My brother took some video at my last gig at Melodies a couple weeks ago. Here are bits of Tuesday, Chasing Two Rabbits, and all of "Change the World/Rule the World". Alas, he caught both of my lyrical flubs that night...
Not seeing them in concert tonight at The Barclay Center, but this is still really cool:
You Won't. I saw these guys open for my former roommates and friends Lucius at Johnny Brenda's last year; their album Skeptic Goodbye has been on steady rotation ever since. Very genuine, very authentic artists and performers. Enjoy!
It's been a minute since my last post. Life has been busy, filled with teaching, coaching football, training for the Philly Marathon, grad courses at Drexel, and having no social life whatsoever. One of the unexpected joys of this fall has been getting to know three fantastic musicians, with whom I've formed a band. We've decided to adopt Juno Day as the band name, and it's rumored that Zac Halbrook may even make an appearance at our first gig this coming Friday at Strange Brew Coffee in South Philly. Here is a video of the new band rehearsing "Up"--with Jeremy Lawrence on bass, Mike Mahoney on drums, and Samantha Rise on vocals.
Had a couple friends in the audience tonight, which was nice. Played "Chalk Dust Torture" (Phish) and "Tuesday".
I played my third open mic at Milkboy Coffee in Ardmore, PA this past Tuesday. Played "Montana"--written last summer while living in "The Bromley House"--and "Legos"--the last Juno Day song to be completed before the final gig at Johnny Brenda's in 2009. Within the first few bars of "Montana" I dropped my pick...the video below picks up immediately after.
I played a solo set at Town Hall Coffee in Merion, PA this past Thursday. It was my first time playing a full set this year, and it was a great time. Thanks to Max Seidman for inviting me to open. Hoping to do more of this in the near future. Here's a video of "Up":
Chalk Dust Torture*
Chasing Two Rabbits >
Flannel Wind (Delphi)
I just played two songs at Milkboy Coffee in Ardmore, PA. Feeling pretty good. It was a pretty spontaneous decision, and I was slightly nervous. This was my first time playing out since December of last year. It was only my 3rd time ever playing/singing solo. All in all, voice is still a challenge for me, but I'm a little more confident. For my first public performance in seven months, I was pleased. I'm looking forward to doing it again next week.
I played two songs:
Here's some video:
Today is Flag Day. To commemorate the stars and stripes, here's a song that used to be called "Flag, No Wind" (pre-lyrics) and then, finally, "Flannel Wind (Delphi)." The first recording is from a practice session in early August 2009. The second recording is from our final gig, at Johnny Brenda's on 8/14/09. We wrote the lyrics two days before the gig:
Can't remember what we came here for
The summer still precedes us like folklore
We knew the only way to fly was to let go and try
But then we stumbled upon Tuesday and only wondered why
And all the "what if" conversation was quickly running dry
So now ours is a flag with no wind
Can't remember what we stayed here for
Options are decreasing, that's for sure
We flew to California thinking that we'd set sail
And all the prophecy foretold that we could not fail
But then we came ashore in Delphi and chased our tail
And we found no Aeolian wind
All these things
Recollect my dreams
Every passing day
Takes them farther away