Here’s a little video we shot of “The Archaeologist” last night at Semifinal. The sound didn’t come out as well as I hoped, but at least it’ll give you an idea. I think this was musically one of the best shows we’ve played in a long time. Too bad the Siberian weather we’ve been having probably deterred a few potential audience members from making it out. See you next time!
Apparently, the German translation of SLKJ is “Der finnische Löwe und der tote Hase”!
Today is the day I finally finished my digital mini-Doppelgänger version of “The Plains,” called “The Plains, Wide Open, Alive.” This is a link to where you can download it and/or buy it from Bandcamp. It’s a collection of songs from the album recorded in our rehearsal space (with a bunch of overdubs), arranged to reflect the songs as they are played live - or, more precisely, how they would be if I had a nice, big choir of backing vocalists. It isn’t strictly a live album, but we recorded the drums and harmonium live, and built up from there. One might think of this as my last farewell to “The Plains” before recording my next album. I hope you like it. I’m keeping “The Plains, Wide Open, Alive” payment-optional all month. Enjoy it, share it, spread the word! This is my gift to all of you.
P.S. Janne Lastumäki played drums on the album and helped record it. Katri Onnela played electric organ. Gratitude!
We’re busy booking a full-band European tour for this spring! I can’t wait to be on the road again. Á propos, I’m pleased to announce our collaboration with booking agent Christian “Kirmes” Kühr at Eine Welt aus Hack. He’s the man to get in touch with if you want us at your venue! Find him at the Eine Welt aus Hack homepage.
See you soon!
…And what makes me extra happy is that they picked up on the Little Richard reference!
Rumba has been very kind in blogging just about everything I put out, lately, making me feel all warm and fuzzy. Thank you.
Ok. Here is the latest fruit of my creative fidgeting.
SLKJ presents: “The Angel of Death”
(…But its name might as well be “Don’t Let Them Shame You Out Of Your Pathos.”)
I’m a playlist candidate for Amazing Radio, via the Audition show, in the UK and online, today. To make it, I need votes.