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All new music from: Eszter Balint, Howe Gelb, Don Piper, Victoria Williams, Peter Holsapple, Kate Jacobs, Dave Schramm, Franklin Bruno, Chris Cochrane, Amy Allison and Freedy Johnston
Presented by: Nicholas Hill
The Radio Free All Stars: Konrad Meissner, JD Foster, Don Piper, Franklin Bruno, Chris Cochrane, Dave Schramm and Eszter Balint
We recorded this show last July at Andy Taub’s majestic Brooklyn Recording. Eszter Balint, Chris Cochrane, and Franklin Bruno were the wonderful guests. Eszter brought chaos, thankfully, Chris ran into Oren, Franklin brought heartbreak, and oh yeah, Howe broke out the Fun Machine. Best line was Victoria’s, from her song, Wonderin‘ — “I’ve been wondering about all those women who were burned at the stake — maybe it was a mistake?” Imperfect rhyme, perfect question.
Don Piper, Standing Near (Don Piper); recorded live with the Radio Free All Stars; Situational Sounds (ASCAP)
Victoria Williams, Wonderin’ (Victoria Williams) recorded by Victoria; Mumbletypeg Music
Eszter Balint, All You Need (Eszter Balint); recorded live with the Radio Free All Stars; Towing Pound Music/ASCAP
Peter Holsapple, Chappy’s Song (Peter Holsapple); performed and recorded by Peter; Hospital Music (BMI) admin by Bug Music
Kate Jacobs, Every Single Time (Kate Jacobs); recorded live with the Radio Free All Stars; Small Pond Music (BMI) admin. Bug Music
Dave Schramm, The Other Side of What (Dave Schramm); recorded live; Hot Stove Music (BMI)
Franklin Bruno, Heartbreaking Business (Franklin Bruno); recorded live with the Radio Free All Stars; Stopgap Measures (BMI) admin. Pacific Electric Music
Chris Cochrane, Running into Oren (Chris Cochrane); recorded live with the Radio Free All Stars; (BMI) Copyright control Chris Cochrane.
Eszter Balint, Departure (Eszter Balint); recorded live with the Radio Free All Stars; Towing Pound Music/ASCAP
Howe Gelb, Cry 2 Cry; recorded by Howe Gelb with live overdubs by some All-Stars; scatterland my little darlin’ (BMI)
Amy Allison, This Prison (Amy Allison); recorded live with the Radio Free All Stars; Shop Girl Songs (BMI) admin. Bug Music
Freedy Johnston, Promises Promises (Pete Byrne/Rob Fisher); performed and recorded by Freedy Johnston
Recorded by Andy Taub at Brooklyn Recording, July 22, 2014
Assisted by Nick Nagurka, Chris Northrop, and Teresa Lam
Edited and Mixed by Dave Schramm
Note from Peter Holsapple:
Happy New Song! Took me long enough, but here you go.
News from the home front: I got a ton of drum mics finally, so I used them on this one. Note: on next recording, I will find a way to make them sound less like clay pots. The new P Bass makes its debut here, as does the Emu Proteus that allowed me to indulge in ‘trombones’ and ‘saxes,’ and as a nod to Jonathan and Darlene Edwards’ percussionist, ‘timpani.’ (Like ‘krab.’) I had a thoroughly excessive good time layin’ it on thick, and I think the song supports the weight I added. Special thanks go out to my brother-in-law Tom Webb for the name and Dave Schramm for the vetting.
Chappy is just your happy hapless pal, generous and remaining unaccountably aloft for years until he finally doesn’t, which changes him and your attitude toward him. His friends have always known better but chose not to share that with him because it wouldn’t have been as much fun.
Lyrics are attached. I hope you like it, it sure was fun to do.