We just received a phone call that Melissa’s grandmother, Ruby, passed away this morning. Though we will always love and miss her, there is a peace in knowing that her beautiful and ageless soul is free. Our song Ruby from The Wild Farewell is about and for her.
Hmm, haven’t written much here in awhile. Sorry, dear readers. Truth is we’ve been slacking a bit. Although, not really. There’s a ton of new songs/music in the works. It’ll be awhile before we release anything, but if you’re in Portland keep an eye out for shows. Hiram’s playing at Ash St Saloon on Feb 16th. $5 at the door. More later. Love always, THG.
Last weekend, Hiram played the Indie Lit Roadshow, Portland edition. It was great and filled with readings and music and tables of books. Here he is singing our song “KS, She Said” filmed by the folks at PLACE, an awesome art gallery in Pioneer Place Mall. He’s a little rusty on it, but it all worked out ok. By the way, the title’s from a song from The Wizard of Oz. It’s one of many Oz/KS references on our album “The Wild Farewell“.
HL: Are there any new projects that you’d like to talk about?
LD: We’re working on democracy at the moment. Looking into the way things emerge and self-organize, trying to set aside space for this to happen in a good way. One of the best ways to do this seems to be putting things out into the world for people to accept or reject or embed and incorporate into their own worlds… things such as a new record, sculptures, zines, essays, a museum, websites, drawings, live performances… the more simple exchanges we can be a part of, the better feel we get for the complex system we live and work in, and with or without understanding it, the more we contribute to the growing complexity, and ultimately, beauty of it all.
We were asked by Ilya of I Heart Noise if we would like to be a part of his Gone in 60 Seconds compilation. We liked the idea, so we said yes. You can check out the comp on the I Heart Noise site. There’s some pretty cool stuff going on and all the songs are a minute or less!