field recording made in 2011. manipulated in 2015.
nothing deviates from the original order, and very little was removed (to not incriminate people.)
the event of the first track ("birthday jerk") was un-staged. i didn't arrive - coincidentally carrying my recorder, until at least 20 minutes into it. everything -from the activity at the stoop through the social gathering that followed, was un-planned & spontaneous. to my knowledge, all recording done after the balloon..."fondling",shall we call it? - was without the knowledge (or consent) of anyone else present...and even i forgot about it for much of the evening, after putting it on a window sill and walking away. fortunately it was not stolen.
...the title in no way indicates my feelings toward the birthday girl. it is a transitive verb -like "culture ape".
released February 16, 2016
Thank you to all the stoop kids and those that got sucked in. ♥