The Bed-Bug, Love Buzz And Other Short Songs in the Popular Idiom
  • audio CD
  • color
  • 12.5 x 14 cm.
  • 50 minutes
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

The Bed-Bug, Love Buzz And Other Short Songs in the Popular Idiom

Rodney Graham

The Bed-Bug, Love Buzz And Other Short Songs in the Popular Idiom

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Audio CD of 17 songs by Rodeny Graham. "Time was intensifying to the point of becoming alarming, but primarily I was interested in seeing how far it would go. By 1901 I had found that a 10 inch disc playing for three minutes was better for most types of popular music, even popular songs, and the popular 'single' was born. As for myself: I was a lump of thinking ice. I thought of myself as a statue carved from a block of ice and this mad hallucination made me proud with an intense pleasure that is truly secret. A box at the opera. There are certainly other types of 2 verse song forms -- or as I prefer to think of them, little two-room cottages, far removed from the city, with porches, balconies, breezeways, bridles, horse bells, the impressions of the senses having fused into a single 'fixed idea,' that of the mysterious coppery song I attributed to the birds so clearly discussing and celebrating my captivity." -- artist's statement from CD case.