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Finally, A Post!

January 22nd, 2015

So I’ve been remiss in my duties for a variety of reasons – mostly Pro Tools issues driven by Satan himself, but I hope to get back to the happy land of mixing and finishing my History of Northwest Rick Vol. 1 album. Soon. In the meantime, The OF have finished Escape Goat, but the Seahawks are in the Super Bowl and last I heard Mr. OF, John Carey, is going to the Super Bowl again this year, so we’ll get around to it pretty soon.
In the meantime, I thought you might be amused to see some of the proposed covers that we not used. We have pretty high standards dammit.

“Weirdest album this year, Tom Dyer from Seattle”

January 2nd, 2015

Ok – one more. Translated from Dutch. “Weirdest album this year, Tom Dyer from Seattle. He is a kind of outsider musician recording since 1983 Christmas songs . Fifteen of these are collected on the CD ‘ Xmas- 30 Years In The Making . It opens with a song in which a few choirs compete in “Ho Ho Ho ” sing. The next song sounds like the Velvet Undergound and therefore called ‘No Lou This Xmas . In ‘ Christmas Time For Sailors’ Tom Waits seems to sing along and ‘Peace’ is a guitar instrumental full of Christmas bells. On this album you will find only original tracks on ” Angels We Have Heard On High ” after a song from 1983 with nice analog organ.” Oscar Smit – Gonzo Circus Dec. 22, 2014

One More Fine Tom Dyer Xmas Review!

January 2nd, 2015

“Tom Dyer – “Xmas – 30 Years in the Making”. I didn’t get a chance to write about this collection in depth this year, but I will make amends early next season. But, Tom Dyer’s collection of Christmas songs recorded here and there over 30 years is brilliant on the order of Substance W. “No Lou This Christmas” was recorded in 2013 as a tribute to Lou Reed, “Propane Santa” is one of the best true stories turned into song ever. Totally enjoyable.” der Bingle – Merry and Bright.

Tom Dyer Xmas Reviewed in Blurt!

January 2nd, 2015

“This accumulation of Christmas recordings, a compilation of original holiday-themed music Dyer’s done on an annual basis, is of the decidedly offbeat variety, but as songs like “No Lou This Xmas” and the reggae-worthy “Jingle Bell Ska” prove, this selection also works well as worthy collection of rockers. And while tracks like “It’s A White Mule Christmas,” “Propane Santa” and the Grinch-like “Christmas Time For Sailors” suggest Dyer’s got his tongue planted firmly in cheek, Xmas-30 Years in the Making is a holly jolly collection all round.” Lee Zimmerman – Blurt

Jeff + Susanne + David Sedaris + MAGNET = 7!

January 2nd, 2015

In the final episode of Jeff & Susanne Kelly‘s stint as guest editors in MAGNET, Susanne reveals her secret plot to make David Sedaris her “guest.” Check it out here!

The Tom Price Desert Classic’s “Hell” is Album of the Month!

January 2nd, 2015

The Tom Price Desert Classic – Hell is Green Monkey’s streaming Album of the Month! Go ahead and click that link – get to Rocking right now! You know you want to.

Day 6 – Jeff & Susanne & MAGNET

December 30th, 2014

Jeff Kelly holds court on Blue Note Records vinyl reissues. Check it out here!

The Kellys In MAGNET – Day 5!

December 28th, 2014

In Day 5 as guest editors at MAGNET, Suzanne moves into the world of painter Chris Ofili. Check it out here!

Jeff & Susanne Day 4 = Dylan Thomas

December 27th, 2014

In Day 4 as guest editors at MAGNET, Suzanne let’s you know where Christmas is at. Check it out here!

Tom Dyer on MAGNET: Film at 11

December 27th, 2014

“No Lou This Xmas” on MAGNET magazine’s Film at 11!
“Tom Dyer, president of underground, Seattle-based record company Green Monkey Records, has released a new video for a rocking song in tribute to Lou Reed. The track is called “No Lou This Christmas,” and though it’s an upbeat and groovy song with a slightly silly video, you can feel the sorrow of Reed’s death and the pain of not having him around at this time of year.”

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