Of Information And Belief (roba di gusto del 2017)

(Sempre grazie @thepulpit)

(L’ordine dei dischi è casualissimo)

Godspeed You! Black Emperor- Luciferian Towers
Shannon Wright – Division
Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun
The New Year – Snow
Piano Magic – Closure
Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked At Me
Christian Frederickson, Jason Noble, Ryan Rumery – The Painted Bird | Amidst
Lysistrata – The Thread
Adrian Crowley – Dark Eyed Messenger
Esmerine – Mechanics Of Dominion
Jessica Moss – Pools Of Light
Do Make Say Think – Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Memory Drwaings – The Nearest Exit
Michael Chapman – 50
The Necks – Unfold
Tara Jane O’Neil – Tara Jane O’Neil
Astrïd & Rachel Grimes-Through The Sparkle
Watter – History Of The Future
Colin Stetson – All This Is Do For Glory
Julie Byrne – Not Even Happiness
Balmorhea – Clear Language
Gunn-Trucinsky Duo – Bay Head
Slowdive – Slowdive
David Grubbs – Creep Mission
Allred & Broderick – Find The Ways
Visionary Hours – Beyond The White

Song Of The Day: Shipping News – Actual Blood

It was around this hour 3 years ago that I was stuck on 95 about 2 hours north of DC, on my way to the NIH complex. Kristin was there with Jason, he’d taken a nose dive after the clinical trial drugs he’d been given reeked havoc on his immune system. Heart attack, pneumonia, septic infection had settled in – but there was no chance, in my minds eye, that there would be death – I was going to support my sister-in-law, and to see my best man pull through, and grow strong again.
I was just giving my bride a hair-cut sass up – not trying to be overly dramatic, I likened my then mindset to the cover of the New York times on September 11th, 2001 – with images of hasidic jews signing contracts + a story about stem cell research, but no hint of what was to actually happen that day.
I was stuck in traffic on August 2nd, 2012, with images of a healthy JBN singing Depeche Mode covers in between set-list songs, fixin’ dinner at Woodbine and laughing his ass off at whatever, with no idea of what would happen within the next 48 hours.
Dear Forever Best Man, you are missed largely.

Jeff Mueller

Jason Noble

Song Of The Day: Shellac – Wingwalker

These tracks were recorded at a variety of live benefit shows around Louisville, KY for our dear friend Jason Noble who passed away August 4, 2012 after a 3 year battle with cancer.
Brian and Jason spent countless hours on phones and porches talking about the compilation. Proceeds were to benefit his on-going battle and help ease the financial burdens that accompanied. After his passing, it became a matter of putting out the music as a piece of art he had worked on and the world deserved to hear. The desire to make a physical product has remained strong but financially prohibitive so digital versions are being released with digital versions of the artwork and layouts as close to what had been envisioned as can be achieved through digital means.
The artists (musical and visual) that contributed to this project did so out of love for Jason. We were all inspired by and continue to be influenced by the man that he was and the spirit that lives on through his art, music, film, and memories embedded in all those touched by him along the years.
What was intended as a 2 disc CD set has been broken into 4 parts to showcase each of 4 interchangeable covers we had envisioned in the packaging. Furthermore, being released as digital (avoiding the cost of physical production) and “name your price”, the proceeds from this (if any) will be put back into the Louisville music community in some as of yet undetermined way.

WebSite: Coincident Pair Records

Jason Noble

Great Songs Of The Past : Rodan – Darjeeling

MP3 Rodan: Darjeeling

Fifteen Quiet Years out 06/11/2013

Fifteen Quiet Years

After being hidden away for the last several years, Fifteen Quiet Years – all the important Rodan recordings that fans of Rusty have long wished they could unearth! – will be released on June 11th via Quarterstick Records. A celebratory document four years in the making, the collection includes the 1994 BBC Peel session, together with all of Rodan’s long-out-of-print 7″s and compilation tracks.

Despite the brief time span of their existence (1992-1994), Rodan appeared on a surprising number of records. Aside from their classic (and only) full length album Rusty (1994 on Quarterstick Records), the band released the Aviary demo cassette, and the How The Winter Was Passed single. They also contributed tracks to the Compulsiv For Two, Inclined Plane, and Merry Christmas Is For Rockers compilations as well as released a song on the soundtrack to the film Half Cocked (in which they also acted), and recorded a brilliant session at the BBC studios in London for the John Peel show (unreleased until now).

All formats of the album will include a digital download of 10 bonus live recordings selected by Jason, Jeff, Tara, and Kevin from their extensive personal archives. The packaging for the vinyl album and CD was designed by Jason Noble and Jeff Mueller, and has been letterpress printed by Jeff Mueller at his own Dexterity Press studio.

Many artists make their mark in the world while writing and performing in their first or second band, and they never again reach or exceed the high water mark of their earliest artistic output. The members of Rodan are an unusual exception to this all-too-common artistic struggle. Jeff Mueller went on to play guitar and sing in the highly influential and well loved group June Of 44, and subsequently in the very heavy group Shipping News. Jason Noble played bass in the modern classical, indie-phenomena outfit Rachel’s, as well as in Shipping News (with Jeff Mueller). Tara Jane O’Neil contributed her lovely voice and distinct guitar playing to the newly formed The Sonora Pine (together with Kevin Coultas), as well as the duo Retsin. Subsequent to the breakup of The Sonora Pine in 1998, Tara Jane began a solo career as TJO. Kevin Coultas continued to collaborate with Jason Noble (playing drums in Rachel’s), and with Tara Jane O’Neil as the drummer for The Sonora Pine.


Jason Molina

Qui lo amiamo molto. Del resto appare una roba facile e scontata. Jason Molina, in ogni sua forma, riesce a coniugare tradizione, dolenza, rivisitazione folk e minimalismo rock. Come i grandi. Essendo, per inerzia, un grande.

Jason non esce con dischi dal 2009. Per una malattia, dura e cinicamente costosa da affrontare. Un pò, anche se differente nella forma, una situazione simile a quella sofferta da Jason Noble. Per Noble, tante, tantissime persone si sono date da fare. E ancora lo fanno, per la moglie Kristin, tramite donazioni o concerti benefit. Lo stesso è possibile per Molina. Sperando che presto, prestissimo, possa regalarci pezzi come questo.

Jason Noble

Jason Noble da principio era un eroe. Nel senso più vero del termine, almeno per quanto mi riguarda. Poi Jason Noble è anche diventata una bella persona reale. Conosciuto per un’intervista, potevi trovarti gli auguri di buon anno nella casella di posta elettronica. Nel frattempo Jason Noble lottava come un eroe (ancora) contro una malattia di merda. Kristin, sua moglie, non poteva non essere eroica nel restare sempre al suo fianco. Sul modello delle frasi un pò idiote, dietro un grande uomo c’è una grande donna, che a volte qualche verità la racchiudono. Jason Noble per me era un po’ Louisville, cioè il posto più bello del mondo. Io lo ricordo solo così.

E’ ancora disponibile In Pleasant Company, una splendida raccolta di canzoni che amici vari hanno realizzato per aiutare le notevoli spese mediche che Jason doveva affrontare. Oggi questo può essere un aiuto a Kristin.

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