“On The Table” was a beautifully weird performance piece put on by the Sojourn Theatre company in 2010. Act I took place simultaneously in the cities of Portland and Molalla, Oregon, Act II took place on a pair of school buses speeding toward each other, and Act III took place at the meeting point, with audiences from both cities meeting and sharing a meal as the city boy & country gal celebrated their imaginary wedding and talked about what it all means.
For twelve nights in July, we were the soundtrack to that evening, and one night we happened to set up a microphone. This is that recording.
- At 45 minutes, this is really pushing the definition of cassingle.
- There are no vocals.
- We occasionally make mistakes.
- Toward the end, things get so loud that we overload the microphone, which will either sound awesome or obnoxious, depending on how you were raised.
Huge thanks to Sojourn Theatre for making this happen & letting us share it with you.
The second installment of our CASSINGULARITY project drops today! Click below to listen. This quarter’s cassingle is a laid-back love letter from South Bay all-stars Misha Chellam, Sid Slater, and John Belveal. It’s a celebration of Friday nights and Saturday mornings, youthful bravado and grownup self-doubt, green plastic cassettes and colorless digital downloads. It’s a 15 minute ride, starting now, and it calls itself The Lick.
We’re about to do something crazy. Small, and not particularly noteworthy, but crazy. We’re going to start by putting out this album:
Click on it. It’s free. You can give us money if you want, and we’ll mail you a cassette tape, but the music itself is free. This is the first of twenty microalbums we plan on releasing, one every calendar season, for the next five years.
It’s because we’re overflowing with ideas. Small, and not particularly noteworthy, but ideas. We did the math and determined that the odds of this making the world a better place outweighed the odds of this making the world a worse place, so we’re doing it.
We’re not going to make a big fuss about it until we’ve been at it for a year, because we just released a music video we shot two years ago and have a bit of a reputation as slackers. There’s no guarantee this is actually going to work.
But maybe it will. And if it does, we’ll be pretty excited. You’ll have five hours of new music. We’ll have closure on a whole lot of “concept albums” we never got around to making. And the world will have a few more cassingles in it than it did when you woke up this morning.
We’re calling it the CASSINGULARITY.
To deny it is to deny yourself.