She Sells Seashores..: The Unreleased Documentary

Let’s take an in-depth look at the highly sought after (and unreleased) She Sells Seashores by the Seashell documentary. We all thought the doc was going swimmingly until Tom spoke at the premiere held at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival: “If you took all the reviews and all the critics in the world and […]

REVIEW: Live From Grimey’s/Nashville

Hope you all had a great labor day! Here’s another one of my SHB reviews from back in the day. – Finger   Live From Grimey’s/Nashville “Performing is the best thing for a musician. It keeps our music alive and breathing. That’s too important to give up. I really don’t think I’ll ever stay off […]

The Saga of The Disciple of Osiris Book

I previously mentioned the unpublished book DISCIPLES OF OSIRIS. The band invited writer Charles R. Peer into the earliest songwriting sessions for Joy Motel and even lived with the band during that time. But things went sour….fast. I asked Chris about this awhile ago (through email exchanges). CH: “We just didn’t anticipate that Charles, because […]

How Did the Staton-House Band Form?

From all known accounts, it began with a snowstorm. Highway 119 outside of Nederland, Colorado, to be exact. Tom Staton was a solo artist, another songwriter lugging his own equipment, on his way into Boulder for a show at the Nugget Saloon. Staton, feeling drowsy from the long and tortuous ride, pulled into the graveled […]

REVIEW: Mumble and Shine

Another early review from my archives. I hope you like it. – Mike Finger Mumble and Shine With the release of the new Staton-House Band album, Mumble and Shine, SHB is in the same situation U2 was in with The Joshua Tree, Radiohead was in with Kid A, and R.E.M. was in after the release of Green. When a band […]

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