I decided to further develop the idea of the "house specific" instrument rig for this party. It worked out pretty well and I'm going to pursue it further.
I prepared a couple of "things" ahead of time, but everything else was improv. For a few years now I've done all-improv gigs, but I do like having some things prepared ahead of time.
The second set happened because of a computer failure in the next act, reaffirming my decision to leave laptronica firmly in the rearview back in 2006.
After about 5 minutes or so William McCarthy asked if he could play keyboard with me, so i gave him the stool and started yelling chords at him whenever i would move into a new "thing." 20 minutes or so later his ride was leaving the house so Matt Chadra took over, and stayed to the end. Two really good friends I've never played a gig with before, that was cool.
PS: If you choose to pay to download this (which is optional), the money will be _immediately_ donated (just like anything else purchased from my Bandcamp account) to Knobcon friends and alumni The Synth Freq, a deaf-blind synthesiser duet from Austin TX.
released January 6, 2018
Suit & Tie Guy: Roland SBX-1, TR-8 (x3), RC-202, DD-20, Arturia Beatstep Pro, Keystep (x2), Novation Peak, Bass Station 2, MAM MB33 Retro, Korg Kronos, Behringer UFX-1204
William McCarthy: Kronos Electric Piano (set two)
Matt Chadra: Kronos Electric Piano (set two)
MIke Buck: Sound reinforcement and lighting
MIke Nesbit: Photograph