Say the Words First

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Yesterday, I posted Mark Harper’s altar song to Sweet Marie. Today I had planned to post “Love Is”. Great song. Then I thought I would post the “Welcome to the Land of Milk and Honey” song. But then I decided I’d instead post “Say the Words First” because it’s a rare song that makes you change what you’re doing as …

The altar to Sweet Marie

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Marty’s been in the studio recording with singer/songwriter Mark Harper. The dream world we’re coerced into inhabiting from the moment we draw breath is a seriously screwed up place. I’ve known this for years, since I was old enough to sit on a potty chair, and have a lot of experience with the fact that particular world is a seriously …

Heston's "On the B Side" on the Michael Baisden show, now

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Heston, today, on the Michael Baisden show. Heston is the artist Marty recorded who recently released his CD Storyteller. It’s also available on iTunes. Update: After a couple of brief interviews with Heston, and a few callers speaking to Heston, they’re playing “No Way”. A nice, gentle choice. Sounds really good broadcast. Update: Heston’s page at iseecolor.com. And Heston’s Myspace …

Free samba music by Bratuke–right here, right now

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Marty recorded this carnival samba today for the percussion group, Bratuke. They’re a new group, just starting to perform more frequently and are working on getting a website up. If you’re in Little Five Points (here in Atlanta) they practice every Sunday afternoon at the community center. The names of the players: Colin Agnew, Rafael Pereira, Chris Befille, Justin Chesarek, …

Some music for the soul

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We were down at Shorty’s Saturday for  blues guitarist Geoff Atchison.  Have you ever heard of him?  Huh?  No?  He was voted one of the Top Ten Hottest New Guitarists (Guitar Player 2008).  Which is kind of odd, being “newest” except perhaps newest in that he’s totally unknown in the United States.  You see, he picked up, in 1996, the …

From the road

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Listening to Sue Wilkinson’s new album as we drive. Beautiful! Marty and Sue have been working on it off and on for about a year and a half(?) and they’re close to finishing. “Sympatico” is perhaps my favorite thus far, atmospheric, Middle Eastern percussion. Riq and bendir and…washtub! Great big aluminum washtub. Courtesey of Raphael. One of the new Tbirds …

Plug for the Dappled Grays

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Like Bluegrass and Texas Swing? Marty recorded the “Dappled Grays” in the fall and their CD, “Doin’ My Job” is now out. Here’s their website. And here’s their Myspace page. You can hear tunes at either. I didn’t hear any of it until this morning and it’s some really fine music. If I wasn’t so allergied out then I would …

Heston Listening Party

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I don’t do parties but decided to do this one. Heston was having a listening party on the roof of the 17 floor William Oliver House downtown for his upcoming CD (Marty engineered and mixed 11 of 14 songs), part of the purpose of which was to do a survey and pick the first single. The rooftop was full of …