Not Blood Paint – PRESHOW RITUALS Not Blood Paint – PRESHOW RITUALS
In this Preshow Rituals segment, the post rock band, Not Blood Paint, share what they do before every show. You can check out their... Not Blood Paint – PRESHOW RITUALS

In this Preshow Rituals segment, the post rock band, Not Blood Paint, share what they do before every show. You can check out their rituals, after the break.


Pre-Show Rituals: A Step-by-Step Guide

A) TRAVERSE THE BRIDGE
1. To leave, say goodbye ______
2. Enter belly of Pope Turtle Francis V(an)
3. Whisper new coordinates into black box
4. Hold for 4 hours
5. To arrive, say hello ______

B) REMOVE FOURTH WALL
1. Exit belly of Pope Turtle Francis V(an)
2. Stand erect before Space, outer
3. Gain access to Space, inner
4. Measure dimensions of performance area
5. Measure dimensions of observation area
6. Combine measurements; subtract line where two areas jut against one another

C) CHARGE CENTER FOR ACTION
1. Begin Landau:Bogart Viewpoints operation throughout [full Space, inner (combined)]: TIMESTAMP = tempo, duration, kinesthetic response, repetition // SPACESTAMP = shape, gesture, architecture, spatial relationship, topography
2. Continue until ‘Sound Person’ is ‘ready for us’
3. End Landau:Bogart Viewpoints operation and discuss all electrical concerns, needs, and desires with ‘Sound Person’.

D) PRACTICE SOMESTHESIA
1. Leave [full Space inner (combined)] and return to belly of Pope Turtle Francis V(an)
2. Eat scroll with acquired data regarding TIMESTAMP/SPACESTAMP potentials inherent throughout [full Space, inner (combined)]
3. Wait 11 minutes

E) NEW SUIT METHODOLOGY (SELECTION)
1. Open Goldsmith Chest to begin New Suit selection process
-1. *Do NOT consult black box, even if tempted*
2. Consult neuron bundle above each individual band member’s stomach (now fully coated with dissolved TIMESTAMP/SPACESTAMP potentials) as hand limb is waved over different New Suit garment pieces
3. Choose New Suit Identicators (both body paint and garment pieces) based on coated neuron bundle tingle-effect
4. Strip naked on public street, partially obscured by Pope Turtle Francis V(an)
5. Cover naked bodies with the chosen New Suit Identicators for the evening

NOTE: Throughout this process, do NOT forget to answer questions posed by passing humans and dogs with honesty and integrity

F) TUNE CHANNEL, REDUCE NOISE
1. Begin Landau:Bogart Vocal Viewpoints operation – spontaneity in Pitch, Volume, and Timbre
2. Drink health nectar from plasticine body of Honeybear
3. Cycle through 2 of each of the following structured vocal scales:

-I Do Not Need You Neil Young (Do)
-I Am Your Father Cy Jung (Re)

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-Are You Pretty Ballerina?(Mi)
-I Am Ugly Alter Boy (Fa)

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-I Am Going To Eat Your Offspring (Sol)
Even Though It’s My Offspring Too (La)
-I Am Going To Feed Bruce Springsteen (Ti)
Even Though He Had Ice Cream Earlier (DO)

NOTE: Hum, do not clear channel

G) GOLDSMITH’S PLEDGE
Cover heart organ with hand limb, recite:

I promise never to ever
Take the Goldsmith into my veins
Until the end of linear time
Or the heat death of the universe

Once steps A) – G) are completed, it is ‘time’ to ‘play’ a ‘normal’ ‘Rock&roll’ ‘show’!
During ‘show’, perform the following 3 actions as heaven allows:

1) stir the pot
2) Titrate till you get a reaction
3) Stamp a spontaneous structure onto rolling chaos

Go to sleep, reflect, wake up,
repeat whole process,
forever and ever,
amen

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(Photo credit: John McGarity and Tiffany Walling McGarity)

Mariah Spiering Contributing News/Feature Writer

I am a graduate of Point Park University with a degree in Sports, Arts, and Entertainment Management. I'm also a concert enthusiast. If I'm not at a show, then I'm probably hanging out with my cats.