@ALIVE ARKHIVE posted a number of videos on YouTube from last Saturday night’s show at Saxon Pub. The most intriguing is a 55 minute “extended session” that features some new music and old favorites. Check it out
John Ochwat – a blogger whose “First Person Irregular” covers his passion for writing, the environment and drumming – wrote an interesting piece called “Saturday in Austin, Texas: Frosty and the Amazing One-Handed Drum Solo”. Its a great musing on what makes Frosty such a pro, particularly to drummers. Check it out, here.
One thing about YouTube, there’s almost nothing you can’t find on there.Thanks to @dennyr3, you can experience a little of what it was like to be there at the beginning. Check it out:
Soulhat @ Sig House – 1 of 6 – “My Man Joe”
Soulhat @ Sig House – 2 of 6 – “Garbage Man”, “Build It Up, Tear It Down”
Soulhat @ Sig House – 3 of 6 – “Build It Up, Tear It Down”, “Psychological Bone”
Soulhat @ Sig House – 4 of 6 – “Psychological Bone”, “Mailbox”
Soulhat @ Sig House – 5 of 6 – “Prayin for Rain”
Soulhat @ Sig House – 6 of 6 – Love Me Now (End)
According to Adam, “Music is an entertainment slash art form that doesn’t suffer B.S. well…but other than Green Day we haven’t had a lot of protest music over the past few decades….I’m always amazed how even small local bands stay away from the fact that our country is being ripped off, polarized and lied to by huge corporations that don’t pay taxes and weirdo billionaires who inherited all their money. Finally some musician friends of mine in Austin, Texas (the home of music as far as I’m concerned) called my bluff and said, “If you write the lyrics we’ll record the songs.” So we did. The band is called English Teeth (Kevin Hoetger, Kevin McKinney, and Kyle Crusham)…we recorded for four days in Austin and it was a blast. And just like that we were ready to release our EP of protest music.”
Their site – Public Domain Protest Song – launched today and features a free download of the EP they recorded along with an encouragement for other artists to do the same. Entertainment Weekly has already picked-up on the story, and we suspect that many others will as well.
You can hear Brian, Bill & Kevin on Friday’s Eklektikos with John Aielli over at Soulhat Audio. The recording is about thirty minutes total length, with several interview segments, and four complete songs: Here, For The Drinkers, Talking to Plants, and Build It Up Tear It Down. Note: the ‘document truncated’ error in the last track has been fixed.