Well, I finally got around to putting something on here again, even though I kept using the blog URL on flyers during the period I let this site lie fallow. Hopefully I’ll expand the range of content on here soon. Thanks to STEVE PRYGODA for the flyer!
This is reblogged from the blog I use for shows I book. This show is to help MARY LOU LORD out with expenses related to a recent accident.
Originally recorded in winter of 2009 at Bowdoin College for ‘Roads In.’ Rerecorded in spring of 2012 in Cambridge, MA for Bedroom Singles. Released to you now.
released 08 October 2013
Henry Jamison - guitar, vocals
Peter McLaughlin - drums, omnichord, keyboards & electronics
Jeff Beam - Moog bass
Scott Nebel - guitar
Keith Nelson - bass clarinet
recorded by Keith Nelson & James Krivchenia
mixed & mastered by James Krivchenia
artwork by Jakob Battick
I miss the line,”There are millions of shimmering things in me!” Henry, I hope you didn’t change this because I told you the original version brought out such emotion in me. That is what I enjoy about good music.
Been away from tumblr for awhile, missed this until now!
Here’s the POSTER for BC60 - thank you to STEVE PRYGODA (from My Own Worst Enemy) for the great design!
Thanks for the re-post and kind words!
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper “Tangles”:::Daily dose of LLBk. Take your meds, children.
But, seriously, this video is perfect example of why I love her so much. Never have I seen a musician allow herself to be so honest and vulnerable, yet at the same time remain so poised and in control of her audience. This video also shows how deeply she feels the words she is singing. This is one of my favorites (I know, I know. I say that every time ;).
Video credit to the great Bob Colby. Here’s a collection of all his LLBk videos:http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=286A00EC0A7D721B
For those of you who know me primarily as a music fan, here’s a little bit of my history in another area completely! Post by type designer and artist Delve Withrington (check his stuff out at delvefonts.com). BTW, this is a two-page photoset, click the navigation arrows to see both sides of the flyer!
At the 1995 Seybold Conference in Boston, Bob Colby (@bobcolby) handed this prospectus to me for a new conference he wanted to put together. It was to be called Typecon. Being new to the industry at that time, I thought it was an exciting idea, if not a little ambitious.
Up until then, Seybold and other design/publishing conferences left me wanting for more type-centric presentations and content. I had not yet been to an ATypI, and was anxiously waiting for it to come back stateside so I could afford to attend on the not-big-enough paycheck I received as a sign maker back then. I don’t know all the back story, but he finally made it happen in 1998.
The first TypeCon took place at the Marriott in Westborough, MA. By then I had relocated to San Francisco and was actively pursuing a career as a type designer. Despite some trepidation at traveling cross country for a new conference, because who knows how good or bad it might be, I took that leap of faith, thinking I should support it if I really wanted to have another option for a type conference.
After landing at Boston’s Logan Airport, I got on the hotel shuttle for the ride out to Westborough. Another guy got on there at Logan after me, a fellow type designer, Miles Newlyn. Cool. We chatted for a while as the shuttle weaved through the city, stopping once more at South Station. It was none other than Matthew Carter waiting to climb aboard. Miles and I knew exactly who he was before he stepped foot into the shuttle and we fell silent at once. I can’t speak for Miles but I was a little intimidated—I mean, it was Matthew Freakin’ Carter, after all! Of course, any of you who have ever met the man could guess that my intimidation was quickly dispatched because Mr. Carter is friendly and easy to talk with. Good thing too, otherwise it would have been a boring hour-plus ride since the traffic was terrible getting out to the hotel that day.
Perhaps Miles or Matthew don’t recall much of that ride or our conversation but I will always remember it and how, for me at least, it set the tone for that entire first TypeCon and what I think is the best conference around for anyone interested in type. I have great memories from that first TypeCon (Chank doing his presentation in pajamas, for one), and every TypeCon I have attended thereafter. I’ve met some great people at TypeCon, many who I consider good friends, even if I only get to see them in person at TypeCon. And yes, I have been to ATypI since. I have much respect for the group of folks organizing the ATypI, but I still selfishly wish it were in the US more often so I can afford to attend it on my not-big-enough paycheck as a type designer now.
This year TypeCon will be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin July 31st–Aug 5th:
Registration is open now. If you haven’t been before, take that leap of faith, you won’t be disappointed. It has gotten even better over the years.
See you there!