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by John
Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Le Poisson Rouge videos
Replies: 33
Views: 7383

Re: Le Poisson Rouge videos

Thanks Liesbeth! We're still working on the track. The most recent thing we tried was to have Scott Plouf from Built to Spill over to retrack the drums. He took the song home to figure out a cool part. So, as you can see, we're still monkeying with stuff. Getting MUCH closer though.

XOXO
by John
Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Le Poisson Rouge videos
Replies: 33
Views: 7383

Re: Le Poisson Rouge videos

No.
by John
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Le Poisson Rouge videos
Replies: 33
Views: 7383

Re: Le Poisson Rouge videos

I did back ups on What is your Secret and Your Legs Grow, and came back for I fought the Law. It's alright with me if H4ck posts the new song, Connections in Nashville, as long as we keep it a secret just for the boardies. It's brand new, not finished, awkward, etc. But for you guys, anything.
by John
Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: New video!
Replies: 7
Views: 2759

Re: New video!

It is not a Fender. Guess again.
by John
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: Tube Amps...
Replies: 32
Views: 23621

Re: Tube Amps...

That's the one! I used to bridge the two channels by running a short cable from the "B" input of channel one to the "A" input of channel two. Because it wasn't ridiculously loud enough as it was.
by John
Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: I Can't Believe I'm Asking This. (Name Question)
Replies: 8
Views: 4423

Re: I Can't Believe I'm Asking This. (Name Question)

It isn't so annoying, exactly, and I'm speaking as a person who has certainly been asked the question fewer times than Eddie Vedder. It's just that it's a banal question, and half the time the person kind of answers for you, like "Is the Long Winters a reference to you growing up in Alaska?&quo...
by John
Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:28 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: What english sounds like to non-english speakers
Replies: 6
Views: 3625

Re: What english sounds like to non-english speakers

Brilliant. That is exactly what most of the lyrics of our new record sound like.
by John
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: John Appearing in David Bowie Tribute
Replies: 10
Views: 2733

Re: John Appearing in David Bowie Tribute

Yeah, although the Bowie show announced itself first, I actually said I would play the Nada Surf show before. So I'm not doing the Bowie show, which causes me great sadness. But I am doing the Nada Surf show, which causes me great joy. Joy co-mingled with sadness. For the record, they wanted me to d...
by John
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Swoon
Topic: HaterHigh.com
Replies: 70
Views: 42718

Re: HaterHigh.com

Awesome, I had no idea that those shows were recorded. Excellent work. I can verify that Liesbeth was rocking out throughout the Paradiso show. Unfortunately, that's not the show at the Paradiso where Ryan Adams jumped up on stage with us to sing "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and d...
by John
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: guitar tabs
Replies: 266
Views: 190169

Re: guitar tabs

AlTHOUGH.... curious thing about this tune: the A maj chord is problematic. I wrote it and play it as A major, but if you really emphasize the "major-ness" of it by playing the C# of the chord too emphatically it sounds wrong. It sounds like it should be an A minor chord under there. But i...
by John
Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: BOAT
Replies: 10
Views: 4405

Re: BOAT

We played with BOAT at the Showbox in July of, what, '08? Is that right? With the Cops. BOAT's drummer, Jackson, is married to Erika who works at Barsuk. Erica's brother Michael is the singer of Telekinesis. Michael has been drumming on some exploratory tracks with Matthew Caws recently. Matthew was...
by John
Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 4104

Re: Introduction

That would be LOLoaf-worthy.
by John
Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: is there snow where you are?
Replies: 12
Views: 6272

Re: is there snow where you are?

I love snow in the Netherlands. It makes Sinter Klaas happy, too.
by John
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Music video!?!?
Replies: 8
Views: 2059

Re: Music video!?!?

Wow, good work internet detective agency! All of the above is true. We recorded an acoustic version of Not Moving to Portland especially for the GIVE project, with Kathleen Edwards singing harmonies, and then filmed a music video for it. Just because your Long Winters haven't finished our record yet...
by John
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Swoon
Topic: Sweet Mother of God (New Site)
Replies: 16
Views: 6515

Re: Sweet Mother of God (New Site)

A proper thank you to Liesbeth, Moni, Grant and Sour for shepherding the new site into being, and especially Liesbeth for midwifing the whole process. The new site will be updated regularly, thank god.
by John
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Menomena?
Replies: 14
Views: 3079

Re: Menomena?

Menomena are our friends, former tourmates, and labelmates, and Justin has me stay at his house when I'm in Portland. He brought his mom to my book event and himself wore a tie. So there's that. Sunny Day Real Estate, on the other hand, are a band Eric likes.
by John
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Electric Aphorisms
Replies: 47
Views: 19234

Re: Electric Aphorisms

The book keeps evolving as the printing continues and the new ones have a stamped image on the cover. The ones without the image are the first run and constitute a very small number. If that type of thing matters to you.
by John
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Portland
Replies: 24
Views: 5181

Portland

Hey, I'm playing a couple times in Portland this week. Wednesday at the Baghdad Theater and Sunday at the Mississippi Studios. Come on out!
by John
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: "Not Moving To Portland" lyrics
Replies: 5
Views: 3504

Re: "Not Moving To Portland" lyrics

The first verse I'm still working on, so maybe it won't stay that way, and a few of the words in the second and last verse are misheard, but most importantly the chorus is:

Hey, so, you play too rough
But I wimped out
And I waited to say so
You play too rough
by John
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Electric Aphorisms
Replies: 47
Views: 19234

Re: Electric Aphorisms

I also hate the word "tweet". For the record I also hated the word "dude" when it first took the world by storm, and look where that landed us.

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