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Friday, August 8, 2008

88 By: Multiplied, Membranous

posted by on August 8 at 8:08 AM


Los Angeles, CA: The day has arrived. 8/8/08. Itís 8:08 AM. I post and wait for a cab. In twelve hours 88 drummers will play at the La Brea Tar Pits for 88 minutes. As stupid as it sounds, many will be one. How on will it be? Why do Boredoms do this? Whatís this pluralized sound? Whatís with numerology? How complex will the beats be? What does Nike have to do with it?

Conductor EYE will be syncing psyches and the drumming mind’s-eye, multiplied 88 times. I am drummer 56, one of the outer electrons of the shell. I have my snare, my kick pedal, my cymbals, and sticks. I have brushed my teeth. The rest is supposed to be there. Iím ready to get clear wide. Ready to uncoil some kinetic beast with membranous wings and hover. Iím ready to let it lean and list if it wants. Iím also ready to bang this shit home.

The schedule as it has been communicated to me is:

9:00 AM: Drummer Arrival
9:30 AM: Drummers Load In
9:30 AM: Drum Build
10:30 AM: Drummers Meeting - All Drummers Present
11:00/TBD: Drums Taken Out To Field
12:00 PM: Lunch Break (lunch provided)
1:45 PM: Sound Check
2:15 PM: Full Rehearsal
4:00 PM: Rehearsal Ends
5:00 PM: Doors
7:15 PM: Drummer Meeting / Final Adjustments
8:08 PM: Piece Beings (s.i.c.)
9:36 PM: Piece Ends
9:45 PM: Load Out Drums
9:46 PM: Chug Liquid Beer (just kidding, I put that in there)

From 10 to 10:30 AM we are not supposed to move from our set up spot. We are not supposed to play. They need a bit of quiet to organize everything.

Lastly they reminded us to go to the bathroom before the piece starts.

Speaking of bathrooms. In the airport on the way here, I went before boarding the plane. I was thinking about the symbol the BoaDrum organizers are using. The winding vortex symbol, it’s the way the drummers will be arranged. Then in the urinal, I saw a little winding vortex symbol. I wasn’t imagining it. It’s in all the urinals. I know I’m excited about this, but look, there are even BoaPissers. Seriously, what is that? Like the Hit It Here Cafe at Safeco? Pee here, and your urinating experience will be splashless:


List of all drummers after the jump.

Los Angeles:

Hisham Bharoocha (Soft Circle)
Zach Hill (Hella)
Butchy Fuego (Pit Er Pat)
Kid Millions (Oneida)
Dave Nuss (No-Neck Blues Band, Under Satan’s Sun)
Christopher Powell (Icy Demons, Man Man)
Aaron Moore (Volcano the Bear)
Warren Huegel (Tussle)
Dustin Donaldson (I Am Spoonbender, Link Wray, Thought Industry)
Derek James (Entrance)
Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse, All Smiles, Black Heart Procession)
Tim Soete (the Fucking Champs)
Michael Tapper (We Are Scientists)
Adam Pfahler (Jawbreaker)
Claude Collins-Stracensky
Sara Lund (Unwound)
Matthew Hartman (Sic Alps)
Chris Moore (Negative Approach)
Abby Ball
Ryan Huber
Geoff Soule (FUCK, Tara Jane O’neil)
John Dwyer (Thee Oh Sees)
Shahin Motia (Oneida, Ex Models, Knyfe Hyts)
Alexis Garapulos (Arp, Expanding Headband)
Katelyn Hall (Mika Miko)
David Janik (Company)
Michael Henrickson (Evolutionary Jass Band)
Tom Recchion
Michael Bulington
Trent Moorman (Head Like a Kite, the Saturday Knights)
Brian Dwyer (Papertrigger)
Damon Eliza Palermo (Mi Ami)
Michael Catano
Vice Cooler (xbxrx, Hawnay Troof)
Andy Connors (ex-A Minor Forest, Lumen)
Weasel Walter (xbxrx)
Adam Baz (Evangelista, Ohioan, Nightwonds)
Dave Aron (Koi Pond)
Pete Vogl (Koi Pond)
Robin Easton
Alianna Kalaba (We Ragazzi)
Gregory Rogove (Priestbird)
Jonathan Holland (Tussle)
Brendan Fowler (BARR, Car Clutch)
Adam Autry
Anthony Petrovic (Ezeetiger)
Rob Barber (High Places)
Dan Rowan (Foot Village)
Grace Lee (Foot Village)
Jason Adam Baker (Necking)
Andrew Neuhues
Sandra Vu (Midnight Movies)
Than Luu (Black Gold, M. Ward, Adam Franklin)
Jaiko Suzuki (Electro Putas)
Brian Miller (Foot Village)
Ryan Pritts (Paik, Bolmongani)
Gabie Strong
Jessica Espeleta
Patty Schemel (Hole, Juliette Lewis, Pink)
Roy Tatum (Wives)
London May (Samhain, Dag Nasty)
Wendy Shuey
Paul Quattrone (!!!, Modey Lemon, Midnite Snake)
Josh Taylor (Foot Village, Friends Forever)
Sarah Anderson (Lucky Dragons)
James Jolliff (Brother Reade)
Brian Girgus (lowercase, Track Star)
Yoshi Nakamoto (The Aislers Set)
Nora Brank
Chris Hathwell (Moving Units)
Kevin Stuart (Crystal Antlers)
Damian Edwards (Crystal Antlers)
Bianca Sparta (Erase Errata)
Michael La Franchi (Giant Drag, Let’s Go Sailing)
Taylor Richardson (Sunburned Hand of the Man)
Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus)
Diva Dompe (Black Black)
Tennessee Thomas (The Like)
Erin Garcia (Brother Reade)
Steven McCarty (Dead Meadow)
Joachim Cooder
Mike Sord Gard (M. Sord)
Aaron Sperske (Beachwood Sparks)
Sara Diaz
Wendy Farina
Greg Fox (Pink Mountain, Family of Love)
David Horvitz (Black Flag, Crass, Germs, Dag Nasty)

New York:

Gang Gang Dance
Ryan Sawyer (Tall Firs, Stars Like Fleas, Thurston Moore)
Chris Brokaw (Come, ffffflashlights, Thurston Moore’s New Wave Bandits)
Will Shmee (Knox Dad)
Suzanne Rogaleski (Lone Wolf and Cub, Badmittons)
Alex Holden (Big Numbers)
Brian Mcleod (Modest Mouse, Lights, Love as Laughter)
Torbitt Schwartz (Chin Chin, Reverend Vince Anderson)
Jaleel Bunton (TV on the Radio, Reverend Vince Anderson)
David Bergander (Celebration)
Brian Tamborello (Psychic Ills)
Jim Siegel (Ning Nong Radio)
Greg Anderson (Oakley Hall, Windsor for the Derby)
Dreiky Caprice (Crash Worship)
Matt Heyner (Malkuth, No-Neck Blues Band)
Joseph Stickney (Bear In Heaven, Rhys Chatham, Paul Duncan)
Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Zwan, Neil Diamond)
Samara Lubelski (Hall of Fame, Thurston Moore’s New Wave Bandits)
Pete Nolan (Magik Markers, Spectre Folk)
Abby Portner (Rings, Hex Message)
Tom Peyton (Fakers, KGB)
John Moloney (Sunburned Hand of the Man)
Andrya Ambro (Talk Normal)
David Sparks
Spencer Herbst (Matta Llama)
Timothy Monaghan (J.A.C.K.)
Andrew Barker (Gold Sparkle Band)
Joseph Noll (My Best Fiend)
Dave Witte (Municipal Waste)
Nick Lesley (Necking, Gunung Sari)
Jim Sykes (Parts and Labor)
Michael Evans (God Is My Co-Pilot)
Dong-Ping Wong (Necking)
Spencer Sweeney
Nondor Nevai (Aborted Christ Child)
Jonathan Lockie (Sightings)
Dave Bergander (Celebration)
Jules Scott Key (Metric, Bang Lime)
Yuval Lion (Pink Noise)
Ronnie Seward (Whooping Crane)
Corinne Jones (Effi Briest)
Adam Lee (Let’s Go Bowling)
Nancy Garcia (Monotract, Thurston Moore)
Ben McConnell (Phosphorescent)
Pascal Spengemann (Hex Message)
Speck Brown (Orphan)
Laura Rogers (The Rogers Sisters)
Rupert Clervaux (Sian Alice Group)
Kyle Warren (Dinowalrus)
Adam Marnie (The Mess of New Mexico)
Alex Epton (Spank Rock, XXXchange)
Otto Hauser (Espers, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan)
Nick DeCarmine (Slow Dynamte)
Frank Haines (Blanko and Noiry)
Brian Deran
Marcus Burrowes (Rockersnyc)
Avi Cohen (Soiled Mattress and the Springs, Silk Flowers
Emmy Miller (Xtreme Violence, The Peppermints)
Ryan Tozzi
Oran Canfield (Child Abuse)
Erik Rappin (A.R.E. Weapons)
Matt McCauley (A.R.E. Weapons)
Brian McPeck (A.R.E. Weapons)
Brian Weitz (Animal Collective)
Kyle Simon (Baby Talk)
Danny Tunick (Arnold Dreyblatt, Fakers)
Leah Moskowitz (Bloody for Me)
Joe Wong (Parts and Labor)
Nathan Corbin (Excepter)
Hamish Kilgour (Clean and the Great Unwashed, Samara Lubelski)
Linnea Vedder Shults (LIGHTS)
Lacy Lancaster (Durty Nanas)
Kathleen Cholewka (Les Sans Culottes, Discovery)
Noah Lennox (Panda Bear, Animal Collective)
James Buonantuono (Other Passengers, Ruby Glass)
Sadie Laska (I.U.D., Extreme Violence)
Keith Connolly (No-Neck Blues Band)
Jason Mills
James Corrigan (ON/OFF, Wool, Rivers)
Miles Levy (Malcolm Mooney, No Doctors)
Tommy Rouse (Entrance)
Eric Cohen (Fly Ashtray, Caroliner)
Christopher Weingarten (ex-Parts and Labor)
Tim Evans (Bogan Dust)
Ian Vanek (Japanther)
Chris Millstein (Jah Division)
Nick Ray (Golden Triangle)
Travis Chance (Usurp Synapse)
Michael Colin (Aa)

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lol @ 9:46pm! is there gonna be a part 2? vid clip?

Posted by jon.e.rock | August 8, 2008 9:35 AM

Give Steve McCarty of Dead Meadow a HUGE hug from Wolf Blitzer!!! Steve is a beautiful person, and an incredible visual artist/illustrator. We have adventured together.

Have a great time!!!

Posted by WOLF BLITZER: SPECIAL REPORT | August 8, 2008 10:38 AM

Kick some ass Trent. This is very fucking cool.

Posted by Brent Amaker | August 8, 2008 3:57 PM

bang that shit home.

Posted by tetra | August 8, 2008 5:33 PM

fuckin awesome. it was simply amazing.

How hard was it to last the 88 minutes?

Posted by i wuz there dammit | August 9, 2008 10:38 AM

Last time I lasted 88 minutes my girl had turned into Swiss cheese. F'n Awesome. You rock

Posted by jpp | August 9, 2008 10:00 PM

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