Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Alistair Wood UKULELE HUNT smashing interview with MICHELLE BLADES

Fantastic Interview... I love Michelle's instructions for creating music! Thanks Al!!!

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Michelle's YT page http://www.youtube.com/user/michelleblades

Here she plays and uses the Low D? String to enhance the song...

Hey another Baritone!

Fine print for me ONLY (Go to Ukulele Hunt and read the interview)
Since I usually improv the stuff, I think Kerouac said it best when he created the “rules” for spontaneous prose. Here’s a few that would answer the question:
2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
5. Something that you feel will find its own form
6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
9. The unspeakable visions of the individual
10. No time for poetry but exactly what is
12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you
13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
19. Accept loss forever
21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind
22. Dont think of words when you stop but to see picture better
24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
25. Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it
28. Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under, crazier the better
29. You’re a Genius all the time


  1. Thanks very much for the mention, Jeff. Michelle is fantastic.

  2. Awful lot of rules to follow just to be
    spontanaeous, Jack.

    Let's see:

    10. But, I like poetry; in fact my posting name comes from
    a poem, Jack. Sorry, no can follow you on this one, mate. In fact, again, poetry is precisely
    the way to say what exactly is (except for keeping
    one's mouth and pen still, of course).

    13. But, if I did that, no one would be able to understand me, Jack; but it does seem to be a very popular rule these days. I'm afraid stodgy old me
    at least tries to follow the stodgy old rules.

    29. No, I'm not, Jack, and guess what, old friend,
    neither were you.

  3. She is fantastic....and Al does good work...thanks Jeff!