In light of yesterday’s tragedy, the CMJ New Music Showcase has been postponed in NYC until October 10-13. More details regarding appearances by Jetenderpaul and The Trouble with Sweeney will be made shortly. Our thoughts, hopes, and prayers are with those in NYC and DC.

The Denison Witmer performance this evening, Wednesday, 12 September 2001, will take place in Philadelphia at The Fire as originally planned.

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Jetenderpaul will be playing The Mill in Lititz, PA this Friday, 14 September at 8pm or so. The show is only $2 for this rare opportunity to catch one of the best live indie pop shows available. Jetenderpaul will be playing Saturday, 15 September at Tonic in NYC at 8pm as part of the CMJ New Music Showcase. The Trouble with Sweeney will also be playing Saturday, 15 September at Galapagos in Brooklyn at 8pm as part of CMJ. I’m sure this divides your loyalties, but the indie popsters can see JTP and the alt. country folks can catch TTWS. Hope to see you at these shows.
Our good friend Lucas and Diana are visiting from Amsterdam and we have been showing them the sites. We’ll all be at The Fire in Philadelphia this Wednesday, 12 September, to catch Denison Witmer one last time before we send him off for nearly 3 months of touring. This will be an important and exciting show to see, not to mention a chance to see a show in Philadelphia’s new, up-and-coming venue, a great place to see a show. 21+ only, sorry.
Available for order in the btv on-line store is “‘Baseball is just baseball’ The Understated Ichiro” compiled by David Shields and published by our good friends tnibooks. We are baseball and book fans and this is one of the best examples of a combination of the two, featuring quotes from the Japanese right-fielder of the Seattle Mariners, Ichiro Suzuki who is currently leading the American League in batting average and a favorite for AL Rookie of the Year and MVP.
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27 August 2001

Congratulations are in order to a few of our friends…Mike and Liz Kaufmann were married on Friday in Albuquerque (Mike plays in Soul-Junk and the experimental band therefore); Scott Clinton and Jane Romanski got engaged on Friday (Scott plays in White Trash Inc. (orchestra)). Several of us went to NYC on Sunday for a reception for the Kaufmanns and to see our friend Jai play with Songs:Ohia at the Knitting Factory. We all got to meet Tyler and Lisa from Three Gut Records at the show. A special good-bye to our friends John and Anthony who are moving to Oregon.

You may notice that several of the older Burnt Toast Vinyl titles have been reduced to sell sell sell. Check out the sale prices in the on-line store.

White Trash Inc. (Orchestra) will be releasing a 7″ for a Norwegian label as part of a special 7″ to feature Soul-Junk and Pony Express. The Orchestra will also be releasing a split 10″ with Swedish noisemakers skapet sometime very soon.