In my childhood, this was something my dad would play somewhat often on an 8 track. I can still remember the ripples the label on the cassette had. That’s kind of weirdly specific memory, but there it is.
Now that’s a headline, ain’t it.
I wish I would have caught this on the original air date — I would have had time. I would likely have been enjoying my post-school snack of microwaved cheese and crackers. Is Donahue even still alive?
An important question.
The opening Act: Nilüfer Yanya
Third and last volume here. This covers the “college years,” or basically approximately 1-3 years after everything in the first two posts. There were no bands to speak of, yet for recording it was somewhat of a prolific period.
This is a very good promo.
This is oversharing of stuff from the other band. Same time period. A bit more accomplished and polished by comparison. Also played in a living room, not a basement. Although this band once dropped in and jammed in the basement of the other band. That was an awkward afternoon.
Technically the full 2014 KEXP performance, and technically something I think I posted already, but way back in 2014 perhaps and on the ODeck. Still sounding good.
These are a few of my oldest, and worst recordings. I used to refer to them as my “blackmail recordings.” I’m pulling them out of the darkness and into the light because it’s been so long at this point that they’re now more of an amusing curiosity, a peek into the past.
A kind of throwaway track I recorded when noodling around with some presets on a synth-type instrument that was new at the time. The vibe is quite relaxed in nature.
When I fired up the car tonight the radio came on and a cover of Billy Jean was playing. In just a few bars I tried Soundhounding and Shazaming it to see who it was, but nothing came up. Turns out they were playing live at the local radio station. All the band members are still in high school not too far from me. The…