Monday, November 28, 2011

Hopi Torvald 2011 Almanac - Volume 11 - November

 Hopi Torvald Almanac Vol 11 - November by HopiTorvald

November was pretty great.  There were some little hurdles to make it over at the beginning of the month, but they ended up being for the best, as my mind has been a bit clearer, my anxieties more relaxed and my overall productivity boosted..."re-setting" has been the theme...the month ending with a more than satisfying visit to see the m and p for thanksgiving...

many little highlights here and shows, making music, recording, mucho spa time, time with friends well spent....oh, and i had to go to traffic court this month...4 hours of waiting, but i took the day off work and it ended up being one of the best days i've had in ages.

i will have to stop distinguishing songs as "anomalies in the hopi catalog" since each of these things is quite different.  i think an anomaly would be a noisy drone song at this this particular tune is about owls and feeling good.  it has a little dancey edge to it, i guess...somewhere beneath the swarm and clamor...synths, drum machine, live percussion, and yeah...buncha owls...

this month's randomly ordered top ten:

1. owls - they hoot up a mighty fine racket in my backyard almost nightly those things!
2. thanksgiving - i've become less and less of a holiday person, but going home this year was rejuvenating and to spend great time with my m and p,  my sisters and their critters...and bingo the one-eyed dog.
3. david thomas in todd's living room.  yeah, the once larger-than-life pere ubu frontman is doing a living room circuit!  he played accordion and sang depressing songs about regret and tainted love.  it was sad, weird and somehow beautiful.
4. new websites being put together for both hopi torvald and the holy amalgamation (thanks to sadie for all the help!)  will be sharing these with everyone once they are tuned up a bit more.
5. the hopi 2011 almanac release currently slated for around christmas time.  working out packaging details and such now!  this will contain all 12 almanac songs, some bonus songs, and some other non-musical goodies...details pending
6. hopi/nows split (mentioned in an earlier post) from the beginning of the month..working on more collaborations...
7. cymatics
8. gentleman broncos - don't be embarrassed to tell your friends how genius you think this movie is...
9. upcoming out-of-town shows and the upcoming annual respite from the cold event that robby and i are piecing together at eyedrum for december 17th! it's at the first existentialist church this time! details on the lineup will be rolled out soon...
10. talk talk, sudden infant, colin blunstone, jean-claude vannier, miles davis, dave brubeck, omar souleyman, rahsaan roland kirk, etc etc etc.

anyway, enjoy the song, enjoy yourself, and keep in touch.


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