SETLIST (click to listen/right-click or ctrl-click to download)
1) MP3: Ritual
Solos: James Hirschfeld, trombone; Sebastian Noelle, guitar
2) MP3: Induction Effect
Solo: André Canniere, fluegelhorn
3) MP3: Flux in a Box
Solos: Ben Kono, alto sax; Mike Holober, electric piano
4) MP3: Ferromagnetic
Solo: Nadje Noorhuis, trumpet
5) MP3: Phobos
Solos: Jon Wikan, cajon; Jason Rigby, tenor sax
6) MP3: Redeye
Solo: Sebastian Noelle, guitar
7) MP3: Habeas Corpus
Solo: Ryan Keberle, trombone
8) MP3: Transit
Solo: Ingrid Jensen, flugelhorn
9) MP3: The Perils of Empire
The Society bids a fond fare-thee-well to trumpeter André Canniere, who in 2008 is relocating to Dear Old Blighty to be with his lovely bride. André has been in the Society since almost the very beginning, and has been featured on most of our various versions of "Induction Effect" -- none more compelling than his solo turn last night. Have a listen.
Good luck in the UK, André -- we will miss you.
It was a regular blogger powwow last night on the Bowery, with Ethan, Sid, Peter, Elana, Amy, and Kelly all in attendance. Thanks to all who turned out on a cold December night, and thanks most especially to Kelly for her invaluable assistance with the T-shirt sales.
Speaking of which, you have until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday) night to place your Secret Society T-shirt orders. After that, I am headed back home for the holidays, and then in early 2008 we will embark on our first-ever tour. T-shirt orders placed after Dec. 18 won't ship until my return in mid-Jan., so if you want yours before then, you'll need to act swiftly.
My most sincere and heartfelt thanks to those of you who have helped support us as we prepare to take the show on the ice-encrusted roads of Quebec and Ontario in early January (what was I thinking???). If you have not already made a tax-deductible donation (via Fractured Atlas), and/or purchased a handsome Secret Society T-shirt, please consider doing so now. Your contributions and T-shirt purchases help me ensure that the band gets there and back without any unnecessary casualties. Remember, we must be mindful of the Australians amongst us -- they are not used to these weather conditions.
Rest assured, the scenes behind the scenes of this winter tour will be fully documented on the blog -- if not as-it-happens, then at least upon my (presumed) safe return to Brooklyn.
Thank you all for reading, thank you for listening, and thank you for supporting creative independent music. On behalf of the Society and all its co-conspirators, all the very best for the holidays and the year to come. Stay tuned, and stay warm.
A gentle reminder that our fall fundraiser is in full swing. You can help make our January tour a success by making a tax-deductible donation.