Apr 08, 2014
You all may know that your favorite singer-sailor occasionally does a few solo spots—he’s been guitar-slinging on his own for at least a decade, going back to an appearance on KUCI in 2004—but you may not know that he recently added two more to the pile this spring:
2/22/14 on the Spirit of Dana Point:
4/6/14 (this past Sunday) at the SMHS gym:
The latter’s set is a good grab-bag sample of what Bryn plays solo, accompanied by one or more of his guitars and mandolins:
Seafaring Song (Mark Lanegan); Wayfaring Stranger (traditional); House of the Rising Sun (traditional); Blood of the Goat (John Kraus, from his days in Bodie).
Congrats B! That’s some serious solo mojo you’ve got th
Mar 24, 2014
This coming April 20, The Mojo Wire’s third “album” turns 15 years old. It’s not a big deal to anyone except us, because despite its ramshackle quality, this recording captured an interesting moment for us in 1998/1999. It’s endearingly low-fi.
I wrote more about it much better several years ago (and much worse, several years before that), after the songs had a chance to evolve through two other bands. Mine in particular aren’t at all the same, and Adam’s and Bryn’s also changed, so I thought it might be fun to compile token versions of them all and compare.
Have a listen:
Here’s the original album to compare. Bryn’s since said he’d probably rewrite a few of his tunes too:
Mar 01, 2014
Jamming at Bryn's on a rainy weekend (listen to mp3 here):
Aquarium window backdrop.
Soothing the savage beast.
Feb 26, 2014
Two notable Honey White gig anniversaries from February 2004 and 2005:
Wayback Wednesday, Part 1: 10 years ago, we played our 3rd & final gig at Giovanni's in Isla Vista, 2/26/04.
Wayback Wednesday, Pt. 2: 9 years ago, Honey White played a disastrous gig in Campbell Hall at UCSB, 2/26/05.
Jan 22, 2014
Totally true. Screenshot of Keir's phone: