Monthly archives: February 2011

goodbye national freedom

goodbye national freedom

Good times. The best. Thank you to Sarah & Dan for sharing their talents with this next album. Thank you to the family Swift for being such beautiful humans. Thank you to Damien for letting me be a part of LP10 & of this music in so many ways. I still vote that the album be called RITUAL CAVE, but I think I'm outvoted by... everyone. [Ba? BA.] [...]

Done in 5 days

Done in 5 days

Well. That's a bit misleading. Swift & Damien finished an album's worth of songs in that time. But they're hardly done. In a way, they're just warming up for a full month of recording this summer. It's going to be good. Hard to believe with that schedule that they had extensive amounts of time to go record shopping & make runs to Dickie Jo's. It was done so q[...]

LP10: day one

LP10:  day one

Yesterday afternoon, Damien officially began his TENTH record. Naturally, in the time it took Shealynn and I to run out and get burgers, he and Swift recorded 5 immaculate tracks of guitar & vocals. Two hours later, 4 more. Their pace is inspiring, as is the end product. /// We began our trip down to the studio on Friday, with a stop in Tacoma to see Case S[...]

preview: notes from home

preview: notes from home

Last Wednesday, I had the privilege of attending the latest show in the Notes from Home series, curated by Dylan Priest & Tyler Kalberg. Along with Laura Musselman, I was asked to document the evening in photos as they took video & Zach Varnell captured audio. The performers? Colin Reynolds, Damien Jurado, and John Vanderslice. It would be hard to overstate the [...]

LIGHTNESS

LIGHTNESS

Today is my 31st birthday. Or, as my 18 year old sister likes to put it, 'the start of my 4th decade.' Auspicious! I picked this important day to make an important announcement. You might notice one word missing from this site in the past week. The word? Photography. It's not that I won't continue to take photos; asking me to get rid of my camera would be[...]