There is a Woodstock festival poster in my laundry room. I was reading it tonight and the festival description made me giggle. This is what it says:
Paintings and sculpture on trees, on grass, surrounded by the Hudson valley, will be displayed. Would be artists, ghetto artists, and accomplished artists will be glad to discuss their work, or the unspoiled splendor of the surroundings, or anything else that might be on your mind. If you’re an artist, and you want to display, write for information.
If you like creative knickknacks and old junk you’ll love roaming around our bazaar. You’ll see imaginative leather, ceramic, bead, and silver creations, as well as Zodiac Charts, camp clothes, and worn out shoes.
If you like playing with beads, or improvising on a guitar, or writing poetry, or molding clay, stop by one of our work shops and see what you can give and take.
There will be cokes and hotdogs and dozens of curious food and fruit combinations to experiment with.HUNDREDS OF ACRES TO ROAM ON
Walk around for three days without seeing a skyscraper or a traffic light. Fly a kite, sun yourself, cook your own food and breathe unspoiled air. Camp out: water and restrooms will be supplied. Tents and camping equipment will be available at the Camp Store.
This is what the poster looks like:
So I can’t believe that I’ve gone the past years of my life without trying to push this album on people more. While I was driving the other day, the first song on the album, “Fine Line,” came on shuffle. It hit the spot so much that I stuck with the album, moving on to the second track of the album, “How Kind Of You.” This song is a production masterpiece. It starts out with incredibly intricate and unique melodic textures, eventually building tension with strings in the background. We then are given a taste of what’s to come, as these textures crescendo into the full band (all played by Paul) coming in. The band drops out, and we are left with the eery, yet calming textures we are familiar with. But, mid-verse, the band unexpectedly unexpectedly comesback in to create a feeling of familiarity and comfort. I could go on, but…am I the only one who cares? Once the band comes in for good, and the Radiohead/Coldplay-ish
beat is established, it hits me that I had forgotten that Nigel Godrich was the producer of the album. This is a gold mine. The man often referred to as the sixth member of Radiohead (Godrich has produced every Radiohead album since OK Computer) in collaboration with my all-time idol = … I don’t even know what it equals, well, I guess just Jason being extremely happy to have rediscovered this 2005 gem, Paul McCartney’s Chaos and Creation in the Backyard.
Nigel Godrich in the studio with Thom Yorke.
The video below was recorded at Abbey Road studios. Sometimes, they make these kinda videos at Abbey Road, I believe. I think there’s a Shins one or something, not sure. But this video is perfect for this post:
Paul gives an introduction to this number, explaining some shiz, in this video below. Plus, it’s just a great video. If you like Paul/want to see the what happens after the video above gets abruptly and untimely cutoff, you should watch all 7 parts. See below, yadig:
I’m not sure if this is what people/anybody cares to read about on this blog, but this is the latest toy that you will soon be hearing on our upcoming tracks. It’s the Strymon El Capistan digital tape echo. It does all echoing, whooshing, wombing, and jetsoning a guitarist (or any musician) could ever want. See the video below: