Enjoy it while it Lasts is being printed right now as I write this post! Those who pledged to our kickstarter (thankyouthankyouthankyou) will be recieving copies in the mail as soon as Henk and I figure out the most cost effective way to have them shipped from Holland. Though I’m glad the album is done, I’m also kind of sad because I enjoyed the process of recording it and seeing it take shape. I’m sure Henk and I will collaborate more in the future. I plan to have him add some keyboards and vintage synth sounds to my Ginchy project for starters!
The Banana Stand, a house full of recording nerds and music appreciators here in Portland have thankfully appointed themselves chroniclers of the live music scene. I’ve played their house shows a few times now. For proof you can find Alex Arrowsmith and His Pugs: Live at the Banana Stand in my discography. Recently the Banana Stand released an incredible CD compilation of some of their favorite cuts from their favorites bands, and we made the cut! You can find our live performance of “Freeze Tag” on this excellently produced collection of live tunes (see the cover pictured below!). Check out Banana Stand’s website and give them some love. I’m a huge fan of what they do.
Portly Pig Studios successfully completed their installation “Of gods and golems” and you can see the concept explained in the video below. It’s cool to hear the music I wrote for this stretched out over the course of days. It was also odd hearing my own breathing come over loudspeakers!
I was there over many of the days they animated this life-sized puppet. Here is the completed animation. If you squint and look hard enough, you can see me interacting with the puppet at about the 24 second mark.
A cool side note to this project is that the people at I-Am-Bored.com deemed the project worthy of posting! Check it out here.