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Pine Valley Cosmonauts: The Executioner’s Last Songs Vol. 2 and 3

cd coverThe Pine Valley Cosmonauts: THE EXECUTIONER’S LAST SONGS VOL. 2 and 3
©2003, Bloodshot #BS095 (2xCD)
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Each song has a different guest singer. I sang backups for Sally Timms on the song "Long Black Veil".


All artists’ proceeds benefit the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and the Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty.

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New Executioner’s Last Songs

Bloodshot just sent me a copy of the new Pine Valley Cosmonauts double-CD, the Executioner’s Last Songs Vol. 2 and 3.  It’s coming out on June 17th… I did harmonies for Sally Timms on the song "Long Black Veil".  It sounds really really nice.  You can read about it on the Bloodshot page, and I’ll post more info here when the time comes.

Mekons: OOOH! (Out Of Our Heads)

Click for larger image...Mekons: OOOH! (Out Of Our Heads)
©2002, Quarterstick Records
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Kelly Hogan and I did backup vocals all over this record. But there are a LOT of vocals happening, so I’m still trying to figure out exactly which songs I’m on.


PVC show, Audrey Rose

Weird… I’ve gotten a couple of spams today that had my OWN address as the "sender".  Both were ads for Viagra… no attachments, so I don’t think this has anything to do with the Klez worm.  One of them seemed to originate from Korea, and the other from AOL, but they both had the same x-mailer in the header: "The Bat! (v1.52f) Business".  Strange!!  If I get any more I’ll run ‘em through Spamcop.  Haul those headers in for questioning, as they say.

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PVC @ Folk and Roots Fest

The Pine Valley Cosmonauts at the Old Town School Folk & Roots Festival in Welles Park, Chicago

photo by Edith FrostJon Langford & Diane Izzo


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At PVC show in Welles Park

"Backstage" at the Pine Valley Cosmonauts show at the Old Town School Folk & Roots Festival

click for larger imageJon Langford of the Mekons, Waco Brothers etc., with me and Rosie Flores. Photo by John Whitney


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PVC at Abbey Pub

photo by Edith Frostphoto by Edith Frostphoto by Edith FrostJon Langford, leader of the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, and also the Mekons, Waco Brothers, Skull Orchard et al.


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Me and Jon Langford

click for larger imageAt the Pine Valley Cosmonauts CD release party for the "Executioner’s Last Song" album, held at the Abbey Pub in Chicago. Photo taken by an audience member whose name I didn’t catch.

Don’t Let The Bastards Get You Down

CD cover artDon’t Let The Bastards Get You Down: A Tribute To Kris Kristofferson
©2002 Jackpine Social Club
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Reviews: Ink19 * PopMatters

I sang backups (along with Nora O’Connor) on Kelly Hogan‘s offering, "Why Me".  Other artists include John Doe, Tom Verlaine, Chuck Prophet, Polara, Mark Kozelek, Jon Langford, the Mother Hips, Paul Burch, and Stephen Bruton.

Pine Valley Cosmonauts: The Executioner’s Last Songs

The Executioner's Last SongThe Pine Valley Cosmonauts: THE EXECUTIONER’S LAST SONGS
©2002, Bloodshot #BS074
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Jon Langford and the gang consign songs of murder, mob law, and cruel, cruel punishment to the realm of myth, memory and history.  All artists’ proceeds go to the Illinois Death Penalty Moratorium Project.


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Artbeat on WTTW11

I got a couple of blurbs in on an episode of Artbeat, on WTTW Network Chicago.  The episode was hosted by Nick Tremulis and featured dozens of Chicago-area musicians, including Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick; Jon Langford; Robbie Fulks; Kelly Hogan and Neko Case.

Mekons: Journey to the End of the Night

Mekons: Journey to the End of the NightMekons: JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE NIGHT
©2000, Quarterstick #QS60
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I did some backup vocals, along with Neko Case and Kelly Hogan, on the following songs (I think!): "Myth", "City of London", "Cast No Shadows", "Something to be Scared Of" and "Last Night on Earth," which is available as an MP3 on Epitonic.

Jon Langford: Skull Orchard

Jon Langford: Skull OrchardJon Langford: SKULL ORCHARD
©1998, Sugar Free
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I did backup vocals on the songs "Penny Arcades" and "Tom Jones Levitation".


Gotta talk about my friends

Okay, I know I’ve been suckin’ with the diary thing. I avoid updating it for some reason, just like I do with my e-mail. Days go by and I don’t even touch it. ::I’m sorry!!:: Just keeping to myself I guess. In the online sense.

I’ve been having a lot of fun with that van. I took it out to Berwyn on Saturday night to participate in a Bob Wills tribute by Jon Langford & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, at Fitzgerald’s. I gave Jane Baxter-Miller a ride and took Iris on the highway for the first time. The Eisenhower and, on the way back, the Kennedy even! I’m so freaky paranoid about this thing, even though I’m insured out the wazoo. (My car has insurance but my body doesn’t!?!)

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