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Re-Pete: Comeback

1st Oct 09 (Thu) Leave a comment

You’ve heard of re-tweeting, right?  Well, here’s my re-posting of the lovely YouTube documentary unfolding real-time surrounding Peter Mulvey‘s Long Haul Bike TourRe-Peteing, as it were.  The original blog (with words and video edited by Kathy Wittman):

Peter Mulvey: Comeback (Kathy’s blog)

Peter’s tour route was HERE (map).  He rode with his show opener Brianna Lane.  Check out Peter’s new record, Letters from a Flying Machine:

Keep up with Kathy’s road blog at:
http://www.kathywittman.com/mulvey/long_haul_blog/
Or via RSS at:
http://www.kathywittman.com/mulvey/long_haul_blog/rss.xml

~Dan – np: SF Jazz Collective (Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Miguel Zenon, etc) – Live 2009

Re-Pete: 7 more

24th Sep 09 (Thu) 1 comment

You’ve heard of re-tweeting, right?  Well, here’s my re-posting of the lovely YouTube documentary unfolding real-time surrounding Peter Mulvey‘s Long Haul Bike TourRe-Peteing, as it were.  The original blog (with words and video edited by Kathy Wittman):

Peter Mulvey: 7 more (Kathy’s blog)

Peter’s tour route is HERE (map).  He is riding with his show opener Brianna Lane.  Check out Peter’s new record, Letters from a Flying Machine:

Keep up with Kathy’s road blog at:
http://www.kathywittman.com/mulvey/long_haul_blog/
Or via RSS at:
http://www.kathywittman.com/mulvey/long_haul_blog/rss.xml

~Dan – np: FailureFantastic Planet


Re-Pete: Vermont

22nd Sep 09 (Tue) Leave a comment

You’ve heard of re-tweeting, right?  Well, here’s my re-posting of the lovely YouTube documentary unfolding real-time surrounding Peter Mulvey‘s Long Haul Bike TourRe-Peteing, as it were.  The original blog (with words and video edited by Kathy Wittman):

Peter Mulvey: Vermont (Kathy’s blog)

Peter’s tour route is HERE (map).  He is riding with his show opener Brianna Lane.  Check out Peter’s new record, Letters from a Flying Machine:

Keep up with Kathy’s road blog at:
http://www.kathywittman.com/mulvey/long_haul_blog/
Or via RSS at:
http://www.kathywittman.com/mulvey/long_haul_blog/rss.xml

~Dan – np: Orange Tulip ConspiracyOrange Tulip Conspiracy


Re-Pete: Day 5

15th Sep 09 (Tue) Leave a comment

You’ve heard of re-tweeting, right?  Well, here’s my re-posting of the lovely YouTube documentary unfolding real-time surrounding Peter Mulvey‘s Long Haul Bike TourRe-Peteing, as it were.  The original blog (with words and video edited by Kathy Wittman):

Day 5: To Canada (Kathy’s blog)

Peter’s tour route is HERE (map).  He is riding with his show opener Brianna Lane.  Check out Peter’s new record, Letters from a Flying Machine:

Keep up with Kathy’s road blog at:
http://www.kathywittman.com/mulvey/long_haul_blog/
Or via RSS at:
http://www.kathywittman.com/mulvey/long_haul_blog/rss.xml

~Dan – np: Sufjan StevensThe BQE

no free download or torrent here


Re-Pete: Day 4

14th Sep 09 (Mon) Leave a comment

You’ve heard of re-tweeting, right?  Well, here’s my re-posting of the lovely YouTube documentary unfolding real-time surrounding Peter Mulvey‘s Long Haul Bike TourRe-Peteing, as it were.  The original blog (with words and video edited by Kathy Wittman):

Day 4: Andy and the Ark (Kathy’s blog)

Peter’s tour route is HERE (map).  He is riding with his show opener Brianna Lane.  Check out Peter’s new record, Letters from a Flying Machine:

Keep up with Kathy’s road blog at:
http://www.kathywittman.com/mulvey/long_haul_blog/
Or via RSS at:
http://www.kathywittman.com/mulvey/long_haul_blog/rss.xml

~Dan – np: That1GuyThe Moon is Disgusting


Re-Pete: Day 3

13th Sep 09 (Sun) Leave a comment

You’ve heard of re-tweeting, right?  Well, here’s my re-posting of the lovely YouTube documentary unfolding real-time surrounding Peter Mulvey‘s Long Haul Bike TourRe-Peteing, as it were.  The original blog (with words and video edited by Kathy Wittman):

Day 3: Brianna bonus (Kathy’s blog)

Peter’s tour route is HERE (map).  He is riding with his show opener Brianna Lane.  Check out Peter’s new record, Letters from a Flying Machine:

Keep up with Kathy’s road blog at:
http://www.kathywittman.com/mulvey/long_haul_blog/
Or via RSS at:
http://www.kathywittman.com/mulvey/long_haul_blog/rss.xml

~Dan – np: Elysian FieldsDreams That Breathe Your Name

Re-Pete: Day 1 & 2

12th Sep 09 (Sat) Leave a comment

You’ve heard of re-tweeting, right?  Well, here’s my re-posting of the lovely YouTube documentary unfolding real-time surrounding Peter Mulvey‘s Long Haul Bike TourRe-Peteing, as it were.  The original blog (with words and video edited by Kathy Wittman):

The Day Before (video link)

Day 1: Long Haul Tour (Kathy’s blog)

Day 2: To Kalamazoo (Kathy’s blog)

Peter’s tour route is HERE (map).  He is riding with his show opener Brianna Lane.  Check out Peter’s new record, Letters from a Flying Machine:

Keep up with Kathy’s road blog at:
http://www.kathywittman.com/mulvey/long_haul_blog/
Or via RSS at:
http://www.kathywittman.com/mulvey/long_haul_blog/rss.xml

~Dan – np: The BeatlesRevolver {mono}

no free downloads of torrents

bike ride tours, any speed vinyl, the bqe, a van & streaming ‘deth

11th Sep 09 (Fri) Leave a comment

5 music news stories… Peter Mulvey, Holy Fuck, Sufjan Stevens, David Bazan/Pedro the Lion and Megadeth…

So, Peter Mulvey has toured all over the world.  A few years back, he started also doing some bike tours within his own state.  Well, he just embarked on his “Long Haul” Tour in support of his new, fantastic record Letters from a Flying Machine.

He’s riding 1,100 miles from Grand Rapids, MI to Northampton, MA on The Long Haul Tour, September 9 – 26.  His friend, and presumably co-rider, Kathy Wittman will be blogging about it as it goes on.  The daily blog will be HERE.  Here’s his tour path, created via the Google based on his gigs along the route:

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He’ll be in Oregon (Portland and Eugene) in early November.  Not part of the bike tour, but I’ll be glad to see him nonetheless.  In fact, he might be less worn out from riding so much.  Getting to see him twice in one weekend is gonna be fantastic… PS- go to PeterMulvey.com for info on the new record.  Seriously, it’s good, folks!

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Next up… a vinyl you can play at either 33 1/3 or 45 rpm…

This one from Off the International Radar including a remix by fellow Toronto’ans Holy Fuck.  I don’t know about the rest of the songs on “Hot Lips,” but the Holy Fuck collaboration features “Holy Radar” – which is a reworking of OTIR’s “E bowl of Iris.”  Holy Fuck sped up the original recording on a record player in studio and then played along and added their own layers.  So, at 33 1/3, you’ll hear OTIR with a slowed down HF; and on 45 rpm, you’ll hear HF with a sped-up OTIR.  You can listen to the “as normally played” version of the song on OITR‘s MySpace page.  There is also ordering links there as well.

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Sufjan StevensThe BQE (as reported here) is coming out in limited edition vinyl (in addition to the CD/DVD combo).  It’s now up for pre-order at the Asthmatic Kitty store and over at Amazon.  Also, in the news, Sufjan will be playing his 2004 album Seven Swans in its entirety at ATP NYC this weekend. ATP = All Tomorrow’s Parties (festival).

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Help (Pedro the Lion) David Bazan buy a tour van… click the picture for more info…

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And to round it out with some metal… Megadeth‘s latest record, Endgame, is out next week (9/15/09).  It’s streaming in its entirety on the MySpaces

out 9/15

~Dan – np: The BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band {mono}

no torrents or free downloads here

McKay, Porcupine Tree, Mulvey & Bazan news

6th Aug 09 (Thu) Leave a comment

Music news that I care about seems to be hitting often lately…

Nellie McKay‘s album that was supposed to be outlast fall,” will finally be out “this fall.”  No album name, but we at least have a street date – October 13th.  There’s not much more content over at the Direct Current Music website; so I hope they are right on this one… .COM, .NET, and .ORG have failed to provide any corroboration.  I hope “this fall” doesn’t turn into “next fall“… yet again.

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Porcupine Tree just put their newest one, The Incident (due out 9/15 in the U.S.), up for pre-order.  Much like Steven Wilson’s Insurgentes, this one has a deluxe edition that would make the Pope curse.  It looks freakin’ gorgeous (and huge)…

On the pre-order page there’s a video of PT frontman Steven Wilson talking about what’s to be included.  Oh, it’s a’spensive, but it makes sense if you’ve ever read this “1,000 True Fans” article by Kevin Kelly.  Not to say that only the “true fans” will buy it, but, well… anyway, the article is a good read…

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One of my favorite singer-songwriters Peter Mulvey is coming through the PacNW in November.  One Portland date that I may try to make, and one Eugene date that I will make.  He’s also got a new one coming out (in September on Signature Sounds).  It’s called Letters from a Flying Machine

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Here are his 2009 tourdates (as of now):

  • Mon 08/10/09 – Saugatuck, MI – Saugatuck Center For The Arts
  • Wed 09/09/09 – Grand Rapids, MI – Wealthy Street Theatre
  • Thu 09/10/09 – Kalamazoo, MI – The Strutt
  • Fri 09/11/09 – Lansing, MI – Creole Gallery
  • Sat 09/12/09 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
  • Tue 09/15/09 – Buffalo, NY – 9th Ward
  • Sun 09/20/09 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Caffe Lena
  • Thu 09/24/09 – Cambridge, MA – Lizard Lounge
  • Fri 09/25/09 – Cambridge, MA – Passim Folk Music & Cultural Center
  • Sat 09/26/09 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
  • Sun 09/27/09 – Norfolk, CT – Infinity Hall
  • Fri 10/09/09 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
  • Sat 10/10/09 – Evanston, IL – SPACE
  • Thu 10/22/09 – The Hague, Netherlands – Transvaria
  • Fri 10/23/09 – Bakkeveen, Netherlands – De Slotplaats
  • Sat 10/24/09 – Bemmel, Netherlands – Top
  • Wed 11/04/09 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
  • Sat 11/07/09 – Portland, OR – Alberta Street Pub
  • Sun 11/08/09 – Eugene, OR – Sam Bond’s Garage
  • Thu 11/12/09 – Felton, CA – Don Quixote’s Int’l Music Hall
  • Sat 11/14/09 – San Diego, CA – Acoustic Music San Diego
  • Fri 11/20/09 – Burlington, VT – UVM Recital Hall
  • Sat 11/21/09 – Framingham, MA – Amazing Things Art Center
  • Tue 12/01/09 – Fairbanks, AK – College Coffeehouse
  • Wed 12/02/09 – Fairbanks, AK – College Coffeehouse
  • Thu 12/03/09 – Tok, AK – Fast Eddy’s
  • Sat 12/05/09 – Anchorage, AK – Snow Goose Theatre
  • Sun 12/06/09 – Palmer, AK – Vagabond Blues
  • Tue 12/08/09 – Kodiak, AK – Golden Anchor
  • Fri 12/11/09 – Denver, CO – Swallow Hill Music Association

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(photo by Ryan Russell)
no, the Office’s Jon Krasinski is not hitting the road with Mr Bazan

And as reported earlier, indie-rocker David Bazan is hitting the road with a band (but not to be mistaken as a “Pedro the Lion reunion”).  Announced yesterday on db.com (but unofficially announced at the Eugene house show the other day), he’ll be in Portland in November (the day before Peter Mulvey, actually).  Anyway, here are the Bazan band members and tour dates.  Eric Elbogen: guitar (Say Hi), Andy Fitts: keyboards + guitar (Aqueduct), Casey Foubert: drums (Richard Swift, Sufjan Stevens), and Blake Wescott: guitar (long-time Bazan collaborator).

  • 10/01 – San Francisco CA – Independent
  • 10/02 – Costa Mesa CA – Detroit Bar
  • 10/03 – San Diego CA – Casbah
  • 10/04 – Los Angeles CA – Troubadour
  • 10/05 – Tucson AZ – Solar Culture
  • 10/07 – Austin TX – Mohawk
  • 10/08 – Denton TX – Dan’s Silverleaf
  • 10/09 – Memphis TN – Hi-Tone Café
  • 10/10 – Murray KY – Lovett Auditorium / Murray State
  • 10/11 – Birmingham AL – Bottletree
  • 10/13 – Orlando FL – The Social
  • 10/14 – Atlanta GA – Drunken Unicorn
  • 10/15 – Chapel Hill NC – Cat’s Cradle
  • 10/16 – Washington DC – Black Cat
  • 10/17 – Philadelphia PA – Kung Fu Necktie
  • 10/18 – New York NY – Bowery Ballroom
  • 10/20 – Cambridge MA – TT the Bear’s +
  • 10/21 – Montreal QC – Il Motore
  • 10/22 – Toronto ON – Lee’s Palace
  • 10/23 – Pontiac MI – Pike Room
  • 10/24 – Chicago IL – TBA
  • 10/25 – Champaign IL – Highdive
  • 10/27 – Madison WI High – Noon Saloon
  • 10/28 – Minneapolis MN – Turf Club
  • 10/29 – Iowa City IA – The Picador
  • 10/30 – Lawrence KS – Jackpot Saloon
  • 10/31 – Omaha NE – Slowdown
  • 11/01 – Denver CO – Hi Dive
  • 11/02 – Salt Lake City UT – Kilby Court
  • 11/05 – Vancouver BC – Media Club
  • 11/06 – Portland OR – Mississippi Studios
  • 11/07 – Seattle WA – Neumos

all dates with Say Hi
+ TW Walsh in Boston

Yep… this is gonna be one packed fall of music for me.  Yippie!

~Dan – np: Drain STHFreaks of Nature

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