On November 17th, Toast Fantasy played its first show (!) at my work's 20th-Birthday party in a brand-new high-rise in downtown Bellevue. This was certainly an unusual event for a first show. But in spite of the distractions of a hundred current and former coworkers and their relatives and friends, it seemed the music was very well recieved! Lots of great things happened that night -- not least of which was just successfully stringing together some songs in front of a live audience for the first time -- but I thought the opening jam and the first three tunes (Static, Your Song, Aphid Tea) were particularly energized, so I've included them here.
My name is Andrew Woods. Since sometime around 1991, I've been a part of a number of improvising musical groups and have maintained an online archive of recent live recordings for the past 20 or so years, originally called 'The Jam of the Week Modular Album Page' (until 2008) and then recently converted to blog form here as 'Freelab'. Sources of these largely improvised recordings include solo-improv experiments, one-off group jams, and recently rehearsals and shows from my structured-improv-acoustic-dance-band, "WEGO". The goal with presenting these recordings in a blog format is to entice the other players, the live audience, and whatever online audience there may be for these recordings to comment on the music -- describing their own experience of the show, pointing out their favorite parts, and otherwise adding any relevent context that is lacking in my limited descriptions.