11.28.2009 at 8:00 PM
So im in Indianapolis and LOVE their record stores. Asheville has a good selection but this shit is just next level. I guess bigger city. Ive been to a few other big cities and looked for records all day but there is something about Indy record stores. I guess because it gets so damn cold out here more people stay inside and find good music so the stores are just meeting the demand. But you dont really hear about too many artists coming from Indy, Chicago is a hub though... I have spent days digging in Chicago and they have good shops too but they seem to be leaning in a different direction. It almost seems as though they are catering to an older crowd.
I picked up a few choice records today, the store pictured was my favorite and has been my favorite place to dig since I first went there in high school (Indy CD and Vinyl). We were planning on driving up to Chi town today but I am happy we stayed here in Indy. I am missing North Carolina though. The midwest just doesn't feel like home. Its way too serious for me....
This other picture is from a few weeks ago at my favorite used record shop in Asheville. The dudes who own it/work there have a great sense of humor and always have the best labels.
This picture is from the "EASY LISTENING" section. Im home sick for my little mountains.
at 1:27 AM
My buddy Preston was kind enough to do a remix of the single from my forthcoming album with the talented vocalist Cleverly Hustle. He has been playing music for a hell of a long time and been working on some brilliant solo stuff for a while now and is coming into his own as a producer. He did an unreal job of giving this song a different texture while retaining a similar vibe. The pace of the song is much more up beat and bubbly than the original and I think that really adds something special to the mix. His creative use of delays, glitches, and drums create a different view of the song not before possible. AND HE SENT AN MP3!!!!
Preston makes some really diverse music ranging from classic rock to electronic to hip hop to experimental/ambient to playing guitar in a Ramones cover band. We have played together along with our buddy Forrest as Electric Exploding Giraffes. Preston on drums, Forrest on samplers and vox, and me on organ.
He releases his diverse collection of solo music as Willie Sherman and has a new album coming out later this year/early next year. He released his debut solo album this summer, Greenhouse Spectrum. He is also a budding and talented film maker. Here is a short film Preston wrote, shot, directed, and edited. Staring our buds Zach, Tim, Reba Cat, and myself.
at 1:04 AM