That’s Nerve

“That’s Nerve” – the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, recorded by Chris Blood, Feb. 26, 2007.

I’ve always loved this one! Great lyric by David Greenberger; the recording is from 2007, I think bundled in with the recording sessions for my solo album, “After She Left” -still lots of outtakes from those sessions we fully intend to […]

How Do You Keep Your Hair So Fluffy?

 

“Fluffy“- the Chandler Travis Philharmonic at Valentine’s in Albany, NY, recorded Nov. 3rd, 2012 by The Valet (F.J. Boak)

Ok, so imagine you’ve just been hired to play a few gigs with the Philharmonic, most of whom you’ve never met, and one of your first tasks is to recreate controlled chaos in general, […]

Bud and Froony

 

“Thank You Song” – Ct demo, circa 2008, recorded at Kelp Manor. From the new album “Bud and Froony“, a collection of songs written and recorded over the years for various Travis family occasions, most of which started life as Chandler demos, but the Incredible Casuals and the Chandler Travis Philharmonic also make […]

Long Live The Midway! (A New Live Album)

Ok, we’ve played at the Midway literally zillions of times, and now quite suddenly (at least in my semi-functioning brain) it’s the Midway’s 30th anniversary, and of course I didn’t do anything in advance, because I wanted to make sure the fucking thing was actually going to happen, and now it is, and I’m kind […]

The Strongman of North American – unreleased mix

 

“The Strongman of North America” (Masterpiece Theater version) – the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, recorded mostly by Ducky Carlisle and Joe Stewart at Dimension in J.P. (some overdubs recorded by C.T. at home), mixed by Ducky at Ice Station Zebra.

An alternate mix of one of my favorites from our latest, “Waving Kissyhead, Vol. 2 […]

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, […]

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 […]

An Ivan in Paris Live Two-fer

‚Äč”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 […]

Send Us Your Bedhead Photos!

In honor of the artwork on the upcoming “WAVING KISSYHEAD!!, Vol. 2 & 1” CD, coming along in a few weeks, we’re having a BEDHEAD PHOTO CONTEST!! A bedhead photo is a photo you take of yourself first thing in the morning, before you’re really awake, usually in the bathroom. Needless to say, the results […]