Doggy Bag Buffet: Tenth
Anniversary Series Vol 3 (2010)
PART ONE: SCHKRANGE ENCOUNTERS
Many years ago, we were approached by a guy named Kreg Thornley, who was
interested in using some of our music in one of his films. One film led to
another, and next thing you know we've got quite a history of collaboration with
this guy.. Almost all of this music has come out on Umbref, either on the "Lawn
Chair Frontier" soundtrack or scattered throughout our CDs. One score we never
released was "Fear Bear". Some of this music was designed to synch to the
action, but Kreg had trouble getting our track to line up with his video. Such
are the pratfalls of long-distance collaboration. We prepared a less "specific"
score for the final version, but always preferred our first effort. So here it
is. You can also hear us playing behind the Thunderbubble logo when you first
load in the Lawn Chair DVD. The logo music is available on the soundtrack CD,
but it is not the only stab we took at that 8-second moment of glory. Tracks two
and six on the current disc represent some of the alternate logo music we
prepared for his consideration, and tracks three through five constitute the
score to his later "Ease Struck" short.
PART TWO: SEQUENCER SEQUENCE
When we had the idea to do the "Feng Shui Algebra Symphony", we knew we were
going to have to get into sequencing. Not only was that entire album created
using sequencing software, but large chunks of the next few albums were as well.
Here are a few interesting compositions we've created that never otherwise found
PART THREE: IMPROVATTAINMENT
Improvisation has been, since the very first session, at the very core of what
we do. And surprise, surprise, here we are, doing it again.
PART FOUR: MUSIC FROM AN UNFINISHED OPERETTA
Our fourth CD contained a very humorous look at the so-called "War on Christmas"
with an imaginary conversation between a certain fat elf and a certain Bearded
Dude. It was very intentionally satirical on both sides, but at a certain point,
we thought maybe Jesus deserved a chance to redeem himself, har har. So, for
some crazy reason, he went off to Mount Olympus to try and join the Greek
Pantheon, and then some other stuff happened, and then we got bored with the
project. You can read the entire script at wetshoelaces.com, but we only got as
far as recording basic mixes of six of the script's thirteen scenes. No spritual
enlightenment is expressed or implied.
Wet Shoelaces is Allen Bailey and Steve Gregory, plus Kreg Thornley (lyrics,
track 1), Lucy the Dog (track 2), Tina Bailey (3, 15), Jeff "Bear" Bengston (11,
17, 18), Steve Zone (14, 18), Funkmaster J (15, 17, 19), Danu "Patches" Kelly
(17), Chris Flynn (17)