Chandler's World http://www.chandlertravis.com Chandler Travis, King of the World Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=356 Copyright © Chandler Travis, 2011 admin@chandlertravis.com (Chandler's World) admin@chandlertravis.com (Chandler's World) 1440 http://chandlertravis.com/ctp/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/powered_by_podpress.jpg Chandler's World http://www.chandlertravis.com 144 144 Chandler Travis, King of the World Chandler's World Chandler's World admin@chandlertravis.com no no The Strongman of North America – the final mix http://www.chandlertravis.com/2015/03/the-strongman-of-north-america-the-final-mix/ http://www.chandlertravis.com/2015/03/the-strongman-of-north-america-the-final-mix/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:26:32 +0000 http://www.chandlertravis.com/?p=11352

 

“The Strongman of North America” – the Chandler Travis Philharmonic from the new CD, “Bocce & Bourbon: the Comfortable Songs of Chandler Travis & David Greenberger“, recorded by Ducky Carlisle at Ice Station Zebra (and me, a little, here.)

So a couple weeks ago, we put up an early, unfinished mix of “Strongman“, [...]]]> chandler with barbell

 

The Strongman of North America” – the Chandler Travis Philharmonic from the new CD, “Bocce & Bourbon: the Comfortable Songs of Chandler Travis & David Greenberger“, recorded by Ducky Carlisle at Ice Station Zebra (and me, a little, here.)

So a couple weeks ago, we put up an early, unfinished mix of “Strongman“, which is basically how we played it live at that point. We all loved it, and thought we were pretty close to done, but I played it for Steve Berkowitz (longtime bud, got the Casuals’ “That’s That” put out on Rounder and Demon and managed the Cars long ago, more recently works w Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon and many others); ANYWAY, he made a whole pile of what initially seemed like completely unlikely suggestions (including, for instance, dropping the entire band out at the “When you thought the chimney might be broken” part,, where we initially had all of them coming in strong) but because it was Steve, I started implementing them, and lo and behold, they almost all worked great!

If you listened to the earlier mix, you might not notice much difference until about 1.32, that’s when things change bigtime, all due to Steve being at least kind of a genius…

By the way, we seem to have embarked on a video for “Strongman”, so if you have any brilliant ideas or fancy equipment / production expertise, speak up!

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Three-O Radio Interview & Performance http://www.chandlertravis.com/2015/02/three-o-radio-interview-performance/ http://www.chandlertravis.com/2015/02/three-o-radio-interview-performance/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:30:15 +0000 http://www.chandlertravis.com/?p=11341

 

If you missed the Three-O’s appearance on Thursday’s episode of Cape and Islands Radio’s “The Point” or find the need to listen to it again, the station has the show archived on their site. We discussed the soon-to-be-available CD “Bocce & Bourbon: The Comfortable Songs of Chandler Travis & David Greenberger“, the Philharmonic’s [...]]]> WCAI

 

If you missed the Three-O’s appearance on Thursday’s episode of Cape and Islands Radio’s “The Point” or find the need to listen to it again, the station has the show archived on their site. We discussed the soon-to-be-available CD “Bocce & Bourbon: The Comfortable Songs of Chandler Travis & David Greenberger“, the Philharmonic’s upcoming CD release concert (Saturday, March 14, 2015) at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, and performed a couple of songs live in the studio.

You can listen to our segmen of the show here.

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The Strongman of North America – an early mix http://www.chandlertravis.com/2015/02/the-strongman-of-north-america-an-early-mix/ http://www.chandlertravis.com/2015/02/the-strongman-of-north-america-an-early-mix/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:10:33 +0000 http://www.chandlertravis.com/?p=11338 “The Strongman of North America, mix 1” -the Chandler Travis Philharmonic -recorded and mixed by Ducky Carlisle at Dimension and Ice Station Zebra. This is our first preview of “The Strongman of North America”, one of the songs from the forthcoming album “Bocce & Bourbon: the Comfortable Songs of Chandler Travis & David Greenberger.”

This [...]]]> The Strongman of North America, mix 1” -the Chandler Travis Philharmonic -recorded and mixed by Ducky Carlisle at Dimension and Ice Station Zebra. This is our first preview of “The Strongman of North America”, one of the songs from the forthcoming album “Bocce & Bourbon: the Comfortable Songs of Chandler Travis & David Greenberger.”

This version was the first official mix of the song, and we’re including it here to show how much the song changed during production.

Actually, we were all quite happy with this mix, which is pretty much exactly as we perform it live, plus some fake percussion overdubs and harmony vocals, a totally fine mix, featuring it featuring all the unedited drum, keyboard, horn, and harmony parts, and fine work by all concerned.

On deck: the surprises and left hand turns we encountered on our way to the final version, which we’ll unveil next week…

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Argh! More Snow! http://www.chandlertravis.com/2015/02/argh-more-snow/ http://www.chandlertravis.com/2015/02/argh-more-snow/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:22:24 +0000 http://www.chandlertravis.com/?p=11330

“More Snow” – from the cassette Inedible Casserole #6: The Casserole of Death.

By request, we’re bringing you one from the vaults this week. It’s a song we play just a couple times of year, and this year it seems more appropriate than ever here in the Northeast US.

Thanks to David “Pope [...]]]> More Snow

More Snow” – from the cassette Inedible Casserole #6: The Casserole of Death.

By request, we’re bringing you one from the vaults this week. It’s a song we play just a couple times of year, and this year it seems more appropriate than ever here in the Northeast US.

Thanks to David “Pope Carmelita I” Wilson for the request!

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A very new instrumental called “Purty” http://www.chandlertravis.com/2015/01/a-very-new-instrumental-called-purty/ http://www.chandlertravis.com/2015/01/a-very-new-instrumental-called-purty/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:36:31 +0000 http://www.chandlertravis.com/?p=11310 “Purty” -the Chandler Travis Three-O, recorded at the Truro library, Jan. 24, 2015, by The Valet, aka Anton Fred Boak -a very early take of a new instrumental. I should probably change the title; any ideas out there?

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Purty” -the Chandler Travis Three-O, recorded at the Truro library, Jan. 24, 2015, by The Valet, aka Anton Fred Boak -a very early take of a new instrumental. I should probably change the title; any ideas out there?

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Bocce & Bourbon: The Comfortable Songs of Chandler Travis & David Greenberger http://www.chandlertravis.com/2015/01/bocce-bourbon/ http://www.chandlertravis.com/2015/01/bocce-bourbon/#comments Sun, 18 Jan 2015 01:51:56 +0000 http://www.chandlertravis.com/?p=11283 The Chandler Travis Philharmonic has kept a low profile the past couple of years while Chandler has enjoyed developing two great new bands, the Catbirds and the Chandler Travis Three-O (the latter being a smaller, satellite version of the Philharmonic -both delivered critically acclaimed debut albums in 2013), but we’re back with a vengeance in [...]]]> The Chandler Travis Philharmonic has kept a low profile the past couple of years while Chandler has enjoyed developing two great new bands, the Catbirds and the Chandler Travis Three-O (the latter being a smaller, satellite version of the Philharmonic -both delivered critically acclaimed debut albums in 2013), but we’re back with a vengeance in 2015, with two new albums: “Bocce & Bourbon: The Comfortable Songs of Chandler Travis & David Greenberger” coming in March; and “Waving Kissyface Vol. 1″, coming this summer or so.

“Bocce & Bourbon” is, on the one hand, a compilation of 19 examples of Chandler’s best work with his favorite lyricist, David Greenberger (also of Men and Volts and Duplex Planet fame), that spans more than three decades and includes both the Chandler Travis Philharmonic and Three-O as well as the Catbirds and the Incredible Casuals; but about half of it (nine new songs, plus a re-imagined alternate version) is brand new. The lyrics share compassion, warmth, and inventive imagery, echoed in music that is gently but firmly idiosyncratic, and the whole is surprisingly coherent -hard to catagorize, perhaps, but not hard to get.

We’re very proud of this collection, and the CTP and 3 both plan on touring and spreading the word as extensively as possible for rest of 2015.

Sample song: “The Strongman of North America”

We are now accepting advance orders for this CD on our shopping page. We will ship the CD just as soon it is available!

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home demo “strong poppy” – lyrics wanted http://www.chandlertravis.com/2015/01/home-demo-strong-poppy-lyrics-wanted/ http://www.chandlertravis.com/2015/01/home-demo-strong-poppy-lyrics-wanted/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 19:55:34 +0000 http://www.chandlertravis.com/?p=11275 “strong poppy may 4” -Chandler demo from May, 2011 -This appears here today via a series of random coincidences that led me to wander through a bunch of my old demos and song fragments in search of something my friends over at Bubbles in the Think Tank could use as segues for their upcoming annual [...]]]> “strong poppy may 4” -Chandler demo from May, 2011 -This appears here today via a series of random coincidences that led me to wander through a bunch of my old demos and song fragments in search of something my friends over at Bubbles in the Think Tank could use as segues for their upcoming annual compilation of songs about records for record store day, entitled “7 Inches In Heaven”, which Fred and Belinda are just finishing up this week for release early in the spring. They needed really short pieces, and this one was a little too long and probably too vague to make the cut.

When I’m titling fragments, I’m always trying to just give myself a hint as to the character of the thing, in case I end up looking through the archives later for something in particular; so with “strong poppy” I was just trying to be literal, and imply that it was something very pop but with some potential element of balls. It’s pretty germinal -no words, just da-das -but I still hope it becomes a song someday (and I hope any potential lyricist out there will take this as an open invitation, bearing in mind that Davey Baby Greenberger always has dibs, and that I’m an opinionated and meddlesome old prick when it comes to lyrics.)

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Merry Christmas 2014 from Cambridge and Rachel Jarvis http://www.chandlertravis.com/2014/12/merry-christmas-2014-from-cambridge-and-rachel-jarvis/ http://www.chandlertravis.com/2014/12/merry-christmas-2014-from-cambridge-and-rachel-jarvis/#comments Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:32:43 +0000 http://www.chandlertravis.com/?p=11263   Here’s this year’s Christmas mix – individual song & art downloads are below. We also have a download of the full thing in one ZIP archive.

This year’s opus is called “Merry Christmas Vacuum 2014″ and features myself, Steve Shook, the White Prince, and many more of of our favorite artists (both ones [...]]]> Merry Christmas Vacuum! (2014 Christmas Mix)
 
Here’s this year’s Christmas mix – individual song & art downloads are below. We also have a download of the full thing in one ZIP archive.

This year’s opus is called “Merry Christmas Vacuum 2014″ and features myself, Steve Shook, the White Prince, and many more of of our favorite artists (both ones we know n ones we don’t), plus two different versions of the cover art (because I figured the Preparation H version -designed, I admit, in haste -might not be for everyone)…

Thanks to Fred Boak, Chris Blood, Rob Hart, P.J. O’Connell, Belinda Rawlins, Decibel Dennis McDonald, Eddie Gorodetsky, Ducky Carlisle & all Cavalcade participants and record collectors everywhere!

Download the whole shebang:
Merry Christmas Vacuum! (68 downloads)

Download/Listen to each individual track:


Artwork files:
Christmas Mix 2014 - Booklet Front & Back


Christmas Mix 2014 - Booklet Front (39 downloads)


Christmas Mix 2014 - Booklet Front & Back (alternate version)


Christmas Mix 2014 - Booklet Front (Alternate Title) (43 downloads)


Christmas Mix 2014 - Booklet Inside


Christmas Mix 2014 - Booklet Inside (46 downloads)


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A Steve Shook Christmas Song http://www.chandlertravis.com/2014/12/a-steve-shook-christmas-song/ http://www.chandlertravis.com/2014/12/a-steve-shook-christmas-song/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:13:10 +0000 http://www.chandlertravis.com/?p=11243 photo by Joe Navas

“This s No Time For Fun (This Is Christmas)“- Steve Shook & the Elftone All-Girl Ukulele Revue -recorded live at the Cape Cod Christmas Cavalcade, Dec. 13, 2013, rough board mix by Chris Blood.

Well, what can I say? Brilliant. Note how similarly misanthropic this is lyrically to the xmas [...]]]> Steve Shook & the Elftone All-Girl Ukulele Revue

photo by Joe Navas

This s No Time For Fun (This Is Christmas)“- Steve Shook & the Elftone All-Girl Ukulele Revue -recorded live at the Cape Cod Christmas Cavalcade, Dec. 13, 2013, rough board mix by Chris Blood.

Well, what can I say? Brilliant. Note how similarly misanthropic this is lyrically to the xmas song of mine we posted last week, “Another Sweaty Christmas“, tho much better titled -both Scrooge-like, but counter-balanced by chipper little melodies… great minds,thinking alike, just like in the old days!

Many videos were shot (in fact, here’s one now, shot by Ron Daniels; this group is clearly more photogenic than most (thank you, Eltones: Sarah Swain, Catie Flynn, Jodi Birchall, Jen Budryk, and (perhaps most strikingly), Fred Boak.

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Another Sweaty Christmas http://www.chandlertravis.com/2014/12/another-sweaty-christmas/ http://www.chandlertravis.com/2014/12/another-sweaty-christmas/#comments Sun, 07 Dec 2014 22:08:54 +0000 http://www.chandlertravis.com/?p=11232 “Another Sweaty Christmas” -by me; recorded at Kelp Manor and the Woo Woo Lagoon yesterday and a couple days before, w. Sam Wood on drums.

Steve Shook and I both wrote misanthropic xmas songs this year; predictably, his is nicer, plus features the Elftone All-Girl Ukuelele Revue, which gives him a big leg up, as [...]]]> Another Sweaty Christmas” -by me; recorded at Kelp Manor and the Woo Woo Lagoon yesterday and a couple days before, w. Sam Wood on drums.

Steve Shook and I both wrote misanthropic xmas songs this year; predictably, his is nicer, plus features the Elftone All-Girl Ukuelele Revue, which gives him a big leg up, as mine, sadly, features only me n’ Slammy

Either of these could turn up at the Cavalcade shows this week, tho you’ll probably only hear Steve’s, which is called “This is No Time For Fun (This Is Christmas)”, at the Cape Cavalcade.

Also must confess to a couple writing fouls here, even apart from the dreadful title: I believe I’ve used both the word “sterile” and the phrase “smelly reindeer” before in some other xmas song, but can’t remember which one; clearly, this puts me well over quota in both regards.

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