The Music Of JC Harris

positively the most intelligent progressive rock on this here planet

positively the most intelligent progressive rock on this here planet

Rants By Topic

Reversing the process…

A new way of working on a new album: It’s all down hill from here! The Tacoma Narrows Bridge and Galloping Gertie. Mussorgsky and Pictures At An Exhibition. Miles and Sketches Of Spain. Jupiter and Shitty Donuts. Moby Dick and Ahab.

Roger CortonWait, there’s a new album?

JCHOh, hell no. But there is a cover.

RCWhat? You have a cover, but no album?


RCWhy are you showing this?

JCHWell, this is another composing technique.

RCSay what?

JCHI kept having these ideas and wondering how they all fit together. And then I saw this picture and something just hit me. This is it. I don’t know what it means, but this is it.

RCOK. The image fits all your ideas.

JCHNot exactly. But I knew it was part of it. […]

Making Beer Out Of Oatmeal During A Pandemic

Solid State Siren v2020. Why are we talking about another ancient record? What does this have to do with the new stuff? Mr. Natural? Dr. Evil? The Melvins? You notated everything? Compression is the secret sauce. Maybe your tools do matter. The tone changes how you play. Rosanno Sportiello and Late Night Muted Piano. Making beer out of oatmeal during a pandemic.

Roger CortonYet another “Version. Twenty. Twenty.” The Solid State Siren.

The Solid State Siren v2020

JCHI like that. Can you do it in that Movie Trailer Voice Of God? “Lockdown! Twenty! Twenty!” Dunh, dunh, dunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnh. (laughs).

RCYou just did. Happy Independence Day!

JCHI don’t feel very independent right now.

RCI know what you mean. I can’t tell one day from another.

JCHYes. So to get to the point, why do I keep bringing up old material? I mean. Is it even worth doing a new rant? What does it […]

July, 2020
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