Sorry for the laxness in posting. much travel abound. Had a fantastic time throwing a party for mc homemade in Brockton, MA. Thanks to the help of Kristin, he had no idea what hit him. walking into his house to a room full of mullets, ferrari sunglasses and denim. We played some great maiden and dokken covers in the basement. Jim Tyrell was still down there at 3:30 rocking to himself on the keys. Damn good thing we recovered the next day by lounging around the pool with a pitcher of tequila surprise.
Then spent some time up north with my aunt and family. She's still recovering from an illness and I tell you she's a damn ferocious scrabble player.
Played an acoustic testface show on Portsmouth Public Radio with Guy III and Greg Porter. Thanks so much for settin that up Guy.
No sooner was I back from oregon that i got back in the car and went to Orcas Island (up near canada) for George and taras wedding. George is 1/2 of sleepsound records, the entity responsible for the last testface recording.
Had a great time hangin at the B&B with Mood area 52. I'm so psyched that dan is frank blacks low-end on his up coming tour. Could pick a better bass player Franco!! Who else can make clam dip on the fly? Fantastic wedding, but i don't do so well in long car rides. My guts are still on the verge of technicolor yawn.
On heavy rotation right now ... beach house and Vic Chesnutt. The new vic has Godspeed you black emperor as his back-up band and the whole thing was recorded at that Hotel2Tango place up in canada. Tons of haunting room sounds and a whole lotta space make this record such a beautiful listen.
Beach house is a duo from Baltimore. Very slow and moody shit that swirls in the air like a cottoncandy tornado in front of a licorice sky. heavy organ, effected key boards, and nico-like vocals. Great hangover music.
in other news, i'm an uncle of sorts. Jay and Shannon had their kiddo finally. Welcome Eli. Its best to start rock school as soon as possible and teach him the difference between patti smith and patty smythe.