when i was in about grade 10, i went for the first time with my high school jazz band to Moscow, Idaho for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. it was a great time. i learned how to smoke cigars and do bill cosby impressions, i goofed off with friends on the bustrip, and although i was playing trombone still in the school band, i bought my first guitar amp (actually split it with Rob), a fender squire solid state practice amp. i still have it.
i also hung out in the local music shop and checked out a whole new and strange music world. (remember this is pre pitchfork and hypemachine etc.) i bought an album by phish (bag it, tag it, anyone?) and this one cassette really caught my eye with it's weird cover art of snail-like shapes. i bought it before hearing a note.
it's still an all time favorite. reading writing and arithmetic by the sundays. what a voice. shimmering guitars. kind of like the smiths with a female singer. beautiful.
this recording has a bunch more of that jazzmaster/v4 going on as well as the dual mono drums - hard panned thing. why used 2 mics when i sounds so good?
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