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    Connors on slowness, reissue now available

    April 29, 2013

    Mr. Loren Connors: "Well… NY Times critic Ben Ratliff says I play notes so slowly it makes you wonder if I’m losing my way. I think this comment was said as a joke, or with a light heart. But I like to think about slowness. The same kind of thing was said about Billie Holliday, Lester Young, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, and on and on. The truth here lies in the fact that a person ages internally. The fast-paced, technically strong youthfulness gives way to a deeper concern. Look at Beethoven’s last quartets, op. 131 and others. Look at Chopin’s last nocturnes. And other great composers. They all offer us their slower, deeper sound in their final days. Like Ebenezer’s spirits, the spirit of Music past and Music present and even Music future is gonna haunt you. It sure will. And when you do get older, if it’s truth you’re after, you play like the man or woman that you’ve grown to become and you leave all the youthful techniques behind. At 63, I play like the man I’ve become, not the boy I once was."

    Also, after some delay, we're proud to release a remastered, LP version of Loren's classic The Departing of a Dream. This is a gorgeous reissue of the 2002 CD, now with corrected cover photography and enhanced audio. There are only 700 copies, so it won't be around for long.

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    Corsano on tour

    April 9, 2013

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    From the archive: Jed Speare

    March 29, 2013

    Collaborative movement/video piece by our pal Jed Speare and Marjorie Morgan, at MIT Museum in Cambridge, Mass., part of the CyberArts Loops event, April 2009. Photo by Bob Raymond.

  • Aloha, Jason Molina

    March 20, 2013

    Our old friend Jason Molina passed away on March 16, 2013 at age 39. As a songwriter he was irreproachable, shifting so much country, heavy metal and rust belt culture into wrenching psalms. Sometimes that passion nearly toppled the fragile chords and everyone around. Family Vineyard wouldn't exist without Jason. His debut, the 1996 7-inch Nor Cease Thou Never Now​.​.​., literally began a toppling of dominoes that changed the lives of so many in Bloomington, Indiana and throughout the world. It lead to Secretly Canadian's start and later FV. All of that, and countless more, started from a single song.

    All of Jason's music is streaming at bancamp now. Memorial gifts to Jason’s medical fund can be made via PayPal.

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    Darin Gray in Chicago

    March 15, 2013

    Darin Gray and On Fillmore partner Glenn Kotche join Califone members Jim Becker and Joe Adamik at Chicago's The Hideout on Saturday, March 16. Darin will also play a solo set.

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