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Friday, November 12, 2010

Beck, Devendra, Auctioneers, a Whip Expert

Posted by on Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 3:46 PM

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And twenty drummers are performing for a show at MOCA in downtown LA tomorrow. It’s $5,000 a plate, designed by artist Doug Aitken. Yoko Ono and shit. I’m one of the drummers. Day two of rehearsals today. We are about to rehearse with Beck and Devendra Banhart and a choir from south central LA. There are six auctioneers who do their thing in round with the drummers. We are playing ‘sonic tables.’ They are basically giant slit drums. A chorus of auctioneers going off to a drum line of slit drums. A frenzied vocal cadence and hum. The whip guy has two whips and sounds like a tornado of snap n pops. There are badasses, and there are complete badasses. He is a complete badass. (Note to self: get a whip.) I’ve been banging on a big tom drum all day with Zach Hill. (Hella, Boredoms, also complete badass.) Zach Hill does not suck at drums.

 

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Grant Brissey, Emeritus 1
Zach Hill rules everything.
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus http://www.grantropolis.com/ on November 12, 2010 at 5:11 PM · Report this
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CAETANO VELOSO!!!
Posted by gloomy gus on November 12, 2010 at 5:15 PM · Report this
reverend dr dj riz 3
..this is some once in a lifetime shit right here ...
Posted by reverend dr dj riz on November 12, 2010 at 5:28 PM · Report this
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devendra you mean?
Posted by swick on November 12, 2010 at 7:38 PM · Report this
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devendra you mean?
Posted by petshoptype on November 12, 2010 at 7:40 PM · Report this
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It's DEvendra...
Posted by petshoptype on November 12, 2010 at 7:42 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 7
Yes 4-6, the misspelling was my fault. Thanks for using three comments to point it out (it's Friday night, get a life)!
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus http://www.grantropolis.com/ on November 12, 2010 at 9:06 PM · Report this
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Davendra Banhardt.
Posted by Beee on November 12, 2010 at 11:38 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 9
I'm sorry for that comment. I was drunk on Four Loko.
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus http://www.grantropolis.com/ on November 13, 2010 at 4:14 PM · Report this

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