Happy birthday to Naomi! Have a lovely day.
Lets celebrate with some folk music…
Listen to the awesome Magic Hour cover of Sally Free and Easy
MP3: Damon & Naomi – Sally Free and Easy
Damon has written a very interesting op-ed piece for Pitchfork on the history of stereo recording and why mono is better (at least in the summer months).
Pitchfork: Damon Krukowski – Back to mono
When Brian Wilson was told by Capitol that they wanted to produce a stereo mix of Pet Sounds, he raised an objection unrelated to his own hearing. “Brian explains that he always wanted his records to be in mono so that he would be in control of the listening experience,” the liner notes to that egregious stereo mix confess. “With mono, the listener hears it exactly with the balance that the producer intended. With stereo, however, the listener can change the mix, just by the turn of a balance knob or speaker placement.”
Engine Shed Stage (indoors)
Midland Railway Centre
26th July 2014
Lineage: Sound Pros SP-CMC-8 cardioid mics>Sound Pros Battery Box>Sony PCM-M10 (line-in, 24 bit, 44.1kHz)
Transfer: Sony PCM-M10> usb > wav > Soundforge 9.0 (Selective hard limiting, Normalise,
Fade-in/fade-out, 16 bit 44.1kHz)>CD Wave (Track splits)>FLAC>mp3tagv2.55a (Tag Flacs)
2.When Will You Come Home
3.The Dancer Disappears
6.Love Is Not
10.Babes In The Wood
12.Fourth Of July
Recorded at barrier next to right hand stack. This was another great performance by Dean Wareham and band, very pleased how the recording has come out.
While you’re there you may as well grab the Joanna Gruesome set in which Dean guested on Tugboat…
Dean Wareham is one of the guest performers at the Los Angeles presentation of a live performance of the classic Big Star albums Third and #1 Record at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. The event is a benefit for the Autism Think Tank and will take place on September 27.
The show, Big Star Third, has been playing at various venues over the last couple of years with different guest performers at each venue joining the core band featuring Big Star original member, Jody Stephens, and a chamber orchestra. Among the other guests are Aimee Mann, Jason Schwartzman and Sarabeth Tucek.
Here’s Jody Stephens singing Blue Moon
Naomi Yang’s lovely silent film ‘Fortune’ is showing in Montreal in September as part of the Pop Montreal International Music Festival. The film, with a live accompaniment of eleven new songs by Damon & Naomi, will be screened at Film BOX (Quartiers POP) on the 19th September.