In 1992, I was back to touring again (refer to "Radio 1986" for a previous tour) - this time with the "Official Project" - a group that changed its name every time we played, following a certain formula that made us the 'Official' group for every occasion. For this radio presentation on CKUT in Montréal, we were "the Official, August 7th, 1992ev, CKUT, Late Night Atrocity Exhibition Barkers". I credit this to "tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE" in the metadata here because I wanted all the "Radio" series to appear under a "tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE" Internet Archive search, but, of course, this was a collaborative effort.
This was our 1st promotional radio show of the tour. Such situations were good opportunities for interaction following what we called our CAMUs (Cue Activated Modular Units). Under the guise of an interview we could follow our "official" rules & gradually "abstract" the language. E.g.: the "Mime Pathos Verbally Articulated" - 1 of us could suddenly cry out "Ohh, Noooooo.." & start describing an imaginary grossly exaggerated mime situation. In this instance it was "..I'm a mime & my arms have been cut off. I'm on the radio & I'm miming & I'm miming & no-onnnne is paying attention to anything that I'm doing.." etc.. Further complicating things were our inclination to perform these CAMUs simultaneously as well as the same 1 in sync. Thus Neil was "Explaining" our "Social Security #s" CAMU in a "normal" tone of voice when I began wailing the "Mime Pathos". "Conceptual" rather than "melodic" counterpoint. Personnel: John Eaton, Neil Feather, myself. The other people on the tour not here in the radio studio were Peter Williams & Rebecca Barten. The radio program was called "The Late Night Atrocity Exhibition".
- December 5, 2012E.V. notes from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE