As I mentioned in last week’s post, Kate and I got to go to NPR headquarters in DC do an interview for Morning Edition. They posted it online and you can stream it here.
It was such a great experience. Really. We’re both big NPR fans/nerds/help please. Really, though. I listen every day and it helps make my transition from sweet, sweet sleep into the realities of the day a little bit smoother. So, I am grateful for the show itself, and then for them to have featured We Were Pirates was a just a really big honor. Many thanks.
Lisa got to hang out too, and she was kind enough to bring her camera and take a few photos.
Thanks so much to our local DC area NPR affiliate, WAMU for playing ‘The Cheapening’ on Wednesday. I was actually listening at the time and got to catch it live. So cool. They’re featuring all local interstitial music for the summer. It’s been great hearing Oddisee, Deleted Scenes, The Sea Life…. Lots of really good stuff.
It’s been a really nice week of NPR love. Kate and I got to stop by Morning Edition’s studios at NPR headquarters in DC to talk about We Were Pirates’ version of their theme music on Tuesday. It should air next week sometime. Possibly Monday? Meanwhile, you can listen to the theme at #morningeditiontheme on Soundcloud here.
NPR’s Morning Edition recently put out a call for musicians to re-imagine their theme music, and I finally had a chance to throw something together. Kate Rears Burgman came through with the cello and I played/recorded the rest of the instruments in my home studio.
I’m a fan of the show myself, so it was fun to get to take a crack at a song I hear in the background most days. Hope you dig it. Thanks for listening….
Charlottesville! We are very happy to be coming back to play a FREE acoustic show with our buddy, Michael Coleman. We were fortunate to get to share the stage with him a couple years ago. Looking forward to another great night at The Garage.
Last year while I was working on the new record, ‘Matter,’ I was spending a ton of time playing instruments and hunched over my computer recording/programming/mixing/tcob/etc…. Eventually my body got all bent out of shape about it (get it?) and my wrists and arms starting bothering me.
I ended up going to the doctor and was prescribed lots and lots of stretching. Which can be a really calming and meditative thing to spend a bunch of hours doing. But then, other times it can be an INCREDIBLY boring thing to spend a bunch of hours doing. Like, really boring. So I made a small Spotify mix with some of my favorite instrumental songs, which then little by little grew into a much bigger mix. And by the end it was almost 13 hours long.
Most of the songs are old favorites of mine. Some are relatively new to me. But, it has served me well as a stretching/yoga/working/chilling/reading mix, and if you use Spotify, hopefully you can get some mileage out of it.
We’re celebrating the release of the new record, ‘Matter,’ with a show at one of our favorite venues, Black Cat, in DC on Thursday, March 3rd with our friends Color Palette & Me and Karen. We love Black Cat and are really looking forward to hanging out and playing some new and old songs. You can get your tickets here.
Here’s the info:
Thursday, March 3, 2016.
WE WERE PIRATES
Record Release Concert with Special Guests:
ME & KAREN