Episode Three of the Lion in Tweed: Good Friday Night by the Mighty Chenengo, Waiting for Ken Nordine.
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Partial transcript below.
Peter laughs. And then they begin word jazz in the tradition of Ken Nordine. Only a partial transcript of this section is unavailable at the time of this writing:
- ``Ten o'clock by the mighty Chenengo, it was a colder evening than most.''
- ``Everyone agreed that the weather was particularly bad this year, but the Lion had that vague feeling that they agreed on that point every year. Which,'' he supposed, ``was consistent with it simply getting worse every year.''
- ``The wind played with his mane.''
- ``Cars drove by occasionally. Occasionally.''
- ``...twitched his tail.''
Thank you for listening to Episode Three of the Lion in Tweed: Good Friday Night by the Mighty Chenengo, Waiting for Ken Nordine.
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This podcast was made with my friend and colleague Peter DiCola. Pete is the piano player and other voice on this podcast. He is a legal scholar and economist studying intellectual property. This episode was recorded in its entirety on April 22, 2011, in a piano classroom at Binghamton University: special thanks to Marcus Lalli for affording us with this opportunity, and thanks to Pam Walker for being so helpful.
The episode was inspired in part by Ken Nordine's word jazz, which is why he is mentioned in the title of this episode. (Here is a link to Nordine's piece `Yellow' which was sampled in this piece.) In the beat and jazz spirit, the episode was improvised, both on piano and in storytelling. Pete encouraged me to try it and I'm glad he did.
Along with the episode you just heard,The Lion in Tweed Music, you will download them automatically. Please feel free to integrate the mp3s into your music collection if you so desire. Conversely, don't feel free to do so if you don't desire to so. I just want to be clear on this point: Feel free to put the mp3s into your music collection if and only if you desire to do so: otherwise I strictly forbid it.
If you listen to this podcast regularly, you know as an academic I take citation of sources very seriously. I was curious about norms and legal questions about citation in a sonic format. I had the privilege of asking legal scholar and economist and assistant professor of copyright at the Northwestern University Law School Peter C. DiCola about citation in a sonic format:
The complete conversation with Peter DiCola, in which he discusses his fascinating and important book with Kembrew McLeod called "Creative License," about the law, culture, and economics of digital music sampling is available as the inaugural podcast of Sounding Out!, available at soundstudiesblog.com. Aaron Trammell says: DiCola addresses the legalities of sampling under the current expansive definitions of copyright and discusses how lawsuits brought an end to the ``Golden Age of Sampling'' in the early 1990s. Arguing that the current music industry practices constrain musical creativity, DiCola suggests reforms that would make clearing samples much more streamlined. Webpage. Direct mp3 link.
And, listener, I have another personal message to each of you, each of you who have chosen to listen this far in the podcast. I am genuinely curious about what you think of it, and I'm sure Peter is as well. Please send me an email with any thoughts you have to firstname.lastname@example.org, or thelionintweed on twitter, or Lion Tweed on Facebook. I promise, if you send me a message I will say "hello."
Thank you all of you for listening. If you live in upstate New York, I will be playing a live music show this Friday, May 6th, at First Friday in downtown Binghamton. I will be playing from six until nine. Come for any part of that. I'll be playing on Gorgeous Washington Street in front of Orion Beauty and Balance, right next to Garland Gallery, where my friend Steve Palmer will be. At least one audience member who expresses interest will have the opportunity to appear on the next episode of the podcast, which will include live recordings of the songs played at the event. Friday, May 6, Gorgeous Washington Street, 118 S. Washington Street. By the courtyard behind Java Joe's, just walk straight through. If you come, please introduce yourself, I don't bite.
I would like to close this podcast with Pete's sound collage.