we just got back from cmj. the trouble with sweeney was in fine form at galapagos. thanks to everyone who came out in support. the trouble’s canadian friends royal city also played the show and it was good to see them rock. after the show, willie, cake, and i went to get a slice of pizza. we looked up and our pal jesse sprinkle was walking down the street. he was in from upstate ny state to play at cmj. an odd little coincidence. thanks to joe, matt, and sufjan for putting us up for the night and sufjan for cooking everyone a fine breakfast. we all got to check out the mcsweeney’s store in brooklyn and bought a couple of the latest releases. got to hit other music and etherea, two of our favorite nyc record shops and stopped into some second hand stores. it was a great trip for music and fun.
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tonight, I will be going to brooklyn with willis and cake to attend the trouble with sweeney CMJ showcase performance. Galapagos Art Space (Brooklyn), 8pm, CMJ Music Showcase with Royal City. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 70 North 6th Street between Wythe and Kent, 718.782.5188. Hope to see some folks there.
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Jeremy Dybash, the artist responsible for the artwork of Damien Jurado’s Four Songs, has just finished the etching for the obverse of the record. There were some inital problems with the etching that we fixed. We are hoping to have this release available at the end of October or beginning of November. Also, Neil Halstead from Mojave 3 has committed to participate in the series. More details on his release will be announced as soon. It is planned that several one-sided LPs will be released between now and 2003.
Denison may play a special show tonight in Boise, Idaho with our friend Jason who is A Boy Named Thor, was once a Philadelphia resident, and whose records brings smiles to our faces.
On 19 October, Joey Sweeney will play with Michigan’s Flashpapr and Danielson Famile’s Dan Smith at 229 S. 10th Street in Philadelphia, promptly at 9pm. See you there.
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