Thursday, April 20, 2017
Tonight's Explorers Room, in observance of the Fine Art of Goofing Off, will explore the weird world of the incredible Laughing String. The Laughing String can bring joy and mirth into your home; this has been proven true, with the scientific realities of our day, in this time. Those of you who are in analysis I think will understand the function of this object: lace the string around the group, or gang of cats, or around the periphery of your body, and wind it up tight. The laughter will come, at about mid-ships.
Please join tonight in this laughing experiment, and keep in mind that it is recommended to store the string in a little plastic container when not in use. It has a kind of radioactive electronic thing about it which gets completely dissipated. It's a sort of in-group thing. Make it swing while you go and try to hear all the sounds while you fall out.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
On this historic evening, the 100th night of the Explorers Room, we'll once again embark on exotic and surreal exploration: in search of the glorious monster, the king of all beasts, the great and powerful Kong; through the strange echoes and lost plateaus of Frank Hunter's classic Ondioline-exotica album, White Goddess; and feverishly revisiting some especially salient favorites from the very first show.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Tonight in the Explorers Room, we return from last week's absence to traipse feverishly through disorienting jungles devised by exotica concrète and other strategies, including a lengthy sojourn to those of Italian minimalist/fourth world/ethnosurrealist outfit Futuro Antico, and some of the various offshoots of that collective scene. We'll also spend some weird time in various visions of Hawaii, from indigenous Hawaiian avant-garde music, to bizarre conceptions of Hawaii in psych and outsider music, with some other stuff that's hard to classify filling in the gaps. Should be a jungly one, sailors.