I’m finally back from my travels. I was home for about a day, then went to my parents’ house in Indiana. There was snow on Christmas Eve, about 9″, so it was a nice and white for that week. I finally visited the James Dean Museum and gravesite in Fairmount, IN, a few miles from my hometown. It wasn’t as inspirational for me as it was for, say, Morissey, but it was a worthwhile experience.
The Trouble with Sweeney are mixing their sophomore full-length at the moment. I’m going to visit tomorrow and will give a full report.
The artwork for the Unwed Sailor album is nearly complete. Jamie Hunt showed us some mock layouts that he created with handmade characters. He’s really into it. The audio is ready for the cd and hopefully ready for the vinyl. Johnathon is setting up a tour for Unwed Sailor and Ester Drang in the US this March.
Denison is back from much touring. I finally saw him on New Year’s Eve for the first time in almost 4 months. Time really does fly. He’s going to be going to the UK in February for some dates. Once they are finalized, I’ll put them on the site.
AM/FM has resumed work on their one-sided LP, with their audio nearing completion. More details when they’re available. The cover art has been done for many months, as well as the drawing for the sketch.
Matthew Stone is now the mailorder person, so when you get an order, it’s most likely been sent by his hands, rather than mine.
Also, for 2003, I’m hoping to have some other folks do some posts on the btv site. We’ll see how that pans out.
By the way, I’ve been told that the Unwed Sailor 7″ are on their way from Switzerland. So, hopefully, those of you who have placed many orders for the Magic Hedge and the split with Toboggan will be receiving your 7″.
Happy New Year,