A recent announcement by Joyful Noise Recordings has me excitedly checking the mailbox. A new album by Busman’s Holiday is on it’s way. Entitled A Long Goodbye, the album isn’t out until April 1st (just kidding). Seriously, it will be released April 1st. Busman’s Holiday – the concept of doing on vacation what you do […]
Every once in a while, I avoid the cat videos and strange stories about human deformity on YouTube, and stumble upon some great new music. As a beekeeper myself, I couldn’t help but be drawn to her band name, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper. Aly Spaltro, the lady, is a soulful, tiny girl from Maine who […]
The PaisleyTunes Desk is a nice looking cross hatch writing desk. It sits in front of a window that looks out across a garden onto a river (well, river levy – but we pretend like we’re in the reeds) It’s at this desk that the PaisleyTunes Music Machine is oiled and fed, where the incessant […]
Another great album to listen to during your weekend post weekend: New work by Eef Barzelay / Clem Snide, We Leave Only Ashes.
You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative. William S. Burroughs I have no knowledge of why Eef Barzelay, Brendan Fitzpatrick, and Ben Martin chose Clem Snide as the name of their group (a character […]
There is an underlying familiarity to Ian Fitzgerald‘s music. The elements of Fitzgerald’s style and the manner in which he works – utilizing the individual threads of traditional folk as a cornerstone on which his immense creativity builds – generates an intensely wondrous and engaging tapestry, thick with interwoven allegory and symbolism yet grounded in the subtleness […]
It was my inaugural trip to The Burren in Somerville’s Davis Square – the brisk afternoon had consisted mainly of eating guacamole and drinking exceptional margaritas in tribute to “France V. Mexico: The Battle of Puebla“ and the last time America was invaded by a European power – but now, as night was quickly reclaiming possession of our […]
The fleeting Bostonian love affair, Ms. Annabel Lee. In the same year Captian Schroeder arrived in San Francisco, California, Edgar Allen Poe penned his enchantment; a short note of love lost to the bitter cold reapers of a New England Nor-Easter. One-hundred sixty years later, long after Poe’s demise on the streets of Baltimore, the melancholy moon still holds the […]
The readers of the PaisleyJournal are most likely not tracking the day to day affairs of Justin Bieber. I, for one, hold everything produced by the tabloids at arms length, with two pinched & horrified fingertips, as if disposing of some rank and bloody maggot infested carcass. I cannot stand the soul-sucking leaches and whorish media trolls […]
I have a small vial of Persian water. It sits on my desk here at PaisleyTunes West. It was a gift from a holy man to my wife and I and it brings us peace of mind to feel like we can hold a brief second of such a powerful natural force; an exercise feasible […]
The snow fell the duration of the weekend. We hid ourselves away Friday, peering through smeared window panes, as inches upon inches of crystalized oblivion piled upon the landscape. With the snowfall came statewide directorials: NO DRIVING… until Sunday morning. No problem. Our plans were few; Saunter to Harvard Square’s newest nickelodeon, The Sinclair, and […]
Act One, Scene One (Duke Orsino’s Palace): Enter Duke Orsino, Curio, and other Lords (Musicians Attending): Duke Orsino: If music be the food of love.. play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die.