Before I get to the big news:
Yesterday was a momentous day, though I'd forgotten:
Marge reminded me that it was precisely one year to the day yesterday that we first laid eyes on what is now our new home in Windsor, VT! Yep, one year ago yesterday, we first tapped a pair of local realtors to check out this place -- and now we live here.
Now, on to the big news --
MOONEYE is COMING to TOWN!
The band my son Daniel is part of is comin' to White River Junction!
Yep, Jeremy Latch, Sam Phillips and Daniel Bissette -- the threesome now known as "Mooneye" -- will be in White River Junction, VT's famed Main Street Museum (compliments of the amazing David Fairbanks Ford) tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 16 at 8 PM to open their ambitious October/November US tour. Here's the scoop on the Main Street Museum, including contact info, schedule, link for directions, etc. -- see you there!(For more on the Museum, click this link, too.)
Getting info on the Mooneye tour has been like pulling teeth, but I've got blood and molars on the carpet, so hopefully I'll know more in a day or two. Stay tuned, hopefully they'll be playing near you sometime soon.
Can't wait to hear/see them play with my own ears/eyes -- I won't be missing a nanosecond!Mooneye
has yet to record commercially in any venue, so I can't steer you to anything tangible/importable into your homes yet -- much as I ache for some for myself!However, Jeremy Latch has some music available on audiocassette now, though it's not listed on the Yeay! Cassettes website as yet --nevertheless, go ahead and pay Yeay!'s site an immediate visit, tell the deadbeats to update ASAP, and place your order.
Here's how -- and I know Jeremy's tape exists, I've held the cassette in my own hand! You want to request Yeay 019, entitled Love Letters for Everybody, and you can order it for $7 postpaid (I think) from
Yeay! Cassettes, PO Box 7, Turners Falls, MA. 01376.
To order, you just have to read this link's info first,and then email firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure my $7 price quote is correct -- PayPal is accepted, so don't let these necessary steps delay your ordering today!Here's an archival post of a spring/summer 2007 performance of the band (in its earlier incarnation) --
Check out "Vipers in the Tires" by the Jeremy Latch Love Always Love Band, recorded June 13th, 2007 at the Brickhouse Community Resource Center, Turners Falls, MA -- the very performance CCS grad and Pizza Wizard creator Sam Gaskin saw/heard and wrote me about back in June.
on the left of the sidewise Brickhouse
sign, playing bass. Circa June 2007, The Jeremy Latch Love Always Love Band
featured Jeremy Latc
h (voice/guitar), Cory Bratton
aka "Corey Mule"
(drums), Sam Phillips
(guitar), & Daniel Bissette
aka "Pretty Danny"
(bass). The YouTube
video is described as a "lousy one take shot!
," so keep your expectations in check, but it's a taste -- just a taste...
And finally, a short bio of the Mooneye members, cobbled together by yours truly from scant info coaxed, at forkpoint over breakfast, by this wayward father:
Jeremy Latch is from Turners Falls, MA, and Mooneye is the latest incarnation of Jeremy's The Love Always Love Band. He spreads music and joy everywhere he goes, including the bathroom. Jeremy (guitar, Casio keyboard, vocals) has written numerous songs and toured the US playing 'em, including "Spider Jones," "Mr. Whisperwalk," "Vipers in the Tires," "Alive and Dead," and more. As noted above,Yeay! Cassettes has just issued Jeremy's solo audiocassette Love Letters for Everybody -- order Yeay 019, via this link and an email, per instructions.
Also note that Jeremy likes to skateboard and to draw graduated circles for hours, among other things.Sam Phillips
(guitar, clarinet, vocals) is an artist/photographer and a native of Brattleboro, VT
. He co-manages The Tinder Box
on Elliott Street
, loves to skateboard and create music and forms, and struggles with what might
be tendonitis. Visit The Tinder Box venue on MySpace for more info, pix (including 'Zombie Tag') and insights -- here's the short form overview, folks:
"The Tinder Box is an art 'collective' with no collective organization, a music venue, and a lot of weirdos smoking cigarettes on some front steps.... Located on the third floor of 17 Elliot Street, it might be best described as a space for things to breathe--things that are too often suffocated and pushed out of a world geared towards money and the people who have it. We are motivated by a desire to create a place where rock shows, dance parties, and creation can exist for their own sakes. A large ballroom functions as an outlet for all kinds of public events, from bands to film screenings..."
Kudos to Sam
and his amigos for making this a happening place! Also note Sam
's uncle, Bill Phillips
, is the fellow who scripted feature films like John Carpenter
's adaptation of Stephen King
's Christine, There Goes the Neighborhood (which he also directed), The Beans of Egypt Maine aka Forbidden Choices, Fire With Fire, El Diablo, Rising Son
, and many others.
(drums, trombone, vocals) says his music is "fueled by the frustrations of growing up in America."
He is a native Vermonter (born 1985) and has been drawing and making music of one kind or another (drums, guitar, etc.) most of his life. His art appears in an Italian book on director Lucio Fulci
, onscreen in Lance Weiler
's feature film Head Trauma
(2006) on its companion alternative soundtrack CD Cursed
, and his first self-published zine was Hot Chicks Take Huge Shits
(2006). He currently lives in Brattleboro, VT
and has a select but exquisite vinyl collection, and has steeped in Moondog, Harry Partch, Alejandro Jodorowsky
, vintage jazz and various European traditional and folk musics. Dan
and his dad Stephen R. Bissette
jammed on a humor piece for the mini-comic Trees & Hills and Friends
(2006) and “The Alphabet of Zombies”
for the Accent UK
(May 2007). His mother Marlene O'Connor
and his sister Maia Rose Bissette-O'Connor
are also artists, whose paintings, drawings and photographs have been showcased in various Vermont and New England galleries.
Please note: Many of the graphics on this post are, of course, compliments of the great George Melies.
Have a Marvelous Monday, one and all,
if that's in any way possible for ya...
Labels: Daniel Bissette, House anniversary, Jeremy Latch, Jeremy Latch Love Always Love Band, Main Street Museum, Mooneye, Sam Phillips