Fresno, Brian Kenny / Live On Kzsu
Album: Live On Kzsu   Collection:General
Artist:Fresno, Brian Kenny   Added:Jun 2006
Label:Outer a Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-06-11 Pull Date: 2006-08-13
Week Ending: Jul 23 Jul 9 Jul 2 Jun 25 Jun 18
Airplays: 1 3 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 11, 2012: Brian Kenny Fresno
Yngway Smurfin' Malmsteen, Shhhh, Wells, Interlude, Cobras In My Coat, Interview, Bobby Salazar, Generator, Generator Intro, Porno Dan, Slurpees And Pornography, Balloons And Loser Hole, Brian's Intro, Explanation, Wnl Intro
4. Jul 19, 2006: Radio Of Imagination
Yngway Smurfin' Malmsteen
2. Dec 09, 2009: Brownian Motion
Yngway Smurfin' Malmsteen
5. Jul 08, 2006: On The Warpath
Yngway Smurfin' Malmsteen
3. Aug 30, 2006: Brownian Motion
Slurpees And Pornography
6. Jul 05, 2006: brownian Motion
Yngway Smurfin' Malmsteen

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2006-06-06
Wed Night Live recording of one man band from Fresno who is a bizarre genius. He plays a Chapman Stick and a rack of sewn together sound sources that can only be seen to be believed (or heard!). For example an audible applause switch he throws every time he says the word “Fresno”. This guy is a master at looping his own tones and vocals, at times creating 3, 4, 5, 6 part harmonies and layers upon layers of dense musicality. Like Weird Al meets King Crimson meets Frank Zappa. Pure genius. And once again, hats off to Smurf’s unrivaled live sound production and Chief’s MC’ing.

1) wed night live intro
2) intro to set with Brian, looping spoken weirdness
3) uses a balloon to create a kickass looping soundbed that becomes an intro his take on The Star Spangled Banner, reclaiming its roots as a drinking song
4) Slurpees and Pornography, about his rejection from the Fresno Arts Community in 1993, as well as Burning Man for “Harshing People’s Mellow”…brilliant, “just dirty hippies”, includes “audience participaton”
5) Porno Dan, with an intro, slow a capela looping masterpiece
6) generator intro
7) Generator, masterful Stick playing and usage of looping, singing, harmonies, really proficient, fun poppy proggy
8) Bobby Salazar, song about Fresno Mexican eatery
9) interview with him
10) Cobras In My Coat, mellow and dark and trippy
11) interlude
12) Wells, with intro, heavy prog feel, song about a lazy boss type
13) Shhh, about having a “secret boy/girlfriend”, cool proggy silliness
14) Yngway Smurfing Malmsteen, with into, classic, using toy guitar, spoof of wanky hair metal

Track Listing
1. Wnl Intro   8. Bobby Salazar
2. Brian's Intro, Explanation   9. Interview
3. Balloons And Loser Hole   10. Cobras In My Coat
4. Slurpees And Pornography   11. Interlude
5. Porno Dan   12. Wells
6. Generator Intro   13. Shhhh
7. Generator   14. Yngway Smurfin' Malmsteen