Happy birthday Justin Harwood

According to my 2000 Luna calendar…

Happy birthday to Luna’s first bassist Justin Harwood

Luna out on a chilly photoshoot

Justin watches Galaxie 500 in Amsterdam in Novermber 1989

Justin’s fab web series The High Road is just filming it’s second series so in preparation you should (re-)watch the first series

Luna – This Time Around

1996 – Pradejon, Spain
Photo: Rosa Faus

Luna (social) reunion, July 2014

Just nabbed these from Facebook/Instagram. Luna’s last line-up lining up again (but just for a few photos).

Lee, Britta, Dean & Sean - July 2014
Lee, Britta, Dean & Sean – July 2014

Sean & Dean - July 2014
Sean & Dean – July 2014

Lee and Britta (July 2014)
Lee and Britta (July 2014)

Dean, Sean, Britta and Lee (July 2014)
Dean, Sean, Britta and Lee (July 2014)

Here’s what happened last time they shared a stage… almost 10 years ago

MP3: Luna – 23 Minutes in Brussels – Bowery Ballroom, NYC 2005

Thanks to the photographers whose splendid work I’ve pinched without permission

Friday recycling: Fourth of July = Galaxie 500 day

Galaxie 500 gets radio play on:
Days when it snows
The Fourth of July
Today is the latter of those so here’s some Galaxie 500 to help you celebrate the Fourth of July

MP3: Galaxie 500 – Fourth of July (live at The Kennel Club in 1990)

MP3: Luna – Fourth of July (live in San Francisco in 1994)

MP3: Dean & Britta – Fourth of July (live in NYC in 2008)

Here’s the official video…

… and of course, here’s what the kids made of the video (“the lyrics was… discombobulated”)

… they liked it better than they liked Sonic Youth (“I would suggest to them… try out a different singer for once”)!

MP3: Clare’s Club – Fourth of July Still Plays in My Heart

The Empire State Building is no bigger than a nickel
A dog ignoring “poem” written on a dog biscuit

I believe some of you might celebrate with fireworks, which I guess makes you an even bigger fan than me. Have a happy and safe Galaxie 500 day.

Originals: Threw it Away by Angel Corpus Christi (covered by Dean and Britta)

Angel Corpus Christi posing with posters
Angel Corpus Christi
Photo by Howard Thompson and used without permission

Threw it Away was from Angel Corpus Christi’s lovely White Courtesy Phone LP in 1994
MP3: Angel Corpus Christi – Threw it Away

Dean & Britta’s cover was released on their debut album L’Avventura in 2003.
MP3: Dean & Britta – Threw it Away

Dean Wareham with Angel Corpus Christi and Suicide’s Alan Vega
Photo by Howard Thompson and used without permission


Here’s Angel’s fab cover of Luna’s I Want Everything
MP3: Angel Corpus Christi – I Want Everything

Full Indietracks Festival schedule announced

Indietracks Festival has just announced the full schedule for this year’s festival. Dean Wareham will be headlining the indoor stage on the Saturday evening.

A few other things a quick skim has noticed…
Joanna Gruesome will be on the indoor stage right before Dean which gives the exciting prospect of two Tugboats in 90 minutes!

Watoo Watoo are playing in the church on Sunday afternoon.

The whole festival will be amazing, but Saturday looks absolutely exhausting!

Here’s Dean the last time he played a UK festival, Truck in 2011.

The shuttle to Indietracks