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Lou Barlow / Sebadoh / Folk Implosion / Sentridoh

goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,276
Not really sure how much interest there will be in this thread, but I just wanted to show some love for Lou Barlow (without hijacking the Dinosaur Jr thread any more than I already have!)

Like many other musicians these days Lou has been live streaming sets on Instagram and Facebook and they are always really cool. They've probably been the most entertaining things about this whole pandemic situation for me. They are as typically lo-fi as you would imagine - just Lou on a couch with his kids running around the house or talking over him while he plays. His wife Adele is holding the camera and passing along messages and requests from people watching, with Lou telling stories in between the songs.

Check these links for the set Lou played on his birthday a few weeks back when he played all but one of the Bakesale songs. It's cool to hear the Jason Lowenstein songs acoustically too. 

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCwKsudJedy/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCwPcRnnnU4/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

He even managed to slip a new New Dinosaur Jr song called ‘The Garden’ into a couple of his sets
 


“Do not postpone happiness”
(Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

“Put yer good money on the sunrise”
(Tim Rogers)

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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,276
    Also, Lou's "Artist Enabler Series" on Joyful Noise is easily the best $5 I spend every month these days. He's released over 130 songs so far, including demos, old recordings with Dale Crover, new songs, covers, a live set with The Missingmen and a bunch of other stuff.
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,276
    edited August 2020
    This is one of my favourite Lou songs, from the often overlooked 'The New Folk Implosion' record

    New Folk Implosion - ‘Releast’




    Post edited by goldrush on
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,539
    These are all so great!  Thank you, Goldrush!!!

    Love that new Dino song too!
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,276
    The 15th Anniversary reissue of the EMOH album was released recently, and Lou sold 10 copies last week through his website. I was lucky enough to be online when the FB post went up and I managed to grab one as soon as I saw it (unlike the PJ drops that I always seem to miss!)


    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,276
    edited August 2020
    These would probably be the best-known songs from EMOH

    Morning's After Me



    Legendary 


    Post edited by goldrush on
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,539
    goldrush said:
    The 15th Anniversary reissue of the EMOH album was released recently, and Lou sold 10 copies last week through his website. I was lucky enough to be online when the FB post went up and I managed to grab one as soon as I saw it (unlike the PJ drops that I always seem to miss!)



    Sweet!

    I have the CD. Great album!   I take it this was a limited release?

    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,276
    brianlux said:
    goldrush said:
    The 15th Anniversary reissue of the EMOH album was released recently, and Lou sold 10 copies last week through his website. I was lucky enough to be online when the FB post went up and I managed to grab one as soon as I saw it (unlike the PJ drops that I always seem to miss!)



    Sweet!

    I have the CD. Great album!   I take it this was a limited release?

    The double vinyl reissue is available from Merge records for $26.98
    https://www.mergerecords.com/emoh-reissue

    There was a Newbury Comics colour version that was limited to 300 copies, but that sold out pretty quickly and I missed it.

    The ones that Lou sold were extras that he was going to sign and send out himself (in typical lo-fi packaging it seems!)


    And yes, that new Dino track is so good!
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,539
    goldrush said:
    brianlux said:
    goldrush said:
    The 15th Anniversary reissue of the EMOH album was released recently, and Lou sold 10 copies last week through his website. I was lucky enough to be online when the FB post went up and I managed to grab one as soon as I saw it (unlike the PJ drops that I always seem to miss!)



    Sweet!

    I have the CD. Great album!   I take it this was a limited release?

    The double vinyl reissue is available from Merge records for $26.98
    https://www.mergerecords.com/emoh-reissue

    There was a Newbury Comics colour version that was limited to 300 copies, but that sold out pretty quickly and I missed it.

    The ones that Lou sold were extras that he was going to sign and send out himself (in typical lo-fi packaging it seems!)


    And yes, that new Dino track is so good!

    Reasonable price, thanks!


    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,276
    Folk Implosion - Natural One


    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,276
    Lou has another Harmacy livestream coming up


    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,276
    A very 90s Sebadoh video  =)

    Skull



    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,276
    Rebound


    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,539
    goldrush said:
    A very 90s Sebadoh video  =)

    Skull




    Nice!  Lou, lugging that big old amp, LOL!
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,539
    goldrush said:
    Rebound



    Fun stuff!
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,276
    edited September 2020
    This is a cool photo, but Lou's reaction to it is great!




    Post edited by goldrush on
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,557
    Awesome!!!! =)
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,539
    goldrush said:
    This is a cool photo, but Lou's reaction to it is great!





    LOL, that photo is so un-Lou looking.  Like, who is this buff dude? 

    As for that old stage prop- creepy!
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,276
    Two of the new songs in Lou's Artist Enabler series (Why Can't It Wait, and Reason To live) were written for the new Dinosaur Jr record but didn't make the cut.
    It's always really interesting to hear the acoustic demos and wonder how they would have sounded Dino-style.







    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,276
    Just had to change my Artist Enabler subscription from digital to physical for the last 3 months of the series. I'd been digital since it started but I didn't want to miss out on a vinyl copy of Lou's new solo record  =)



    "October is the last month to join my Artist Enabler Club and receive touchable stuff! https://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com...... get a cassette, a 7” vinyl e.p. PLUS my new solo LP w/handmade sleeve on special super limited edition colored vinyl (the LP will be released t th general public sometime in 2021, subscribers will get the digital download in December as the last installment of the series and the physical LP plus 7” and cassette soon after) this has been so much fun to curate, a career overview and an excuse to record 17 new songs (and other stuff).. I’m putting the final touches on th album this Wednesday.. anyway, by joining now you get digital downloads of everything I’ve released as a part of th series..18 parts, over 100 songs, spanning 30 years and all th bands I’ve been in.. it’s a lot to digest but i tried to keep it all unreleased and listenable if not among the best things I’ve done.. it’s an alternate history of my work.."
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,539
    goldrush said:
    Just had to change my Artist Enabler subscription from digital to physical for the last 3 months of the series. I'd been digital since it started but I didn't want to miss out on a vinyl copy of Lou's new solo record  =)



    "October is the last month to join my Artist Enabler Club and receive touchable stuff! https://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com...... get a cassette, a 7” vinyl e.p. PLUS my new solo LP w/handmade sleeve on special super limited edition colored vinyl (the LP will be released t th general public sometime in 2021, subscribers will get the digital download in December as the last installment of the series and the physical LP plus 7” and cassette soon after) this has been so much fun to curate, a career overview and an excuse to record 17 new songs (and other stuff).. I’m putting the final touches on th album this Wednesday.. anyway, by joining now you get digital downloads of everything I’ve released as a part of th series..18 parts, over 100 songs, spanning 30 years and all th bands I’ve been in.. it’s a lot to digest but i tried to keep it all unreleased and listenable if not among the best things I’ve done.. it’s an alternate history of my work.."

    Very nice!  I'll have to look into that!
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,276
    My signed copy of the EMOH vinyl arrived this morning.

    Real old-school lo fi packaging, using recycled cardboard boxes, still got here in better condition than some records I get from online stores these days!

    Strange but kinda cool to see my name and address on the outside in Lou’s handwriting too  =)


    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • ST66483ST66483 Posts: 422
    Very cool on the Lou Barlow - congrats!
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,539
    goldrush said:
    My signed copy of the EMOH vinyl arrived this morning.

    Real old-school lo fi packaging, using recycled cardboard boxes, still got here in better condition than some records I get from online stores these days!

    Strange but kinda cool to see my name and address on the outside in Lou’s handwriting too  =)



    Awesome! 
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,276


    here I am making an election theme cover, November 3, 9 pm or so.. I placed 3 of the 17 songs from the LP as a soundtrack ('love intervene', 'privatize' and 'reason to live').. you can join the series now and receive the final installment of: a rarities cassette, a 7" vinyl of kid-show theme songs and the LP consisting of all the new songs from the 18 part series (plus one new, new one) embellished, re-recorded (in one case) and remixed.. plus handmade cover (possibly this one)! the LP will be officially released sometime in 2021, you'd be getting it wayyy in advance.. go here to join: https://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com... you can also subscribe and just get the digital stuff.. there's over 140 songs in all, 95%+ unreleased ..complete access to the digital is part of the physical subscription as well! tnx
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,276

    The final part of Lou's Artist Enabler series is available now.



     "here we are subscribers, the end of the series.. PART 18.. on one hand i kind of need a break from the work it has required to assemble each month, on the other, i want to do this forever.. i’ve never lost touch with the thrill of making music but this has brought me back to the most basic reason that i do what i do and am so fortunate to be doing it: i love making sounds, writing lyrics, scratching out record and tape covers and being a part of the epic flow of music (not just my own) that keeps me, us, connected and sane.. there’s so much raw beauty out there and i’m a fan too.. i hope you know how much you’ve sustained my spirit and helped it grow at a time when i needed it the most..

       so, this leads us to PART 18, only one new song for those of you that have been in for awhile: ’In My Arms’.. this one, conceptually, wraps up the whole project.. like ‘Over You’ the first song from Part 1, it started as a melodic idea and a cassette recording from 1982.. in this case i used the original recording as the basis of the song.. also, like ‘Over You’, i began with few words from the original lyrics as a springboard to an expanded concept.. what began as a song about watching the popular kids proudly walk the high school hallways arm in arm (‘ poised like a king, in your arms is your queen, on top of of your world for a year’) mutated into a song about what i’ve described above: rediscovering my inspiration through this project 

        

      poison my king, denial my queen, ruled over me for years

      fated to fall, away from my song, no longer mine but theirs

       then you found, again surround me like you did back when

       you blessed my wrist, reclaimed my gift, you’re in my arms again

       in my arms, back in my arms again

       what is this outrageous gift, you’re in my arms again

     

       there was a time when i really, really thought i’d never get back to where i started.. i did a lot of damage to myself..  was pretty resigned to the idea that whatever i did in the latter years of my life as a musician would be a faded imitation of that initial rush of discovery.. even when things were looking up in, say, 2005 when i did the EMOH LP, i felt like the songs were burdened with my regrets and weighted by my impulse to put myself down..

      but,  i’ve been building back for awhile and after collecting all the new songs i’ve done over the last 18 months, remixing them (re-recording one ‘Act Of Faith’ after i lost the original session) and completing ‘In My Arms’ (all with Justin Pizzoferrato in an actual studio) I feel like I’ve finally -really- emerged from a long, dark period.. 

     ‘Reason to Live’, the LP, is me regaining a sense of spontaneity due to the strict schedule of this series, knowing that my audience was smaller (there’s been about 300 subscribers at most points in the series) and that, ultimately, I did this for myself to tie up some loose ends and encapsulate my journey.. knowing all of this freed me in ways that i’m profoundly grateful for and hopefully it shows in the LP.. all home-recorded, the way i am most comfortable working..

     so, thank you again!! and again!

      HUGE LOVE to my good friend (since the early 00’s!) Adam Harding for assembling every bit of what i produced for this and keeping it all on track between his own projects (solo recording and as a member of Kidbug) and negotiating his own life changes..  

     and much gratitude to Karl Hofstetter, captain of Joyful Noise Recordings for enacting such an artist friendly project, in a time when we can’t play shows and music is mostly streamed, this is the kind of thing we/i need..

     if you're interested in more music, please email me at: [email protected] 
    i'm going to take some time to consider my next step and would love to communicate directly with you all about it!

    >lou"

    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
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