Monday, June 23, 2003

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie
(w/ Ray N)
June 23, 2003

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Instruments: Dean Exotica QSE Acoustic/Electric Guitar.

Inspired by a Peanuts comic which I had recently scanned for my brother, Greg, this is one of many recordings in which Ray and I practiced "reverse backmasking", a process in which we would listen to a phrase that had been turned backwards, write down how it was pronounced, say the backwards phrase into the microphone and then reverse that. The end result was usually a strange, retarded sounding version of the original forward phrase, with ambient backwards noises in the background.

At the beginning of this track, Ray is demonstrating a phonetic palindrome with the phrase "Oh yeah, aye wah", which sounds roughly the same forwards and backwards. In the middle, Ray is noodling some slide guitar and reciting the comic strip forwards, starting at the rightmost frame and moving leftward.

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