April 30th, 2010
A fine time was had by all last night at the Book of Hours Listening party. It was particularly fun getting to meet Steven Lawrence’s son Rob who flew up for the occasion with his Aunt Julie. Thanks to Dave Segal at the Stranger for listing us as a happening thing to do last night, with sundry nice comments about The Complete Book of Hours and thanks to Blair for setting the whole thing up. And thanks to my neighbor for the giant cool posters!
On to the May AotM, Pip McCaslin starring in Blue Snake Shoes!
April 29th, 2010
COMPLETE BOOK OF HOURS LISTENING PARTY TONIGHT!
April 25th, 2010
Getting everything set for Thursday. Whew.
April 19th, 2010
Book of Hours Listening Party Thursday, April 29
We are pleased to invite you to an ultra casual (no-host bar) but totally Official Listening Party for the Green Pajamas’ newly rereleased The Complete Book of Hours. The event will be held at the Showbox at the Market Green Room (1426 1st Ave Seattle, WA 98101/206.628.3151) on Thursday, April 29, at 7:00pm.
Not only will it be a no host bar, but there will not be mountains of swag for the paparazzi, just a chance for friends old and new to get together and celebrate and enjoy a great record. How novel!
All living Pajamas (RIP, Mr. Lawrence) past and present have been invited and many if not most are likely to appear.
And you are probably wondering – will I be able to buy the Green Pajamas – The Complete Book of Hours right there on the spot?
You know you can!
And get Jeff Kelly to sign it with a kiss? Gee, I hope so!
See ya there!
April 18th, 2010
I got a call a week ago from Showtime’s WEEDS TV show looking for props for their show, which will pretend to be in a Seattle bar this year. They wanted posters and other swag, so I made some swell new posters you can download on the Press page. If you want to print one and wish a higher resolution copy, just let me know and I’ll send you one.
April 18th, 2010
Saw a great French Gypsy jazz trio, Samarabalouf, last night at Meany. Totally hot! Also saw Amy Denio for the first time a week ago, playing with a yet unnamed trio. Also very good. Really like her new CD, Tutto Bene, recomend it highly. Went to the Friends of the Library sale and have 50 new CDs that I don’t have time to listen to. Mixed three more Icons tunes for the Masters of Disaster release. Figure it will be out in June.
April 16th, 2010
Howie just pointed out that this is the second month in a row that the opening number of the AotM is about "Paula." How subliminal. Who is "Paula" anyway?
Got a great review of Book of Hours at Rock And Reprise. Check it out: "There is no doubt in my mind that their recent and most excellent Poison In the Russian Room was one of the top albums released last year , but how could an album [The Complete Book of Hours] recorded over twenty years ago— twenty years!— bump up against that kind of quality? I have no idea, but it does." Frank O. Gutch Jr.
April 15th, 2010
Went to a memorial service for Jack Oram, a long ago studio pal and UW research scientist featured on GM001 Local Product with his fine "Draw the Line" by the Cosmic Tunas. You can hear it and other Jack tunes at the quickie MySpace page I made for him before he passed. R.I.P.
April 12th, 2010
Okay – orders for Book sent to distributors, promos sent out, lotsa stickers sent, listening party set up for Thursday, April 29th (more to follow). Whew. Off to work.
April 3rd, 2010
A lovely review of Tom Dyer – Songs From Academia Vol. 2 at This Is Book’s Music. Orders are already rolling in for The Complete Book of Hours since last night. You may want to join the landslide this morning so your copy can go out to post today!