[NetBehaviour] Change Alley - Hungarian minor mode

Pall Thayer pallthay at gmail.com
Sun Apr 18 15:19:00 CEST 2021


This is nice. Has a strong post-punk vibe to it. Made me want to listen to
The Fall.

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 8:21 PM Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com> wrote:

>
>
> Hi Simon,
>
> Personally really like the intensity of you performing solo; I haven't
> heard the group work, but the darkness of the room, the single microphone
> etc., come through strong and matches the music/lyrics -
>
> Best, Alan
>
> On Sun, 18 Apr 2021, Simon Mclennan via NetBehaviour wrote:
>
> > Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 01:00:08 +0100
> > From: Simon Mclennan via NetBehaviour <
> netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org>
> > To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
> >     <netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org>
> > Cc: Simon Mclennan <mclennanfilm at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] Change Alley - Hungarian minor mode
> >
> > Hi Mark,That?s great I?m really glad you got something from this.
> > I never thought about my work as folk, however I take
> > Your point.  Maybe it could
> > Be called that.
> > Normally I perform with
> > My band - bassist and drummer, but as we?ve had this pandemic break I
> put
> > Myself to the test as a solo
> > Performer!
> > I like the folk tradition in
> > That sense.
> > Be nice to get hold of a barrel
> > Organ player to accompany this
> > Song live!
> > And maybe a banker ;-)
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Simon
> >
> >
> > Sent from my spyphone
> >
> > On 17 Apr 2021, at 10:12, Mark Hancock <mark at memecortex.net> wrote:
> >
> >       Hi Simon,
> >
> > Echoing Alan, the intensity of this is compelling. Watching musicians
> > at home is the new going to gigs!
> >
> > Would you classify this as a type of folk music? I?m drawn to that idea
> > because the song is commenting on cultural social changes in local
> > spaces in the way that only?local? musicians tend to observe.
> >
> > I really like the guitar work on this. I?ve been listening to a lot of
> > laptop/synth of late, this is encouraging me to pull out more guitar
> > bands, like Sonic Youth.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Mark
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, 16 Apr 2021 at 03:09, Alan Sondheim via NetBehaviour
> > <netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
> >       quite like the intensity of this and I can hear Tom Waits
> >       somewhere in the distance or maybe the floor below -
> >
> > Best, Alan, love the scale as well
> >
> > On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 5:41 PM Simon Mclennan via NetBehaviour
> > <netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
> >       Performing my songs solo rather than with the trio?
> >       some drum sequencing overlaid
> >
> >       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7kllNRD2Ww
> >
> >       This song penned a few years ago called CHANGE ALLEY
> >       (original may be heard on band camp
> >       https://solidbirdsflying.bandcamp.com/album/pictures-of-soldiers
> >       )
> >
> >       for those who might care this song was conceived
> >       using the Hungarian mode? and the triads thus derived
> >
> >       the note B is referred throughout
> >
> >       which note is the second degree using A as the root
> >
> >       creating the tension and mood of the song
> >
> >       The lyrics refer to Change Alley behind the bank of
> >       England? arguably where it all started
> >
> >       and organ grinders plied their trade later on
> >
> >       The single performance was cut in length - the
> >       middle section is always improvised - I never plan
> >       it - but attempt to
> >
> >       go where it takes me
> >
> >       HERE THE FULL LYRIC
> >
> >       Night turns into the day
> >       It's an epic feeling
> >       All the newcomers
> >       All the old men
> >       And the young men that sit
> >       In their traders' red braces
> >       Mr big shot in the 21st Century
> >       Is not a schizo
> >       With one proviso
> >       Two houses in the sun
> >       Twenty pints of cider
> >       The particle beam
> >       That would have satisfied all newcomers
> >       And all the old men
> >
> >       Creature comfort - seldom satisfied
> >       (Creature comfort)
> >       Contraband - elephant ivory
> >       (Ivory)
> >       Silver service - crime of passion
> >       (Crime of passion)
> >       Hereditary - mended shoes in the factory
> >       Horror film
> >       (Horror)
> >
> >       Organ grinder and the young men
> >       That sit in their traders' braces
> >       Take a walk down Change Alley
> >
> >       Thank you,
> >       Simon
> >
> >
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