August 29th, 2014
“every scene has that one genius band that never gets beyond headlining local festivals and gigs, and Slam Suzzanne appears to have been one of Seattle’s better punk bands. Never too late to check ‘em out, my friends…”
August 28th, 2014
KCQ next show is 9/27 at The Skylark in beautiful West Seattle with In Cahoots and their friends Post Adolescence.
August 23rd, 2014
“There is poetry in these songs. They are the kind you will want to hear again and again.” Jack Goodstein, BLOGCRITICS.ORG
August 22nd, 2014
Professor John Carey speaks: “We are playing with Gumshen. If you like your OF loud, this is the gig for you! Get there early on account of Gumshen will also be whipping out the awesome, but they are playing 1st… Last chance to see us until November, like you give a f*ck you lazy old slobs.”
August 11th, 2014
Finished mastering the 21 song Green Pajamas – Happy Halloween album today – and – got most of the cover done. It shall rise again this Halloween!
August 7th, 2014
Nice Jeff and Susanne Kelly review in Blurt! “With new facets shining on the same sparkling diamond, the Kellys keep faith with the masculine half’s usual aesthetic, but give By Reckless Moonlight enough of a spin to make it their own.” Michael Toland
August 5th, 2014
This is Book’s Music takes pen to the subject of By Reckless Moonlight!
If you’re a fan of the Seattle band the Green Pajamas, you should know who Jeff Kelly is. If you’ve been a fan of theirs since the 80′s, you may have heard of an album Jeff did with his then-new wive Susanne called Coffee In Nepal. It has been 27 years since its release and in that time, a lot of music has been made by Jeff, especially in the last year with the Green Pajamas. He decided it would be the perfect time to bring his wife into a new project, almost as a way to see how much time has passed, but also for fans to see how well they are as a unit. The end result is By Reckless Moonlight (Green Monkey), which you could say takes the lighter side of Green Pajamas’ sensitivities and becomes more personal. It’s a chance to hear a perspective that may have been heard differently within a group context, or to understand who some of their songs have been about. The lyrics and music come off like personal diary entries, some of them more poetic than others, but by the end you’ll figure out what the pieces are meant to say, although its honesty is quite obvious. – John Book
August 4th, 2014
Holy-Moly Sailors -
I just realized it has been five years since we started up GMR Mach II. August 2009 was the release of the Green Monkey Anthology. Thirty releases. Plus another 30 NW artists featured as Album of the Month. Go figure. Thanks to the music lovers, musicians, artists, studio pals, video pals, web-page pals and people in general who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in moving the machine forward. Extra thanks to Vicki. Even more thanks to Howie. And on to the next five we go!
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August 3rd, 2014
Working on mastering the audio today. Always an interesting business when working with old cassette masters – how much clean up vs. how much keeping it real baby.
August 2nd, 2014
Hey! 1. It’s Summer! 2. It’s Seafair! Sooo …. it’s time to feature Seafair-Bolo records, straight from 1960-somethin’ as album of the month. This stuff is great! Get on the monkey train and dig it now!