Racer Sessions

Sundays, 8-10pm at Cafe Racer in Seattle, WA

Rob Hanlon - May 15th, 2011


I recently spent just over a week on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains:

simple thoughts

clay dancing

three-dimensional stone-stacking puzzles

just dig

harmless beefight

overflowing rain barrels, gutters like clogged arteries

forest-lighting, cover-running

long, intellectual conversations

long, reptilian conversations

anti-oil addiction

hacksaw bamboo machete hacksaw bamboo machete hammer maul

deceased cow soil

hand-rolled cigarettes

homebrew, microbrew, macrobrew, dawnbrew, nutritional yeast, oatmeal

asleep in a cup

eggs and butter, butter and eggs

kale chard kale spinach kale kale kale green

simple behavior

blue paint dalmation


mountaintop pastures & steampunk machinery & distance-informed improvisation


funneled wine bottle hell shaken gently

Experiences on the farm and a quote from a church magnet board and an impractical tuning &c have manifested themselves in a musical composition: “Stop, Drop, and Roll Doesn’t Work in Hell.” Personnel ≡ David Balatero on electric bass + Garrett Sand on guitar and vocals + Hamilton Boyce on drums + Rob Hanlon on keyboard, alto saxophone, and vocals.

I will supply titles for the evening’s improvisations to inform their subsequent spontaneous composition.