Monthly Archives: May 2014

Where oh where to find the new stuff???

I read an article in last weekends’ Sunday Times entitled ‘When Music Was Strange’ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/11/opinion/sunday/when-music-was-strange.html?src=rechp . If you’re not interested in reading it, in brief, it’s a good nostalgic tour of how the author was introduced to new/different music. It’s people!! So on the precipice of releasing the Philip Lynch album, At The Start/At Long Last, I wonder how it will be received and how it will travel? Who will pass it to whom? What service will link it to what other artist? (Pandora I’m lookin’ at you!) Which radio DJ will love it and try to spin a track often? Vin Scelsa, Russ Boris, WBAI,KEXP, KCRW, WXPN, WFUV, WDST,WMEB, WCOM, WMPG, WRSI, KNBA, KCPR, KBOO, KXCI, KHUM,KDNK, KRCC, KDUM, KXBC, WYSO, KUNI, KCMP, WNRN, WNCS, WDET, WPKN, WECI, WEFT a li’l help?? I still believe in radio as a great source for hearing new material. The internet is a useful tool for reading reviews and investigating new material but it’s not the same as going to hear a band you really like and the opening act is great too and spurs further investigation. Another place is in a record store like Other Music, 15 East 4th St NYC or Luna 5202 College Ave. Indianapolis…as you wander from Jazz to Pop to Classical from new to used sections you’ll have a good chance of hearing some interesting music. That’s how I first heard Bill Fay’s album, ‘From The Bottom of An Old Grandfather Clock’ at Kim’s old location. In short, when the time comes for the release of “At The Start…At Long Last…” I will call upon you dear readers to listen, enjoy, and most importantly share!!
Have a great week all! -p

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And The Title of The Philip Lynch Album Is…

Is the suspense killing you? When I was a kid and I did well in a race, I would come home and play all bummed out as though I had lost when I’d won to build suspense but my mother always saw through the act…probably an early indication I shouldn’t have tried acting hahahahahaha Anyway the title of the James Beaudreau produced Philip Lynch album is, ” At The Start At Long Last”. Strange title you might say but it’s not without it’s significance. When I moved to my neighborhood in uppermost Manhattan 15 years ago (sheesh that’s a long time) etched into the tiles of my subway station walls were those words, “At The Start…At Long Last..” (they have since been filled in with mosaic mirrored tiles). I had just moved from Weehawken, New Jersey after a girlfriend headed out to West Hollywood, CA and this was to be a new chapter. Strange and stark how our lives can change in a moment. James and I have been working on this album off and on for about 8 years. First album, “At The Start…” completed, “At Long Last…” I dig the ellipses because they speak of more to come. Whether or not we use them, a forward slash /, or nothing is still a little bit of a grey area (if you have a strong opinion either way, let me know, state your case heh). So there you have it dear reader, At The Start At Long Last

I hope you all have an excellent weekend! Catch you next time! -p

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