sleeping in shelters or in the wild, contracting syphilis, working occasionally as a proofreader, and, all the while, rethinking every parameter of music."
- Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century p.481
Some Harry Partch links:
PLAY some of the instruments Partch created to escape the tyranny of the octave scale:
READ MORE about the Partch Instrument Collection at Montclair State University, NY:
DOWNLOAD flac files of The World of Harry Partch, ripped from the original vinyl:
Monday, 25 August 2008
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Monday, 11 August 2008
You can maybe* keep having fun at the website called:
*I'm not sure cos I've only had a brief glance but the colours are nice and it's always a good idea to rate things out of ten.