“Monkey Jones” – the Catbirds at Ralph’s Diner in Worcester, MA, January 27th, 2017, shot by David Ethier for “Fuzbrains Presents”.
Boy, did we have fun playing at Ralph’s Diner last January! Hadn’t played there in years, since early Casuals days I think, had completely forgotten what it was like, which is a perfect rock n roll dump a la the Rat or CBGB’s -miracle of miracles, a place you could play as loud as you want, w. a nice little stage w a little room to roam, ok lights, ok p.a. (including the greatest mike stands in history: the drum mike hanging from the ceiling, and the bases for the other mikes made out of used car parts)… something about it being January made it even better, we loved it! Unfortunately, we didn’t even achieve our goal of making gas money, so it may be a while before we pass that way again (gotta at least make gas money… after all, we have our standards), but damn, we had a ball!
“All My Lovin’“- the Chandler Travis Three-O at the Harvest Gallery Wine Bar, April 14, 2016, recorded by The Valet, aka Fredly Anton Jodsworth Boak. Well, you can’t beat the Fab Four! This was never really one of my faves, don’t know how I got going on this re-arrangement, but quite enjoy playing. Oddly, […]
Marky and Smokey at Smokey’s, Treasure Beach, Jamaica
“Smokey’s” – Chandler w John Clark on bass, recorded at the Treasure View Guest House, Southfield, Jamaica, Feb. 16, 2017. Just came back from a (slightly working) vacation at my good friend John Yingling’s house in Southfield, Jamaica. Smokey’s was this little beach shack bar […]
Triple-barreled “Waving Kissyhead” album release special!:
“You Got Me Started“- the opening song from the Chandler Travis Philharmonic’s “Waving Kissyhead, Vol. 2 & 1“- recorded by Ducky Carlisle. I guess I was trying to write a Stax song. Great piano work on this one from Cliff Spencer!
”Ivan in Paris“- the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, recorded by The Valet at an outdoor party thrown by the Perkins Fambly, July 26, 2014.
This song has a somewhat long, strange history. It started life as an extremely minor, tossed-off experiment with an obscure electronic instrument, an Omnichord, that Bruce Maclean loaned me that somehow ended […]
“I Want It”- the Catbirds at the WooWoopalooza benefit at Wellfleet Beachcomber, August 12, 2016. Basic video shot by Brian Tarcy of CapeCodWave (an online magazine covering the character and culture of Cape Cod, with an emphasis on local original music) with extra footage from Sharappa, edited and assembled by Chris Blood; audio recorded and […]
“Suddenly Everything Is Different” – the Chandler Travis Philharmonic at Herring Cove, P’town, Sept. 4, 2016, shot by Belinda. Couldn’t think of a snappier way to kick off 2017’s SOTW series (and to beat the winter blues!) than to feature a little shot of one of our favorite summer gigs with this cover of a […]
“I Wanna Rock Christmas” – the Chandler Travis Philharmonic with the Athol Thingerth -video from last Sunday, Dec. 11th, at the Cape Cod Cavalcade for the Homeless at Ocean’s Edge, Brewster, shot by Ron Daniels; audio from the 2009 Cheap Seats Christmas benefit compilation “A Christmas Miracle”, our track recorded by Chris Blood at Trout […]
“Hey Santa (Mardi Thing, Xmas version)“- recorded and mixed by Chris Blood at the 2015 Cape Cod Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless at the Jailhouse Tavern function room, Orleans, MA., Dec. 13, 2015. -A little something from last year’s Cape Cavalcade show, which was one of the best, this one was a Christmas adaptation of […]
“(I Can See For Miles) Across the Sea“- Chandler demo, recorded in Truro a couple of weeks ago; lyric by David Greenberger. Usual good work from my colleague, David “Davey Baby” Greenberger, on what seems to me to be a nostalgic ode to record collecting, friendship, and musing in general, from the General of Musing.