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White/Light Weekend

Live @ Lincoln Hall on Cinco de Mayo 2011 by White/Light

What a weekend.  Now that Matt Clark is a lawyer, we don’t have as much time to work on music as we used to, but when we do it’s as good as it ever been.  We have more than one projects right now, but our two favorites are our collaboration with film maker Alexander Stewart and the original meeting of Disappears & Steve Shelley.

Years ago when Steve and I were working on our other band we ended a little early one night and I took Steve over to The Hideout to see the best band in town play their first show.  Needless to say, he was impressed.  Sonic Youth was going to play two shows in Chicago later that summer and Steve was going to have Disappears open one night and White/Light open the other.  Only one of the two worked out, and I think it only because of my birthday.

I tried to make it up to the Disappears guys by booking a couple days with everyone in the studio.  The only recording from this session that has seen the light of day is this 7″, but we have been working on it again lately.  Check out this classic Matt Clark trick in my kitchen.

White/Light also preformed at Lincoln Hall (the best sounding venue in Chicago) on Cinco de Mayo with a short version of Alexander Stewart’s film.  Headlining the night were Del Rey.  I thought that we had a great show until they hit the stage.  Preforming a live score to the film Fantastic Planet, they must have been working on this for months!  Foley effects, dialog pulled from the film, musical cues, and a kick ass soundtrack with MANY different themes.  So much better than I had ever imagined.  If they ever do this again, this is something not to be missed.

The next night White/Light played a show at the Empty Bottle with Disappears.  It’s not the first time we have played with them and I know it won’t be the last.  I love all of these guys on and off the stage and hope work with them for many years to come.  I’ve also realized that the Ekdahl Moisturizer is the perfect synth for to play with those guys.  Add a dash of Malgorithm and Buffalo Trace and your all set.

I wonder what will happen next weekend??

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