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February 20th, 2009: John Wiese / Clayton Thomas

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Clayton Thomas was the main reason I showed up, what he did when part of the The Ex special early last year was reason enough to attend this gig. Some people were disappointed — I’m to blame for part of that — but I was not. For most of his set he sounded very close to what some people could do with laptops. But to me the difference was in the overtones that he would get with enough persistence from his bass. I’m ready to concede the lack of objective worth of these overtones. To me, they meant a lot, and were the reason why I loved his set, especially when he went frog-picking with a swelling background of deeper overtones.

Then again, I don’t know much if anything, and John Wiese brings out the learned ones. I actually liked the second half of his set, only to be chastened by the knowing ones about how the first half was worth much more. I still liked the second half better, good noise sounds throughout but I did pick up the trajectory in that half, and that meant a lot. Which is a roundabout way to say that I blame myself for not getting the first half.

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