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Will Alexander, “Live at the Roosevelt Room,” Detroit, August 24, 2016

(PennSound)

W.A. peals himself / wailing / aural / elliptical / solar / celestial / dash board / will call / hesitation chance / leap aboard:
           This-a-way-we-will-to-beat / will-to-beat / will-to-beat / all night long …

           No ill will / not in this / hear REALIA ……..          ………….            ………… …..

Only terrestrial healing / all night long / ReAlhexhandler / soundbard / riff raft / instrumental / for what ails America / moor & moor / room for all dispelled / black wards / lack words/time cheats/ scoff the Hart’s wood paneled / “Roosevelt Room” / for all / A sharp …….             …………          ………….               ………….   under groove / Will rode / #’s man / Will prepared / piano/ oud / bass / toy piano / voice / guitar / adroit drummer / 7 smiles stride / against the grain   ………..:…………..:………….:…………..…..:…………..: shelf exploratory   ::::   ::    ::     ::    ::   ::     :   :::::        :      :      :      :      :        :::   ::::   ::   ::   ::   :::  reef fugue / cliff notes / spare pattern / seep immersion / shore / shore / 4/4 time / din / burrow / along Detroit River / mash again / improvising / harp poem / finger probe / something fishy / bloated / off the wall / eyed / sirens….

woo woo woo      w     w       w      w      w     w     w      w         woo woo woo

           “Start with some piano & everyone else comes in.”  Scat/dog/stray beats/Lunacy! What a will moonlight will…2…4… good Will hunting/ silent sequences/ sympathetic strings/ a request to start/ from scratch/ silence. twilight/ home:

‘ ,’,’,’,’,    ,,    ,,     ,,,,,,,   ,,,,,,               ‘ ,’,’,’,’,              ‘ ,’,’,’,’,             ‘ ,’,’,’,’,  ’’ ‘’                                       ’,’,’”””’,’,…….. , , , ’’’’’’’’   ‘’’’’’  ,,,,, ’’’’’’’’   ‘’’’’’  ,,,,, ’’’’’’’’   ‘’’’’’  ,,,    “”        “        “”  ,

           “Do you want the door closed?”

           Metaphysical sound / alchemical / glacial / algebraic / astral / Willalia / Willeluia / initial initial / sonar Willphabet / spare change / climate time / geological / middle C / tearscale / way black / magi / call hum/mum / electra set / Africosmo s / hue bangy / choral reef / Willafornia / thar he blues / re LAX is mundi / feel Will / in tune notion / murmur matrix / finger lobe / Willumination / phoneme home / Will A. weep for …………………

 

Illustration by Drea Cofield.
Illustration by Drea Cofield.

 

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