Lots of Hiss Golden Messenger news & blues percolating in the pot! So whilst the summer thunderstorm yawps and rips through Eaglewing Estates and Mahavishnu rages in dire sympathy with the lightning and the rain, I here deliver the latest missive from HGM oblivion. Jumping in feet first:
I. UPCOMING SHOWS
We’ve got a few shows on the near horizon.
Thursday, July 23rd @ Bruar Falls
245 Grand Street (in Williamsburg), Brooklyn, NY
Hiss Golden Messenger plays with Family Band and One Hundred Dollars. The cost is six dollars and we play first, about 8 PM they say. Get there early, stay late.
Saturday, July 25th @ Julian & Juliette's Homeplace
Bovina Center, Upstate New York
This is our yearly epic ramble on a princely piece of land belonging to our friends Julian and Juliette. Responsible and dedicated parties are welcome. We share an all-day bill with P.G. Six, Meg Baird, D. Charles Speer & The Helix, Family Band, One Hundred Dollars, Joan, and The Disciples of Agriculture. This is a camping situation. More information is available HERE. Hippies semi-welcome. Just kidding, we'll take all comers.
Anyone interested in finding out more about this event, drop me a line at hissgoldenmessenger at yahoo dot com.
Also: I would like to play some more shows. But where? Email me at the above address if you have any suggestions. Less interested in clubs, more interested in houses, barns, churches, and the like.
II. FREE LIVE ASHEVILLE DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE NOW
On January 29, 2009, I played a solo show at the incredible Harvest Records in Asheville, NC, opening for natural born ramblers Matt Valentine and Erika Elder. This is a warts and all recording with its fair share of flubs, but there is something that I like about it. Simply cut and paste http://www.echo-magic.com/mp3downloads/Solo_Show_Asheville.zip into a new browser and your download should start. Enjoy!
III. TARASCAN HUMMINGBIRD T-SHIRTS
I’ve just finished a run of hand-dyed 100% cotton V-neck Hiss Golden Messenger shirts printed with the Tarascan Hummingbird for luck. These shirts are grey with a light tie-dye feel. Medium and large sizes are in stock now, small and extra-larges available upon request. Wash with like colors in cold water. Available for purchase in the Heaven & Earth Magic shop for the trifling sum of $13 plus shipping and handling.
IV. COUNTRY HAI EAST COTTON NOW AVAILABLE DIGITALLY
Country Hai East Cotton is now available digitally through Amazon, iTunes, Lala, eMusic, and most other spots where music is sold electronically. If anyone out there is interested in writing a review of the record on one of these sites (or elsewhere), send me a link to the review; I’ll send you something good in return. I’m not sure what, but it’ll be good.
In other news, we’re just about done with an EP we recorded with Irene Trudel for broadcast on WFMU last summer. It's a collection of live renditions of tunes from Country Hai, and it's sounding solid. Expect it to appear in some form this fall via the Heaven & Earth Magic Recording Co.
Keeping busy down south with Mahavishnu Orchestra and The Crickets, Dominic Reeve's Smoke in the Lanes and a whole mess of Charles Willeford. Keep it nice.
Your golden messenger,
Jai Lil Diamond
Heaven & Earth Magic Recording Co.