Takoma's one-offs and obscurities

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that's the one i have. i had it out today and my 2 1/2 year old saw and was like: "whoooooa what is THAT."

tylerw, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 01:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

your kid = good aesthetic taste

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 01:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Show him the post of the cover of Thing In The Nursery Window--maybe when he's a little older?

dow, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 02:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha, i think she'd be into that cover right now.

tylerw, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anybody heard this?

dow, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

dow the fahey/lang/leo thing you posted is the one i have, really great stuff

it's kinda funny cuz the dudes are soo stylistically similar at that point it's kinda hard to tell them apart

the penultimate prophets (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

hiow do you guys feel about norman blake? i like his takoma studio record more than the takoma live LP; it's his rounder & flying fish LPs that really kill me sometimes...

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've only heard whiskey before breakfast, but i like it a lot. is that on rounder? can't remember.

tylerw, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

that is one i don't have! sounds great though..
i'm listening to "back home in sulphur springs" (on rounder) atm and it's so great. i also rate "blackberry blossom" and "the fields of november" highly. i think they're on flying fish.

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm kind of in love with "slow train to georgia" but I don't actually own that record, a friend played it for me. he seems great, though, need to check him out further.

tylerw, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

his records are not rare and usually pretty cheap.

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.steveearle.net/homeincludes/chapter.htm

^^ norman blake interview/article

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

guess it's kind of a steve earle article too!

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

wonderful cover

omar little, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

lycurgus is a dope record.

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really love Blackberry Blossom by Norman Blake, actually I've liked everything I gotten on Flying Fish. Recently I found

which was released on Hogeye records but reissued on Flying Fish, really nice country folk record. I need more flying fish, there ought to be a thread....

JacobSanders, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Back in the 70s, we were having a plastic suburban house party, playing the first three Aerosmith albums over and over and over, 'til I finally freaked out and flipped on the TV. There was Norman, just picking away: not speedy and flashy, but cutting across, unstoppable. We were the ones who stopped, looked, and even listened. My first Norman Blake experience, unless you count my already having had whiskey before breakfast. You can also find a number of situations involving Norman (and sometimes Nancy) on The Steam-Powered Preservation Society's download/stream site, http://thespps.org However! They don't have a search function, so you gotta scroll down and read the descriptions of the sets, and even so, let your finger linger on the download link, while you write it down, cos when you get into the archive you'll see a whole dizzying tower of links, not nec near yr target. Or you can just do a control + F search for a name you're looking for in there, and hit info under a promising label, sometimes get a pretty thorough commentary that way. Being of the jazzier-grass tendency, I also searched for and found clements & friends (Vassar w Grisman etc), Tony Trischka, Peter Rowan (w a line-up incl Trischka & Statman), Country Gazette etc. Blake plays w Tut Taylor alot, so check their Tut stash. Oh yeah, they also work as a duo at the Marin County Bluegrass Festival of 1974, which also involves Garcia and Grisman in various line-ups, plus Doc & Merle, Jim & Jesse, Frank Wakefield, and a monster Nitty Gritty Dirt Band set folding in several of the above and more. Can find that w no trouble at
http://smadacounty.blogspot.com He's also got lots of Garcia, w Dead and others, Townes, etc etc. See the reposts link in left rail for complete list.

dow, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

hey y'all takoma buffs

do you think there would be enough interest if someone were to try to do a kickstarter (fairly modest in scope, like maybe 3-5Kish) to have peter lang do a recording of 12 string instrumentals at a nice studio (for limited vinyl release + maybe CD plus whatever extras?)

would any of you be into that personally?

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeahhh, i'd support that!

tylerw, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm down!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

if it got going, i'd try to get the word out via my blog. also, this one would be good: http://delta-slider.blogspot.com ... I think it's pretty much ground zero for american primitive guitar bloggin'. i know the guy and I'm sure he'd want to promote it.

tylerw, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

cool yeah just had a convo last nite w/someone close to lang and i was like that sound like a cool idea

do dudes in europe probably know lang too you think?

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

probably... that lang/fahey/kottke must have made it over there?

i'd support such a kickstarter at whatever level was necc to get a nice record in the mail whenever it was ready.

also, tyler, that blog is great! never seen it before, but i'm not much of a blog reader or downloader. but i like records.

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, it's a nice one, lots of good stuff.
i'm sure Lang is at least a little bit known in europe -- i mean, probably as much as in the USA.

tylerw, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

i just bought a record on ebay cuz of that blog.
will probably buy many more in the weeks to come.

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

sweet! this thing is pretty excellent actually: http://delta-slider.blogspot.com/2012/04/rc-johnston-fahey-project.html

tylerw, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

just got a promo of Digging in the Dust : Home Recordings 1976 by Mark Fosson, out next month on Tomkins Sq. Drag City put out his "Lost Takoma Sessions" a few years back. A little crossover w/ that, but this might actually sound better, despite being home demos. Really a great 12-string player, in the Kottke mode. you can stream it over yonder: http://www.fretboardjournal.com/audio/mark-fosson-digging-dust-exclusive-stream

tylerw, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 17:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

:D thanks for the tip tyler.

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 7 June 2012 15:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's pretty beautiful! amazing 12-string tone.

tylerw, Thursday, 7 June 2012 15:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

wow! great find!

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 7 June 2012 17:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

speaking of which, anything come of that peter lang kickstarter campaign?

tylerw, Thursday, 7 June 2012 17:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

nah i keep meaning to call my friend, it was more talk over beers but we should!

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 7 June 2012 18:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

those fosson demos sound GREAT, thank you

sonderangerbot, Thursday, 7 June 2012 19:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

Listening to the Fosson collection now -- indeed, really spectacular listen and just beautifully recorded for home demos as well. It all sounds very un-1976, somehow.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

Thanks Tyler I hadn't heard of this. Hey Ian, has any progress been made on the Homegas reissue you're friends were working on?

JacobSanders, Monday, 18 June 2012 00:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't think so, Jacob, nothing that I've heard. Keegan has been wrapped up doing the F.J. McMahon reissue. I think he wants to do a Tucker Zimmerman record next; he actually hasn't mentioned the Homegas project in a while.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 18 June 2012 01:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

Really stoked about a F.J. McMahon reissue!

JacobSanders, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

:D it's a good record, and this is gonna sound better than the boot. i have heard the test pressing.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 18 June 2012 03:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

Is the boot you're referring to the UK CD on Revola?

Lil' Kim Philby (Call the Cops), Monday, 18 June 2012 06:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

I have not heard the CD.. there was an LP bootleg from maybe 10 years ago or so. Paste-on cover, no label info, mediocre sound.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 18 June 2012 16:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

GUYS!

GUESS WHO'S WIFE GOT HIM 6 GUITAR LESSONS WITH PETER LANG FOR FATHER'S DAY???
XD

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 15:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

wife otm

tylerw, Tuesday, 19 June 2012 16:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

result!

gonna send him to outer space, to hug another face (NickB), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 16:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

pretty excited, i just need to call the west bank school of music to schedule

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 16:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

that is cool, i wanted to take lessons with a takoma-style dude who lived around here, but he moved away. keep us posted on how it goes! when is Transfiguration of the Upper Mississippi Shakedown scheduled to be released, anyway?

tylerw, Tuesday, 19 June 2012 16:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

!!! awesome matt.

one dis leads to another (ian), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 16:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

haha yeah i don't know when i'm going to schedule them, i almost feel like i'm too shitty to take lessons from him now

but at the end of the day just even being able to geek out and be in the same room, watch him play stuff etc

my friend that took lessons from him had a bunch of handouts from him like tabbed out sheet music for "in christ there is no east or west" by fahey and stuff like that :)

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 16:45 (1 year ago) Permalink


full scans of this book over here: http://delta-slider.blogspot.com/2010/02/best-of-john-fahey-guitar-tab.html

tylerw, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 19:31 (1 year ago) Permalink


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