When I first put out my solo album, “Ivan in Paris“, back in 1998, the title track was intended to be a total afterthought, buried at track 14; at the time, I had no reason to think it had any
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Often the song will be a recently recorded live, home demo, studio track or video from Chandler & Co; or it could be something from our archives, culled from our discography or from the live vault; other times it will be music by friends or musicians that we just plain dig and want to share with you; and occasionally it will be a fan video or some bizarre YouTube video that uses our music as a soundtrack.
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Here’s the link for this year’s Christmas mix, “Christmas Is A Foot”, which includes my demos of both “I Used To Like Christmas” and the as-yet-unreleased “Merry Christmas, There You Go”, and a bunch of other stuff by a
“I Used To Like Christmas“- Chandler Travis ROUGH demo It has recently dawned on me that, for a guy who actually loves Christmas, I have written way too many really grouchy Christmas songs. That said, sometimes it’s hard not to;
“Sally’s Christmas Finery” -the Chandler Travis Philharmonic at the Midway Cafe, Dec. 18, 2016, recorded by the Valet. Well, what the hell it’s Christmas, kids! This is a rather long free improv, but kinda fun… exactly the kind of crazy
“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
“O Pinchy We Hardly Knew Ye” – Chandler Travis, recorded and mixed by me, here, with surprise drum and bass programming and additional mixing by Christopher G. Brown, at his place. My girlfriend has crabs, and a couple starfish,
“I Viborate” – the Catbirds at the Wellfleet Oyster Fest, Oct. 15, 2017; recorded and mixed by Chris Blood. The Catbirds had a fabulous time making their Oyster Fest debut a couple weeks ago, as you can hear; this is
“Cooties” – the Chandler Travis Philharmonic at the Musica 20th anniversary party, Oct. 1st, 2017, recorded by The Valet aka Fred Jodsworth T. Boak. Musica is a fabulous music store in Hudson, NY, owned by our good friend Rob Caldwell.
“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
“Why You Been Gone So Long” -the Catbirds with Sarah Swain (bass and lead vocal) at O’Shea’s Olde Inn, Dennis, MA., March 18, 2017, recorded by Mark Usher. We’ve been playing this old David Allen Coe chestnut in the Catbirds