Thanks to everyone who came out to the Pilot Light for Kishi Bashi and Never Sorry last Thursday. I’m really really glad that new people were exposed to Kishi Bashi’s music. And thanks for sticking around for Never Sorry, also.
If anyone has pictures or video they would like to share, holla at me. You can check out some video of the Kishi Bashi set on Maurita Roman’s YouTube account.
There is a massive interchange of energy going on in America right now. Why fight it?
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This session was without our beloved Katie, but we pulled through quite minimally.
“Rub and Slip” – We introduced the keys to the set up and opened with this reggae bi-product type jam. I played those keys low to a slowed down version of the beat Obadiah used to use for the song “Same.” Dane handled the bass good and dubby. I think Rachel is hitting the drums. This song leaves as abruptly as it begins.
“Bristol” – I replaced the electric guitar with acoustic to strip down this one. Dane on the bass. Megan and I singing of course. Rachel is laying back on the snare.
“Family Affairs” – We did a better minimal version of this one in an earlier session which is pretty much lost. This one isn’t all bad, though…just a few hiccups here and there. Same set up as on “Bristol.”
“Squeen” – Another random looper pedal moment. I almost silenced it, but Dane told me to leave it on. He proceeded to build it up and over. I joined in on keys as well.
“Sweet Times” – This was Dane’s progression. He’s playing the acoustic guitar. I’m playing the piano. I’m a bit choppy at times (and bendy), but the little dancehall interplay around the minute twenty mark is worth the wait.
“Afraid of the Ghost” – First recorded version of this song with keys. I was a bit uncomfortable playing the keys while singing on this one. Hence, my voice awkwardly dips out several times. Overall, though, this is a fun little version. Megan’s flute mixing with the feedback reminds me of some of Roxy Music’s more experimental moments. The beat was actually constructed by myself and David Dalton together. We used it in the Flashmob song, “Tanya Tucker.”
“Asleep in my Head” – This is Megan and I doing a sensitive little flute and piano jam influenced by Carlo Gesualdo.
“Fucking” – I guess this is comedy kind of?
“Sucking” – This one isn’t funny at all.
Megan Driscoll – vocals, flute, tambourine
Dane Hill – bass, guitars
Rachel Jae – axillary percussion, drums
Arrison Kirby – guitars, keys, beats, vocals