Up 8:30. Weight 214.3

Went w/ Bree to a nearby church rummage sale, took a flyer on a Benny Moré CD (40s-50s Cuban bandleader). Went to coffee, went ahead and finished the Everett; daybook. Read a section-and-change on Aaron McCullough (lyric to which fragmentation doesn't always add much, some Howe-like archaic passages; I like a short sequence on domesticity). Exercised 10 min. Cleared email and worked on misc. tasks 2-5; added the recent 4-track comp to the website, contacted singers I'm accompanying for David Hadju, sent demos to Peter Hughes [unfortunately the "Boring Postcards" I played into my phone yesterday didn't work out], made some phone calls. Another indolent patch. Went to coffee about 7:30, read Stones/British blues chapter of Jack Hamilton + the introductory chapter of Larry Starr, George Gerswhin, who seems defensive about race. Put together a playlist of models/inspirations/aspirations (listed below) for the upcoming recordings - nothing I mean to copy directly, just some performances to get in our heads as to feel and some arrangement ideas. Read a few p. from Hartman, Verse,, tidied up office, got set for tomorrow. No prose. Lights out just past midnight.

Booker T & the MG's, Time Is Tight
Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Temptation
Talking Heads, Pulled Up.mp3
Tom Waits, 16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought-Six.
Tom Waits, Singapore.mp3
Elvis Costello, Pads, Paws And Claws
Elvis Costello, Chewing Gum
Railroad Jerk, Ballad of Railroad Jerk
Mable John, Same Time, Same Place
Barbara Stephens, The Life I Live
Bobby "Blue" Bland, I'll Take Care Of You
Ike Turner, Takin' Back My Name
Rolling Stones, Rocks Off
Gang of Four, At Home He's a Tourist
James Brown, I Got Ants In My Pants (And I Want to Dance)
James Brown, Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
Minutemen, Toadies
Minutemen, Maybe Partying Will Help
Big Flame, Why Popstars Can't Dance
Toulouse, Commuter Maquette
Go-Betweens, Slow Slow Music
James Brown, Cold Sweat Pt. 2
Wire, Mr. Suit
Wire, Former Airline
Wolfhouds, Cut the Cake
Game Theory, She'll Be a Verb
Verlaines, Way Out Where
Verlaines, The Ballad of Harry Noryb

Unrelated - Muhal Richard Abrams, "Temporarily Out of Order," from his first, straight-ahead recording, 1957.