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

3t-6h-8t-(1h-2h)-4t-7h-5t

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!

IMG_1169.jpeg

Episode 49 - Calliope Pettis

The seat across the from the Operator desk is filled this week by Calliope Pettis, a songwriter and performer from the old Montevallo days who has come into her own since those Eclipse Open Mic nights. To recap after a joint gig at Tropicaleo in Birmingham, and in preparation for her appearance at Fork and Spoon Recordings in Panama City Beach, we sat down and had a vibrant chat about music, creativity, and breaking into new expressive territory.

Links: Meredith Monk - meredithmonk.org
PCB: Moonlodge Cafe - facebook.com/moonlodgecafe/
Fork and Spoon: forkandspoonrecordings.bandcamp.com
Calliope Instagram: calliope9muse.ic
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuPJTfliSTdWat-5z6XJuEw
Andreareally.com
John. E. Funk and the Skunks - theskunks.band
The Inner Lobby channel: theearthhotel.org/the-inner-lobby

0.00.00 - NuMusal Retentive Calliope Music
0.05.19 - Calliope in the Mountains
0.06.18 - Opening monologue
0.09.25 - Dates
0.13.02 - "Strange Little Genius"
0.16.29 - Interview with CP
1.06.25 - "Syncopation Psychonation"
1.08.45 - Freddie v. Vicious fact-check and Eclipse reminiscing
1.24.44 - Bar Sticker "Give It Up"
1.29.11 - “The Smoke Off” by Shel Silverstein
1.34.30 - INNER LOBBY #2 - From the Desk of the Operator, Nightwatch (9-15-73)

EH 49.jpeg

Episode 48 - Top Shelf Burlesque

The marvelous ladies behind Birmingham's own Top Shelf Burlesque share some time with the Earth Hotel to talk about the art of stage seduction and why Birmingham might have such an interest in the erotic arts. See them Sept 21 at Brennan's Irish Pub and in future spots throughout the Southeast. Follow their Instagram accounts to be kept in anticipation. 

Instagram: @TopShelfBurlesque @patsyfineaswine; @theangelalucy @therubylarouge

https://nomoreexcuses.bandcamp.com/

SUBMISSIONS: CRAYFISH

The EH is announcing two new channels! Send in your words and ideas for the open-world project The Inner Lobby (above) in order to gain free access to our VIP Annex, The Astral Lounge, currently in production. 

0.00.00 - From the Basement of the Third Floor of the Earth Hotel
0.01.25 - Announcements/Dates
0.05.25 - Bar Sticker Song: “Masks” by No More Excuses
0.08.40 - Interview with Patsy Fine, Angela Lucy, Ruby LaRouge of TSB
0.48.23 - Message from Carl JR + “My Dog Spot” Live from Tropicaleo
0.51.22 - Basement Cut-Up #1
0.53.25 - Reading from Burlesque, Yoga, Sex, and Love (A Memoir of Life Under the Albuquerque Sun) by Anne Key

40304141_258942784743855_6493999918875672576_n.png

Episode 47 - Jess Marie Walker of FLUSNOIX

I speak with the progenitor of the sound operation known as FLUSNOIX, the Birmingham installation of sonic artists who seek to communicate with each other and effect the good folks out there however they choose to be taken by the movement of air. 
Jess Marie Walker is the organizer and central cerebral hub of the improvisational group of musicians, and she has served in the ranks of the Southern avant-garde for many years. We discuss her journey from doodling in art class to performing complex multimedia art in galleries and exhibition spaces across the country. 

”it ran” and “into” - 
Jess Marie Walker : flusdrawxing, flusvoxing
Joel Nelson : guitar
Jasper Lee : bass, cello
Cody Iott : electronics
Improvisations recorded March 2 & 16, 2016
at the Kewahatchee Lounge, Birmingham, AL
Recorded & Mixed by Jasper Lee
Mastered by Sean McCann
https://sweetwreath.bandcamp.com/album/flusnoix

”19:19”
Jess Marie Walker : flusdrawxing, flusvoxing
Joel Nelson : guitar, clarinet
Cody Iott : electronics, guitar
Michael Pihakis : guitar
Jasper Lee : bass
Walker Yancey : percussion 

Improvisations recorded March - May 2016 in Birmingham, AL
at North Birmingham Savings & Trust, the Nick, Shift & the Kewahatchee Lounge
https://sweetwreath.bandcamp.com/album/two

https://www.facebook.com/flusnoix/

0.00.00 - Welcome to the Show
0.03.56 - ”On Time” - Khalil Gibran read by Jess Marie Walker
0.05.51 -Interview Pt. 1
0.23.38 - “it ran” - Flusnoix, March 71
0.26.09 - Interview Pt. 2
01.05.45 - “into”
01.07.22 - A Message from Beers and Broads
01.08.08 - Question of the Week and Thanks
01.09.43 - Flusnoix at Monotonia, March 73
01.36.00 - Future News
01.38.02 - “19:19” - Flusnoix, March 71

Flux.jpg

Episode 44 - Max Rykov: The Mensch, The Myth, The Legend

http://maxrykov.com/

Squash the Beef Hotline: https://wsvn.com/news/special-reports/squash-the-beef-community-leaders-work-to-put-an-end-to-violent-disputes-through-mediation/

Operation Step-Up: http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2018/03/operation_step_up_birmingham_t.html

Broken Window Theory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_windows_theory
App-Based Parking Meters: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7583962/?reload=true

John Archibald column(s): http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/08/black_people_cant_win_until_th.html
http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/03/birminghams_failure_was_not_ge.html

Opinion Response by Ben Baxter: http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/08/black_businesses_hindered_but.html

The Awesome Foundation: https://www.awesomefoundation.org/en
Detroit Soup: http://placemaking.mml.org/how-to/detroit-soup/
Ava Davis Bus Shelter: http://b-metro.com/funding-awesome/34410/

Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation: https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/administration/eop/sicp

Birmingham Education Foundation: https://edbirmingham.org/
The Touch of Greatness documentary: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285324/
The Bald Soprano: http://www.paololandi.it/theater/testi/Bald%20Soprano.pdf
Tragic City Rollers: https://www.tragiccityrollers.com/
Alabama Environmental Council: https://aeconline.org/
Growing Kings: https://www.growingkings.org/

4/20 - 50th Annual Green Tie Affair @ Sloss Furnace
    for Alabama Environmental Council
4/21 - Chucks and Tucks Fundraising for Growing Kings

4/12 - Chrysopoeia - Transmutation of Black Identity @ The Jaybird - Presented by Micah Althea, 6oldie, Carey Fountain, D.Horton, Steven Mark, Joi Black, Socially Awkward and DoReMe (D.R.M). 
4/14 - Andrea Dillingham Yard Sale
4/22 - Dan Sartain Barbering Grand Opening Cookout - Carl SR
- Darren Deicide, Battito @ the Nick
- Road Soda, Spray Tan @ SRB
4/19 - Alabama Spring Skies @ Christenberry Planetarium
4/20 - The Next Appointed Hour / Airpark / Frozen Yogurt @ Ghost Train Brewery 8pm
4/28 - Magic City Art Connection - the Dizzy
5/10 - EH Live Podcast @ Thomas Jefferson Tower
5/29 - The Residents @ Variety Playhouse
6/21 - Aviie, Burning Moon, Ben Ricketts, JC (Location TBA)

0.00.00 - Welcome to the Mission Statement
0.04.32 - Here are the Dates!
0.11.21 - "Network News" and Upcoming Shows
0.16.25 - Witch's Wall Live @ Soft Rock Bungalow ("It's Over Now," "Witch's Wall")
0.29.02 - Bar Sticker Segment: 
0.31.57 - The Heavy Children - "The Less You Know"
0.34.16 - Interview with Max Rykov
1.28.50 - "Parent's Song" - KCW

Episode 44.jpg