apply in person by knocking on the door of
166 1/2 W. 4th Ave.
Columbus OH 43201
so I’ve finally gotten around to doing some research into this whole “Indie Rock” phenomenon, and the results are surprising — despite the tremendous effort put into cultivating an attitude of effortlessness, the stacks of cash spent on vintage gear to somehow suggest a denial of capitalism and conformity, and the practice of deliberately obscuring one’s diction so that the audience can’t receive the message that the singer is trying to deliver, the biggest irony turns out to be that the music is played by BEARS and uses REPETITION as its fundamental principle and yet VERY LITTLE OF IT BEARS REPEATING.
Two days ago, I was offered the use of a house in the South Carolina swamp for recording. The was one caveat:
"the only thing is
if you make a lot of money
remember that I like small motorcycles
with big engines”
From Chris DeVille’s Sensory Overload Blog:
"The honorable Philip Kim tipped me off to new music from Andrew Graham and Swarming Branch streaming on MySpace for your listening pleasure. Click through to hear “Holy Joeys, Congnoscenti, Tar Babies and Love”, “The Pounce” and “Final Boss”.
If the titles alone don’t pique your interest, perhaps reports of their sonic splendor will. Graham’s Bob Dylan/Lou Reed enunciated storytelling remains intact, but his band’s arrangements are more luscious and ripe than ever. He seems to have abandoned the no-chords policy of “Andrew Graham’s Good Word”, much to the benefit of his intelligent stomp and sway. Tales of QVC, faux intellectuals and video game hegemony come alive with rich, warm arrangements. Listeners who loved “Good Word” will dig this, and those who passed on that record will probably enjoy it too. Here’s to Mr. Graham’s continued artistic evolution.”
…spent the last 20 days near Winnsboro, South Carolina working on restoring a branch of Taylor Creek with Matt Hanewald, Snuffy Hall, Jeffrey Gillespie, Kenny Duncan, and Snuffy’s Jack Russell terrier, Lucinda. I have several more weeks to go with the crew.
…laying 7’x160’ coconut mats onto the refurbished stream banks and simultaneously trying to figure out how to retool the twist for today’s kids.
…April is coming. That’s when Dane Terry, Steery Leary, a yet-to-be-named bass player, and I will be rehearsing for the Classic Dogs sessions.
…also, I’ll be doing a solo tour of the Pacific NW and possibly the West Coast at the beginning of May. Get a hold of me if you want to play together in Seattle/Portland/Olympia/Bellingham/Sacramento/San Francisco/Oakland/Missoula/wherever.
I will be in touch.
Take it Easy on Kathy, At Least She Can Dance - Andrew Graham’s Good Word
Meatloaf at the Steakhouse - Andrew Graham’s Good Word
"Holy Joeys, Cognoscenti, Tar Babies in Love," "The Pounce," and "Final Boss" are now up at www.myspace.com/rtfobandwagon