After Ish

Jun. 27th, 2017 10:02 pm
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So yeah, mind blowing fucking weekend. Oh, we had Matt go get sandwiches for Sunday so people were fed. Um. I picked up a bunch of merch. On Saturday I picked up these cds: Argifelx: Throatless, Argiflex: Cybersmog, BlanketSwimming: The Ringing in Your Ears Is the Cricket in the Stars, NEPTR/Pas Moi: Split, Merzbow: Sha Mo 3000, Merzbow: Dust of Dreams, and Terre Thaemlitz: Trans Sister Radio (the last three are from Luis's Thisco label from back in Portugal as well as any future ones from artist that didn't play the Memphis Concrète). On Sunday I picked up: Pas Moi: ...And the Body Has Memory, Riyaz Master: Machine Readable Data Made in India / Part 001, and Antibothis CD Volume 4 (which came with Antibothis Occultural Anthology Vol. 4 magazine). And after the show on Sunday this older guy came up with some flyers and some cds to give me. He ran electronic music labels going back to the 80s here in Memphis so that's pretty awesome. In a similar territory, my former scrummaster Melissa's ex-husband is the guy who ran Manifold records (who put out those crazy and crazy awesome Aube albums in the themed packaging: metal, stone, water, etc). Anyway, the guy gave me: Larb: The Story of Larb and Kuwahara: Kandyheartafghan. Also later I found the Nonconnah box and grabbed Nonconnah: The Gloom & the Glowing. Oh yeah, and Curtis of Argiflex brought up this computer and game she'd developed (sort of an interactive music video to a song) and had a little demo station and that was a pretty nice touch. Brought it Saturday but didn't really have a place to set it up plus was a bit hectic before the movie. Brought it was a real nice table on Sunday and it worked pretty well, I thought. Oh, this dude who works at Crosstown and was there for a good bit of the event, we were talking about the festival and how it's crazy it's here in Memphis and he couldn't believe there were that many musicians of this type here and he's from Providence so I asked if he was there when The Body was and he's friends with Lee. Pretty crazy. He's really cool too. Still tying up loose ends with merch. I kinda dropped the ball there. Had shit ready with a system and all but forgot to communicate it to the people doing merch! Doh! There may have been some inconsistencies in recording it. At least I had the square app to account for a lot of it (and I'd pre-organized the bands' stuff in there so it could be sorted and accounted for...when actually used right). I think I puzzled it out okay. Oh fun story. I ordered the square reader like weeks ago and then it never shows well past its due date. So Friday I finally go out and buy one (at least they refund one you purchase one time). Well, of course what shows up in the mail later that very day? But not that bad since I did get it refunded and ended up with two readers. Still it was a little funny when I saw the package. Oh more merch I forgot. I got some shirts. Saturday I picked up an Argiflex shirt and Sunday I picked up a Vexadrem shirt. I sold a good bit of Memphis Concrète shirts (though not enough to make bank...yet! but they ARE so awesome). Al the musicians seemed really into the whole experience which was great. I think there was a pretty good vibe going on. The audience seemed into it. It was pretty great. Oh, had planned also on taking chairs down after the movie but left 'em out. I mean it was all so long people sitting down was really the best choice. Anything else? I'm sure there's a ton of shit. Maybe if I remember I'll include more later.

Took Monday off of course. Day of rest! More or less. Last night on the couch. Said farewell to Cain and Ryan. They were really awesome. Bonded a lot over hoarding cds and movies and the same interests in both. Oh, I may have missed labeling him as from Knoxville in my last post. Monday ran errands. What else? I caught back up with the last Twin Peaks episode (episode 8...and HOLY SHIT!). Okay back to work today. Tying up last bits of financial loose ends and I think I should have money to share with all the bands. Profit! Did I actually throw a fucking experimental electronic music festival in Memphis and it actually happened AND it got a little bit of a profit!? Was NOT expecting that. Was not expecting anything near the level of success we got. I know a lot of it was help from people like Alex at the Flyer (by the way, still haven't even picked up that issue yet!). And just awesome people with awesome mouths to spread the word. Oh and I saw Natalie from Nots there. It's cool she came out for it. Didn't even end up needing Nots to play to make it a success. I mean, that still would have been awesome but it really was awesome on its own. Ah! It's sort of hard to process it all! I'm just gonna keep exclaiming shit I should stop now.

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