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Wed, Nov. 19th, 2008, 12:02 am
BLUESANCT winter 2008 newsletter

REPOST of the BLUESANCT NEWSLETTER I just sent to my mailing list:


Sat, Nov. 8th, 2008, 11:47 pm
silver shoals of light

I've been meaning to post about the new Bluesanct release for a couple weeks now (came out October 12th). It's sort of a dream come true in many ways. I remember being a teenager in Weymouth and my friend Mike Collins first playing me his copies of 'In This World' for the first time and I thought how I wanted to put out records like that someday... and I have. (where are you Mike? I miss you... and I'd love to give you one)

CINDYTALK is one of my absolute favourite bands, and I have been friends with Gordon since they came over and toured in the mid 90's (thanks to Rick and Annie). And so, I am very happy to bring to the world the latest bit of bliss by them as a stunningly beautiful 10" art single...

Here's the 'official' blah blah blah from the one-sheet:
"BLUESANCT is incredibly excited that the third release in our ART SINGLES series is by one of our all-time favourite artists, CINDYTALK. This time it will be a 10", to facilitate the sonics involved. One-sided vinyl with screen-printed b-side and printed sleeve.

The concept behind this series is to celebrate the 10th year of the label with a series of releases that give us excuse to work with some of our biggest influences. And there is hardly a larger influence on my own music and art than GORDON SHARP and CINDYTALK.

'silvershoalsoflight' is quintessential CINDYTALK... written and produced by GORDON SHARP and MATT KINNISON... drum machine ticks along gorgeous bass pulses up against Gordon's vocals... leading to a climax of bliss and dissonance.

For those not familar with CINDYTALK's work, it is a sound that straddles several genres at once... ambient abstract industrial cinematic glitch post-punk... Gordon Sharp was at one time perhaps best known for lending his angelic voice to several tracks on THIS MORTAL COIL's classic masterpiece 'It'll End In Tears' (4AD, 1984), but those tracks are nothing but a footnote in history for Sharp and Cindytalk... since 1982, Cindytalk has recorded half a dozen fiercly challenging albums of devastating beauty... and there is no end in sight for this seminal group."

Go to the BLUESANCT SITE if you want ordering info and such.

(not a very good photo, but you can see how gorgeous the record turned out!)

Sat, Oct. 4th, 2008, 03:05 am

Thu, Aug. 7th, 2008, 03:08 pm
Pawley's Island vacation

On vacation for a little over two weeks, with Sarah, her mom and Claudio (and then her dad next week), Edwin, Nick.

Started on my birthday with a long drive to the coast from B'ton. Stopped overnight in Asheville, and got some really amazing food and some great vinyl.

Last few days have been all about swimming just before dusk, going on excursions during the day to find air conditioning and various treasures, hanging out doing not much and enjoying the quiet dark nights.

See FLICKR for my photo journal of our trip.

Fri, Jul. 25th, 2008, 07:00 pm

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Tue, Jul. 1st, 2008, 11:42 pm
A day and a half with The Cure...

Simon (photo by me).

Marty and I just went to see The Cure in Cleveland, and it was so incredibly good!

Driving home I was trying to figure out how many times I had seen them, and guessed correct at 14 times... then, figuring they play between 2hr and 3.5hr sets, I figured out I had been in the presence of The Cure, performing, for over approx. 36hrs of my life.

Thanks to the amazing website THE CURE CONCERTS GUIDE (which I admittedly pour over for hours at a time), I have compiled a list of all the shows I've seen...

Warning: It get's really dorky under the LJ-CUT!Collapse )

Fri, Mar. 14th, 2008, 12:25 am

I just cleaned my living room for the first time in a LONG time... it mostly involved putting all the CDs away that were piling up on...

...yup, the TOP OF MY STEREOCollapse )

Sat, Mar. 8th, 2008, 01:43 pm
RIVS TOUR: from Spain to the east and north...

Home again; home again. Been back a week, getting things back into place and the store back up and running... I posted the rest of my tour photos on my FLICKR page...

And here, belated and with a certain air of forgetfulness (that stuff just disappears as soon as I get home, for some reason), is the rest of the tour recap...

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Sat, Feb. 23rd, 2008, 10:25 am
RIVS TOUR, FEB 20 08: Basque recap

So, Austrian Gay TV really DOES exist, it seems...

We had the day off yesterday, after an INCREDIBLE time in Croatia. Nathan and I decided to stay in Graz, halfway between Zagreb and Linz, and he randomly chose Hotel Daniel... which turned out to be the coolest, gayest, most Scandinavian hotel in all of Austria!

Here is a recap of the rest of Spain and on to Italia!

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