is the studio version of the one-night-only elaborate multi-media
performance at the Ethnic Cultural Theater on May 18, 1996.
The show featured 5 excellent musicians: Tracy Goodsmith (acoustic
guitars, clarinet, vocals, ratchets), Todd Van Selus (electric
bass, piano, bicycle spoke), Mo Faulker (upright double bass,
shakers, djembe), Jane Hall (djembe, snare, ashiko, bottles,
rattlers, bells, Altoid Tin), and Matt Hanna (electric guitar,
juice harp, harmonica, sock puppet). Diverse genres inspired
this collection of music. Chromatic speed plucking and drum
solos underscore spoken word prose on "Goddamn".
Indian sitars inspire gypsy grooves while Todd dismantles
a piano for "Unstrung". Matt recites an ancient
Italian fairy tale over the new folk of "Narrative".
Goodsmith and Faulkner weave a cello and guitar into a flamenco
dirge on "Duet". The climactic "Finale"
brings Goodsmith out on clarinet to conclude this ambitious
and eclectic disk. Features guest vocal appearance by Melissa
Dow on "Girl/Bird Song".
Released in 2003 ::