Sometimes it's really overwhelming to me how giving complete strangers can be. If I'm being honest, I can't think of that many things that I do for the sake of others. However, I am confronted- almost on a daily basis- with the fact that there are genuine people out there that are doing simple things with a kind heart, that benefit me. There are people that send me encouraging emails, take pictures at shows, and record audio/video of shows to send to me. So, let me just say thank you to everyone who has been doing so.
One of those wonderful people is Mark Kennedy . He recorded some audio from a show recently and sent me the files. I should mention a couple of things here: 1. I was doing an acoustic show, and I'm really not much of a guitar player. 2. Many of the songs that night were by request. Both "Goodnight" and "The Sound Of Snow" were kind of impromptu acoustic versions. So go easy on me....
Here is a song that Radiohead recorded last year. It was dedicated to the last surviving World War I veteran in Britain. His name was Harry Patch. He died last year. It's a beautiful song; Jonny did the strings. Enjoy:
I filmed a couple of clips of me playing around on one of my favorite keyboards (actually, it belongs to Todd Gummerman). It's a Crumar DP-50. The first clip is really quiet, so you probably need headphones. The second and third are louder.
I found a really fun little electric guitar at a thrift store yesterday. It's a Teisco ET-100 from the mid 60's I believe.
I didn't know much about it, but it looked pretty (and it was really cheap), so I bought it. It appears as though the strings have never been changed, and they're pretty rusty. So I went back to my studio and recorded a little guitar idea over some drums I did the other night.
Today Elsie surprised me with a new camera! It's a little point and shoot camera that I've been looking at for a while.
I needed one for the upcoming tour (last time, I went out empty handed and had to beg people to send me shots from the shows...). Speaking of tours-
It looks like I will be headed out on the road again with the Sleeping At Last boys in the spring. I'll give some more details in the coming weeks.
I think I'm going to try to figure out how to post a bunch of my (older) songs on here. I'd really like to wean people off of myspace, and get them to come here instead. Any suggestions for a nice in-line player?
Another idea I had was to post all of my lyrics on here; possibly with photos or journal entries relating to the songs. If there is anything you'd be interested in hearing about on here, just let me know. I'm open for ideas.
By the way, I'm not sure if I ever posted this:
This was a custom illustration made by one of my favorite artists, Ashley Goldberg . She's amazing. And Ashley, if you happen to read this, I don't think I ever thanked you for making this. Thank you! That's all for now.
Thanks for reading,
Oh, and one last thing- I'm trying to fix up one of Elsie's old computers. It's a PowerBook G4 and it's running OS X 10.4.11 I believe. When I click on the "apple" and then "software update" it appears in the dock for only a moment, then disappears. Anyone ever run into this? I know that 10.5.0 was a whole new OS, so there may not be any actual updates, but it still seems fishy...
I have an unreasonable number of pictures of Suki on this computer, yet I'm having trouble finding them; I think someone may be deleting them... It's amazing how many things can be learned about parenting styles, just from having a dog. I guess this counts double when you have the most insane-energetic-red-bull- pug that ever lived. I've found out that I'm a pushover. It's not uncommon for Elsie to hear me say things like, "Look!! Suki pooped on the floor and she looks really embarrassed! Get the camera!".