BuzzFeed put this clip of John Stewart's opening for the Daily Show on the first day back on the air after 9/11up today. It is an instant reminder of how fragile people were in those days immediately following:
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 https://www.facebook.com/ParlourRI.
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.
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?
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:
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!
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!
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.
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!
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: http://www.ttthebears.com/
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!
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 http://nicelledavis.wordpress.com/!