Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Now's the Time: The Finale

So, this is it. I hope you'll join us tomorrow night (Thursday, August 27, 2009) for the very last episode of Now's the Time. Tune in at 93.1 FM in Ottawa and environs, and at everywhere else. It's a supersized dose of NTT; Mark Kiel, our good friend and host of Infinite Ceiling, has donated his time, literally, so that we can all sit around for an extra hour and get maudlin and self-aggrandizing about how great a show we of the Improvised Music Collective thought NTT was. It should all prove nearly unlistenable, but I'm looking forward to it.

So, for the regular time slot, that is 8:30-10:00 PM EST, I'll present the fifth (and final, obvs.) installment of our Francois Carrier series. And then, from about 10:00 (or whenever Ron, Mark, Aidian and Jim decide to show up) until 11:00, some or all of us will play tracks, tell stories, and get a bit weepy, one suspects.

Tune in. This is your last chance.

--> UPDATE: Here it is. Well, most of it. We never got around to pressing the REC button on the boombox for that last hour. But the first bit, the part where I go on about me and my fondness for Francois Carrier, that bit's recorded, and you can hear it here:

Now's the Time, the LAST EVER SHOW: Francois Carrier, Pt. 5 - Listening

You can also read about more about it here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Used to Like That Song

Joe Pernice rocks Stars Hollow, CT.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hear This

My good friend Ron over at Sound and Fury has been posting great stuff recently (well, he's been posting great stuff since day 1, but he really seems to be on a roll of late). He crowns it all with audio from Coltrane's last appearance at Newport. Essential downloading.

And speaking of Ron, and my other fellow IMC members, it is with both regret and happiness that I report that our little show, Now's the Time, will soon reach its conclusion. Several of the guys expressed a desire to devote their time and energies to other pursuits, and so we've given the bigwigs at CKCU 93.1 FM our notice. Our last show is slated for August 27th, and it promises to be a doozy; Mark of Infinite Ceiling, the fearless prog-oriented program which normally follows ours, has offered us his slot, meaning we'll be delivering a massive shot of NTT before we lower the curtain. That'll be 8:30 - 11:00 PM EST. The first part of the program will be my scheduled conclusion to our Francois Carrier series, and the last hour-ish will be a grand send-off -- think The Last Waltz, only grander in scope -- featuring the full complement of dues-paying IMC members.

And as one door closes... there may be changes afoot here at TiOM related to the demise and death of NTT (Long live NTT!), and I'll post news here if/as it develops.