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In total geek form, because we like smoke monsters and records, we present every song played on a certain HI-FI from deep underground - somewhere between Australia and Los Angeles.
I, along with so many others recently, have been wow’ed by Jimmy Fallon’s spot-on Neil Young impersonation. Even the camera crew appropriates the style of the 1971 Neil Young performance of ‘Heart of Gold,’ complete with superimposed vignettes from multiple angles. On top of that, Fallon’s covering the Fresh Prince makes for a wonderfully bizarre few minutes. Check it out -
And then watch ‘ol Shakey himself – with an endearing introduction as he fumbles for the right harmonica and then plays ‘Heart of Gold’ -
I went diving through a spindle full of old discs today and came up with a scan one of the first collages I ever made. I was hanging out late one night with the Dismals at Studio By The Tracks in B’ham, and before I knew it I had scissors in one hand, modge podge in the other. It opened up a whole new world for me. I just wish this first one was actually good. But, you gotta start somewhere and its fun to think back to so long ago.
All great music, all released today. We are especially excited to be currently at work on posters for Califone and BHP as they both tour in support of their new records. Also, our best pal Chris Lawson did the artwork for Orenda Fink’s Ask the Night and co-wrote most of the lyrics on the record. If only we had a Scandinavian connection we could make this four for four on our tangential Kevin Bacon-like connections to these bands.
Designer Jackie Lay brilliantly animated Tom Waits’s “Eggs & Sausage” using typography.
As poster artists, it’s always a treat whenever you get to create art for musicians you’ve been into for a long time. Ours is one of those bands for us. Jimmy Gnecco has arguably one of the best and most skillful voices out there today. This will be a great show.