We spent the weekend in the studio. We’re making a split EP with a fellow named Stan Keach and his friend Dan the Mandolin player. Both he and Troy wrote songs about the North Pond Hermit. The recordings should be ready in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned.
Here’s Troy’s song and his dog Hook. The HMJB version will have less cute dogs, but more drums and bass.
Here’s Stan’s take on the curious story of the Hermit.
The doors were open at Geno’s Rock Club on Congress Street. The doorman was collecting the cover. The stage was set. All three bands were present and accounted for. Folks were milling around at the bar. They were hanging out in the corner by the Indiana Jones pinball machine, right next to what may be the last cigarette machine in Portland.
There was just one problem: there was no sound man.
Due to some crossed wires, he wasn’t there and he wasn’t coming.
Luckily, Squid Jigger and sound man extraordinaire, Dave Rowe, was nearby. A quick cell phone call later, he was on the scene and ready to save the day. He’d never been in Geno’s before and had about 15 minutes to figure out the system. A bit of squealing feedback ensued. Some rumbling and buzzing occurred. But, given the circumstances, everything turned out just fine and the crowd was treated to some mighty fine music.
Friday night, April 5, 2013 in Portland, Maine.
We started this kids record with The Squid Jiggers about a year ago. We’re still not done, but we’re having a good time trying to finish it.