I run Quagmire RecordsDavid Beach
The Quagmire Records Christmas Extravaganza podcast is available to hear or download! Search iTunes or podcast apps for “quagmire” or find it on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/quagmire Thanks! HUGS and LOVE!
Bab and A Western Front recorded a couple of albums for Christmas in the 80’s. This was before I knew them. He wrote original Christmas songs and blended them into others to make these albums. I imagine they gave them away on cassettes. On Christmas of 2001, Bab made a Christmas single with a re-recording of Ring The Bell (Christmas Time Is Here) and a new song called Come Adore. 9/11 really affected him and he wanted to do something special that year. Turns out that Come Adore is one of Bab’s most gut wrenching songs, but somehow works as a modern Christmas song… especially for that time. Bab loved Christmas. I think he was really into its meaning and message. The spirit of “peace on earth and goodwill toward men”. He wanted that. He really wanted that.
Bab was one of the most generous people I knew. He was always giving me thoughtful things for no reason. He loved getting things for the kids too. Birthdays, Christmas, whatever. He mostly gave his time. And that also meant his music. He spent so much time on his music. But it wasn’t for him it was for you. It was for everyone. This is why I have to make these podcasts, and why I must release his albums properly. He made his music for you.
Merry Christmas! Enjoy this episode with all its quirks. Happy Holidays! And thank you for listening.
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Here’s some archival video of A WESTERN FRONT doing a soundcheck rehearsal at Marsugi’s, San Jose, CA on April 9, 1988. In this clip you see them perform the Pink Floyd song “See Emily Play,” and see some very rare footage from this long-extinct nightclub and get a peek of what SOFA used to look like,
Video by Eric Predoehl, who’s been sitting on this stuff for many years… wishing he had better audio for this stuff….
A cool peek at AWF doing a sound check at the legendary Marsugis in San Jose in 1988.
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The Rentals are coming out with a new album soon on Polyvinyl. I’ll take it. Relive the joy of this video! Also experience the pain of You Tube and their shitty mobile rights issues. Hugs.This link should work on mobile. http://vimeo.com/3032211 DO IT!
A Western Front - Joan of Arc
Tim Alexander - Guitar
Robert Cota - Bass
Dan Sanders - Keyboards
Johnny Pop - Drums
This is the definition of fantastic.
The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala turn San Francisco into a balloon-filled bloodbath on Halloween.
(Written by Marcel)
It was great to be in San Francisco again. It was Halloween and I was surrounded by colorful costumes and energetic music lovers ready to see the Flaming Lips and Tame…
#nashville#seaside#milena#blue#sun#sunglasses#sozopol#beach / 💛☀🌊 by imimmie http://bit.ly/13AUDHe
House Of Mystery #208, November 1972, cover by Nick Cardy
No emaciated American Apparel models here, we got REAL MEN! Thieves brand shirt and diamond SnapBack hat #thieves #summer13 #alltime (at Thieves)
Soloing on Harvey Mandel’s “Cristo Redentor”
Jam-session with Harvey Mandel and friends
Kensington, CA, February 2012