Batch #1

Batch #1

These segments first aired in 1999 on CHEER-ACCIDENT’s long-running
(local to Chicago) television show, Cool Clown Ground. Largely featured here
is footage from a Lunar Cabaret concert in 1996 wherein experimental band,
Illusion Of Safety, “sandwiched” Thymme Jones: IOS played a 45-minute
improvisatory set which segued into Thymme performing a half-hour of piano/voice
songs, which then morphed into the second IOS performance that lasted…
who knows how long? A big part of the “who knows how long” factor was
due to the show’s complete grinding to a halt as IOS member, Kurt Griesch,
found himself engaged in a ten-minute, brutally tentative “solo” on a children’s
xylophone. Nobody in the band (including Kurt) had any idea how they got to
that point or, more importantly, how to get out of it. Following the performance,
the six-member ensemble was split right down the middle regarding the
“gladness” vs. the “ungladness” of this occurrence. Darin Gray, who still
had a 5-hour car ride back to St. Louis to look forward to that night, can
be seen right in the forefront “weighing in” on the matter via the agitation
on his face. Thymme, though firmly in the “happy it happened” camp, was
experiencing a different flavor of discomfort at that very same moment: He
desperately needed to urinate, an urge that had been present since well before
the xylophone solo even began.

Also included in this Cool Clown “batch” are … well… we won’t ruin the
surprise… or try to describe…

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