Sunday, June 21, 2009
That odd service van in your neighborhood, that phone call that always comes upon walking into another room, away from the front window, that meter reader who is not really a meter reader, all of these things are signs of being watched, and Tye Anthony was one such watcher, but after years of peeking in windows, Tye Anthony decided to make compiliations of his recordings, and this album is one such effort.
From a recording at a local high-school football game, Tye Anthony found what he deemed to be the perfect track, the traditional sporting cheer, "We're number 1." In perusing his archvies, he found that he had recorded this rant eight times in twenty years. Indeed, this album is testimony to "We're number 1" with all of its jeers, its thump-thumps on bleachers, its foot stomping, its clapping, its hooting, and, yes, even its occassional name calling.
But there's more. Tye Anthony also found that the number one was just about everywhere, and he's put together a series of, I must say, very interesting tracks that reference the number one.
Yes, Tye Anthony did not stop at the number-one theme so be sure to watch for such albums as The Doorbell's Ringing, the Clock Alarm's Singing, Where Are You? and Noises Only the Nosey Will Find.