WWSP @ YippieFest 2022 photo by Parallelicopter

YippieFest day one, August 19, 2022. Back from a virtual death, back in the analog world. Yes. We were there. Magnificent theatre space. A totally unique, never-before lineup for our set. Michael on double-bass, Tim on electric bass, Carla vocals & percussion, Randy on percussion and harmonica, James on acoustic guitar & vocals. A super-subterranean vibe. An evocative mini-symphony of low tones. Carla said it all felt like swimming in a beautiful, dark ocean of sound. The Shape and Sound of Sweet, Darkling, Water! – Jammer

WWSP @ SPACE 07.20.22 – Photo by Chris Hyland

yinyang, Wade-Giles romanization yin-yang, Japanese in-yō, in Eastern thought, the two complementary forces that make up all aspects and phenomena of life. Yin is a symbol of earth, femaleness, darkness, passivity, and absorption. It is present in even numbers, in valleys and streams, and is represented by the tiger, the colour orange, and a broken line. Yang is conceived of as heaven, maleness, light, activity, and penetration. It is present in odd numbers, in mountains, and is represented by the dragon, the colour azure, and an unbroken line. The two are both said to proceed from the Great Ultimate (taiji), their interplay on one another (as one increases the other decreases) being a description of the actual process of the universe and all that is in it. In harmony, the two are depicted as the light and dark halves of a circle”.

Well… yeah… right… that is the WWSP mojo right there in a nutshell…may the circle be unbroken… – Jammer

How did our Evanston SPACE show go last night?! It was pretty much exquisite. No hitches, no fuckups, no ornery gremlins. Great audience, superb sound, warm and welcoming music room. Be sure to check out all the photos below…- Jammer

WWSP Stage Setup @ SPACE
Jammer’s Hohner Acoustic Guitars
Chuck’s Gibson Black Slab with Boutique Amp
Randy’s Percussion
A Fabulous Audience

My smart-flip makes everything look a bit blurry. Not a bad way to see the world. This is Specific Gravity (Shawn Decker & Alex Inglizian), conjuring a mesmerizing vibe. Two mad-scientist sound artists. Amazing, immersive set. So good…

Specific Gravity – 2 Mad-Scientist Sound Artists at Work
Specific Gravity thru the Looking Glass

Post-soundcheck, Pre-show chill in the alley back of Evanston SPACE 07.20,22. Photo by Chuck Wasserburg. Chatting about guitars, Dylan, and band dynamics. Sipping a Ginseng Rush from Sea Ranch (Evanston)! Last thought before show: “Don’t fuck up, Jammer!”

Jammer – Chilling
Jammer & Happy
Nura & Carla – Backstage

Yes. As Bob Fosse always liked to say: “It’s show time folks.” Tickets are going fast, ticket link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whitewolfsonicprincess-w-specific-gravity-shawn-decker-alex-inglizian-tickets-343054223417

BTW – The Lovely Carla Hayden and I did an interview with the Creative Dynamo Pat McDonald over at HollywoodChicago.com

Excerpt here: “… we lost a member to vaccine hesitancy, and we had a bit of a lineup change. Our long-time drummer left, which at first seemed like a set-back, but actually, renewed & refreshed our approach.

Carla picked up the drum-sticks and starting playing drums… It opened up a whole new way to work together. And the vibe in the rehearsal room just morphed, evolved, we think we have the best lineup and sound we’ve ever had. We have a world-class string section, crossed with music from the street. We are finally living up to the tag one of our fans gave us: 21st Century Druid Music.”

Check out the full interview here: https://www.hollywoodchicago.com/…/interview

Jammer

Hello All – My long-time co-conspirator, Carla Hayden is an artist in all ways. She is a creative force of nature. The two of us are so lucky to be able to make music with an astonishing collection of artistic souls: whitewolfsonicprincess.

Don’t missour show this Wednesday, July 20 at SPACE. Ticket Link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whitewolfsonicprincess-w-specific-gravity-shawn-decker-alex-inglizian-tickets-343054223417

Doors open @ 6:00 p.m.

Specific Gravity plays @ 7:00 p.m.

whitewolfsonicprincess plays @ 8:00 p.m.

Carla drew up the “stage-plot” for our show. Let us fill in the blanks: Nura A on violin, Chuck W. on electric guitar, Michael H. on double-bass, Tim OB on electric bass, Randy F. on percussion, Carla H. vocals, various percussion, James M. on acoustic guitar and vocals. – 

James

Shawn Decker from Specific Gravity shows us his latest modular patch – he says: “getting ready for our show at SPACE Evanston on Wednesday night July 20th with whitewolfsonicprincess – Alex Inglizian and I have been working hard and are excited for our debut as a duo! Tickets are going fast! Get yours here: Evanston Space” 

shawn's modular patch.jpg

Jarvis Square Pottery – Photo by Katje Lilith Sabin2019

I am actually at a loss for words this morning. I know, hard to believe.

Our show last night at Jarvis Square Pottery was an amazingly good one. I mean, it was extraordinary pretty much in every way: fabulous crowd, joyous vibe, sterling sound; our opener Lars Von Keist’s performance was captivating and exhilarating, and our band was totally alive in the moment.

Magic really does regularly happen at that gorgeous storefront. We have had many remarkable shows there, this had to be one of the finest. It happened. It really, really happened. If you were there, you know, if not, well, let me just say: it happened!Jammer