January 23, 2022 – 6:34 am

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Pittsburgh 2021 [no label, 1CD]

17. International Jazz Poetry Month. Alphabet City, Pittsburgh, PA; September 23, 2021. Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).

Thanks to henrymucca for sharing the HDTV webcast at Dime.

henrymucca noted:

Throughout August 2021, Thumbscrew (Mary Halvorson, guitar; Michael Formanek, double bass; and Tomas Fujiwara, drums) were living on Sampsonia Way as part of their fourth City of Asylum residency, developing original compositions for their newest album. This concert, recorded on the final days of residency, is a showcase of their new material and a sneak peek of a forthcoming album.

Since 2005 September in Pittsburgh means it’s time to celebrate Jazz Poetry at City of Asylum. This year, Jazz Poetry 2021 melds all the opportunities of virtual programming with the thrilling return to in-person concerts, all while speaking to the very core of City of Asylum’s mission to protect and celebrate creative free expression.

There will be nine completely different concerts including 4 international commissions created specially for Jazz Poetry 2021. Some will be virtual, some will be live-streamed from Europe directly to Pittsburgh, and some concerts will be live at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City. All concerts will continue to be streamed on our virtual programming channel. There are plenty of options to tune-in and participate and we’re welcome to welcome back this community in whatever way suits you best.
All programs are streamed and can be watched at any time.

Missed a program? Don’t worry - all programs will remain on demand and accessible on Crowdcast page.

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Track 01. intro 1:08
Track 02. Untitled 4:59
Track 03. Untitled 7:50
Track 04. Untitled 5:36
Track 05. Untitled 6:24
Track 06. Untitled 4:40
Track 07. Untitled 7:38
Track 08. Untitled 9:22
Track 09. Untitled 6:12
Track 10. Untitled 5:58
Track 11. Untitled 9:01
Track 12. Untitled 7:14
76 mins

Mary Halvorson - guitar
Michael Formanek - double bass
Tomas Fujiwara - drums, vibes

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  2. always so appreciative when you post some Mary Halvorson!!! thank you!!

    By drbabyhead on Jan 23, 2022

  3. Rumor has it, this is a young lady who prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Jan 23, 2022

  4. This gal likes em on the big side I hear . Hoagies and trouser trout

    By ELU on Jan 23, 2022

  5. I believe she is Jewish.

    By T J on Jan 23, 2022

  6. Hey Anti, triple H , what the fuck is goin on here . Where the fuckin shit is the classic rock ? All these posts lately of no talent bitches . Clapton and Tull was the last rock music posted here . They need to get wit the program as this is gettin ridiculous. More classic rock is what everybody wants . Some Led Zep and Cactus , Sabbath wit Ozzy would hit the spot

    By Derrick on Jan 23, 2022

  7. Also The Who , Ten years after , ELP

    By Derrick on Jan 23, 2022

  8. This shitty music sucks . Sick o these bitches

    By Derrick on Jan 23, 2022

  9. This is really a Thumbscrew gig. It is a cooperative group of 3 great musicians and great friends.

    By Luis Torregrosa on Jan 23, 2022

  10. Twernt me above , nuther fake . Not gay

    By U L E on Jan 23, 2022

  11. Last one twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on Jan 23, 2022

  12. I’m totally gay . Why else would I post about it?

    By U L E on Jan 23, 2022

  13. Twernt me on any here . I get more ladies than any of you goobers do

    By U L E on Jan 23, 2022

  14. Last two twernt me more fakes

    By U L E on Jan 23, 2022

  15. Classic rock is the best . Unfortunately there is no more good rock music anymore. It started dying with MTV. Now it’s completely dead . When will rap finally die ? It can’t come soon enough.

    By George on Jan 23, 2022

  16. New Cactus cd is out you jerk offs. It’s their 1st ever. It’s 5/16/70 Philly opening for Hendrix.

    By Ping Pong Bob on Jan 23, 2022

  17. Last three twernt me more fakes

    By U L E on Jan 23, 2022

  18. This website is full of gay men, all obsessed about size.

    In the interests of equality I’m asking if the women on here would like to feel the benefit of my strap-on. It’s a foot long plastic schlong - Ann, Tracy, Paul, you’ll love it.

    I would also like to peg Mark and Swappers, I think they would like that

    By Strap-on Suzi on Jan 23, 2022

  19. Not all rap is bad . Vanilla Ice and M & M were good back in their day . Gerardo was pretty cool too

    By HHH on Jan 23, 2022

  20. RIP Don Wison,88, Rhythm Guitar and Founding Member of the VENTURES.

    By ScarRad on Jan 23, 2022

  21. Sorry, that’s Don Wilson.

    By ScarRad on Jan 23, 2022

  22. She won’t fuck me, no chicks will. *sob*

    By U L E on Jan 23, 2022

  23. Suzi would you fuck me with your strap on please? Then I won’t have to say “no chicks will ever fuck me” again.

    I just won’t elaborate on the details after you fuck me.

    By U L E on Jan 23, 2022

  24. Hey Derrick, get on the game plan with the “new” live Cactus album. It’s called “The Birth Of Cactus” from 1970. Only has 6 tracks though.

    By HHH on Jan 24, 2022

  25. OK U L E you gotta deal - but only if you can persuade Rock Chick Traci to make it a threesome. I hear she swings both ways.

    By Strap-on Suzi on Jan 24, 2022

  26. Sad about Dan Wilson . He was the Jimmy Hendricks of his time . Condolences to his family and loved ones

    By HHH on Jan 24, 2022

  27. All name stealers above . Haven’t commented on this one Hebrew Mark again probably along with his name stealing pals . I’m sure Cactus is great anti Derrick. I’ve never listened to them though .

    By HHH on Jan 24, 2022

  28. Hebrew Mark trying to be cute and clever with his occasional non offensive music posts , designed to fool people. You don’t fool me Mark .

    By HHH on Jan 24, 2022

  29. I is to smart 4 u

    By HHH on Jan 24, 2022

  30. That will never happen, Suzi. I can’t even persuade chicks to talk to me. *sob*

    Will you still please fuck me with your strap-on? I’m so tired of saying “no chicks will ever fuck me”.

    By U L E on Jan 24, 2022

  31. Last four twernt me , more fakes

    By U L E on Jan 24, 2022

  32. Last five twernt me , more fakes

    By U L E on Jan 24, 2022

  33. U L E, it’s a threesome, foursome or moresome or it ain’t happening.

    You know all the girls on here, can’t you get at least one of them to come along? I’m a bull dyke, I don’t do males on their own.

    By Strap-on Suzi on Jan 25, 2022

  34. Suzi, you fucking bull dyke, how did u know swappers and mark would like to take it up the hershey highway

    By HHH on Jan 25, 2022

  35. whats a strap on

    By Jocko P on Jan 25, 2022

  36. Thank you very much Ding Dong Snob. Derrick, we gots some new cactus to listen to. The old grou with Rusty DAy

    By The AntiChrist on Jan 25, 2022

  37. Suzi Domanatrix Strap On, if you fuck me in the ass with your strap on, are you gonna take it out of my ass and make me suck it

    By U L E on Jan 25, 2022

  38. wow. what a website. we now have a bull dyke, gays, pedophiles, Beastiality, racists, anti-semites, liberals, conservatives, fairies, and sissys like me. Now I know why the slopes wont delete the comment section. we have sociopaths, psychopaths, suiciders mass murderers

    By Heartlands Sissy on Jan 25, 2022

  39. Who’s Ding Dong Snob?

    By Jocko P on Jan 25, 2022

  40. A crackhed your mom sucked off, Jocko Penisbreath.

    By HHH on Jan 25, 2022

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