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May - June 2021 Edition
Two plus months since we had to say goodbye to our old hound dog buddy Wendell. Super sad and lonesome round here. Lady friend asked me what I wanted for my birthday. Usually she can't hardly get me to say. This year however I kinda already knew. Said to her, "Ya ain't gonna like it", but when I told her I wanted a puppy, she actually smiled.
So yeah here she is. Our new little girl. She's a rescue pup and her name is Shiloh. Momma dog's name is Paloma and the rescue folks gave all the pups in the litter names that had something to do with peace.
Shiloh apparently is from the old Hebrew Bible and means peaceful, tranquil. And ya know after the year we just had I was like, "Yes, please." So yeah being a new dog dad welp I gotta share some pics. Couple few there in the side bar from her first days here with us.
Okay so music stuff. Uh, supposed to be trying to work up a Breadfoot-ish rendition of the old Glenn Campbell classic Wichita Line Man. Was kinda gonna cheat some and just tune the six string banjo to standard and start from there. It's for a comp CD that a buddy in London wants to put together just for fun. Prolly maybe be available at some point not for sale just for you know, fun : )
Something else in the works is a grant application that I submitted just the other day through a grant program called Jumpstart offered by my local arts council. Had a pile of numbers sketched out that were slated to be part of a bigger project that I attempted to fund via Kickstarter oh maybe two years ago. Attempt failed but the tunes well, they didn't go no wheres but to the back burner.
Right so fingers crossed the funding comes through. Funds if awarded, would gimme a good little pile that would allow for recording several maybe 5-6 of the numbers I had on deck. Have talked with a good bud who's outta Chapel Hill about working on the recordings and he's well down for it. Might be then after the recording is done I'll mount a Kickstarter to pay for the mastering and release of the songs. Have half a mind to do something like a series of 7" vinyl releases. Think it could and should oughta be called the Seven Dollar Suit 7" Vinyl Single Series. Whadya think?
Right so that's about it for this update. Only thing left to tell ya is that we're of course still celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Funhouse Recordings. I had created some new merch featuring the original Watertower triptych design I illustrated for the album art so if you pop on over to the Breadfoot Store you can find the code to score yourself a Special 20% Anniversary Discount on the Original Holden Release CD, a mug and a classic 3/4 sleeve baseball T featuring the album art.
Cheers and thanks!
Shiloh in the new little yard area I fenced in for her.
Shiloh doing her best to look so totally adorbs.
Shiloh on her first day with us getting acquainted with her new plushy, squeaky sloth buddy.
Seems like I should oughta share a number from the anniversary album, right? Live as hell from Muddy Creek, this is Stuart's In The Turnips. When I originally recorded it I kept it instrumental cause none of the other songs on the album had words so to give it words would not have been fair to the other songs, if ya see what I mean.
Available in the Breadfoot Store the Holden Records release of The Funhouse Recordings including a live version of 'A Hard Day In Manhattan' recorded in London, England, a cool as hell mug and a 3/4 sleeve baseball style T-shirt both featuring my Watertower triptyph pen & ink design.