Thursday, May 12, 2011

If It's Thursday, It Must Be an Early Clue to the New Direction. Seriously -- It's a Law, or Something.

A performance note for the upcoming weekend: If you're in the vicinity of the Tri-State area, my old Greenwich Village-in-the-'80s pal Peter Spencer -- a swell singer/songwriter/guitarist and all around fine fellow -- will be doing a couple of rare East Coast gigs. He'll be at Kline's Gallery in Lambertville, NJ Friday night, and at Downright Music in Collinsville, CT on Saturday night. You can get more details at the links.

Equally important, Pete has a remarkable new live album out, titled 1896, after both the vintage Washburn Parlor guitar all 12 songs are performed on, and the 1896 Bainbridge Island WA school building where the album was recorded.

Here's one of my favorite tracks from the album, and one of my favorites amongst Pete's oeuvre generally, the quite wonderfully poignant and melodic "Everybody Danced." It is one of my regrets in life that Pete wrote it AFTER I had stopped performing in a band; I would have loved to have covered the thing with really loud guitars.

In any case, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who gleans the clip's relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

Oh, and you can order the album over at CD Baby here.