Category Archives: Monkey Power Trio

The Oral History of the Monkey Power Trio… “1996: The Sound of No Hands Clapping”

For the past several years, I’ve been posting my detailed notes here about the annual meetings of my incredibly magical one-day-a-year band, the Monkey Power Trio. I’m not sure why I started to do this, but it’s become yet another thing for me to obsess about. I invariably find myself sitting alone in an airport […]

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90 Hours in New Orleans: The Monkey Power Trio’s Twenty-Fifth Day as a Band

[above: We were staying right on a trolley line, and the buzzing of the overhead power lines was incessant. I doubt that it’ll make a record, as we had better songs this time out, but this fact gave rise to our loudest endeavor of the session, a number called Stray Voltage.] The weekend of November […]

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The Monkey Power Trio’s new record, “You Can Do Anything… The Universe Wants You To Do,” is now available

A few years back, I regaled you with stories about my one-day-a-year band’s 22nd session, which took place in the soulless exurbs of Atlanta. Well, it took a hell of a long time, but the vinyl recording of that historic session is now available from Pochahontas Swamp Machine Records. It’s called “You Can Do Anything… […]

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Maynard-Lao Archive: Item 0004 [The Monkey Power Trio’s 1995 release, “The First Hour”]

As I explained a while back, we’re currently in the process of making our way through this 180 year old home of ours, and deciding which of our possessions should remain, and which should be jettisoned into the ever-churning gyre of filth and garbage that surrounds us. Well, what follows is my justification for continuing […]

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Staying up late, watching old movies

I couldn’t sleep last night, so I stayed up late, watching old movies as I sorted through piles of dusty paperwork. The first person to name all three films I watched wins a November 3, 2014 issue of the National Enquirer, which, if memory serves, I picked up on the way to the 20th meeting […]

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