I Saw a Picture of You

painting by Paulette Humanbeing

 

I Saw a Picture of You“- the Chandler Travis Three-O at the Dreamaway Lodge in Becket, MA., April 14, 2014, recorded by The Valet, aka Fred Boak.

Another in the endless series of discarded songs. I actually like this one pretty well, but it’s always harder to find spots for the moody, quiet ones than for the more boisterous variety, dammit. This was the first time we played this one, and it’s relatively tight all around: Fred sang great, Berke played some delightful bass clarinet (and instrument we’ve got a serious crush on, and are always trying to find more spots for), and John contributed some very fine bowing.

We love the Dreamaway, which is home-y as all hell; we play in a very cozy little living room, and always use as little amplification as possible, and the shows are occasionally interupted by the head honcho, Daniel Osman, with bad jokes, good cheer, and welcome urging to contribute to the tip jar. Great place to have dinner, funky, rustic, and delightful (supposedly, it was once a brothel, and some of Bob Dylan’s stayed over and shot a few scenes for “Renaldo and Clara” here); it’s especially fab in the fall when it’s foliage time.

If I remember correctly, we debuted about four new songs that night; one of the others has already graced “Song of the Weak”, another probably more justly discontinued item mis-leadingly entitled “Wedding Prayer.” (I think one of the others was “Ruby My Dove”, also a pretty good one, also fallen by the wayside, but perhaps more likely than either of these to be revived.

Softly in the Night – Live Video

“Softly in the Night” – the Chandler Travis Philharmonic at Herring Cove, Sept. 4, 2016, shot (and originally broadcast live!)by Belinda.

I think this is the third song we’ve put up from this particular show, and we’ve put up other vids from previous Herring Cove shows -they’re just always a blast, and that whole sunset […]

Red Skies

“Red Skies” -the Chandler Travis Three-O, recorded at a soundcheck at Passim on Oct. 12, 2012, by Fred Boak.

I’d forgotten all about this one when it popped up the other day for no reason; one of the many songs that get worked up and discarded because they get overshadowed by more promising stuff… no […]

Live at The Cutting Room (A Special “Song of the Weak!!!” Album)

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic at the Cutting Room, Nov. 20, 2013 – recorded by Fred Boak (room mike and pre-mix) and Gerard Hoffman (live board mix.) CTP: Rikki Bates, drums; Fred Boak, bg vox; Dan Brantigan, trumpet; Dinty Child, mandocello, accordion, bg vox; John Clark, string bass, bg vox; Quinn Cox, trombone; Berke McKelvey, clarinets, […]

E (Live Video/Wellfleet Preservation Hall)

“E” – the Chandler Travis Philharmonic at Preservation Hall for the “Waving Kissyhead” record release party, Feb. 18, 2017, shot, edited, and embellished by Paul Cass for Lower Cape TV.

Always one of our favorites, now scarier than ever! Please note the color-coordinated bathrobes on our fine horn section, the June Trailer Dancers, as […]

It Was Raining (demo)

 

“It Was Raining” – demo, recorded in Truro, April 19, 2017.

Not much of a song I admit, but hopefully some seasonal appeal (I guess now that we’re probably done complaining about snow, we’ll have to be contented with complaining about rain for a few weeks.) I recently bought a cajon, which I […]

Watch Out for That Rut, You Fool

 

“Watch Out For That Rut, You Fool” – Chandler Travis; written, performed, and recorded by me in my car.

Among many past abandoned projects was the one where I wanted to record an album in my car. I figured I could pick up other musicians for either overdubs or jamming; ideally, in its […]

You’ve Got A Friend in the White Prince

 

“You’ve Got a Friend” – the White Prince with orchestral accompaniment by the Brain Bats of Venus (aka the Incredible Casuals), recorded live at the Marbledale Pub, Marbledale, CT., by Chris Blood, circa 1983 or so (contrary to what it says in the liner notes!) From “The White Prince Story: You’ve Got a […]

Long May The White Prince Reign

“Changes” – The White Prince with instrumental accompaniment by the Brain Bats of Venus (aka the Incredible Casuals), live at the Wellfleet Beachcomber, recorded by Chris Blood, god only knows when.

For those who don’t know already, the White Prince is Chris Blood, our long-suffering soundman and occasional record company president, making his annual […]

Catbirds Live Video “Monkey Jones”

“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 […]