Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ghost Republic on YouTube Now!

Take a wander over to the YouTube showing of Ghost Republic:

The version we show onstage will have a more human element but we hope you enjoy this small screen version!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wheat paste

Head over to the blog for the site specific work of Levalet.

There are close up photos on the blog  but we like the photos with the surroundings in the frame!

New Addition to June 1!

The new Purple Ivy Shadows related band 'Mericans has joined the bill for the first of June. PIS was a favorite of ours and we hope you join us to listen to the'Mericans!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

June 1, 2013 Willard Grant Conspiracy at The Parlour in Providence with Barn Burning

The Parlour is the old Penalty Box Lounge in Providence, RI. It has been quite a while since we played this room and we have heard very good things about the resurrection of this fine old school venue. Come and join us with our friends in Barn Burning for a night of music and visuals. We'll be playing in front of the film that will be a part of the release of "Ghost Republic". The Parlour is located at 119 north main st., Providence, RI and there is a Facebook page for the venue at

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Today's Quote

“This is the extraordinary thing about creativity: If you keep your mind resting against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious.”

-John Cleese

Thursday, March 28, 2013

John Frame's one minute preview

One Minute Preview of Three Fragments from John Frame on Vimeo.

Last year at the Huntington Museum, I stumbled across a show by this remarkable sculptor and film maker. It has stuck with me since. The longer version of the unfinished film can be bought with a hand painted cover from the artist website and all proceeds will help finish the film.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

In Consideration of Early Exits

No matter what you touch and you wish to know about, you end up in a sea of mystery. You see there’s no beginning or end, you can go back as far as you want, forward as far as you want, but you never got to it, it’s like the essence, it’s that right, it remains. This is the greatest damn thing about the universe. That we can know so much, recognize so much, dissect, do everything, and we can’t grasp it. And it’s meant to be that way, do y’know. And there’s where our reverence should come in. Before everything, the littlest thing as well as the greatest. The tiniest, the horseshit, as well as the angels, do y’know what I mean. It’s all mystery. All impenetrable, as it were, right?

- Henry Miller

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Special guest

Practiced with Jonah Sacks today on cello and he will be joining us tomorrow. We are all in for a treat!

File under: Why do they have to be THAT dark?

There is a preview of tomorrow's show on Jim Sullivan's home on the digital range that includes some rambling from years ago as well as some muttering about what we are up to now. For some prime miserableness:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

More Chinese Food

This Boston trip seems to be all about Chinese food, perhaps as a reaction to not having anything remotely good at home in the desert to represent this masterful cuisine! Last night was soup dumplings at midnight from the well considered Gourmet Dumpling and tonight the slightly more common steamed fennel and pork dumpling at Wang's in Somerville. The rockstar of the meal was the Garlic Spinach though!

Dave announced that he is not extreme but only has "on and off", as a by product of our meal.

There is a cartoon plastic frog in a window behind the cash register, with it's back to the kitchen.

Now, the only cure for the creeping post meal nap urge is espresso! That and practice!

Pictures are included!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Thalia Zedek Band and Drew O'Doherty, Monday 4 2013

A lovely night in TT's in Central Square, Cambridge, NA with our friends. Both bands sounded as good as I have heard them and it is a great start the series! We hope to up the fun next Monday the 11th with a WGC set!

China King, Boston

A terrific small capacity diner in Boston's Chinatown. Two meals in four days on this trip and a few times last May have this fresh and articulately flavored kitchen continues to surprise with the latest being squid with pickled mustard greens. But the menu has plenty of hidden gems to explore.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Thalia Zedek Band March Residency at TT The Bear's Place

This is the complete schedule of the Thalia Zedek Band March Residency at TT the Bear's Place in Cambridge , MA. Each night will see two albums performed in their entirety by the performers on the night. No two nights will be the same!

Mon March 4th- "STARTS" (2006) starring Drew O'Doherty
"Been Here and Gone" (2001) starring the TZ Band

Mon March 11th - "Paper Covers Stone" (2009) starring Willard Grant Conspiracy
"Trust Not Those in Whom Without Some Touch of Madness" (2004) starring the TZ Band

Mon March 18th- Incredible Love (2005) starring Chris Brokaw
"Liars and Prayers" (2008) starring the TZ Band

Mon March 25th - Brokeback and the Black Rock (2013) starring Brokeback
"Via" (2013) starring the TZ Band PLUS special guests Poof Pony from Brooklyn

Set times are 9:45 and 10:45 for the first three shows.

We have great love for all of the people playing on each of these nights and would encourage you to go early and often!

Advance tix for these shows are available at

Monday, February 4, 2013

Thalia Zedek Band and WGC at TT the Bears, Cambridge, MA March 11

We are very pleased to have been invited to play with the Thalia Zedek Band in celebration of their new release "Via" on Thrill Jockey Records.

We've been asked to play the record Paper Covers Stone. This will be the first time it has been played live in the US. The record came out a few years ago and was recorded by Pete Weiss in Vermont during a two day day session that included Sean O'Brien, David Michael Curry, Robert Fisher and Steve Wynn. Come help us celebrate with Thalia and the band!

Info for TT the Bears Place:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mama Europe

Mama Europa Trailer from PETRA PAN FILM PRODUCTION on Vimeo.

Our friends at Petra Pan Film Productions have just released this charming trailer for  the new film Mama Europe. Please visit them on Vimeo and enjoy the rest of the trailers...and check out a few films!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Chicken Ranch and the Trash Lady

Nicelle Davis, the artist, writer and editor of the coming Ghost Republic book of photographs recently created a 15 foot tall trash lady in one of the silos at an abandoned Chicken Ranch here is the high desert. Nicelle and a coterie of like mind creative folks spent an afternoon making the sculpture out of plastic bags and newspaper on Dec. 20, 2012. On New Years Day, we visited the lady to see if she was still presiding over the silo. Visit Nicelle's world at!