Episode 50 - Joel Nelson (President of West Coast Internal Affairs, 2018)


0.00.00 - Introduction to the Podcast & “The Inner Lobby 3: Rabbits Part 1 (X 8/73)” //
0.02.54 - “The Earth Hotel Sonata (translated) v130” //
0.07.07 - Opening Monologue: “Imaginary Solutions” //
0.09.16 - “Evil” - Joel Nelson et al //
0.14.13 - News from the EH //
0.21.23 - Dates //
0.26.13 -“The Cost of It All” - Flag Day (Brad Davis, Joel Nelson) //
0.30.34 - Interview with Joel Nelson, recorded post Pataphysical Freakout Tour, early July 73//
01.10.04 - (break): “Kinetic Irony (for Davey Williams)” - Joel Nelson //
01.13.40 - Interview continues //
01.45.15 - Post-interview music: “Amazing Grace,” Transmuseq Live, 2007 LaDonna Smith, Davey Williams, Anne LeBaron //
01.48.15 - Reading: “Magic and Loss - The Summation” - Lou Reed //
01.51.28 - “Forgotten” - Dylan Burchett Duo //

“Evil” Joel Nelson, performed at Mills College, Littlefield Concert Hall, V 73. Players are Naomi Harrison-Clay (sax), Timothy Russell (Drums), Lee Hodel (Bass), Maia Ziaee (Synthesizer)

Henry Cow - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Cow_discography
Ubu Roi - https://www.britannica.com/topic/Ubu-roi
Alfred Jarry - https://www.britannica.com/biography/Alfred-Jarry
Bob Ostertag - https://bobostertag.bandcamp.com/
Expression (John Coltrane) - https://www.allmusic.com/album/expression-mw0000197323
Interstellar Space (John Coltrane) - https://www.tinymixtapes.com/delorean/john-coltrane-interstellar-space
A Power Stronger Than Itself - https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/P/bo5504497.html
Roscoe Mitchell - Nonaah for solo sax - https://www.allaboutjazz.com/roscoe-mitchell-nonaah-by-clifford-allen.php

Surrealism and Pataphysics in the South - FIND IT!


minisode U - "Everything Is Followed By Something" - Thesis by Joel Nelson


Bailey, Derek, “Improvisation: its nature and practice in music”, (New York: Da Capo Press, 1993), 132

Choucha Nadia, “Surrealism & the Occult Shamanism, Magic, Alchemy, and the Birth of
an Artistic Movement”, (Destiny Books One Park Street Rochester, Vermont 05767, 1992)

Hagberg L. Garry, “Ensemble Improvisation, Collective Intention, and Group Attention”,
in vol. 1 of The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, eds. George E.
Lewis and Benjamin Piekut, (New York: Oxford University, 2016), 481

LeBaron Anne, “Reflections of Surrealism in Postmodern Music”, in Postmodern Music
Postmodern Thought, eds. Judy Lochhead and Joseph Auner, (Routledge 29 West 35th
Street New York, New York 10001, 2002), 41, 43, 37

Lewis E. George, “Gettin’ To Know Y’all: Improvised Music, Interculturalism, and the
Racial Imagination”, in The Improvisation Studies Reader Spontaneous Acts eds. 51

Rebecca Caines and Ajay Heble, (Routledge 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon,
Oxon OX14 4RN, 2015), 297

MacDonald Raymond and Wilson Graeme, “Billy Connolly, Daniel Barenboim, Willie
Wonka, Jazz Bastards, and the Universality of Improvisation”, in Vol. 2 The Oxford
Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, (New York: Oxford University, 2016) 116 -117

Shattuck, Roger. "Introduction", in Exploits & Opinions of Doctor Faustroll,
Pataphysician. A Neo-Scientific Novel (Exact Change Boston, 1996), ix

Smith, Ladonna. “Improvisation as Prayer. (n.d.)”, October 6, 2004

Suarez, Juanita. “The Improvisor Festival Review”, 2010. <http://theimprovisor.org/improvfestsitemap.html>

Whitehead, Kevin “Davey Williams: Dancing about the Architecture”, 2010

Williams, Davey, Solo Gig, “Essential Curiosities in Musical Free Improvisation”.
(Birmingham Alabama: Birdfeeder Edition, 2011), 10

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Episode 46 - Julianna Richey (Visionary Artist)

On this most jubilant return to form, I welcome the apple of my eye herself to the show to speak to us about her time at the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art and how the transcendent can be captured on canvas. The future holds much art discussion and outward spiraling from this place. 

Sources from the show:

About the Torri seminar: http://academyofvisionaryart.com/seminar/2018-seminar

Sophia - Alex Grey: https://alexgrey.com/art/paintings/sacred-mirrors/


Thunder, Perfect Mind: http://gnosis.org/naghamm/thunder.html
Four Directions Prayer: http://aktalakota.stjo.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=8582

The Hubcap Thieves: https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/HubcapThieves

0.00.00 - Prayer to the Four Directions (J/J)
0.01.52 - Welcome, Dates, and Episode Rundown
0.12.40 - “Ghosts” - AeonPilgrim ed. Adam Ramsey
0.15.25 - Part 1: Visionary Art & Archetypes
0.30.31 - “All Prayers Answered by Mail” - The Hubcap Thieves
0.34.52 - Part 2: Vienna Academy of Visionary Art
0.54.37 - (Thank You...)
0.55.18 - The Thunder Perfect Mind (JR)
1.06.39 - About TPM and Closing
1.19.06 - “(It Was A) Crispy Dream” - Carl JR at The Hotniss 73


Episode 33 - Loi Loi (from Washington D.C.)

The voice has come back and it tells us that there's a new episode of the Earth Hotel. You know that now, however unlikely it was you made it here without knowing that. The voice does not lie. This week we welcome the duo Loi Loi to the city of Birmingham, the Red Mountain's own melting valley, and they found it to their liking. The electronic pair made a stellar impression on the folks of the Syndicate Lounge, and we sat about within the Soft Rock Bungalow for an interview about their debut EP Viva la Vulva, which you can preview here and truly hear below.


Dec. 6 @ Art Town - Antifest - the Earth Hotel Live! w/ Shannon Ellis and Celeste Pfau
Dec. 8 @ SRB - Frozen Yogurt, KYLE, the Dizzy, Jacquie Cotillard
Dec. 9 @ Art Town - Jacquie Cotillard performance at The Beautiful and the Hideous
Group Show #17
Dec. 15 @ Location TBA: Earth Hotel Christmas Party and First Lobby Podcast
Dec. 16 @ Revelator Coffee - EH Live! at Indie Pop Up Record Shop
Dec. 19 @ Nick - Steel City Jug Slammers, the Dizzy, Queer Ren Faire Dance Party,
Poppy Fields
Dec. 29 @ SRB - Top Shelf Burlesque w/ music TBA

0.00.00 - The Raving Radio Relcomes You //
0.02.23 - Opening Statements, Announcements, Dates //
0.15.14 - LOI LOI: "You May Be" //
0.19.12 - & "Responsibilidades" //
0.22.05 - EH House Band: "Crumbly Cabaret" //
0.23.59 - Loi Loi Interview - Kristie and Johnny //
(break song: "Habit That Kick Man" - JC archive) //
1.16.35 - Poem from Re/Act (yr 70) - "Swim in the Road" //
1.18.20 - State of the Show news //

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Episode 29 - FLUSNOIX LIVE on Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th brought the Soft Rock a collection of players exquisite and serene. Flusnoix headmistress Jess Marie Walker gave the floor to her fellow members of the improvisation collective, and welcomed renowned, expressive players in their wake. 

This time, Flusnoix was: Jess Marie Walker (fluxsound, vocal), Walker Yancey (drums), Rodney D. Hasty (submitted recording), Brent Stauffer (bass), Brad Davis (electronics), and Davey Williams (guitar).

Second came Sailing Rumpus, a trio comprised of world-traveling virtuosos Misha Feigin (acoustic guitar and balalaika), LaDonna Smith (violin), and Davey Williams (electric guitar). 

Our third act was A Picture, the pairing of Majid Araim and Will Lackey, composers and meta-instrumentalists who performed two pieces: "Homage to Those Taken By Death" for violin and bowed percussion, and "Once in the Forest" for violin, banjo, extended marimba, vocal, and sound objects.

To close the night, I joined the night's players with my saxophone to level the house with distinct and precise noises. 
Many warm thanks to all participants, and good luck to them on their travels of sound.

0.00.00 - Welcome, Opening Monologue
0.12.12 - Flusnoix
0.33.06 - Sailing Rumpus
0.59.13 - "A Picture"
1.36.19 - Full Ensemble


Flusnoix members Jess Marie Walker, Walker Yancey, and Brent Stauffer during Session 1.

Flusnoix members Jess Marie Walker, Walker Yancey, and Brent Stauffer during Session 1.