#debedalton #deeptanks (at Deep Tanks Studio)
Cover Song of the Week.
Roger Miller’s “My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died”, performed by Toby Goodshank.
TG’s new album Piper Laurie, coming in June.
I’ve been thinking about Art Smith more than usual lately. I didn’t particularly like his work when I first learned about him, but the efficiency of his bold designs is becoming a greater influence these days. His work is huge yet always light and lyrical, and, well, awesome. You’ve won me over, A.S.
Things to know about Mr. Smith (1917-1982) - he’s credited as being the first African American jewelry designer. He trained at Cooper Union and reigned over the Greenwich Village with his storefront studio at 140 W. 4th St. The majority of his influential work came from the 1940s-70s, during which time he also actively supported black and gay civil rights. I mean, he’s just a great role model and all around cool guy, that Art Smith.
give u three guesses #nelson #lazycollage
a still from the forthcoming video by Nathan Smithe for my song “Internet” #piperlaurie
New experimental Thomas Patrick Maguire music video.
"Leaving Now [Alternate, With Drums]" appears on Pissing Streams - 10th Anniversary Edition
Video conceived and executed by Justin Remer.
Doug Johnson has left New York. For 5 or 6 or 7 years, he has been a staple of the New York Antifolk/Underground/whatever-you-want-to-call-it music scene.
He drummed with Elastic No-No Band, The Telethons, Thomas Patrick Maguire, and Brook Pridemore’s Gory Details. That last band never officially recorded, but I captured them live for a music video for Brook Pridemore’s “Endlessly.” It’s a long video (nearly 9 minutes), but worth sitting through. Doug really kills it during the big finale.
We’ll miss you, Doug. Hope to see you soon.