Saturday, January 26, 2013
I lived above Bryan in an apartment building in Logan Square back in 2004 or 2005. We had an immediate common ground after he stopped over and saw a Bicycle Day CD and a slew of other Scratch and Sniff Records swag strewn about as I had just received a lovely care package from Mark Nichols (see the Meanders Afoot post for Mark's music). Turned out that Bryan and Mark were childhood friends and he was quite familiar with the Dekalb music scene that I was just discovering and falling head over heels for. Bryan introduced the 21 year old me to a lot of neat things during the period I lived above him. He was working at Intuit Gallery and recommended I see a show he booked there of the incredible jazz drummer Han Bennick. Unforgettable performance. He was also the first person to expose me to the Henry Darger phenomenon that was just being uncovered at the time he was working there.
I met Bryan's girlfriend Lindsey some time later and I was always a bit in awe of the level of intuitive communique they subscribed to as well as their shared interest in the weird (in a good way, of course.) They just seemed like the penultimate example of a wholesome couple and their music is surely representative of that connection. Paul Yarn Bunkbeds played a few living room shows over the next year or two (as well as the very first show at the infamous Treetop loft) before moving to Indiana and I always cherished the intimate gatherings in which they performed. The song "3s come and go" made me so happy and I always requested it when they played. Anyhow, enough of the personal ranting here. This is the call.
Friday, January 25, 2013
post. The title comes from stories I was relaying about Little Howlin' Wolf. Time Stops inquired: "When's Wolf gonna get paid?"
Monday, January 21, 2013
1. There Stands the Glass (Webb Pierce)
2. Everybody Let Up (The Apples In Stereo)
3. Quartermaster's Wintertime (Bill Fox)
4. One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong (Leonard Cohen)
5. Else (Built to Spill)
6. Gold Star For Robot Boy (Guided By Voices)
7. Camille (Bill Fay)
8. Watermelon Machine Gun (Leo Kottke) *note* Upon moving in with Walt earlier this month, he discovered in my collection the LP which this song was released. When he was recording the Kottke song, it was all from memory and guessed at the name of the song. The ACTUAL song he recorded here was The Fisherman, but we'll leave it as it is on the liner notes.
9. Red Shoes (Elvis Costello)
10. Ingrid Bergman (Guthrie/Bragg)
11. The Piano Has Been Drinking (Tom Waits)
12. There's a Place (The Beatles)
13. The Boxer (Simon & Garfunkel)
***Just noticed I imported the GBV song as Gold Star for ROCKET Boy rather than ROBOT Boy. Please make the appropriate corrections after you download. Sorry all!***