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Just came across this clip of Luna with Justin playing Friendly Advice in their rehearsal space in LA in 2015.

The video was made by Britta and originally shared as part of the band's Pledgemusic campaign for A Sentimental Education, but I've taken it upon myself to let it out of Pledgemusic gaol as it's a shame for it not to reach a wider audience... hopefully the band won't mind!

Luna - Friendly Advice (rehearsal with Justn Harwood, 2015)

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Audience
Audience

Come and join the new A Head Full of Wishes fan community on Slack

The latest in my ongoing and neverending attempts to get a fan community going outisde of Facebook is now online - I’ve decided to give the workplace collaboration app Slack a shot so please come and join us there.

Sign up is via invitiation only* so please shout in any of the following places if you want to join

Slack is a great tool for collaboration and community allowing discussion channels, private messaging, file and image uploads and could be perfect - what it’s currently lacking is you - please come and join us!

* This isn’t for any elitist reasons ~ it’s the way Slack works - you’re all welcome!

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A Sentimental Education metal stamper
A Sentimental Education metal stamper

Dean Wareham has loaded up his online shop with a stack of T-shirts and music.

It includes some hard to find items such as the Inside Your Heart animated Luna single and a signed test-pressing of Britta’s Luck or Magic

Extra special items include metal stampers for A Sentimental Education and some deluxe DVDs of 13 Most beautiful

Head over and fill your boots !

Luck or Magic test pressing signed by Britta
Luck or Magic test pressing signed by Britta
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#insideyourheart animated single by @luna_nyc

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Galaxie 500 - On Fire

On the 20th October 1989 Galaxie 500’s masterpiece On Fire hit the streets for the first time ~ which means that come October the album will be 30 years old!

This got me thinking that this really shouldn’t be allowed to slip by uncommemorated.

I’d like it to have a piece of created/creative art to represent each of the tracks on the original LP

But what qualifies as “art” is open to interpretation - but, in my mind there is…

  • pictures, prints, paintings, drawings, photography, words, essays, poetry, short stories
  • possibly also music - if it looks promising a side-order of cassette could be included - perhaps a track-by-track tribute album?

(I’d like to steer clear of reminiscence pieces as that got fairly well covered in the Everything’s Swirling fanzine a couple of years ago)

If you would like to be involved please give me a shout by using one of the many other ways I’m reachable ~ most are mentioned here!

Let me know if you have a track preference and what you could do.

I’m going to push this idea for a month and make a decision about whether to run with it in June.

If there’s enough interest then at the beginning of June I will set up a forum where we can discuss, debate, share ideas and inspire each other!

On Fire - Galaxie 500 cassette

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Dean Wareham - Mountains of the Moon
Dean Wareham - Mountains of the Moon

Dean Wareham has just shared a new video for Mountains of the Moon from the excellent Dean Wareham vs Cheval Sombre album.

The video was made by Judith Berndsen & Grayson Kent, with Britta Phillips.

Mountains of the Moon by Dean Wareham
Dean Wareham - Mountains of the Moon starring Judith Berndsen & Grayson Kent
Dean Wareham - Mountains of the Moon starring Judith Berndsen & Grayson Kent

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This great video of Luna playing 23 Minutes in Brussels at last month's Desert Stars festival has just been posted to YouTube and is well worth spending seven minutes with.

Luna - 23 Minutes in Brussels (March 2019)

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Luna have added some more dates to their autumn tour of the US playing Bewithced and Penthouse full album shows.

4th October 2019 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Luna Luna play Penthouse
5th October 2019 9:30 Club, Washington DC, USA
Luna Luna play Penthouse
12th October 2019 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL, USA
Luna Luna play Bewitched
13th October 2019 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL, USA
Luna Luna play Penthouse
19th October 2019 The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
Luna Luna play Bewitched
20th October 2019 The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
Luna Luna play Penthouse

As soon as I hear of any more I'll be adding them here.

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Sweet video of a short interview with Dean Wareham about records followed by video of them playing Galaxie 500's Blue Thunder at Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA.

A Couple Questions with Dean Wareham
One day I'll wake up and I won't be able to hit that note anymore, but that day has not come

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Galaxie 500 on 120 Minutes
Galaxie 500 on 120 Minutes

The music portions of this video of Galaxie 500 playing 120 Minutes turned up on the Don't Let Our Youth Go To Waste DVD set a couple of years back - but the interviews on the DVD were from February 1990 when the band were touring with The Sundays.

The videos where repackaged with a new interview and broadcast in June 1990 when the band were over doing the Euro festival circuit.

Galaxie 500 on 120 Minutes (June 1990)

You'll need to crank up the volume a bit as it's a wee bit quiet in the interviews.

Here's the earlier package as broadcast...

Galaxie 500 on 120 Minutes (February 1990)

MTV: When you're making your records what kind of atmospheres are you looking for?

Dean: Two parts wimpy, one part atmospheric, one part...

Damon: Fragility

Dean: A little dash of pastoral imagery. All that crap

Damon: It's a formula. We found it in a book actually

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