Idiot “Outta Sight, Outta Mind” (ear 7)
Available here for $10
Idiot song titles include:
1. son of telly savalis - Download
4. pimientos de padron
5. suitcase of beer
6. sparky's shed - Download
7. mega lounge
8. abstract express - Download
9. millions of brazilians
10. harmonium continuum
12. knight shifter
14. beach fires
16. as is
17. jack lord
18. lava lamp
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Live at The Bug Jar
photos of the band.
free Invisible Idiot mp3s
the full CD for $10
releases on Earring Records
Idiot is (left to right) Peggi Fournier — soprano sax;
Jack Schaefer — guitar, bass clarinet, cello, tenor sax,
flute, piano, glockenspiel and field tapes; Pete LaBonne —
bass, farfisa, piano and harmonium; Paul Dodd - percussion and
Shelley Valachovic — shakers.
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Idiot played around Rochester (under the name Margaret Explosin) a few years back and released
one cd. The band shares
members with Margaret Explosion who continue to perform regularly.
Invisible Idiot is actually the original Margaret Explosion line up. The band regrouped and recorded their one and only cd while Margaret Explosion was performing with a new line up.
IDIOT Part Margaret Explosion, part Invisible Idiot. Pete
LaBonne and Jack Schaefer join Peggi, Paul and Ken at
the Little Theatre, 03.16.05.
EXPLOSION - Jack Schaefer joined Margaret
Explosion while Bob Martin was out of town. A live cd
of this group entitled "Invisible Explosion"
is available at Margaret Explosion gigs for $5. Four songs
from February 16, 2005 are available here for download.
Improv | 03
Improv | 06
Improv | 11
IDIOT CD REVIEWS
the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle August 20, 1999
COCKTAIL JAZZ “Outta Sight,
a blind-hearing test (how's that for an oxymoron?), “Outta
Sight, Outta Mind” sounds like a new release by John Lurrie's
great fake-jazz ensemble, the Lounge Lizards. But “Outta
Sight, Outta Mind” is actually a new limited-edition CD
by Invisible Idiot, a Rochester jazz ensemble featuring too-hip
scene-sters Paul Dodd, Peggi Fournier (both formally of the
Hi-Techs, Personal Effects and the Margaret Explosion), Pete
LaBonne, Jack Schaefer and Shelley Valachovic.
vaguely Eastern influences — and we're not talking about
New Jersey — Fournier's sinuous sax winds its way through
songs like Telley Savalas, which seems to be less a composition
than a thought, and the John Cage-style piano atonalities of
“Suitcase Of Beer.” It's the song titles that hint
at what you are hearing: “Mega Lounge”, “Jack
Lord”, “Abstract Express” and “Lava
City Newspaper August 18-24, 1999
WITH FATHER TIME
Idiot, Outta Sight, Outta Mind, Earring Records
Idiot is the first cousin of the Margaret Explosion, an otherworldly
lounge band that, from October 1996 through June 1998, played
an esoteric weekly Friday night happy hour at the Bug Jar. The
ethereal soundtrack they provided cast an often eerie, slow-motion
effect on the just-out-of-work crowd's revelries. The group's
improvised minor-key melodies bathed the room in a melancholy
glow, suggesting old eight-millimeter home movies, and blurring
the line between experience and reminiscence.
music on Outta Sight, Outta Mind was made by many of the same
musicians. Mostly recorded in six sessions during March and
April 1997, in Paul Dodd and Peggi Fournier's living room, the
pieces collected on Outta Sight capture much of the same mood
as their Margaret counterparts. A feeling of calm detachment
pervades the disc, along with a dreaminess that brings to mind
Personal Effects' (Fournier and Dodd were the forces behind
that beloved Rochester band) gorgeous classic "Don't Wake
Me." Not every dream is a good dream, though, and I'm pretty
sure I heard a stifled cry or two coming from that soprano sax,
and maybe an exhortation from old Father Time to keep things
moving. Outta Sight, Outta Mind is a brilliant soundtrack, for
whatever movie happens to come along.