Three years in the making, this work, released Jan 1st, is a mixture of recordings done in the Garden studio at Shoreditch and Hume’s home studio in east London. Joining her in this collaboration were Quinta (Bat for Lashes, Phil Selway) on saw and viola, Chris Letcher on guitar, Wesley Gibbens on drums and Andrew Joseph contributing some additional bass work. Influenced by poets like Silvia Plath and Emily Dickenson, Hume’s songs are distinctly rhythmic and unfolding. Continue reading
Imagine the uplifting sound of the Beach Boys with a melancholy undertone, the retro surfrock of Weezer void of grunge guitars, or the Indie dream pop sound of Yo La Tengo without the plunges into experimental noise. Think of those things and you’ve approached the sound of Cleveland based Gomez Addams. His January release, ‘Summer Viking’ is relaxed and breezy, a work reminiscent of a simpler time.
The road less traveled is the road that never ends. And now I’m sad to hear you’re moving on this year. Been watching you for the past decade and more, doing demo to painful memories, constructing new beginnings. I like your mid-life skater dude attitude. Is there anything you can’t do?
If I can make my connection with no detours. I wanna be in your arms tonight. I wanna feel the sweet sunshine and your lips, honey, touching mine. “It’s gonna be a long night!”
Thanks for connecting to people’s needs, healing their hurts, building new lives. Thanks for being hip awesome incredible you. Thanks for leadership and teamwork and community. Thanks for showing us that we too can make a difference.
This is the beginning, a beautiful beginning, this is the beginning of the end of the road. “And now there’s just one thing left to say” – TY PENNINGTON, YOU’RE MY HERO! – “Welcome home, family. Welcome home.”
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 50 trips to carry that many people.