Monday, November 22, 2010

Skeletron Ball - "Mills and Anderson"

A few weeks ago Charley, Brian, and I played as a three piece at Skeletron Ball 2. An onlooker was nice enough to record one of our songs.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

from Peter Camenzind by Hermann Hesse

I recently came across a passage in the afore mentioned novel by Mr. Hesse that was particularly exciting to me as it clearly communicates something I have felt, but could probably never fully realize with language myself. I find it also to be quite fitting in the context of what we do as a band and the subject matter of most of our songs: love. This is the opening paragraph of chapter two in Peter Camenzind, by Hermann Hesse. This was his first novel published in 1904.

"As for love, I must confess to having retained a youthful attitude to it all my life. For me, the love of women has been a purifying act of adoration, a flame shooting straight up from my melancholy, my hands stretched in prayer toward the blue heavens. Owing to my mother's influence and my own indistinct premonitions, I venerated womankind as an alien race, beautiful and enigmatic, superior to men by virtue of inborn beauty and constancy of character, a race which we must hold sacred. For, like stars and blue mountain heights, they are remote from us men and appear to be nearer to God."

Thanks, Hermann.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The elephant is slow to mate

We recently adapted a DH Lawrence poem called "The Elephant Is Slow To Mate" into a song. This video of us in our practice space was graciously shot by our friend Spence. Many thanks to him.