Joni Mitchell playing ‘Furry Sings the Blues’ and ‘Hejira’ with a jazz supergroup back in 1987
Doug Gillard - ‘Breaking In Two’
Side A of Doug Gillard’s Breaking In Two 7”, apparently from 2011 I completely missed this at the time, been listening to it a lot recently. The B-side is worth checking out too
Back in 2006 when we shot the Woke Up New music video for the Mountain Goats, I wanted to also make something for my favorite song on the album, “Wild Sage.” So I shot John Darnielle singing the song in front of a black background, turned the footage black and white and high contrast, and printed out every frame of it on 8x10 paper. I then took these stacks of paper to Cape Cod and began to animate them as stills, shooting with my Canon 5D. It took much longer than I thought, and my vacation was over before the video was shot, so I took them back to NYC intending to finish the video there. I never did. So this is all there is.
The printouts somehow ended up in my cousin Nathan’s possession, and seven years later he found them stacked in a box and asked me what these thousands of bizarre photos of John Darnielle’s face were for.
And I said “oh yeah, that thing. I should upload it to Vimeo or something.”
James Hurley from Twin Peaks dressed as 80s Sting having techno (?) music explained to him, from the movie Vibrations (1996 by way of 1986)
The Breeders - ‘New Year’ (new footage)
a quick blast of ‘Last Splash’-era Breeders playing in Kim Deal’s basement