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REVIEW: Staton-House Band (The Green Album)

Happy New Year all…Again, thought it would be fun to share my original 2005 review (from my Evergreen State College school paper, The Cooper Point Journal) of the band’s self titled 2nd album (that we all affectionately call The Green Album). – Finger Following on the heels of their engaging debut album, Joy Motel, The Staton-House […]

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 […]

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I previously mentioned the unpublished book DISCIPLES OF OSIRIS.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 […]

REVIEW: In The World

Another review from my early writing days… – Finger There is a lot riding on this album. After building a loyal following with their first two albums (Joy Motel, Staton-House Band,) the band’s third album, Alexander Street, shot the band up to top-billing across the country and into a major name. Two years later (and […]

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