I’m in the Chiangi airport in Singapore, surfing wireless, preparing to get back to the U.S.A. It’s been a long time coming. Goodbye to Justin and Sanna and all at work, including Jim who is a faithful update reader.
I’m making a mad dash to get The Six Parts Seven one-sided LP ready for their Oct tour. Did I mention how hott this record is? I did, probably, many months ago. But, it is hott and you will love it. Some mastering/plating issues that we’re taking care of, but it will be worth the wait, well worth the wait. Starflyer 59 vinyl covers have been painted by our pal Jesse and the etching work is underway. The Ester Drang one-sided LP is also coming along, former member David Motter is designing the jackets. Stephen Drozd from the Flaming Lips plays on one of the tracks.
Here’s a taste of autumn dates with The Trouble with Sweeney:
Sept 26 | Swarthmore, PA | The Old Club, Swarthmore College w/ The Wrens
Oct 1 | State College, PA | The Roustabout
Oct 2 | Philadelphia, PA | The Khyber w/ Che Arthur (ex-Atombombpocketknife)
Oct 3 | New Haven, CT | The Space
Oct 4 | Brooklyn, NY | Magnetic Field
Oct 22 | New York, NY | CMJ Show @ CB’s Gallery: BTV/Fanatic Night w/ Denison Witmer, Saxon Shore, and Sufjan Stevens
Oct 24 | Philadelphia, PA | Theatre of the Living Arts w/ My Morning Jacket
Here are some Saxon Shore dates to tease/tempt you:
October 22 New York, NY @ CBGB w/ Denison Witmer, The Trouble With Sweeney,
Sufjun Stevens
October 23 Fredonia, NY @ SUNY Fredonia
October 26 Arlington, VA @ The Galaxy Hut w/ The Cassettes
October 28 Greensboro, NC @ Gate City Nosie w/ Iron and Wine, Timonium
October 29 Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
October 30 Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub
November 2 Springfield, MO @ Billiards Blue Room
November 4 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
November 6 Minneapolis, MN @ The Dinkytowner
November 7 Madison, WI @ The Catacombs w/ Damien Jurado, Rosie Thomas
November 8 Traverse City, MI @ The well
November 9 East Lansing, MI @ Club 547
November 10 Upland, IN @ Taylor University w/ Damien Jurado, Rosie Thomas
November 11 Chicago, Il @ Schubas
November 12 Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College w/ Damien Jurado, Rosie Thomas
November 13 Columbus, OH @ Bernies w/ Goner
November 14 Alfred, NY @ Alfred University w/ Saturday Looks Good to Me
November 17 Burlington, VT @ CLub Metronome w/ Heavenly States
November 19 Harrisonburg, VA @ Court Square Theatre
November 21 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Quiet Storm w/ This side of eve
November 22 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
I’m chatting a lot to get the recording dates set for Bosque Brown and it’s looking more like December. Hoping for a Spring 2004 release for her record and Eric Fisher/Damien Jurado will be at the recording helm. Hoping to get the cover art for Damien’s This Fabulous Century before Eric goes on tour with Rosie Thomas. Maybe this LP only release will surface in late 2003…
As El said, the monkey has left the daycare?
California, here I come…

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