“Pilk’s ‘Ivan’“- recorded at the Once Lounge, Somerville, MA, Feb. 2 (Groundhog Day), 2018, by Fred Boak. Pilk is our trombonist, Bob Pilkington, and his was one of the first “Ivan” re-arrangements, and still one of the best; particularly fine
Bringing you a new song every week (or so…)
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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“Three A’s“- CT demo w cameo appearances from Berke McKelvey, Kami Lyle, Joey Spampinato, Fred Boak, and Rikki Bates, plus bday greetings from Steve “Woo Woo” Wood, David Greenberger, Steve Shook, et al. My longtime lyricist/collaborator David “Davey Baby” Greenberger
“Ivan in Worcester“- CT demo. Well, it’s almost Groundhog Day, and time to unveil the new, 2019 Ivans! Our scientists (well, one of them, anyway) are working overtime in the lab putting on the finishing touches, prior to the actual
“Christmas Is the Bomb“- Chandler rough demo. I finally figured out one reason why I enjoy writing Christmas songs, which is that lyrically, the fact that it’s about Christmas drastically narrows down the lyrical possibilities to the point where I
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
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,